Everyday's a Dede Day!

Rodent-Cuddles

Post   » Wed May 21, 2014 3:20 am


The happy little family is doing well!

I feel like I'm failing Dede in some way...as even though she doesn't feel skinny...she still only weighed in tonight at 187grams while Delta is up at 375 grams - exactly twice Dede's weight.

A not very good picture of Dede tonight...my camera was almost out of battery so my camera wasn't happy with me.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Thu May 22, 2014 1:59 am


I find with pigs it's an uphill battle trying to get them to put on weight. My sow has also been losing weight but latest vet visit, teeth check etc + ultrasound didn't turn up anything. On the plus side, she's active and eating and I am weighing her daily.

I guess with Dede being a lethal, it's even more worrying but as long as she's not losing weight, eating and active, you can't be doing that much wrong with her care. She's fortunateto be in your care. best wishes that she continues to thrive and live life to the fullest.

Rodent-Cuddles

Post   » Thu May 22, 2014 2:09 am


GP_mum - Thank you, she's not losing weight (maybe up to 10 grams difference between weighings) but then she's not gaining any. She's always between 175 - 195...never goes any lower or higher.

I'll be super happy when little Dede weighs over 200grams in two weighings - but then, as you pointed out at least she's not currently losing weight!

Cinnabuns Legacy

Post   » Thu May 22, 2014 6:34 pm


I am sorry to hear she is not putting on the weight you would like. You are probably doing just fine for her if she is not losing, and given that she is a lethal. She is a beauty.

Rodent-Cuddles

Post   » Sat May 24, 2014 1:05 am


9 weeks old today!

Dede has is such a lovely girl...I know I shouldn't have favourites but..little Dede would be mine out of that herd (My Trixie girl is my overall fav and the only guinea to ever change that was Precious).

Dede likes to lick and "nibble" fingers as I often spill some of her 'wet food' and then just let her lick it up off my fingers...not having front teeth does have an up-side of not being able to bite.
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Pictures of the girls...left to right
Top two;
Delta then Dede
Bottom three;
Dede, Delta (with Dede at the back) and then Delta again.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Sat May 24, 2014 2:32 am


They are so precious!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Sat May 24, 2014 4:00 am


They are adorable. I love the 1st photo where Dede looks like she's not quite sure what's going on right at that moment. She and Delta are very photogenic.

Rodent-Cuddles

Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 2:12 am


I will write a longer message. But feel like I should let you all know today. Dede isn't with us on this earth anymore and has gone and joined Precious who will be showing her all the new wonders of a full set of teeth, eye sight, hearing and all the food they could ever want.

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Jaycey
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Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 3:18 am


I'm so sorry. She was so lucky to have you, she had a great life with you.

*hugs*

SardonicSmile

Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 7:35 am


I am so sorry Dede passed away.

In all her specialness you gave her the best life possible.

Crazy4me

Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 9:50 am


I am sorry to hear about Dede.

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Lovemypigs
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Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 10:11 am


Dede had the best 9 weeks of life any GP could have with you as a Mommy!! So sorry you lost her and she will be missed. Be free little one.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 10:56 am


I am so very sorry, Rodent-Cuddles.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 11:22 am


Tears for poor little Dede. Too sweet for this earth.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 11:40 am


Oh, I'm so sorry. I was rooting for her. :(

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 1:46 pm


I'm so sorry to read this about little Dede. You gave her a wonderful life, even though it was short. She knew love and comfort in your home.

Rodent-Cuddles

Post   » Wed May 28, 2014 2:54 pm


A slightly longer note..I just don't know what to say...she was so amazing, and even the vet said,"You seem to be bonded more to this guinea than to most of the others"...I suppose it was easily seen how much I adored the little girl.

At 9 weeks and 4 days old, on the 28th of May 2014 little Dede left this earth.

Yesterday morning, little Dede was lying in her cage dying. She was only taking breaths in every minute or so, we rushed her to the vets where she was then put to sleep and I was able to hold her during her last moments.

Dede was an amazing, beautiful little girl who was born with a very hard life ahead of her for she was born blind, deaf and with only four little back teeth.

She was always so happy, popcorning and wheeking away just because she could. She loved being held and to be the center of attention. Even though she was blind and deaf she loved to explore, she loved to wonder this way and that way.

Her sister Delta, mother Darla and stepdad Ron all miss her dearly. Delta has gone back to cuddling up Darla, as Delta and Dede use to cuddle up together all the time.

Rodent-Cuddles

Post   » Fri May 30, 2014 4:41 am


Delta will be 10 weeks old tomorrow.

She had a vet check up today. Good weight, teeth look good..front teeth are surprisingly looking really good for only having one bottom one keeping the two top ones in check!
Such good news! Delta really dis-likes the vets...all the handling just isn't her thing!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:40 am


I have been away from the forum the last few days due to surgery, and am so sorry to read about your loss of Dede. She was such a special pig with a great love for life. Good to know that Delta had a positive vet visit. hugs for her Happy 10 weeks birthday.

Rodent-Cuddles

Post   » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:49 am


Thank you again GP_mum..Dede was such a special pig and I am really grateful that I was able to be part of her life.


Little Delta turned 11 weeks old today! Just another week until she is 3 months old! So proud of little Delta
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Even though she'd never admit...Delta rather likes pats!
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