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Old 06-24-2011, 11:42 PM
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Default Goodbye Spike and Phil

This week I lost two of my ferrets Spike and Phil. One to old age and one to Adrenal.

Spike was my….unique boy. I got him when he was a baby and picked him out because he bit and jumped out of his cage at me. I tend to like the wackos. The first night home he managed to get himself locked in the freezer and earned himself the name Spike because of his tail being poofed out forever. Little did we know as Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans that he would have much more in common with the vampire Spike than with a poofed out tail.

He was a biter and out for blood from the start and he didn't quite know how to play with the other ferret, he was just off. But he was my special boy and kinda sweet in his one unique way. He had the softest coat out of all of mine and always kept me on my toes when he wasn't biting them

Phil came to me late in his life but kept on going. He lived to be ancient and while I'm not 100% sure of his age I know he got into the double digits. He spent the majority of his life here sleeping away the days in the most comfortable place he could find. One of the others would always find time to go cuddle with him. He still loved to get a few dooks out and a quick war dance when let out before he found his nesting place for the day.

He was also a kisser. Never had a ferret do that before him and it won me over in an instant.

I'm very thankful I had both you two in my life. Sleep tight.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:50 PM
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I'm so sorry Linds. They were handsome little devils.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:20 AM
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I'm so sorry.
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:22 AM
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Sorry for your loss
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:27 AM
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Oh dear I am so sorry for your loss, I know how it feels to have one of these special guys leave, I cannot even imagine losing two in one week.

Dook In Peace, Spike and Phil. May you be wardancing illness free with Rogue, Palom, Spock and all the others gone before you <3
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Old 06-25-2011, 12:42 AM
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Thank you all, very much.

I'm honestly mostly relieved. It was getting hard for all of us when we knew both of them where in pain, though not enough to make it so they didn't enjoy the little things. But it's been difficult and time out of the cage wasn't possible due to too much stress on both of them which really messed up the other ferrets and resulted in less time out for everyone.

It was really both of their times and now things can start to get back to normal with the other four and Spike and Phil are no longer in any sort of pain.

But I do have to say, loosing both of them within days of each other was not something I was prepared for and I still feel rather removed.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:32 AM
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So sorry. May they be running free.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:46 AM
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Rest in Peace little guys!

I'm so sorry, here are some ((((((((hugs))))))))
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:35 AM
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I'm so sorry

Even though it was their time, it's still incredibly hard.

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Old 06-25-2011, 11:15 AM
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I am so sorry for the loss of both. Sounds like Spike was one lucky ferret to be loved for who he was and allowed a special life.

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