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Old man Gerbil is dying...

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CisMyArse Tue 13-Feb-18 21:55:43

They're 3.3 years old and Wally my grey little biter is dying, I think. He won't open his eyes and has lost so much weight in a small space of time. He's bumping into things too. I've spoken to a small animal vet and it seems likely he has a tumour. DD is bereft.

We've hand fed him water and he's sleeping now. I don't think it'll be long.

His friend, brother and partner in crime - Watkin - is amazingly healthy and ferociously active. He's incredibly tender an cuddly near his poorly brother though.

Please tell me how I should handle this? DD is 12 and this is her first 'loss' so that'll be really sad and traumatic for her. I'm also really concerned for Watkin. He's never been alone....

They're such a tactile pair of things - really cuddly. They regularly 'talk' and it's comforting to hear them squeak to one another when I'm working at night (they're in my study).

Such tiny things to take up so much room in our hearts sad

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