Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008, 06:09 pm
Bo was put down today. He somehow got his muzzle caught in the cage bars overnight and that, combined with his myco, was too much for him. After we freed him we washed him and I cradled him this morning, wrapped in my favourite towel, until he settled down. Ristin took him to work so he could keep an eye on him but he wasn't getting better. We couldn't let him suffer and he wasn't really aware of his surroundings or eating anymore. The vet said he wasn't going to recover and recommended we put him down. He's gone now; not even a body left to mourn over.
It's funny, I haven't really felt it much as of yet. I cried a little, while talking to Ristin on the phone, but mostly I've just felt numb.
I'll miss you, Bo.
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 08:26 am (UTC)
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
*hugs tight* I'm sorry Ratty...
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 09:08 am (UTC)
Im so sorry hun *holds tight*
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 11:21 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 12:11 pm (UTC)
*comforting hug* At least he had loving and caring owners who looked after him in his last hours.
Did the vets let you take him back so you could give him a garden burial? Myco is a terrible ailment, unfortunately it's very common in the pet rat scene and not much can be done once it's set in. :<
My old girl rat is starting to get old and has a tumor on her side. It sucks how such a wonderful little animal cops so much crap from health problems.
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
I'm terribly sorry, my friend. I hope the tears come soon. I never cried harder for any person than I did for the two pet rats I lost when I was a young man. At least you did what you could for Bo. That was my only consolation, too. Back then, my rats were the only real companionship I had. At least you have your mate to comfort you. I'm sure he understands and shares your pain. Take heart in that...
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
*tender hugs* :(
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
they say where thee animals go, there are no land distance too great so maybe your poor boy is playing with a reformed Tira and Robin, the 2 gal rats i had :)
sorry that ya lost him though :(
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Think of all the happy days and the good life I am sure you were able to give Bo.
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)
*snugs you and Ristin both*
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
::quiet mousey hugs for you and Ristin::
sorry for your loss, hon.
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm truly sorry for your loss...
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
:-( sad to hear that, RIP Bo
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
Im sorry for your lost hon.
It aint easy letting go from a good friend.
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. :(
Tue, Oct. 21st, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
So sorry... *hugs*
Wed, Oct. 22nd, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
From the life and death of my own animal friends, and from the lives and deaths of dear relatives, I have learned much about gratitude. We may be grateful that they chose to be with us, with our faults and pride, even when the opportunity to leave may have been present. From their own weaknesses they have given us the opportunity to reach beyond our weakness in order to care for them. The short time they spend with us allows us, if we will, to bring forth the better animals of our nature in response to theirs.
Bo,we give thee into the loving embrace of our Mother, the Earth, who accepts us all.
Wed, Oct. 22nd, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
Thank you. That was beautiful.
Thu, Oct. 23rd, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry Marko. I figured that was coming soon, with the problems the poor little guy has had, but it stings none the less, no matter how much one might try to 'be prepared'.
I don't think my little guy will last much longer. He's taken to sleeping even through most of the night, and squeaks a lot when he's pet, though he's still eating and moving around alright. It's hard that such wonderful little animals have such short lifespans. *sighs*
Thu, Oct. 23rd, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
*hugs ya* I'm so sorry, dude.
Thu, Oct. 23rd, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Poor ratty. :-( sorry for your loss
Fri, Oct. 24th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
*warm snugs* I was the same way after I had my dear Mips put to sleep, it was a long long time before it resurfaced and I was able to mourn him properly :(
Fri, Oct. 24th, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
I'm really sorry...
Thu, Oct. 30th, 2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
awww - sorry to hear..