Sunday, August 9, 2015

Goodbye, Lola

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of Lola's passing this morning. After losing weight for several months, battling an eye injury, combating several UTIs, and passing a bladder stone, she has made the trip over the rainbow bridge. Due to a combination of weight loss and passing the stone, she developed sepsis very quickly, leading to a very sad vet visit this morning.

While we are heartbroken over her loss, we try to remember the good times we had with her. From when she was first brought home and introduced to Annie (who bit her ear and left her with a lifelong reminder), she had been the fiesty one of the bunch. When the water bottle broke and stopped up, Lola was the one to save us by shrieking until the humans realized what was wrong. Lola was always down for a snuggle or pet, was very good about not peeing on the humans when being held, and was an adventurous eater who loved trying new foods, treats, and products.

This has been a rough weekend for Lola, having had to be brought into the vet several times. During one last happy moment two nights ago, Lola was being especially affectionate with the humans, nuzzling and licking them for almost an hour. She seemed grateful that she could have one last good time with her piggie and human family.

We appreciate all your support and condolences. Knowing that Lola shared her life not only with us and the humans, but with the tens of thousands of readers who log on to Cavy Savvy each month brings us some measure of comfort.

If you have enjoyed reading about Lola on this blog, please let us know in the comments. It would mean a lot.

20 comments:

  1. We have all loved reading the adventures of Lola and her friends and are so sad that she is no longer with us. She will always be remembered especially as we have a Lola amongst our own herd.

    Heartfelt sympathy and condolences from all of us at Piggyfriends rescue in England.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. We're glad to have shared her life with piggies all the way from England.

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  2. Our human is new to the cavy world and we are glad she found your blog. Thank you, Lola, for giving us a voice & helping our human understand us!
    Otis, Clyde, Oskar & Priss

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    1. Thanks, guys. We really appreciate your comment in this dark time. We're glad Lola got to give piggies everywhere a voice.

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  3. This was one of the first blogs I read when I adopted my sweet piggie. We are truly sorry to hear of Lola's passing but appreciate how much you shared her with us over the years.

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    1. Thanks, Katie. We're so glad Lola was helpful when you adopted your piggie. Thanks for sticking with us through the years.

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  4. So sad to read this, she will be greatly missed. I found this blog when I got my first guinea pig and has been very helpful. May Lola RIP. I got sad, guinea pigs are so loveable.

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    1. Thanks, Marta. I'm glad to know this blog was helpful for you when you got your first pig. It's good to know that Lola made a difference in advising other piggies.

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  5. I am very sorry to hear of Lola's passing.
    I've enjoyed reading about Lola and her friends.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. It's nice to know she got to share her many piggie experiences with you.

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  6. Oh, we're so sorry. Lola was a lovely piggy -- in fact, I'm sure our dear departed boys (Cesar, Wilbur, Rufus, and Sam) are all vying for her affections and showing her all the best napping and snacking spots. (And Jasper is becoming quite elderly, he'll turn 7 next week, so we fear he'll be making that journey before long.)

    Gentle wheeks and nuzzles,

    Oliver and Jasper (and their humans, Mary Ellen and Jeff)

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    1. Thanks, guys. It's never easy to lose a pig, but knowing that we're not alone in the experience helps. Thanks for being part of her (virtual) life.

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  7. Oh, this is so sad! As a fellow loud-wheeker, I (Eowyn) will especially miss her. We're so sorry!

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    1. Thanks, Eowyn. Loud wheekers are the best kind of pigs.

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  8. So sorry about Lola 😔 We're glad there is no longer suffering and even more Glad to hear about the precious last moments with her. Thank you for sharing the difficult part of this journey.

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    1. Thanks, Sherri. We really appreciate your kind words.

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  9. I was so sad to see the title but she is in piggy heaven and I bet she is very happy now. She will be missed by all.

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    1. Thank you, chewy pig. She was a great piggie friend to everyone in the cage and human family.

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  10. I am terribly sorry to hear of Lola's passing. My family andI enjoy reading your blog. We get a lot of great information. Prayers to all of you!

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    1. Thanks, Mackenzie, for reading our blog and for your thoughtful comment.

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