9yo sow with trouble walking

4 the Good of all Pigs

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:06 am

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Nine years. That's the best life a pig could've asked for. You were her champion. Mourn her, then celebrate her life.

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:45 am

Ohhh....I'm so sorry gpigdad2. :(

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:46 am

Most of us here have lost dearly loved pig family members and know what you are going through morning the loss of your companion. How wonderful that you shared your life with her for 9 years. It sounds like she had a great life with you.

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Cindy in MI
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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:00 am

Hugs to you, Bill. I am so sorry you lost your precious Metaxas. She was a beautiful little girl. She looked so sweet.

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Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:18 am

So sorry she's gone but you must have given her a wonderful life if she lived for 9 years. It's amazing how these little furry ones creep into your heart, sleep well little Metaxas.

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It started with Louie...

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:19 am

I am so sorry she is gone. I know what you mean when you say you feel like someone kicked you in the chest. I've had that hard, empty feeling when my pigs passed, too. It's so hard to lose them and say goodbye. I wish you well.

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Fossil Barb

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:53 pm

No matter how long a true slave has their piglets it is a horribly painful to lose them but to have had Metaxas for so long your pain must be beyond anything. You two had a wonderful bond but it will continue with memories. Find the poem The Rainbow Bridge (do a search) and let it comfort you.

Your precious girl is free of pain in popcorning with friends at the Bridge. My sympathies to you and when you have gone a bit furthur in the grieving process there would be nothing like a baby or two two snuggle and love.

Take care.

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:25 pm

I'm so very sorry about Metaxas. An entire lifetime together wouldn't be enough time together with our beloved pets. Take care of yourself and know that you are not mourning her loss alone - we are all mourning with you.

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For all Wonkys & Winkys

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:43 pm

I am sorry sorry Bill.
There is nothing wrong with mourning your loss.
I can't tell you just when it will happen, but there be a time that you can remember and enjoy the memories of all those years together, without so much pain.
You were a wonderful piggy father. Nine years of life for a guinea pig is a testament to you.
God Bless.
Take care.

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:58 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss. I agree that no time ever is long enough.


Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:53 pm

I just read this thread. What a wonderful life your girl had. You were very lucky to have her and she was very lucky to have you. What a wonderful relationship for the both of you.

I am very sorry to hear about her passing away.

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:56 pm

I'm so sorry you lost Metaxas. She was lovely.

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For Rocky

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:36 pm

I'm very sorry for your loss. Grieve here all you need to. We understand the pain and loss you feel. Not all, but probably most of us GLers have lost our own pigs and we've each felt the loss in our own ways.


Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:14 pm

"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."

Truly, it sounds as if your sweet girl and you had a very spiritual connection. I believe many animals who are so loved, and love us so, give us a final gift of not having to watch as they go.

Perhaps it will help you to see this as her last gift to you--and as *her choice.* Obviously, she has known for a bit that it was her time to go. The fact that she did so while you were gone, is, I believe, at least partially under their control--and she wanted it that way, for your sake.

Healing to you.


Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:39 pm

I, too, am just catching up on this thread. I'm so sorry for your loss, but I'm grateful the two of you had each other for so long. You were both so fortunate!

Regardless of whether or not you ever decide to welcome new pets to your home, I hope you will continue to be a part of the GL community. The bond you hand with your little girl is what this forum celebrates.

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:23 pm

No words can ever express the sorrow for the pain you feel. Just know that you are among friends. I know your special girl is smiling at you from above. Sending sympathy, prayers and wishes for a future full of the memories you shared.

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:38 pm

I am just finding this thread. I became very attached to a very long lived piggy too. Like Metaxas, she chose me when I spotted her in a heard of lice invested piggies at a petstore. (I was new to this back then.) Her name was Zoe. She became so elderly. In her last weeks, she had an enlarged heart, and arthritis that kept her from walking. She truly enjoyed being held, so when she was suffering, I knew she wanted me to comfort her. And that further intensified the bond.

Even though she was a little black and gold satin American girl, I saw her in Metaxas. Oh my, was I attached. My ex-boyfriend, who met Zoe in her last year, will still say, "I still miss Zoe."

It's been years since Zoe passed, but she had such an effect on me and those who knew her. And Zoe, as you with Metaxas, was with me through many personal trials.

Thank you so much for posting. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you will stick around here. I think that you crying about losing her is a positive thing. You were touched by love. It hurts an awful lot to lose the object of that affection. But a blessing to have the opportunity to feel it all.

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amy m guinea

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:54 pm

I was so amazed to read this thread - what a long wonderful life she had! We here understand how bad you feel now. Seeing the empty cage, not having to buy greens, it's all so sad. Give yourself time and grieve and remember how happy you made each other.

Klynne is right. I've always heard of humans passing away when the person sitting with them just leaves the room for a moment. Perhaps that was Metaxas' way, so please don't feel guilty.

Maybe fostering in her memory would be a good bridge back in to guinea pig ownership when you are ready? That's what I did, (I own 3 now, but that's a whole other story!).

Give yourself plenty of time to grieve, it take a long time to heal.

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Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:54 pm

Godspeed and safe passage, Metaxas.

You are loved, will always be loved, and will never be forgotten.

My comfort, sympathy, understanding and empathy to you, Bill. Bless you for loving her, for caring for her so well, for seeing her spirit and celebrating her life. For being who you are, so that she could be who she was.


Don't feel badly about not taking off work. She was at home, surrounded by familiar sights, sounds, smells, and routine. I don't think she was frightened. And I don't think she suffered.

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Poop Obsessed

Post   » Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:25 pm

Bill, I am so sorry she passed away. Its a miracle that you have had this precious girl for so long. We all envy you that. I know you must have been so heartbroken to come home and find she had gone. Thank you for caring for her so much.

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