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LIfe, it ends so we can learn to live. . . Answered

It is with a VERY sad heart that I am passing along that our most beloved, and outgoing and adventurous cavy (guinea pig), Snuggles, had what appears to be a stroke, last night.  

She passed this morning on the way to the vet, in my wife, Ellen's arms.

She was unlike ANY piggie we've ever taken care of,  BLUE eyes (rather then the normal ruby red) and a personality that could win over the grouchiest person. Friendly, outgoing, and curiuos, she will always be remembered.  She was a bit over 5 years old and so was very old, but was very active for one so old also.

We are very glad she did not suffer long howevver.

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bajablue

7 years ago

What a precious face Snuggles had! So sorry for your loss. ;_(

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Goodhartbajablue

Reply 7 years ago

Thank you, she was definitely one of a kind, especially personality-wise.

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ChrysN

7 years ago

I'm so sorry to hear about Snuggles. She sounds like such a sweet cavy.

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GoodhartChrysN

Reply 7 years ago

Thank you, she was both sweet and very special in a lot of ways.

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lizzyastro

7 years ago

I'm so sorry to hear this. It is desperately hard to say good by to furry members of the family. {{{{hugs}}}} to you all.

Lizzy

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blkhawk

7 years ago

My sincere condolences to the family.

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Goodhartblkhawk

Reply 7 years ago

Thank you. I will miss her a lot, my it has hit my wife the hardest.

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porcupinemamma

7 years ago

Mike, she wasn't just a pet, she was a member of your family, your home will naturally feel quite lonely. I'm sorry for your loss. We've had two rescued golden retreivers over the years, and saying good bye was gut wrentching, eventually the hurt lessened. For us prayer helped, but I know that's not something all people would not chose. My prayers however, will be with you. {{{Lyn}}}

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Goodhartporcupinemamma

Reply 7 years ago

Thank you, if we can concentrate on all the times we had with her, which were all good times, it helps too. The loss is great, but time together were beyond belief. :-)

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Ninzerbean

7 years ago

So sorry... 5 years is great, but it makes it that much harder because she was here for so long. That photo really shows her personality. I have had piggies in my life and some were very special, others not, so I know the difference.

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GoodhartNinzerbean

Reply 7 years ago

All our piggies, of course, are very dear to us, but our Blue-eyed miss congeniality was just beyond all expectations for us. She was a constant joy all the time, the "alarm clock" for the others, as to my arrival home at night from work, me - the Geek bearing gifts of left over orange pieces I saved for each one; she'd hear my car (so reports Ellen) and would sound the alarm "weep-weeeeeep" 2-3 minutes before I entered the front door.
She loved to stand up on her hind legs, trying to be the first to get the treat, and even taught Maura to do so.
We try to think on all of this rather then concentrate on the loss of those things.
Thanks for replying.

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Kiteman

7 years ago

:-(

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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Yes, it is sad, and she will most definitely be missed. But she didn't suffer, that we could tell, and she had a really GREAT 5+ years of life with us. We will dwell on the memories of that life because she was such a unique Cavy.