Snickerspants Vol. 7: A New Day

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:42 am


I am also truly sorry!

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:47 am


Oh, I am so sorry. You make the kindest decisions for your lovely pigs. Hope all goes well. :-(

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:57 am


I am so sorry she is failing. I know how much you will miss her.

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pigjes
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Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:47 am


I'm so sorry that you have to make such a hard decision, despite that it's one out of love. Hugs!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:53 pm


Yeah, this wasn't an easy one. I actually made an appointment to do it two weeks ago, when she stopped grooming herself, but her alert, bright-eyed interest in food and interaction convinced me it wasn't quite time. Then yesterday something happened, and we found her stuck on her back. Even once we righted her and things seemed a bit better, her right side was obviously not working quite right. And while she was still quite interested in food and interaction -- she actually woke me up yesterday complaining that she didn't care if it WAS Sunday, she was hungry! -- she was clearly not eating well enough to survive. The tumor in her gut felt like it was the size of a softball, and her tiny little body could barely support it, let alone get enough calories otherwise.

So it was time. But nobody had informed Cookie. She was munching apple and freeze-dried strawberries on the table in the office while we waited for the vet.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:57 pm


So sad. Goodbye, Cookie.

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goosey1019

Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:24 pm


Goodbye sweet Cookie.

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:43 pm


I'm so sorry to hear of Cookie's passing.

Riahrae

Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:03 pm


So sorry of your loss of cookie 🍪

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tashab

Post   » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:17 pm


I'm sorry. I'm glad you were able to help make it peaceful for her.

Crazy4me

Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:27 am


Oh I am so sorry, Aiden.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:06 am


So sorry for your loss.

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clairey

Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:40 am


Night night, sweet Cookie. Hufflepuff pigs are like treasure.

How is VickieWhiskers coping with solo life?

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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:28 am


That is the question, isn't it? VW has never been much of a communicator. Well, she communicates some things. I picked her up for snuggles last night and she was back to her late-2014 OMG I'M GOING TO BE STEW shaking the whole time I held her. She will occasionally accept head-scritches if she's in the cage, so I feel like maybe those are less traumatic and she doesn't even want to be cuddled? I just don't know how to make her life happier. Suggestions welcome.

I was thinking maybe Lil Pouf or Cici should have dinner with her nightly too. Lil Pouf is younger and a bit more docile, but she's actually lived with Cici before so theoretically they might have a relationship.

Incidentally, Dr. A emailed me, and said the tumor wasn't quite a softball -- but it was a large brown hen's egg (over 6cm long). Poor girl has been dragging that around for a while. I'm glad she doesn't have to do it any more.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:50 pm


I am so sorry you lost Cookie. RIP wee one now in perfect health forever young. Popcorn in paradise and eat the green grass. Sending big hugs, she knew she was loved and she loved you. Sending big hugs.

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Breadfan4

Post   » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:33 pm


So sorry to read of Cookie's passing but I'm glad it was on her terms and she was able to enjoy her treats. RIP sweetie.

CavyHeart

Post   » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:21 am


I'm so sorry, Alden. She was a sweet, gentle girl, and thank you for being there for her to the very last.

Goodbye, Cookie. Please save a space for my girl Dusk over at the Rainbow Bridge, whose situation is so similar to yours, since she may be joining you soon.

Long-distance hugs to you and the rest of your guinea pigs.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Sun Sep 18, 2016 1:34 am


Aw, best wishes for Dusk, too. :(

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serelixyue

Post   » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:54 am


Alden, I'm sorry about Ms.Cookie.

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Armcavy

Post   » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:26 pm


Alden, I'm very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace, little Cookie. You are loved and missed.

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