Buster–May He Rest in Peace

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We’re mourning the loss of an old friend today.  Poor little guy, he’s been through so much!   Frequent tooth trimmings have been very trying on his little body.  Last week, when he started looking sick, I took him back to the guinea pig doctor where he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection, given medicine, etc…”that’ll be $86, please” says the friendly gp doctor.

After investing a ton of time and money into this sweet little rodent, he seemed to be feeling better.  He would come out of his hut  to say hello when someone entered the room and he was showing some interested in eating again.   Evidentally, we were wrong,  because he died last night–peacefully, I’m hoping–just went to sleep and didn’t wake up this morning.

So how long before Cameron stops crying…she’s heartbroken.  Who’s idea was it to get a pet anyway?!  Dang it…

We buried him this evening in the yard behind a bush.  There was a lovely ceremony.  Tears were held back bravely.  Prayers were said.  Then Morgan asks, “so…where are you going to bury Oreo?”  She’s already planning our last guinea pigs funeral!  Silly girls.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by christyd4 on January 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Well as for a timeline for the crying to stop, our dog died a few years ago and occasionally Kasey still cries about it, but it gets fewer and fewer in between times, and it’s usually because she’s upset about something else or tired. I don’t know how to calculate for the dog versus guinea pig ratio, but hopefully it won’t be bad.

  2. ohhhh, poor cameron. i told my kids and let’s just say there are probably more tears shed over little buster than you would have imagined.

  3. Posted by Cindi on January 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    to christyd4 – a dog is way sadder than a guinea pig.

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