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Saturday night, I discovered Litchi laying on her side, eyes wide open, not looking well at all (more of the back story there: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18259). Just the night before she was wheeling like crazy I even heard her in the living room. I told my ex-boyfriend she wasn't feeling well (he's the one that purchase her back then and agree to let me keep her with visit rights) and since he lives clos to the vet, he kept her Sunday night so we could got to the vet right after out work (they where so nice to make room for us in emergency). We had no other option than to put her down, she was only getting worst and seemed to be in such pain. She's now pain-free, rolling in wheels and eating tons of worms.

RIP my sweet (grumpy!) Litchi.

First day with us back in February 2006



Not my best pic, but still...





 

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RIP beautiful Litchi. I've followed posts about Litchi since she was a baby and almost feel like I knew her.

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RIP beautiful Litchi. I've followed posts about Litchi since she was a baby and almost feel like I knew her.

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You where one of the first person I got to know from Chin n Quills. Your advice help me a lot and because of you, I got convicend to drive to Sherbooke and get this lovely other prickly friend :) He's looking at me like he knows his next cage neighbour is not here anymore :(
 

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:(

I am so sorry.

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Such courage from her Mommy. Litchi is free and happy in her new life in her healthy new body! But I am sure she is still watching over you.
 

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Litchi lived a wonderful, long life. Everyone is deeply saddened by her sudden passing. I am so sorry for your loss.
 

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I still have no words. When I saw the video you took of her,and my heart sank. My husband even asked what was wrong. I told him one of those that I feel like I know is very sick. My heart breaks for you. RIP Litchi.
 

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Sad sad sad sad SUPER sad face :( She was beautiful and obviously well loved. The video of her broke my heart. I know you might be torn up inside about putting her down. I've been there. I had a dog for seventeen years we had to put down. She's always with you. I hope you feel better soon
 

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From the night I took this video, I knew it was over. I couldn't believe it and I guess I still don't. I feel it's like when I moved and painted, she was at my parent's home and would come back. She won't this time. My ex was just broken down in tears at the vet. He was glad I let him Litchi spend the night with him one last time. We agreed on a private cremation and we'll divide the ashes. I'm gonna ask my dad to make a memorial box where I'll place her urn, one of her quill and her hedgiebag. My parents who are not pet person where saddened by all this. Mom would often ask me "how are the hedgies doing" as if their where her grandchilds.
 

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Well one thing is for sure she wasn't needing for love. She was just gorgeous and she obviously meant a lot to you. You just need time. Please don't hesitate to share how you are doing we'd love to know.
 

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I feel so much love from everyone here, it's just so awsome. It makes me feel stronger. I hesitate a lot to tell people "I had to put down my hedgehog" cause some people says "well it's JUST an hedgehog, go buy another one" (that was my ex-grandmother-in-law saying that when Litchi got Clostridium, I hope she won't blurt out those words again to my ex because he's so devastated).
 

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I'm so sad for your loss.
It makes me feel glad she had 2 great "parents" who loved her and put her
needs first.
Your ex sounds like a kind person as do you.
 

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Your ex sounds like a kind person as do you.
We wasn't always like that. He made much progress with his therapy since we broke up 3 years ago. Even when we where in the nastiest part of our break up, he would still ask about Litchi and he came visiting (when things got "calmer") with worms for her from time to time.
 

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That is sooooo great that she was loved by you and your ex. It had to make her happy getting all that attention. Keep us updated we're here for you :)
 
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