R.I.P. - Jewel (November 2018 - March 13, 2019) :(

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  1. Mar 13, 2019 #1

    dan2333

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    Jewel had to be put down this morning. She wasn't breathing well (gasping). She had a hunched back, was practically paralyzed, and her teeth were a bit disfigured. She was having trouble eating and swallowing as well. I had no choice. I will post what little pictures I have of her. This was a slow progression that only became noticeable each 1-2 weeks.

    Letter to Jewel:

    Jewel, my precious Jewel. You were too young to die. But I know you are in Heaven now with Heidi and all your friends, no longer suffering. I had you for such a short time, but you were so sweet, affectionate and cute. I will never forget you.

    I found you from someone in Brampton. I didn't know your origins. You seemed fine when I got you, though you were a bit floppy/clumsy. I don't know what the issue was - perhaps genetic.

    Things slowly declined and there was nothing that I could do. So I had to let you go.

    I got Jewel, along with Cowgirl to keep Heidi company. Jewel was so attached to Heidi. She would snuggle up to her 24 hours a day. You were a good sister to Heidi.

    After losing Heidi only two days before, it was the last straw I'm afraid and triggered the inevitable.

    I will always love you my sweet Jewel.


    Love,

    Daddy
     

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    I'm so sorry for your double loss *hugs*
     
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    I'm so sorry for your losses dan.. How is Cowgirl?
     
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    Jewel was such a young little girl with so many struggles
    I am sure you gave her the best life you could
    I am so very sorry for your loss {{hugs}}
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 #5

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    Cowgirl is okay. She's happy when I'm home and let her out of the cage. But she is starting to get lonely. I will be rehoming her with member Lilspaz. I hope she will be happy there.

    I think the loss is starting to sink in for her because she has no other rats to interact with right now.
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss.. I didn't know them but I'm sure they were both sweethearts..
     
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    I hope You will be ok, dan, that's a lot of loss in a short time.. Cowgirl couldn't get luckier than to be with lilspaz, she'll get the best of love & care, and that will be comfort for you.
    Run free Heidi & Jewel..
     
  8. Mar 18, 2019 at 2:38 PM #8

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    I’m so sorry for your loss! We can tell she had a great life with you and was very lucky to have such a loving rat parent
     

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