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May. 31st, 2011 03:29 pm
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I'm very, very sad. We have two pets - Tulip (a lovely lop rabbit) and Lester (a portly gentleman guinea pig). I know most people don't get extremely attached to rodent-like pets, but we're not allowed to have a cat or a dog so they are very, very dear to us. A few days ago we noticed a lump on Lester's belly. He didn't even seem to notice it was there, and cysts are very common in guinea pigs. I took him to the vet this afternoon to have the cyst aspirated, and it turned out to be a massive malignant tumor. It felt fluid-filled because it had invaded a blood vessel and bled under the skin. I had to have him euthanized. He chirped like a little bird and nibbled on my fingernail while he went to sleep. I'm just ridiculously sad about it, and can't seem to stop being teary. He was a wonderful little piggie. Bye, Lester.

~O~

Date: 2011-05-31 11:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sylvanwitch
Oh, hon, I'm so, so sorry! I do know what it's like to be attached to a rodent. I still miss my hamster, Henry, and Puck, my giant albino rat. They were companions on this journey, and they deserve to be missed. I'm sorry about Lester, my friend. *hugs*

Date: 2011-06-01 12:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yummykit.livejournal.com
i'm so sorry. as someone who has had 11 pet rats in the past, i certainly know how much i was attached to them. it hurts to lose a pet each and every time.

thinking of you!

Date: 2011-06-01 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] txilar.livejournal.com
I got ridiculously sad just reading this. I'm so sorry. It doesn't matter what they are, but when they matter, it hurts when they go.

::HUGS::

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