Thursday, March 02, 2017

R.I.P. Baggins

(Above photo of Baggins the gerbil taken this afternoon).

Baggins was fine this morning. This afternoon he was a little quiet, and not his usual bouncy self, but we weren't too concerned. This evening he got worse. Then - around 8:45pm - we lost him. We suspect it was a stroke, since he seemed to suddenly lose control of his body and become weak, followed by a few seizures, and then his little heart giving out.

Baggins was getting up there in years for a gerbil; he turned three in early January. But that fact doesn't make it any easier. We're still going to miss the little guy.

He was a friendly and happy little gerbil, who could have taught a lot of people some valuable lessons about not stressing over things you can't control. Even after losing his brother, Bilbo, almost a year ago, he still kept his cheerful and positive attitude.

Rest in peace, little gerbil pal... We'll miss you!

R.I.P. Baggins
January 6th 2014 - March 2nd 2017


Jeanie said...

Oh Tori, I'm so very, very sorry. You really have had a lot of loss this year with your fur friends and I know that's not easy. Sending hugs across the sea.

Rita said...

So much loss in the rodent family recently! So sorry to hear that. Even when you know they had a good, long, and happy life it is never easy. *love and hugs*

Victoria Zigler said...

Thanks, Jeanie, and Rita. *hugs*

Deanna said...

I'm so very sorry. You've had a rough go of it lately. :(

Victoria Zigler said...

Thanks, Deanna.

Serena Lewis said...

So sorry for your loss, Tori. It's always so sad to lose a much loved fur-kid. He was adorable. R.I.P. Baggins.

Victoria Zigler said...

Thanks, Serena.

Intense Guy said...

Poor Baggins.

I hope he found Bilbo on the other side of rainbow bridge.

Victoria Zigler said...

Thanks! I'm sure he did.