Got up this morning and went to let the girls out in my pyjamas to be greeted by a sprawled out Charlie, picked her out and put her on the shed floor and she proceeded to try to move but her back end had just given up. Bought her in and cuddled her in , she tried a bit of carrot then just wanted to bury her head, dd took over while I got ready for work and she started like violent hiccups and vibrating. Took her to vets after the school run and it looked like she has had a stroke of some sort, continued having little seizures so the vet has put her to sleep. Almost seven she had only just bonded with her new friend Sooty. Im now left with a 2 yr old lone sooty girl piggy, Charlie is reunited with her sister Lola in piggy heaven and im a bereavement councillor again for dd whilst I struggle to hold it together myself. These little creatures are so damn precious . RIP beautiful girl.
I'm so sorry, they are such uncomplicated and loving little creatures and it is surprising what a void they leave when they finally trot off. I thought of my two as my personal Tribbles, stress relievers and entertainment all in a furry coat.
Oh 70 you just started me off again . DD was really upset but she is taking it better than last time, she is concerned about the welfare of Sooty and has asked if we can contact the rescue and see if any of Sootys friends still need rehoming - like tomorrow . Seems a bit raw but dd has informed me animals move on and we have to do this for Sooty not us as heartless as it may seem. Sooty and Charlie have only been together like a month and it was rocky to start with.
Awww 70 I remember . Just rang the rescue and have arranged to go over ourselves this time on Sunday rather than getting a pot luck rescue piggy like sooty was in a carpark handover . Its a 45 min journey but its gotta be worth it - will have to refrain myself from bringing them all home ha ha - dd will be far more sensible than I
Very sorry to hear your news, and sad for your family as well - your girls were well loved and looked after, and had a lovely life with you all- but these little souls leave such a big space.... your daughter sounds really kind and wants to get on with a companion for Sooty, really hoping you find a wonderful friend for her this weekend. - I am sure there will be a little furry person looking for a kind and loving home. Good luck ! X
The actual journey shouldn't be a problem for Sooty. If you give her a box/ carrier with lots of newspaper and hay + treats. The sound of the engine and your voices will be soothing.
When we took GP1 to meet GP3 he was fine on the way. We had a couple of plastic 'crates' with locking lids (lots of ventilation holes drilled). It was really warm though, that was the main problem with his journey there. (Air-con was on full whack). On the way back, I put him in the front on the passenger seat (seatbelt threaded through the handles). DD sat with GP3 in a seperate travel carrier. GP1 got a bit stampy and shredded paper on the way home. (I hope because he wanted his new piglet and was worried where he was) .
At least you won't need to contend with those extremes of heat. And it would be better for Sooty to "choose" .
I would echo what 70 said and let Sooty choose - she will have to share her parsley with the newbie. The journey shouldn't be a problem - lots of hay and some nibbles in a travel box and she'll be fine. I had a bunny who did 12 hour car journeys several times a year and was fine. They just settle down and snooze.
whoops sorry didn't mean to offend your piggy - change of plan here - not going to get to the rescue this weekend then after this weekend for next 6 weeks weekends are out so were having another pot luck car park pig - I know its going to be white now because the guinea pig god will be wanting my punished for saying such things. Looking like Monday will be the day