You are invited to Log in or Register a free Frihost Account!

Passing of a Dear Friend

I woke up this morning (April 4th) to find my dear Eve (aka 'Mop') had slipped away on me. I hope she went without pain or suffering and I hope she doesn't hate me for not being there with her when she did. I much prefer to be there, holding and comforting my critters, when they decide it is their time. As painful as that is I would have preferred it.

I was always a little paranoid of her going on me because she was just over 7 years old (as of December). The past couple days I noticed she wasn't drinking much or each much and even after changing her bedding she wasn't really flooding the place like she normally does. I was hopeful when she gobbled up some green beans but... I guess it was her time.

Sadly it was poor timing on her part, the ground is still frozen so she has been parked in a freezer for the next couple weeks. My friend from work has offered to bury her next to her 2 wise cats (one was called Soda and the other sounds like Cukin [don't have a clue how to spell it]). So I cried a bit over her, held her for a while and straightened out her hair. When it was time she was set into a shoe box with a towel and I put her little dingy ball in with her. She'll probably hate me a little as it was a pink shoe box... I don't think she's a pink kind of piggy.

As much as I'd rather be lying in bed hugging Lil Squee and crying over pictures I'm at work... hiding in the back office and trying not to cry over her.

I hate it when animals go because I can't see them looking around, hear their little squeaks or touch them. Can't smell them (even if they stink). At least I didn't cut her hair and she'd had a bath a few weeks ago. And she got to see the new place.

I miss my Eve Sad

6 blog comments below

I'm really sorry about Eve's passing TG. May be her time to go, but I guess it's never easy to let a pet go.
deanhills on Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:11 pm
This is kind of how I remember her. The picture sums it up well enough. When I was in school I'd usually bring her out of her cage and have her sitting next to my laptop while I programmed or worked on some report... or when I was playing games and watching movies and TV shows (I spent a lot of time doing that!). She just sat there... it's what I liked about her. I love Squee but Eve was really go company. I could even lie in bed with her sitting on my chest and I'd just be reading... she'd just lie there too... softly chirping away... And if I wasn't careful she'd pee on me. Which she did get one last good pee out a couple weeks ago. Nothing like seeing your owner dance, holding you at arms reach while they deal with the uncomfortable sensation.
TheGremlyn on Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:29 pm
I too, am really sadden about Eve's passing. I will miss the adventures of the "Mop" postings. I am sure she knew how fortunate she was to have such an excellent companion/caretaker, TG.
How is Squee holding up?
standready on Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:54 pm
Squee doesn't seem to notice... I mean I sort of kept them apart because Squee was a bully and Eve was getting hurt. Maybe Squee knows her friend is gone... but just doesn't yet realize how permanently gone Eve really is.

Final Shenanigans... She had one final bath some weeks ago. Cleaned up her hair at the back end and trimmed it a bit but I kept her hair long. She's always been super easy to give a bath too since she just sits there. Looks a little startled probably because she doesn't like being wet.

TheGremlyn on Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:28 pm
Thank you for sharing those photos, TG. Rest in peace, Eve.
standready on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:23 pm
Those are great photos TG. She had a fantastic coat of hair. Must have been her pride and glory. Cool
deanhills on Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:30 pm

© 2005-2011 Frihost, forums powered by phpBB.