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24 May 2008 @ 10:27 pm
The Trouble With Love  
R.I.P. America, age almost-two.

I thought he broke his neck in a fall because he couldn't stand up, I freaked out, called a bunch of vets, took him to the animal hospital. Apparently it wasn't a fall, but a brain tumor. He was put down within 20 minutes. Poor little sweetie was so scared. :(

For those who thought this might be some kind of political statement, he wasn't named for any patriotic reasons, actually. "America" was a character (a horse personified by my sister Gira) in a play-pretend game we made up as kids. It wasn't patriotic then, either, we just really liked the word.

My gosh, I still have 21 rats, all except two the same age of Impending Rat Illness And Doom. How am I going to do this 21 more times? (Not to mention - how will I afford to?)

Also, Tessie bolted out the front door today and ran off. I found her after I heard all these cars and a bus honking at her, and had to chase her down. We live on a busy street. She didn't even seem scared, just obstinate and kept trotting away from me. (Which is weird for her. At our old house, she'd bolt through the door, notice we weren't coming along, and just turn around before she finished going down the stairs. But she has been an epic pain in the ass the past week or so, so maybe she's having some sort of bratty doggie teenagerhood.) Seriously, not doing so well on the pet front today.

When I feel like this, all heart-crushed, I think it's really hard to have pets. I think I shouldn't, sometimes, and envy people who can live without them -- but yeah. I need little furry things to love. And I do love them. And that's the problem, sometimes.
 
 
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hear: "The Trouble With Love" - Dog's Eye View
 
 
 
julie: Will you still love me.... Roseonetrooluff on May 25th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. :( I guess all I can say is to enjoy every minute you DO have with them.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on May 25th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
*snuggles* I'm sorry.
Ryuu: jades_icons: Jackcuddlekarma_aster on May 25th, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, honey. It's never easy to lose a pet. Is there anything I can do for you?
ornithoptercatornithoptercat on May 25th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Aw :(

Is not that you need not to have pets. Is that you need to have longer-lived pets. Rodents especially are short lived beasts. Cats and small dogs are much less so.
Rebecka: {kw. his name is flower.}chandlerina on May 25th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
*big big hugs* ♥ I'm so sorry, honey.
The Urple Avenger: 2 ratskaj_22 on May 25th, 2008 08:13 am (UTC)
Sorry for your loss sweetie!

And it seems to be the season for dogs to be pains in our collective asses as mine keeps running off as well!
Andy: flowerankareeda on May 25th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)
*hugs* I'm really sorry.
peanutbutterer: Elizabethpeanutbutterer on May 25th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss.

It's very hard to lose a pet - and when you do (or at least, when I do) it gets you thinking about whether or not it's worth it. I think that I'll spare my kids the pain of watching a cherished pet die by just not letting them have a pet... but then I remember how much joy pets bring you when they live and know that the cliche is true. It's better to have loved and lost them then never loved at all.

Remember the joy =)
Havochavocthecat on May 25th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! *hugs* Poor little America.