I lost my little Powder Puff July 23. He never was quite right. Dr. Ogden my Exotic Vet seems to think that it was due to improper breeding. This past year has been a tough one for him. But he never complained, he was such a good little boy. All the meds and Vet. trips he took in stride. The last visit he had his back teeth filed, I was suppose to pick him up Wednesday after work, around 8:30 am he started to have seizures. I got there as fast as I could but he just could'nt hold on any longer.
Happier and Healthier Times.
I'm so sorry I didn't get to see you before you passed. I did every thing I could to help you. I feel like I let you down. What were you thinking at the Vets? You must have thought I abandoned you. My heart is breaking just thinking about it. I miss your little wheeks and squeals.
Safira misses you. She stares into your cage to try to find you, it's heartbreaking. I'm not sure what she thought you were, but she loved you.
A special thanks to Dr. Ogden, Dr. Westphal and all the staff at Southborough Veterinary Hospital for taking such good care of my Little Buddy. Also to Stephen for coming to my rescue when my car died
My Heart Is Broken.
I first saw Powder in Petco and I thought to my self " What's a Himalayan Guinea Pig doing here"? I should have known better. I'm sure some lame excuse for a breeder dumped him there, his points were very light so he couldn't be sold. I fell in love with him and took him home. He was so gentle and quiet you would never even know he was there. About a year ago he started to have some problems. His eyes were scaley and his feet started to grow abnormally big, he also developed alopecia on his ears. He was put on antibiotics as well as ointment for his eyes and ears. No one new why his feet were starting to deform, it wasn't scurvy he had enough vitamin c to sink a battle ship, we also noticed his top teeth were angled to the right. He started to have bouts of diarrhea, more antibiotics and probotics, he never fought me when it was medicne time he just would look at me with those big eyes and wait for his treat. I noticed he wasn't eating the way he should he was starting to slobber when he ate and seemed to have a hard time chewing. Back to the Vet again his back teeth were worn down on one side so he had developed spurs, his jaw was also out of whack. Two weeks of syringe feeding before I could afford to get his teeth done. I didn't mind but boy could he eat I would also cut up his fruit and veggies into tiny pieces so he had something to eat while I was at work. Finally got him an appointment to have his teeth done. I just don't know what happened he was doing so good. I feel so guilty for not being with him, I know it was the best thing to do if he didn't have his teeth done he would have died, it was getting to the point where he was refusing to eat. I agree with Dr. Ogden, I think it was genetic, shame on Petco for not being more selective about where they get thier animals. I'll never walk into one of those stores again
Another Angel Gets Thier Wings.
Please forgive me Powder I did the best I could. I wanted to see you after your surgery but my car broke down and I had no way to get to you. I never meant for this to happen, you were suppose to come home. When I get your ashes I have a spot picked out for your urn, right next to Obsidian so I can kiss both of you Good-Night