Sunday, September 10, 2006

Bele Filipowicz 2005-2006


Yesterday he was his usual chubby furry self. Today...

I went to the Lokai and Bele's cage to make sure they had enough food and water. Lokai squeaked and chirped the way he always does when there's even a slight possibility of carrots coming his way. Bele has always been the shyer, more skittish of the pigs so I didn't think it odd that he wasn't coming out of his hut to greet me. Then I saw him, lying stretched out, not moving or breathing. I knew he was dead, but I didn't really believe it. I still don't.

The thing is Bele was so young, a teenager by guinea pig standards. So why, why, WHY, did he go so soon? I don't know. Here's some things I do know:
  • Bele died in his favourite place, his Riu Palace wooden hut.
  • He had plenty of food and water, so he didn't go hungry or thirsty.
  • He was loved.

Bele is survived by his adoptive parents, myself and Adam (though my husband hates it when I refer to the rodents as his children), and by his brother Lokai.

2 comments:

Lady S said...

I am so sorry.

We just took our darling kitty, Orlando, to the vet to get treated for fleas. He was acting weird along with the scratching and I got scared that he was dying. He is only 2 (24 by cat standards). With no children, he is our baby.

Caz said...

I'm so sorry to read about Bele... Stay strong for Lokai...

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