Friday, October 24, 2008
Colin: 1 December 2005 - 24 October 2008
This week has been difficult - Colin had a respiratory infection/pneumonia and although initially he made good progress, he relapsed during the night and his condition was such that this morning, our lovely vet Manuela and I took the decision to put him to sleep. He had collapsed totally and he would have suffered a slow painful death otherwise.
His companion Jasper is fine, he is not ill but is a little subdued.
The Hermit is at work, unfortunately, but my parents will be by shortly. Colin will be laid to rest with all the previous family piggies, under an apple tree I grew from a pip, and in the spring, there will be flowering bulbs to mark the spot.
Goodbye little buddy, we knew you for too short a time, but we wouldn't have missed having you for the world...