I don’t usually write trigger warnings in general, but today is a day which needs one. This post is about the death of a loved one, so if you’re not ready to read on we completely understand.
Today has been a hard day for us.
Twitch had been acting strange for the past two days and we took the best care of her that we could. We noticed she started losing a bit of weight, was sleeping more and was having some issues walking. We made sure to give her more attention and made sure she got enough food and water. We looked up all of the symptoms and couldn’t find an illness that matched everything, unfortunately.
We think she got Wet Tail, although again we’re not 100% sure especially as we made sure her bedding was changed very frequently, that she had a lot of water and we limited her consumption of Whimzees and made sure she wasn’t being fed anything inappropriate.
Today in her final hours Beau started howling as we started fixing up Twitch’s home. We noticed that Twitch looked so much worse than she has ever looked. K and I hurried to get Twitch as comfortable as possible, changing the bedding one last time knowing that it was soon to be her time. We both watched her as she made her way one last time to her dome which is her final resting place.
I didn’t know losing you would feel this way. When we first rescued you we had no idea how much we’d love you. You were a great addition to our family and I’m so sad to have lost you. I know you’re a hamster, but I hope we gave you a much better life than what you were experiencing before. I’m sorry we couldn’t have done better this time. I’m so sorry.
Twitch is the first pet I have ever lost and I’m finding it surprisingly difficult to stop crying. It’s especially hard as I also lost my grandpa a few days ago. So please pet parents, if you have something happy to share with us today, I would be more than appreciative.