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Old 02-23-2019, 09:19 AM   #1
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Default My baby boy, my son, the light of my life

I thank you all for your advice and support on helping Rudy through his last week. I'll be heading to the vet in a couple hours when my vet gets there to give him the peace he deserves. He is no longer wanting to eat, so it's time. I just hope I'm doing the right thing. I don't want him to fall down somewhere while trying to walk (which he still does bless his heart) and not being able to get back up. I hope he'll be ok on the other side. He's always had a beautiful coat that reminded me of a calico cat's. I wish I had a gopd picture that showed how many varying shades of splotches of brown he had all over before he started losong fur. Though, I've always thought he was cute and pretty no matter what. I probably will never get a hamster again. I wasn't prepared for a literal saint to come into my life. I'm very blessed to call him my son.
I made an album if anyone is interested. I hope the link works.


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Old 02-23-2019, 09:26 AM   #2
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What a beautiful boy. I'm glad you have made that final decision from your love for him. His path will be gentle now and he will play free from pain at the Rainbow Bridge xx
My thoughts are with you x
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:33 AM   #3
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Wow, apparently even after talking to the vet office for a week about his end of life care and them bothering me for two days about putting him down now they pull this "we can't work you in" and then my dad gets pissed and asks them to ask the vet herself because she has changed locations a couple times, but I've been a client of hers for 9 years and now I'm told they can work us in before they close? Time for a new vet sadly.

Also thank you Souffle :'<
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Old 02-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #4
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So sorry - but it does sound like it's his time and you are doing the right thing for him - out of love. I also had vet issues when the time came xxx
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:32 PM   #5
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Thank you both, for your compassion and support. He passed away around 10 mins ago. She did the method where they do the injection to make him get so sleepy that he falls asleep in a few minutes. She came back and checked on him to make sure he lost consciousness. She said being with me will be his last memory alive. We nuzzled each others noses until the end basically. Then she took him and gave the injection which goes into the heart. She swore that even though it sounds terrible that he's unconscious and can't feel it. She said with the gas option I don't get to be with him and that he'd be aware of everything until the last moment. She said the method I chose is most humane. I just can't believe he's gone. Just like that.
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:24 PM   #6
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I am so sorry. It can help when you have had a sort of memorial service to say goodbye properly xxx
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Old 02-23-2019, 05:36 PM   #7
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How would I do a memorial service? Sorry if that aounds like a stupid question. There are a couple cremation "urns" I've liked so far.

https://www.perfectmemorials.com/yel...n-p-16161.html

I thought about getting three of them. One for Rudy, and two others to transfer my chinchilla, Chilli, and other hamster, Walnut. Work on making a boquet over the years. I also thought about doing a tattoo memorial for them all like paw prints or names but I'm afraid I'll look like a novel of I do names along my legs.

https://www.perfectmemorials.com/bab...le-p-9492.html I know nothing about the song but the words are perfect.

Hard to capture his essence and find something worthy of him.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:19 AM   #8
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We buried our hammy in the garden and planted flowers over as a memorial. Some people use large pots for burial and plant things. If you have an urn you could keep that or bury it and have a name marker on the grave and maybe plant something. But any little ceremony to say goodbye. I just said a few words.
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:28 PM   #9
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I have a lot of animals buried in the backyard but I do cremation now because we won't live in this house forever and leaving them behind and their graves being disturbed is hard for me to accept. I'm going to do a little thing when I get his ashes and add him to my other children that have passed on.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:32 AM   #10
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I'm so terribly sorry for your loss of Rudy. He was a very handsome ham and you did absolutely everything in your power to help him. You made the hard decision to help him to the bridge because you loved him so dearly, and I am sure that Rudy knew you didn't want his suffering to be prolonged. He had a wonderful, loving life with you; now he is at peace and is your guardian angel. The music box "urn" sounds lovely. Huge hugs to you.

RIP, dear Rudy. You will be greatly missed.
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