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    Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    A year and a half was way too short. We barely knew ya.

    My girlfriend and I got home from work today to find Kellypig cold and stiff in her pigloo. No signs of injury, and she had shown no signs of illness. She wasn't even two years old. Our Curly pig died earlier this year in much the same way...completely herself last time we saw her, then dead within a few hours.

    Kelly was the most skittish I've met from a skittish species. Hard to blame her, given her background; rescued from neglect in a hoarder house only to be held in a shelter for weeks sharing space with dozens of loud barking dogs. It's a miracle she didn't die of a heart attack before we had a chance to take her into our home. Three out of our five pigs dead in the past year...not a good year to be a guinea pig, it seems.

    I truly hope you get to calm down a bit in pig heaven, Kellypig.


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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    RIP, Kellypig. I'm really sorry to hear about your loss, Mastershroom. This summer, I lost two of them: a 6 year old and one that was just under 3. The 6 year old was under vet care so it was expected, but Moo had no symptoms and I found her laying next to her pigloo when I got home from work. She wasn't housed with my other one that died. Sometimes, there's no explanation but that doesn't make it any easier. How are your other girls doing?

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    So sorry for you

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    So sorry for your loss , sounds like your a wonderful ,caring loving person .... Mike

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    Im so sorry for your loss. May happy memories and silly squeaks put a smile on your heart.

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    I'm very sorry for your loss, RIP little Kelly piggie.

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by pinky View Post
    How are your other girls doing?
    Kwee is doing fine...but Cuddles needs to go back to the vet this weekend. She had ovarian cysts, so we got her spayed earlier this year. Her fur started growing back in nice and thick and curly. In the last month, though, her symptoms have started returning. Her fur is falling out in the same pattern, her nipples are swollen and crusty, and she's been really aggressive with the other pigs again. Except now she physically shouldn't have any ovaries for cysts to grow on, so I have no idea why this could be happening.

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    I'm so sorry for your loss. It's such a blessing that she was able to know love and experience the good life with both of you. It's so sad that she passed away far too soon but I'm sure she was the happiest pig ever to have been a part of your family.

    I will keep Cuddles in my thoughts and prayers. Good luck at her vet appointment.

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    Thanks, @Kelsie. She had a rough start to her life, and as short as it was, I'm happy I was able to give her something better. And I'll be sure to let Cuddles know you're thinking of her

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    sending you my condolences on lose of piggies and prayers with good vibs are coming your way for healthy happy piggies and family .

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    So sorry for your loss. It is very hard. She is in a better place now. <3

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    My goodness.......the Rainbow Bridge must be overcrowded! My Bubba is the official greeter on the other side, so I know that he is showing Kelly where to find the most delicious dandelions.

    Curious as to why you term Abys a "skittish species"? I have always had Abys (with the current exception of Maya) and never thought of them that way. I think of them as busy, athletic, inquisitive, stubborn, and very smart. Hmmm.......I'll have to think about skittish.

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    I read it that @Mastershroom was talking about guinea pigs when he said Kelly was a skittish species, not Abys.

    I'm so sorry for your loss @Mastershroom.

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    I'm so sorry.

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    Re: Godspeed, Kelly the Pig

    @spy9doc, I meant guinea pigs in general, not specifically the Abyssinian breed. I'm sure any piggie brought up in Kelly's situation would have been quite terrified.

    Thanks for the support, everyone. This weekend we ended up getting rid of the giant 2x8 L-shape cage and setting up a regular 2x4. That giant cage was a bit much for our two surviving pigs, so we reclaimed the space for our second rabbit cage.

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