ANIMALS: When you lose something you can't replace

Saturday, 30 April 2016

But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light

Yesterday evening I sat and cradled my two guinea pigs as usual, except this time it would be my last cuddle with them as a pair. I'm heartbroken to write that Basil passed away yesterday after a short battle with a mystery illness. 

We fought this illness together, as a team and I made sure he had everything he could have possibly needed to win and recover. Heartbreakingly his little body couldn't cope and over the space of an evening his body shut down and he fell asleep for the final time. 

At the beginning of 2016 my bright boy lost half his body weight as he battled off a chest infection, he recovered, but never fully. He couldn't gain the weight he lost, no matter how much kale I fed him. But he came back, he pop corned again and was fine for months.

This time things were different. 

After four days hand feeding him, there was no signs that he was going to eat by himself and the terrible conversations started to happen about his quality of life. My boy wasn't going to get better and that spark he had in his eyes was slipping away right in front of me. 

There was nothing I could do and nothing I didn't try. 

I am a team member down and I don't like it.

My arms ache for the little being that relied on me so heavily and my heart aches that I failed to fix him. 

I'm sorry, I'll miss you Guinea-Shit x

1 comment:

  1. Sending a huge amount of love and luck. It's literally the worst thing, and it never gets easier. I'm sure you've heard of the rainbow bridge poem? If you haven't, go and check it out, it will no doubt make you cry A LOT, but it's so lovely too! xx