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    Re: Sparky's Medical Thread

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    It is with a profoundly heavy heart and a grieving soul that I tell you that my beloved Sparky crossed the Rainbow Bridge last evening. His big beautiful heart simply gave out and we had to let him go.

    As most of you know, he was diagnosed with CHF in June and was given six months (at the most) to live. He lived six months plus ten days. I truly believe that the sheer force of the strength of our love for him, and his for us kept him alive this long.

    Of all the cavies that I have had, this one was special in every way. He was handsome, smart, and had a big personality and the most loving and playful spirit like no other. My husband has been in marked chronic back pain and often sleeps on the sofa where he is more comfortable. Sparky became his comfort animal and loved to sleep on my husbandís chest snuggled under his chin. And, no, I was not left out. Sparky would make himself comfortable on my chest lying between my breasts and would sleep there for a couple of hours with occasionally waking up to obsessively kiss me before going back to sleep. Ah, those sweet piggy kisses will be missed!

    His cage sits alongside my desk in my small home office and it is so empty that I can hardly stand to come in here to work. The room is empty without his spirit here. No matter how one tries to prepare for this, you simply cannot prepare for the emptiness.

    Godspeed, my beautiful boy. Fly free over the Rainbow Bridge!
    I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! :(

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    Re: Sparky's Medical Thread

    My heart goes out to you and your husband. Through your posts of Sparky I feel like I knew him. I am so sorry that you had to say good-bye to such a beloved family member. What a very lucky little boy he was to have come into your home and known the amount of love that you had bestowed upon him.

    May his beautiful spirit Rest In Peace! ❤️

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    I'm so, so sorry @spy9doc . We've lost many furry souls and it never gets easier. But their love is forever, and you'll always have that.

    He sounds much like my piggy Robin Hood. I know how much the emptiness hurts... but I also know sometime, someday, a special someone who needs you will help fill it once more.

    Fly free and Godspeed, handsome Sparky! ❤️

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    I'm so sorry for your and your husband's loss. He was a special boy and lived a wonderful life in your care. I've recently lost 2 girls, one in November and one a couple weeks ago and it never gets easier.

    Rest easy, Sparky!

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    I'm very sorry to read that Sparky has passed on and sending good thoughts your way.

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    Re: Sparky's Medical Thread

    Thank you, everyone, for your messages of comfort and understanding. Only here among other guinea pig lovers and fanatics could I feel comforted and understood. Most of us have experienced the loss of a beloved furbaby, but it was different for me this time. That's just how unique and special Sparky was.

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    Sparky @ 4 weeks old - the day I brought him home

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    Sparky @ 4 yrs. old on his recent birthday


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    Loving the bounty from the garden
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    He was beautiful ❤️ I can catch a glimpse of his personality just from the pictures and see how special he was...

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    Those sunglasses! So cute!

    Im sure he appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed the all he could eat veggie buffet!

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    Such a handsome little man. Just the look in his eye tells you all you need to know about his personality. One spoiled, and much loved piggie.

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    Sparky's Medical Thread

    Awww, look at him. Heís running zoomies and eating all of the veggies in guinea pig heaven. Iím am so very sorry for your loss. RIP little Sparky.

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    My sympathy to you and your husband. Sparky was so lucky to have so much love and good care as part of your family. I’m sorry you lost him but to glad he had such a good life.

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