2016/11/26

LIFE UPDATE #4 | AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR


Well, hello 

It's time for another life update. Even though this month has been a bit deep over here at this blog, I still want to keep doing these little life updates twice a month. There's so much going on each month so it's just appropriate to share these things haha! 


AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

Our move went pretty well, even though it was a pretty cold day when we moved. I guess that's one of the reasons why our guinea pig Tiuhti caught a cold and then after struggling for about a week, she passed away with quite a tragic way. I highly recommend you to skip to the next section if you're easily disturbed about death and things around it. 
Tiuhti has always been the one with the casual flu going on, so we didn't think at first that it wasn't that bad, because she had had the flu before this and then it just went away with extra vitamin C & parsley. Well, this one just didn't, so on a Sunday 13th of November we took her to the vet. The vet said that it's basically a 50/50 chance if she'll be okay. We took the medication he prescribed for her and went home. This happened around 12pm and at 1pm we gave her the first dose of her antibiotics. 
At 3pm we were making dinner and when I was sitting next to our kitchen table watching our guinea pigs minding their own business. They have this two-floor cage and I saw how Tiuhti was attempting to get downstairs. She was waving her front paws like she had no clue how to get down those stairs and then I saw her fell. 
She fell down the stairs leaving the rest of our four guinea pigs staring at her. At this point, she was still breathing and alive. I immediately had the need to check if her feet were working properly because guinea pigs don't really fall from places. We lifted her away from the cage to the floor next to it and found out that she wasn't able to move her legs. It was absolutely horrible to watch. 
I started to search the vet's phone number, so we could take her there immediately so  he could do things that were needed to do because there was no chance that Tiuhti would recover from it. While I was searching the number, J lifted her to our couch and she took her last breath. 

There's a funny thing about guinea pigs. Even though they live in a cage, they're not like hamsters. They actually socialize with you and become the part of your family. So losing Tiuhti felt like losing a family member. She had been with us almost 3 years and she was an important part of our little family. I know we've got still 4 amazing little potatoes left in our family, but it still doesn't feel like the same pack of piggies and it's not even supposed to feel like it. 

The first couple of nights were horrible, I wasn't able to sleep because every time I closed my eyes I saw how awful Tiuhti looked like when she realized that her legs didn't work. The first week was horrible, to see how the rest of our piggies tried to find Tiuhti from the cage. Others are completely fine and I guess that they're accepted the fact that their little Teabag is not coming back anymore. They still check up the place where Tiuhti loved to hang, but turn away because there's no one there. It's heartbreaking to watch. That was one hell of a Sunday.

We have planned to buy a new cage for our guinea pigs, for safety reasons and simply for the fact that there are a couple of spots in the cage where Tiuhti loved to hang out but they're simply too hard to clean. They can still smell her even though she's not there. 


Let's move on to the positive part of this post! Despite that Sunday, life has been good lately. We bought a crib for Dino from IKEA and I also renewed the look of this blog with J's help. We had our 4th maternity clinic appointment a couple of days ago and I finally bought the lamp to help me to shoot blog pictures. Now I won't have to use old ones for all my posts just because the lack of daylight is sucking all the motivation out of me.  

Oh, and who's doing Blogmas this year? At least I am, so stay tuned for that next month! 


20 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about Tiuhti, it is so hard when our little furries pass away as they are just part of the family and you miss them so much. I know some people think " oh it's only a ............." when they find out that someone's pet dies & they are upset but those are people who don't understand how much love you feel for an animal no matter it's size. Xx

    Oh I'm doing Blogmas too this year, not long to go now.....eek!!

    The Life of Dee

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    1. Haha, that's so true :-) thank you for your wishes! Oh & I can't wait for your Blogmas :-)

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your pet and family member, Tiuhti. It's always sad to lose a pet, a considered member of the family. I'm glad that besides that everything is well with you.

    So, what kind of lamp did you get for shooting blog photos?

    Ron | Nearby Wanderer

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    1. Gosh can't remember the brand but it's a cheap fluorescent ring lamp :D

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  3. Very sorry for your loss. Losing a furry family member is always tragic no matter how small or large. They are still family.

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  4. So sorry for your little fur friend xo

    www.theninebyivana.blogspot.com

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  5. Preparing for a baby is such an exciting time! Congratulations! My childhood best friend just had her first son 2 weeks ago and he is absolutely adorable

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    1. Oh my goodness I was just yesterday over at Starbucks & saw the cutest baby ever hahah :D babies are adorable

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  6. Losing a pet is always so hard - sorry for your loss! The little ones cot looks lovely though - I love the elephant <3

    Gisforgingers xx

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    1. Oh I'm obsessed with donebyDeer at the moment :D

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  7. So sorry about your loss. Well, I can remember how I felt when my cats died or just run away from me. I don't know what's sadder. I like the new crib for Dino, it looks huge. And the new look of the blog too.
    BS, xx | https://queenbsdiary.wordpress.com/

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  8. I'm sorry for losing your pet. By the way, I have the same teddy bear as you do! I love it!

    Elena | www.inspiredtoexplore.com

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    1. Oh you do! So cool :-) J got it for me ~4 or 5 years ago haha :D

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  9. So sorry to hear about your guinea pig :( I had a couple when I was younger and they were my first every babies, I totally understand how you feel <3

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    1. Piggies are the best haha <3

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  10. Sorry to hear about Tiuhti darlin'. They're never just pets, they're part of the family.
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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