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My beautiful piggy, bell

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Pointeshoes Mon 21-Oct-13 14:21:02

Bell was over four years old and she past away yesterday morning without me being there. She looked so peaceful as if asleep when I found her, I just feel so guilty because I wasn't there. She was black and white and she loved being stroked as she would run up to the side of the cage looking for me. Never thought I would be this upset over a loss of a guinea pig, but I'm devastated. I feel like I've lost a little friend.
We dug a hole in the rain and buried her and I just keep thinking about her just lying there all alone, it's horrible sad
I cried when I cleaned there cage out because it just doesn't seem right with out her.
I've given my other two piggies a plate full of veg and cuddles today and that set me off again.

fortifiedwithtea Mon 21-Oct-13 15:13:12

So sorry to read your post sad. Piggy owners who have loved and lost will know exactly how you feel. They come into our lives and live with our families. They show us their funny little ways and character traits as they interact with us and their guinea pig friends.

It sounds like it was a shock, so I'm guessing Bell didn't give any signs of illness. That being the case please take comfort that she probably slipped away quietly, safe in her own home surrounded by her cage friends.

Yesterday's rain was dreadful and must have made it all the more sadder. Having a good cry and cuddling a guinea pig is the best tonic for guinea grief sad.

guineapiglet Mon 21-Oct-13 15:24:02

Hi - Very sorry for your loss, will be thinking of you and the beautiful black and white Bell - many of us on here no how you feel, these little creatures are the sweetest of animals and take a big place in your heart. As fortified says, it is a blessing she passed quickly and quietly with no sign of distress. She was loved and had a good life, and she will be missed, so glad you have two other lovely girls to keep you busy.

I had a very special black and white girl, who was like yours, constantly on the go, looking for me, loved cuddles and was a real little friend. I still miss her alot, but am glad she had a good, happy life.

Enjoy cuddling your other two and spoiling them rotten...thanks

FernieB Mon 21-Oct-13 15:51:28

So sorry to hear about Bell. At least she went peacefully and quietly which is a lovely way to go. Big hugs for you.

Sawdust Mon 21-Oct-13 17:10:43

Oh you poor thing. flowers

I lost a much loved piggie earlier in the year, and felt similarly about leaving her 'out in the garden'.

As everyone else has said, take comfort from the fact that it was peaceful.

You obviously loved her very much. X

Pointeshoes Mon 21-Oct-13 17:15:13

Aw thank you, you are all so kind. I think she was trying to tell me that she wasn't very well the night before, (as we were babysitting and staying the night at their house) she really wanted cuddles and kept licking me when I did, such a sweet thing. She had lost a bit of weight over the last two weeks and I did wonder, didn't think it would be this soon no.
Thought my other piggy would be the first to go as I got told by vet she had tumours, around her tummy 2 years ago and has had her moments where I think this is it, but no, strange really. The youngest pig has taken her place as boss by the looks of it , sitting on her cosy.
Brings up sad memories of losing the family collie dog to I think.

Got tink and mini pig cuddles now, do you think they get sad when one of them goes? I took a picture of them to send to DH earlier to cheer him up but he said tink looks sad. And I think I see that too. . Am I being silly ?
Thanks guys

guineapiglet Mon 21-Oct-13 17:53:02

Yes, I am sure guineas pine for their friends and take some time to adjust to the new situation without their friend in the herd. Lots of treats are needed, cuddles and attention. And if they are outside keep them well insulated and nice and dry, as guineas really dont't cope well with damp and it has been so awful this week. I used to bring mine in once the clocks had gone back, the frosts set in and the days got dark - they are so interactive and sociable they loved being in amongst us all! smile

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 21-Oct-13 19:36:11

Very sad to lose a piggie.
Our GP2 died in July- and yes I had the same feelings about putting him in the ground.
It's so dark.
He's alone.
We filled a cosmetic clear bag with willow leaves for him (couldn't just bung him in a plastic bag)

The others DO miss them when they go but if you give them extra cuddles and attention they rally round.
We put GP1 in my daughters room at night until we got our new piglet,

She sounds like she went peacefully with her piggie friends.

(when our GP2 was in his final hours we cuddled the two boars in the lounge. GP1 kept pushing DD and I away, if we tried to stroke GP2 he went between him and our hands. So you can be assured that your other pigs would have been "there" for her)

ArtVandelay Tue 22-Oct-13 10:44:30

Sorry for your loss x I'm sure your other piggies will take comfort from you and each other at this sad time. It sounds like she had a lovely life in a little piggy gang. RIP Bell.

KRITIQ Thu 24-Oct-13 12:17:21

RIP Bell. As others have said, it's one of those awful things that comes with being a "pigmum," but they do bring so much joy, hard as it is, I do think it's worth it. Hugs to you!

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