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Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by mockingbird on Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:28 am

Oh, Mutties, it's just been such a time for our little family these past 6 months. First Slumber, then Bluesy, and now, another dear little rattie is waiting at the Bridge for us. Slumber's sweet little best friend, Ghost, died very suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday evening. The next day, we took the remaining two ratties in for a check-up and explained what happened to the vet. Our usual rattie vet was ill, so we saw a very sweet man who also takes care of pocket pets. He said from Ghost's behavior, he thought it was probably a tumor on her spleen that had burst (she was laying on her side, a very unnatural position for ratties and was having very labored breathing.) We tried to get help for her, but didn't have any place that we knew of who would take her, or who had the exotics vet available. In the end, she died at home, with us feeling very helpless and shocked. I am glad to know that there really wasn't much we could do except for what we did, which was to love her and be with her at the end. The other two have checked out fine. They have little colds, but they absolutely LOVE the medicine they are on and are making improvements.

This is Ghost (on left) with Sweetie. I've shared this picture before, but it's the best one I have of Ghost.



Goodnight, little Ghostie...give our love to Slumber.

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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by WarriorNY on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:32 am

I am so sorry. Sad

She is with her friend Slumber now.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by BobCat on Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:19 pm

I'm sorry to hear about Ghost, Mockingbird.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by Suzzzz on Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:35 pm

I'm so sad for you, Mockingbird. Letting them go from our hands to God's, even to God's, is so difficult when we must draw our own hands back empty. Thank you for posting the picture of little Ghost, and of Ghost and Slumber together. They are both in my prayers.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by Sue Short on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:58 pm



Mockingbird, (((((((HUGS))))))))to you and your family I love you I love you
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by fiffur on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:52 pm

Mockingbird, I am soooo sorry to hear about Ghost. She is with her best friend Slumber now, keeping her company at the bridge. I know you miss her. (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by mockingbird on Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:36 am

Thank you, everyone. Yes, we miss her, but Sweetie and Raya have been grieving mightily since she's passed. At first they were fine, but as the days kept coming and Ghost didn't come back, I think it sunk in she wasn't going to come back. They were holed up in their hammock for all day and night...we'd wake them up to feed them and then they would go back to bed. Today they seem more active...at least Sweetie does, but Raya is still sad. They were out last night together, though, so hopefully Raya will feel better soon.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by Sue Short on Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:35 pm



You know I pity people who cannot see the emotional range that animals have.
The truly do have souls they just can't speak.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by mockingbird on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:23 am

Thank you, sweet friends.
I will have to post some good pictures of the little girlies we have left.
I dawned on me yesterday that I'm mostly posting deaths. Life needs to be celebrated and
written about!

Sweetie and Raya are doing ok. They went through their mourning and are back to their funny little selves.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by Sue Short on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:07 am



Glad to her Sweetie and Rays are doing better. How are you and Josh doing?
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by fiffur on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:21 pm

I am so glad Sweetie and Raya's grieving has eased, as heartbreaking as it is for us to lose a beloved furkid, it must be doubly hard on them to lose a good friend.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by mockingbird on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:25 pm

The other two are coping ok but I know they still miss their friends.
Thank you, sweet friends for your care and concern for our little squeaks.
Joshua and I are doing ok but we miss the others, too.
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Re: Goodnight, little Ghost...

Post by Sue Short on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:18 pm



Mockingbird all of us grieve at our own rate. Even our fur friends.
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