- For all Wonkys & Winkys
I'm sorry that the vet did not have better news for you. But you have given her a very wonderful life. Enjoy whatever time you have left, and know that you are a great guinea pig dad.
- Wheekness for Pigs
It's probably hard to feel fortunate when you've just heard news like that, but how wonderful it is that you have had nine years with her already. She's a beautiful, sweet looking little piggie.
- You are my sunshine
Your long, loving life together is so heart warming. My best wishes to you both.
Unfortunately today when I got home from work she had passed away. :-( She was getting progressively more tired over the past few days ... we spent some time together last night and I could tell she wasn't feeling very well. This morning I gave her a little bit of apple and she was really struggling to even get a bite into her mouth. My only regret was that I didn't take off from work today. Driving home from work I had this tingly sensation that I knew what I was going to find. I have to confess that I feel guilty for not being there when she passed. :-(
I took her to my best friend's house and buried her in the back yard. I am in an apartment building now and I figured at least there she will be close to family and I can visit her for years to come.
I'm man enough to admit that I have been crying off and on for the past 3 hours. Coming back from his house and seeing the empty cage ... and for the first time in 9+ years a totally empty house ... it's like someone has kicked me in the chest.
Sorry for being a downer -- I am having a hard time speaking to anyone and this is my only release.
My only consolation is that right now she is no longer in pain and she running around with other guinea pigs at the Rainbow Bridge pop-corning like when she was a little one. :-)
From the bottom of my heart, thank you again.
- I GAVE, dammit!
But you have to know that she's one of the longest living guinea pigs I've heard of, so she must have had a wonderful life with you, even though it still wasn't long enough.
- You are my sunshine
You are just as important as the one who has died.
You do not dishonor your loved one
or their memory
by taking care of yourself.
Take time to heal now.
Make choices to grow now.
Love yourself as you love your animal.
Love yourself as your animal loves you.
~ Teresa Wagner ~
- My home, ruled by pigs!
You are such a good guinea pig dad that I hope you will be able to honor her memory by sharing your home with another homeless guinea pig. Not everyone appreciates how special they are like we all do. You have so much to offer I hope it gets passed on.