Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Over Now

Pickle is dying :-( I came downstairs this morning and was just on my way out of the kitchen when something caught my eye and instantly I knew what it was. Pickle had crawled out of her little house and was lying still on the platform. I burst into tears and absolutely sobbed. I've known for a while she was probably getting close - she's over 2 years old now and has had regular trips to the vets lately as her teeth became misaligned and needed clipping. She's been quite shaky on her feet, but still fighting the good fight, but it looks like it's over now.

I called D, (still in floods!) who was on his way home from work on nights and when he got home he found her a little box to put her in, filled it with bedding and took her out of her cage to put her in the box. "She's still warm," he said. Oh God. Hamsters do this, don't they? You here all sorts of stories about people buying their hamsters alive because they have a habit of playing dead, slowing their metabolisms right down. I looked at her and she was breathing! About once every 30 seconds, but she was still alive. Argh! What do you do? There's obviously nothing we can do for her, but what if she did come round and was in a strange, dark box? For the moment we've left her in the box and put it back in her cage, but I really don't think she'll last much longer.
ETA: She's gone :-( Feel so daft getting upset. Have fun at the Rainbow Bridge sweetie xxx

9 comments:

Rachel said...

awwwwwwww hun always sad when pets get poorly and come to the end of theire lives. sending you hugs xxxx

Lythan said...

Oh I'm so sorry Kel {hugs}

PMB said...

aaww Kel I really feel for you (((hugs)))

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Oh soryy to hear this Kel.

Kathy said...

awwww Kel....

Rhi said...

Oh Kel Im so sorry to hear about Pickle :(
{{{hugs}}}
Rhi x

Gillian Hamilton said...

Kel, I'm so sorry hun, it's never easy loosing a much loved 'furbaby'... {{{Big Hugs}}}
xxx

Debbie said...

Kel - so sad to read this post sending you (((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))

Debbie
xxxxxx

BTW Love your card you made for the challenge :-)

Paula said...

Aw poor Pickle RIP!