|Birth: ||Apr. 18, 2010|
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 2011|
Sydney was a precious gift to me. I was so happy when we got her. I never thought for one moment we would lose her so soon.
Everything had been fine with Sydney, she was eating and drinking normaly. Sydney was a happy little baby. She loved her food, especially Tomatoes, lettuce, cabbage, cucumber and grapes. Sometimes she would eat carrot and apple as well. Generally a very happy little guineapig. Sydney loved to 'Popcorn' which means to suddenly jump. Sydney loved to do this, because she was happy! :) Lambs do this in the field when they are little. Older guineapigs do as well. My two older male piggies dont do that, they are too big and lazy!
On November the fifth, Carrot who is another Guineapig of mine, was put into her cage for breeding.(I have two males who live together. Carrot and Turnip are brothers). Both Sydney and Carrot were very happy together and after over two months together, I removed carrot as Sydney was looking pregnant. We were so looking forward to the babies.
Monday afternoon the 18th of January, I noticed that Sydney was not eating and when I picked her up, she had a Dirty and wet underside. I rang the vet for an emergency appointment that afternoon. I called a Taxi because I wasnt going to take her on a bus, it would be far too stressful. When I got to the vet, there was a long wait and the room was full of noise. Unfortunatly, Guineapigs get very stressed, and because Sydney was pregnant, I hoped that she would be seen very soon. I had to wait nearly two hours, I was getting very worried indeed.
When eventually Sydney was seen, she was badly shaken and had been very unwell. The vet gave her a drop of antibiotic in water by syringe. He said that she was very unwell but that he could try to make her better. (I think the vet knew that Sydney could not be saved but took the money. its common practice unfortunatly for vets to charge knowing that the pet will die anyway). When we eventually got home again, I tried to give her some water, but she wouldnt take any. She felt cold so I wrapped her up in a warm towel and held her with me. In the morning at 6.20am I went downstairs and called her name. She had died in the early hours of the morning. It broke my heart :(. I have planted a lovely small white flowering plant on her resting place.
A MASSIVE THANK YOU goes to Heather & mojo! for creating a Beautiful special Gold frame in memory of Sydney!!, and never forgetting my lovely friend Sherri who very kindly sponsored my baby Sydney, THANK YOU my friend :D!!!
I'm not a cosy pussy cat, nor hamster in a cage,
Nor a proud Alsation dog, for that is far too big.
I'm a kind of snuggle bug,loved by kids of any age,
A cutie cobbed shaped cavy kind, they call a Guinea Pig.
Try me and I think you'll find I'm rather nice
I can charm and I can calm and make of you, a friend
But be warned that I'm forever, not for once or twice,
For you will fall, they always do, and love me in the end.
By Peter Gurney- 9 March 1938 - 1 July 2006.
Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ~*~Ode to the Guinea Pig~*~Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ
~ Oh, guinea pigs, what noble creatures! ~ Blessed with all the finest features. ~ Silken fur from tail to muzzle, ~ Trained from birth to squeak and nuzzle. ~ Potato shaped, ~ Prepared to nap ~ On anyone's awaiting lap. ~ With carrots raised, let's dance a jig ~ In honor of the guinea pig!
By Eric R. Williams ~ Highlights for Children ~ April 1, 2003.
With many,many thanks to Liz and Ron for this poem
If Guinea Pigs were jewels, they'd be of the rare and precious kind,
The sort of gems of various hues, not very often mined.
If Guinea Pigs were flowers, of course they would be blooms,
Of Orchids bright in colour, to brighten up the gloom.
If they controlled the weather, only sunny days there'd be,
For them to run and frolic and share with you and me.
If Guinea Pigs were little stars they'd sparkle bright and clear,
To let you know,no matter what that they are always near.
Our Guinea Pigs are all these things, but more important still,
They're little bundles stuffed with love, for us to have our fill.
Note: Cause of Death: vets diagnosis was intestinal infection. Mine was Toxaemia in pregnancy. (Like Pre Eclampsia in Human pregnancy).
Created by: Annie.UK
Record added: Jan 20, 2011
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