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Off to the bridge Scruffypig

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FernieB Mon 02-Jan-17 10:17:05

Sadly, Scruffypig died during the night. He was nearly 6 and had been doddery for a while, but was still enjoying pootling about and scolding Gingerpig. Yesterday he did seem quieter and last night was quite frail, so it was not unexpected when I found him this morning. I left Ginger with him for a while.

I was fine until I had to put him in a box and I'm just about to embark on a deep cage clean but am a bit teary. Ginger has had cuddles with DD and is running about in the kitchen playing football with a tomato, so he's okay at the moment fortunately.

Poor Scruffy - I'm just glad it was peaceful and no vets were involved. Off to the bridge to be reunited with Smoothpig - they're probably bickering already.

PurpleDaisies Mon 02-Jan-17 10:21:24

Oh that's so sad. 6 is a ripe old age for a piggy but it's still heart breaking to lose them. Sorry for your loss. flowers

EastMidsGPs Mon 02-Jan-17 12:00:54

Oh that is so sad. I haven't 'known' him long but loved his attitude to life .. especially if it isn't green don't eat it!

He certainly had the best life possible, and didn't suffer at all.
RIP Scruffypig sad

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 02-Jan-17 13:03:50

Ooh sad poor Scruffy , end of a long road for a venerable boy.
Decent of him though, to hang in for Christmas and to mark his passing on NYD (ok he might have gone in the early hours of the 2nd, but for the sake of neatness he'll claim it was 01/01/17)

He had a good long life, provided your new boy with a solid Mentor and slipped away without ceremony.

The 70 hogs will continue to have "Scruffy Tea" when I haven't restocked the fridge when they have a plate of green.

Leave the deep clean a while, there's nothing there that Ginger can pick up, its nice to keep their scent a while.

Is Ginger going to be spoiled to death and annoy CurrentBun by getting more bloody piggies ?

FernieB Mon 02-Jan-17 13:24:45

Thank you. I've done the deep clean as I have time today.

Gingerpig has just eaten an enormous mound of parsley and is looking forward to watching a film tonight with the DDs. Currentbun sniffed at Scruffys box and then went back to bed. He won't be happy if Ginger gets married (which is the current plan provided we can find a suitable lady). I'll be contacting rescues soon to see what I can arrange for him. At the moment he seems quite content on his own but I don't want to leave him too long. There should be a Tinder for pigs.

fortifiedwithtea Mon 02-Jan-17 14:07:11

Sad to read Scruffy has passed sad A full character and a full life lived well.

Poor Gingerpig, he has no idea that he will become this year's most eligible bachelor. Good luck Gingerpig , looking forward to seeing your new Laydeez.

(((Hugs))) @ Fernie. Its so hard when they leave us flowers RIP Scruffypig

dietcokeandwine Mon 02-Jan-17 17:23:36

Oh Fernie I'm sorry sad A good age for a pig, and he had a lovely life from the sounds of things, but being teary is completely understandable.

Lots of parsley and hugs for gingerpig sounds the way to go, and I'm sure you'll find him a lovely wife in due course. I've successfully 'wife matched' for our pigs three times now, the rescues did seem to have more lone female pigs for matching than I had expected.

RIP little Scruffy.

FernieB Mon 02-Jan-17 20:50:39

Thank you everyone. Gingerpig is cuddled up with me now. He seems fully aware of his eligible status as he's been preening most of the day. He's also taking advantage of our sympathy by being naughty and trying to escape to burrow in the duvet. I've given him a new cardboard box in his cage and a big sock ball to snuggle/harass. Hopefully he'll be fine for a few days

EastMidsGPs Tue 03-Jan-17 17:57:45

"It is a truth, universally acknowledged that a ginger pig (in his prime) in possession of a solid box is in need of a wife"

Enjoy the cuddles Gingerpig 😃

fortifiedwithtea Wed 04-Jan-17 09:28:03

grin @ EastMidsGPs that was worthy of Jane Austen

PurpleDaisies Wed 04-Jan-17 09:41:40

www.bloomsbury.com/uk/a-guinea-pig-pride-prejudice-9781408865514/

You need this fortified.

Millimat Fri 06-Jan-17 19:36:28

Aww poor scruffypig.
You're near Cheshire aren't you? There's been a huge rescue operation recently so you may be in luck at rescues flowers

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