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Rikki the Ferret....

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CrystalS

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I don't know if anyone remembers my post about a ferret that I got from a neighbor...

http://forums.avianavenue.com/other-than-feathers-speedway/16350-ferrets-i-have-questions.html

I only had her for a little over a month.

The last few days she was not acting herself. She was very lethargic, not eating and drinking much or peeing and pooping. I was worried.

I made an appointment at the vet I found and took her in. Her temp was very low and she was severly dehydrated. She also didn't seem to have any poop in her system if that makes sense. The vet felt that she was slowly shutting down. So, we decided it was best to help her over the rainbow bridge.

She ate a few treats before we left but I couldn't see her suffering.

Although I didn't have her long I still became attached to her and loved her. I feel terrible. :(

Her life wasn't that great with her previous owners so I hope I made the last month of her life worth living.

I bought her 2 new beds and never got to use them. I don't have the receipts and I'm unable to take them back. So if anyone can use them please PM me.
 

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Ohhh....I'm so sorry for your loss. :( :hug5:
 

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I'm sorry Rikki left you so soon. My first ferret was also a Rikki. He changed my life in a lot of ways. Hugs to you
If you can find a local rescue, they can always use new ferret items, hammocks, beds, everything is appreciated.
More hugs
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I am sorry for your loss.

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I am so sorry for your loss. You were very kind to take her in and provide her with love no matter for how short of time. She knows you loved her.
Run free thru the tunnels sweet Rikki!
 

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Ohh I'm sorry :( Euthanizing an animal is never easy. That was great of you to show her what a loving owner is really like, if only for a month.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. :hug8::(
 

CrystalS

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Thank you everyone. Its never easy. :(

I never thought of rescues Carla. I will definitely check in to that. Was your ferret a Rikki Tikki Tavi?
 

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So Sorry!!
 

MoluccanZoey

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Ferrets really can touch your heart in a short amount of time and its tough losing them. They are like birds in that they can go quickly and sickness can be hard to detect until after it is too late. I'm sorry you just got to know this little one and then she was gone. My sympathies. That's why I stopped doing ferret rescue- it was just too hard to have to watch them die. I could handle everything else- but the short lifespan. You really do get to love them in a special way though.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss :hug8:
 
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