and his wife, Shui Mui:
"Shui" means naughty and "Jai" means boy, in cantonese, but I can tell you that he is anything but naughty. He is the sweetest little boy.
Winnie took Shui Jai in when her brother's girlfriend didn't want her guinea pig anymore, and Winnie's been taking care of him for 3 years. The past few weeks, he's been feeling on and off, sometimes losing his appetite altogether. He also has ongoing sludgy urine, and despite Winnie's efforts to prevent stone formation....her worst fear was confirmed on monday when the xray showed a bladder stone.
Shui Jai went for surgery on tuesday, and got home alright. He ate some hay, and even "chatted" with his wife. but his condition has been unstable...there was some bleeding on the night back, but the doctor said this is normal for bladder stone surgeries (is it???), but 2 days ago his appetite was gone again and he wasn't moving....when she brought him back to the clinic, Dr. Gerry said there is 腹水 inside, I don't know what that is in english, maybe bloat? He then "sucked" some of it out and said there's nothing else to be done as he needs to wait for the wound to heal on the inside....
Dear Shui Jai passed around 6am this morning. We are all heartbroken....I want to post this for Winnie because Shui Jai deserves to be remembered, but moreover...I know how it feels when you lose that one special piggy, the one holding up your world.
I've met him 2 times, and even though I have 11 pigs, I can say that he has the sweetest temper.
He loves his veggies
He loves his cuddles
He loves his wife
...and his various other lady friends ;)
he loves his home
and most of all...he loves his human, Winnie
What I remember the most about Shui Jai is that he has so much zest for life, and he is always ready to give some love. When I went to see him at his house, as I walk in the door, he is perched on the edge of the cage wheeking at me, welcoming me, like a puppy! and he barely knows me....what a lovely boy he was.
I'm so sorry you lost your boy, Winnie. Today is a heavy day. Please know that you have done absolutely everything for him, you fed him cranberry juice, critical care, wheat grass, and every other thing you could think of to keep him from discomfort or pain. You were truly there for him, all the time, every time.
Please don't blame yourself. Honestly, I don't know where or how he would have ended up if your brother's girlfriend just dumped him at the SPCA. He is a stone prone pig...and you have fought so hard for him. He is in a better place now, and he will always, always remember you.
Say hi to Puffy for me at the Rainbow Bridge, Shui Jai. We miss you very, very much.
This will be such a sad time for you . . . Sere has put it so well, there are no better words of consolation I can add. We are thinking about you and send warmest hugs, Mildred x
You took all steps to stop the stone from forming, then when it did happen you made the right decision to operate. If you had left it, it would have been much worse.
I'm sorry he didn't pull through after surgery. Some piggies can't deal with it very well, but we never know until the time is there.
RIP Shui Jai. Play with all those other piggies at the rainbow bridge. You are not alone, you're loved and missed.
I think with some stone pigs, no matter how hard we try, there is just no beating their genetics. Your friend did a beautiful thing providing a forever home for Shui Jai, & there is no doubt that his years with her were filled with comfort, love & joy. He left this world knowing what a special piggy he indeed was, & that his paw will forever be imprinted on your friend's heart.
Rest in peace, Shui Jai. You are one of the most beautiful & adorable piggies I've had the pleasure of laying my eyes upon, & no stone will ever hurt you again.
- Supporter 2016-2018