Monday, August 22, 2016

Goodbye, Buffy

It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of Buffy last night. The humans dutifully continued her new medicine regimen since Friday morning, but it just wasn't enough. Her muscle weakness kept getting progressively worse, until yesterday when her little legs could no longer stand anymore. The humans rushed her to the 24-hour animal hospital, where they said her heart had stopping and asked if they should do CPR. They said it was very likely that they would have ended up cracking her ribs if they had gone ahead with CPR, and she would have been in a lot of pain (assuming it even worked). The humans had to make the incredibly-difficult decision not to put her through that.

While we're all devastated by her loss, we would also like to stay focused on all the good times we had with her. Lola (2) and I are so glad that we had the chance to join her cage and experience the good guinea pig life with her. We got to eat so many foods together, and go on some great adventures, like the time we got to go to a Pignic and meet another texel. Although it was before my time in the cage, she also got to go on an adventure where she got blessed in a church. And she had the chance to share her experience with all of you wonderful Cavy Savvy readers. I would like to think that all the positive thoughts (and comments) you've been sending her way helped her keep going for much longer than anyone expected.

The humans got Buffy around June 2010, and she was about 6 weeks old at that time. That's over 6 years, which is pretty long for a guinea pig to live. We wish we could have spent even more time on earth with her, but we have no regrets about how her time on earth was spent. By any measure, she had a good life.

Here are a few pictures to remember the good times:
Buffy's first bath (June 30, 2010).
So cute! (6/30/10)

Buffy's Cavy Savvy introduction (3/19/11).
Buffy gets blessed (10/4/11).
Meeting another texel. (10/2/13)

Eating a fruit-flag on July 4th (7/4/15).
Enjoying our company just last week (8/17/16).
Sadly, this means that both of the founders of this blog have now passed. However, Lola and I will do our best to carry on their legacy, and give you the best in food reviews, product reviews, and other great guinea pig info. I'm sure that's what they both would have wanted.

Feel free to leave a comment if you enjoyed reading Buffy's adventures. She'll probably enjoy reading them from the other side of the rainbow bridge.

19 comments:

  1. I am sorry for your loss; she was such a cute piggie! She was clearly so loved and cared for.

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    1. Thanks, Janna. She was one of a kind.

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  2. Oh dear, we are so sorry. Buffy was a lovely pig, and you were wonderful piggy slaves to her. Sebastian and Oliver send soft wheeks and nose-nuzzles of sympathy.

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    1. Thanks, Mary Ellen. It means a lot that she got to share her adventures with the world during her time on earth. Kisses and nuzzles to Sebastian & Oliver <3

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  3. We're so sorry! Buffy and I (Arwen) seemed to be pretty similar. She was very cute!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. She was so cute.

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  4. enjoy your trip to the rainbow bridge Buffy! Squeek free!

    from Cindy
    www.countrycitycindy.blogspot.com

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    1. She's with Lola 1 now and finally at peace, even though we will miss her. Thanks for your comments <3

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    1. Thanks for your condolences kind stranger, and for reading the blog.

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  6. We are all heartbroken at the loss of dear Buffy. Sweet dreams lovely girl.

    We have so enjoyed reading her adventures over the years and send our condolences to you, Lola and Broccoli and your humans too.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, and for keeping up with her adventures over the years. She will be missed.

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  7. Ohh :( Iam so sorry for your loss !! Me and piggies sending to all of you big hugs!!!Until we meet again our beloved ones!!

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  8. So sorry for your loss it's never easy. She will be missed 😞

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  9. So sorry for your loss it's never easy. She will be missed 😞

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  10. It is with tears in my eyes that I read this post,having just got my piggies I already can't emagine life without them and the passing of this gorgeous pig must be unbearable for you(and you're humans)be strong and remember buffy is in heavan dining on carrots all the time while standing on perfect legs and never getting ill.you poor things remain happy and strong.

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  11. Mama got us two years ago and has since constantly refered to your website for advice (she's gotten it 99.98% right. Which is fine for some humans i guess.... (maybe she can't read properly?!) We feel like we have had pen friends across the ocean and two have gone to the land of the rainbow too soon. I feel sad. But i feel angry... hear me roast! WTFrenchFries, I mean ROAR! Buffy and Lola, your legacies lives on (in part because we think you are you beautiful chicks!) Stop it KLaus! (BUT ARTY!TRUE) yeah but nAH.amnhwway, yOU! it's inappppp ..... (sta5ic) preiiiiiate'


    Excuse me, the boys are jousting as usual.i am sorry for your loss! My babies have brought so much 'special to my world' and your advice has been priceless! Thanks to you, Buffy, Lola, Broccoli and Lola 2 (and your super special humans!!!)

    Much love, mama jo and artemis (and my silly little bro, klaus)

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