He didn't eat his AM veggies either so I'm giving him critical care. He is very resistive to it for some reason so we're taking it slowly, giving half syringes and spreading it out so I don't injure him or upset him any more than necessary. I am very worried if he'll even make it till morning. I'm doing everything I can, but he looks and sounds bad.
I am shocked at how fast he went. Just last night he was breathing fine and ate well and less than 24 hours later he was gone. As far as I can tell, he wasn't in any pain. There were none of the classic signs of it like squeaking, struggling or anything else. He was just struggling to breathe and his eyes had some discharge. His nostrils were clear. If his age was accurate when I adopted him, he was about 4 and a half when he passed.
- Supporter 2016-2021
RIP Dear Oreo. Run free and popcorn in paradise munching on the green grass with BJ. Play nice and behave! Sending big hugs. He knew how much you loved him and he loved you!
This is him the day we brought him home. He wasn't afraid of us, but he wasn't quite ready to let us pick him up just yet.
Here he is trying to get Gilligan and Skipper to come over and play or touch noses with him. Of course they were still pretty scared with me standing there.
With his favorite grazing buddy, Mr Bubbles. He always followed him around and ate next to where his buddy was eating.
Lap time with Oreo was premium . He didn't care a lot for it like the others, but he did allow us to hold him for short periods of time. He cared more for giving and receiving his love and attention from inside his cage and he got plenty of it from in there. Getting him to sit still for laptime photos was hard.
This is the last time he was outside. It was a few days before he got sick. You can really see how much he loved being out there with his grazing buddy.
He loved to go outside and graze as long as he had the company of one of his brothers. He was ok grazing with BJ, but liked to be outside with Mr Bubbles the most, who is the closest that Oreo ever came to having a cage mate. They did a lot of grazing together. I never understood why they wouldn't pair up.
Even though he wasn't big on being held, he was still a very sweet boy. He was never afraid of people as a lot of new additions are. He actually enjoyed taking a moment to give a finger nibble to show that he loved us, especially around veggie time.
I picked up his urn and certificate today. It was very emotional as the entire family welcomed him home. I am preparing his final resting place next to Scruffy and BJ. Although he never knew Scruffy, I know they would have loved each other. The 3 of them are together in green pastures, free to graze and popcorn together. I will miss him always Rest in Peace my little Oreo Cookie.
We get minor earthquakes from time to time, but the fault system that runs under us isn't anything close to what's under California. I know most pets don't react well to earthquakes and while they do upset the boys, none as much as Gilligan.