Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 38

Thread: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

  1. #1
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    It's a month now since I found Mooshy dead at Andy's Pet Shop in San Jose, where there is NO a/c. They told me no worries, they have fans and frozen water bottles to help cool them down. I told them Mooshy doesn't know heat. I have a/c on the warm days. I said it several times, wrote it down on the care form. I was put at easy multiple times with we'll keep a close eye on her. If she doesn't look well, we take animals to the vet. So I assumed they'd do more checks on these 106+ days we had in unprecedented heat in the Bay Area CA Labor Day weekend. Nope. Was told last check was in the am. My friend and I got there at 7:00 PM! What?? So much for keeping a close eye on her they promised me. And where was the frozen bottle? Necropsy didn't show anything was wrong with her. I knew it. She was just fine going in. Just saw her exotic vet a couple months before. The heat did her in after a few days of bearing it.

    My fam knew my deep loss esp the way she went in that Andy's Pet Shop that looks like it's going to fall down any moment. The photos on yelp don't reflect very well what it looks like. 4 days after her passing, my fam showed up on my doorstep with a baby, not a replacement, but they know my deep love of animals. I had already cleaned out Mooshy's pen but it was still set up so Bella-Rose went right in popcorning and wheeking all the way. Here are some photos of her, starting with her exotic vet visit with Dr. Welsh of Wildwood Veterinary Hospital in San Jose on 9/21 through this week of 10/1.- THE best, kindest, most loving exotic vet anywhere is her and her husband Dr. Chris Sanders who was my birds exotic vet for 20+ years in Redwood City.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1st vet visit 9.21.17.jpg 
Views:	71 
Size:	89.8 KB 
ID:	83613Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 10.1 1.jpg 
Views:	66 
Size:	71.7 KB 
ID:	83614Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 10.1 2.jpg 
Views:	63 
Size:	101.6 KB 
ID:	83615Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24 3.jpg 
Views:	45 
Size:	72.8 KB 
ID:	83616

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	1st vet visit 9.21.17 1.jpg 
Views:	59 
Size:	95.1 KB 
ID:	83612

  2. #2
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24 8.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	74.4 KB 
ID:	83617Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24 9.jpg 
Views:	32 
Size:	93.7 KB 
ID:	83618Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24.17 7.jpg 
Views:	36 
Size:	66.8 KB 
ID:	83619Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24.17 6.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	76.7 KB 
ID:	83620Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24.17 11.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	91.9 KB 
ID:	83621

  3. #3
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24.17 16.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	78.7 KB 
ID:	83622Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 9.24.17 18.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	104.2 KB 
ID:	83623Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 10.1.jpg 
Views:	34 
Size:	94.3 KB 
ID:	83624

  4. #4
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 10.1 3.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	100.3 KB 
ID:	83625Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 10.1 4.jpg 
Views:	21 
Size:	100.3 KB 
ID:	83626Click image for larger version. 

Name:	wk of 10.1 5.jpg 
Views:	43 
Size:	83.0 KB 
ID:	83627

  5. #5
    Cavy Champion Guinea Pig Papa's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12, 2015
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,398
    Thanks
    399
    Thanks
    553 Rec'd/460 Posts
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)
    Quoted
    408 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    She is absolutely the most adorable, precious thing, Artista. I know she's not a replacement for Mooshy, and the story of her demise at the hands of someone else who did NOT look after her properly absolutely breaks my heart for you. Mooshy should still be with you.

    That said, Mooshy has taken her place at the Bridge, and you now have Bella-Rose. I wish you many, many happy years with her.

    I know Mooshy would approve, as she knew exactly how much her mama loved her, and how well her mama will look after Bella-Rose.

    Welcome home, Bella-Rose!

  6. "Thank you, Guinea Pig Papa, for this useful post," says:


  7. #6
    Cavy Slave Rywen's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 28, 2013
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    4,041
    Thanks
    623
    Thanks
    867 Rec'd/748 Posts
    Mentioned
    186 Post(s)
    Quoted
    392 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Awww, Bella-Rose is adorable. She sure hit the jackpot having you as her mom @Artista !

  8. "Thank you, Rywen, for this useful post," says:


  9. #7
    Cavy Slave Kelsie's Avatar
    Joined
    Feb 06, 2011
    Location
    Western Washington
    Posts
    2,520
    Thanks
    494
    Thanks
    675 Rec'd/583 Posts
    Mentioned
    180 Post(s)
    Quoted
    358 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    It is such a pleasure to meet the beautiful Bella-Rose. What a fortunate little girl to have been lucky enough to become your piggie. I know the depth of love that you had for Mooshy and although no piggie will ever replace her Bella-Rose will do her best to fill that spot in your heart. She is such an adorable little girl. The look on her face in your first picture just won my heart. May you and Bella-Rose have many happy years together.

  10. "Thank you, Kelsie, for this useful post," says:


  11. #8
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Thanks all. As it goes from getting a pet from a pet store, she didn't come out completely clean bill of health. On the first visit Dr. Welsh found some fungus on her paws after looking under ultra violet light. I have an anti-fungal solution and anti-fungal cream I"ve been applying since 9/21, her first visit. Since I'm home all the time and her pen is right next to the couch, I can easily see if something is off and take note of it. As much as we'd like to think the vet will catch everything, you never know. So I noticed her wiping her nose more than what is normal. She's also still very itchy despite having a medicated bath on 9/21. This past Tues was a follow up on her paws and I brought up these concerns. Too soon for another medicated bath so next Tues it is, she listened closely to her lungs and found she has a little bit of congestion and a bit of a nasal drip. So she's on TMS antibiotics. She doesn't want to do scans, xray and other antibiotics because she is a baby and it accumulates just like in us. Having gone through cancer treatments I know I have a ton of crap in my system from all the radiation and chemo. All antibiotics except TMS causes problems with the growth plate so TMS it is. It's very common and should work. Mooshy was on this too for infections after Baytril sent her into not eating mess back in 2013. I also learned (not having a baby before because Mooshy was 6 mo when I got her) that the nails will grow faster as a baby than as an adult. So her nails are long often.

    This coming Tues she goes back in for a medicated bath and a check on things. Hopefully the fungus is completely gone on her paws as she doesn't like my putting solution then cream on them. The antibiotics she takes in pretty well. Not the first night but she's settled pretty good. She's VERY playful and loving as Abys go. Popcorns a lot, does zoomies in her pen, always chit chatting- just very lively. Mooshy was 180 as it goes with smooth haired pigs. Very much hanging n the pigloo, not wanting to move much and wasn't thrilled about being petted or held. Bella will run up and down me. I sit reclined on the couch with a long lap pad on me and she'll dart up to kiss me and snuggle then go back down to my knees popcorning all the way. So cute! I wouldn't have been able to keep up with her socially if I had her during my cancer treatments. Mooshy was a great fit for those times. Now thankfully I have more energy so I can interact with her pretty much every waking of her hour which she loves.

  12. #9
    Cavy Slave spy9doc's Avatar
    Joined
    Oct 09, 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,517
    Thanks
    71
    Thanks
    1,538 Rec'd/1,267 Posts
    Mentioned
    584 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1142 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    She's VERY playful and loving as Abys go. Popcorns a lot, does zoomies in her pen, always chit chatting- just very lively. Bella will run up and down me. I sit reclined on the couch with a long lap pad on me and she'll dart up to kiss me and snuggle then go back down to my knees popcorning all the way. So cute!
    Why do you think I love Abys so much? They are smart, mischievous, talkative, opinionated, athletic, and yes, cute as well. I have had Abbys on/off for 30 yrs. and after having a Texel in the mix, I vowed that I would go back to an Aby. When I had Chester and Maya (Texel), he seem to be mystified that she wouldn't chit-chat with him.....nor with us.

    Enjoy Bella-Rose while she is young.....they grow up so quickly. Sparky & Chip came to us when they were just 6 wks. and 4 wks. old and have grown into secure, trusting and loving little beings. They both turn 2 yrs. old within the next two weeks and bring us a lot of joy.

  13. "Thank you, spy9doc, for this useful post," says:


  14. #10
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    Why do you think I love Abys so much? They are smart, mischievous, talkative, opinionated, athletic, and yes, cute as well. I have had Abbys on/off for 30 yrs. and after having a Texel in the mix, I vowed that I would go back to an Aby. When I had Chester and Maya (Texel), he seem to be mystified that she wouldn't chit-chat with him.....nor with us.

    Enjoy Bella-Rose while she is young.....they grow up so quickly. Sparky & Chip came to us when they were just 6 wks. and 4 wks. old and have grown into secure, trusting and loving little beings. They both turn 2 yrs. old within the next two weeks and bring us a lot of joy.
    I'm just in awe over just how loving and playful she is! Family had no clue about the different breeds. Heck I didn't know about the different breeds, just Mooshy a smooth hair didn't like being messed with much and stayed hidden all the time. Couldn't get her to exercise even with treats around her pen. But what luck. Fam was calling around looking for a brown and white pig since that what Mooshy was. It was on the last call where the place had just received Bella. She wasn't put on the store floor yet. They found out her colors on the phone and put a hold on her and ran to get her. I really believe Mooshy played a part in all this. I believe this stuff. She wanted me to have a gp that could cheer me up and be loving and sent me the perfect baby for me. For that I love Mooshy even more.

    I've also heard they don't get as big as smooth haired pigs as adults. Is this true?

  15. #11
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Also, Abys' seem hard to find. In pet stores all I've seen are smooth hair gps. Even in gp rescue places I've never seen an Aby.

  16. #12
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner ThePigAlchemist's Avatar
    Joined
    Mar 30, 2012
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,489
    Thanks
    165
    Thanks
    865 Rec'd/698 Posts
    Mentioned
    177 Post(s)
    Quoted
    396 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    I've got a huge Abby (1200 grams), so I wouldn't say it's true that they're smaller. As for whether they're hard to find, it depends. Mine is from a rescue. They weren't swimming in Abbies but they had a few. It was probably the second most common breed after the Americans.

  17. #13
    Administrator bpatters's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 23, 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    28,435
    Thanks
    169
    Thanks
    7,204 Rec'd/5,737 Posts
    Mentioned
    2022 Post(s)
    Quoted
    3767 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Every abby but one I've had has been well over 1300 grams for most of their lives

  18. #14
    Cavy Slave spy9doc's Avatar
    Joined
    Oct 09, 2011
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,517
    Thanks
    71
    Thanks
    1,538 Rec'd/1,267 Posts
    Mentioned
    584 Post(s)
    Quoted
    1142 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Based on my own experience, Abbys tend to have long lean bodies with long legs. But, that doesn't mean that their body type doesn't vary. My Chip is the classic Abby who weighs 1154 grams and is on the small side. OTOH, Sparky is stocky and weighs 1449 grams. As a breed, they seem to mature later than some other breeds. Both the boys didn't reach their full adult size until around 15 mos. I've seen some American shorthairs at shows who were huge in comparison.

    The Abby gene seems to be dominant and one will often find a mix of Abby and other breeds. No, most pet stores don't sell them, but I would agree that they are probably the second most common breed. Abyssinians are judged on a well-defined pattern of rosettes. Some that are not so "good" merely have cowlicks. Below are a couple of championship boys (the second one looks like my Chip).

    Name:  Aby 2quality.jpg
Views: 109
Size:  27.7 KB Name:  Aby quality.jpg
Views: 110
Size:  29.0 KB

  19. "Thank you, spy9doc, for this useful post," says:


  20. #15
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Quote Originally Posted by spy9doc View Post
    Based on my own experience, Abbys tend to have long lean bodies with long legs. But, that doesn't mean that their body type doesn't vary. My Chip is the classic Abby who weighs 1154 grams and is on the small side. OTOH, Sparky is stocky and weighs 1449 grams. As a breed, they seem to mature later than some other breeds. Both the boys didn't reach their full adult size until around 15 mos. I've seen some American shorthairs at shows who were huge in comparison.

    The Abby gene seems to be dominant and one will often find a mix of Abby and other breeds. No, most pet stores don't sell them, but I would agree that they are probably the second most common breed. Abyssinians are judged on a well-defined pattern of rosettes. Some that are not so "good" merely have cowlicks. Below are a couple of championship boys (the second one looks like my Chip).

    Name:  Aby 2quality.jpg
Views: 109
Size:  27.7 KB Name:  Aby quality.jpg
Views: 110
Size:  29.0 KB
    So far Bella Rose is long with the larger feet than Mooshy but she can scrunch up and look like the second one. Seems Aby's then would be hard to find especially if not in stores. I've never seen one, not that I go often to a pet store. I'm guessing because of their fun personalities that maybe they aren't surrendered as much. Bella just popcorns so much and even on me, does a ton of zoomies and cute noises. The afternoon is her down time as it is mine but ams and pms, there she goes! Such a character.

  21. #16
    Cavy Champion Guinea Pig Papa's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12, 2015
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,398
    Thanks
    399
    Thanks
    553 Rec'd/460 Posts
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)
    Quoted
    408 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Sounds like you're having a real hoot with her, @Artista! Makes me so glad she can put a smile on your face!

  22. "Thank you, Guinea Pig Papa, for this useful post," says:


  23. #17
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    Sounds like you're having a real hoot with her, @Artista! Makes me so glad she can put a smile on your face!
    Yes she is a fun love. I smile on the outside but sad on the inside especially the way Mooshy died. She's the one that got me through cancer stuff especially the days when I wanted to let go and let God. She played a huge role in my life that I hope will not be repeated again. Mooshy was great during those times for I couldn't keep up energy wise with an Aby when I was so ill all the time and no energy. So there was a time for her and a time for Bella. Someone's looking out for me and not just my fam who got me Bella..

  24. #18
    Cavy Champion Guinea Pig Papa's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12, 2015
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,398
    Thanks
    399
    Thanks
    553 Rec'd/460 Posts
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)
    Quoted
    408 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Artista View Post
    Yes she is a fun love. I smile on the outside but sad on the inside especially the way Mooshy died. She's the one that got me through cancer stuff especially the days when I wanted to let go and let God. She played a huge role in my life that I hope will not be repeated again. Mooshy was great during those times for I couldn't keep up energy wise with an Aby when I was so ill all the time and no energy. So there was a time for her and a time for Bella. Someone's looking out for me and not just my fam who got me Bella..
    And that's exactly why I'm glad she can make you smile. Nothing can ever erase Mooshy, nor should it. Bella is not a replacement, she's a new chapter in your life. I kind of feel like a lot of this just might be Mooshy's handiwork........ could just be it's Mooshy looking out for you.

  25. "Thank you, Guinea Pig Papa, for this useful post," says:


  26. #19
    Cavy Star, Photo Contest Winner Artista's Avatar
    Joined
    Apr 17, 2013
    Location
    Fremont, CA
    Posts
    2,436
    Thanks
    482
    Thanks
    542 Rec'd/412 Posts
    Mentioned
    147 Post(s)
    Quoted
    333 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Guinea Pig Papa View Post
    And that's exactly why I'm glad she can make you smile. Nothing can ever erase Mooshy, nor should it. Bella is not a replacement, she's a new chapter in your life. I kind of feel like a lot of this just might be Mooshy's handiwork........ could just be it's Mooshy looking out for you.
    I so believe this stuff from when my phone was going nuts at 2 pm that afternoon the day she died (and then it died), when I found her at 7 pm. She was trying to call me to say good bye. I know it. And what are the chances of my fam calling around all Sun everywhere looking for a brown and white pig which no one had until closing time at one place where Bella had just arrived, not even put on the store floor yet. It most certainly is Mooshy's doing and it makes me both so happy and so sad at the same time. I've never felt happy and sad at the same time before. I cry while I smile, I smile while I cry. I have yet to get her marble stone urn out of the box. It's so heavy that I can't do it. It'll most likely be Christmas when bro comes back and takes it out for me. I'll post pics of the memorial I'll have set up for her on my coffee table in her RIP thread at that time. I'll need tons of tissue at that time for sure.

  27. #20
    Cavy Champion Guinea Pig Papa's Avatar
    Joined
    May 12, 2015
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,398
    Thanks
    399
    Thanks
    553 Rec'd/460 Posts
    Mentioned
    80 Post(s)
    Quoted
    408 Post(s)

    Re: Introducing, Bella-Rose! (RIP Mooshy)

    It sounds like everything just fell into place once Mooshy knew she couldn't stay. I know the heartache you're feeling over Mooshy's passing, believe me, I do. When Pooper's stone arrived, I was so happy to see it and see how well it turned out for him, and at the same time it broke my heart so badly seeing it I couldn't stop crying. I try and try to remember all the happiness that he brought me, and then the sadness washes over me again because he's gone.

    The smiles are slowly becoming more frequent, and the tears a little less so, now almost a year on. Hopefully, Mooshy continues to watch over both of you, and the pain from your loss becomes more smiles, not only from your memories of Mooshy, but new ones that you and Bella-Rose are creating.

  28. "Thank you, Guinea Pig Papa, for this useful post," says:


User Tag List

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •