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They're gone. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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skywhisperer
skywhisperer
They're gone.
I went on vacation Wednesday to the Florida Keys for a long weekend. I dropped the ferrets off at the vet to be boarded.

Friday afternoon I got the call - the vet found them both, dead, in their hammock that morning. He thinks they tore the lining open, got into the filling, and suffocated.

The only positive thing I can say is that at least one of them doesn't have to go on without the other. I hope that being together kept them from being scared.

My apartment is so quiet and so empty without them.

For once in my life, I have run out of words.
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jedi_mermaid From: jedi_mermaid Date: March 30th, 2003 10:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh jesus. I am REALLY sorry. I know you don't know me well, but I wanted to tell you that really sucks. My condolances.
panther From: panther Date: March 31st, 2003 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh my gods...that is so sad.

I offer condolences for your horrible loss.
greeneyedsadie From: greeneyedsadie Date: April 1st, 2003 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man....that sucks. I'm really sorry to hear that. Were they in good health otherwise? Is there any negligence involved? Are you going to take them to another vet to do the autopsy to make sure there wasn't negligence on the part of the vet who boarded them?

Again, I'm sorry, I can't imagine what it would be like to lose my boys.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: April 1st, 2003 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
They were both old - at least 7. Toggles was having problems with his adrenal gland again, and probably only had less then a year left anyway. But Slinky was in perfect health.

I didn't have them autopsied. Nothing would have brought them back, so I didn't see the point.

I'm going to gather all their stuff together and donate it to the local ferret shelter.
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