hey guys, welcome back. I’m going to start by apologizing for yesterday, I’ve just been so tired. But today, my dear guinea pig Crystal passed away.
She was quite old, over 6 years to be exact. She had some respiratory problems for a few months as well so I did suspect that she was reaching the end. I found her tonight after I had gotten into pajamas. She was in the back of the cage, under the platform I have in there, which was unusual considering she was very brave and would usually come to the front of the cage when I was in the room.
When I opened the cage door she still didn’t move and at that point I knew she was gone. When we took her out she was cold and curled into a little ball. Her eyes were closed and she looked peaceful so I hope she was sleeping when she passed.
The only thing that worries me now is the guinea pig who she shared a cage with. Guinea pigs are social animals and tend to get quite sad when they’re alone. I don’t want her to be sad. I took her out of the cage and held her for a long time. Talking to her softly and petting her. I think I’ll do that most days and maybe once a week I’ll let her and the boys from the other cage socialize for a bit.
Crystal lived a pretty long, happy, healthy life. She was a mother to two boys who took right after her, being adventurous, brave, and very loving. She and her best friend/roommate led me to a close friendship with a girl I otherwise never would have spoken to. She knew how loved she was.
She’ll be deeply missed but at the same time, I’m happy she is no longer living with her respiratory issues. I’m happy she is no longer sick. I’m trying not to be too sad because she lived such a great life and she would want me to be happy, she always was, right till the very end.
See ya soon