Friday, October 24, 2008

Colin: 1 December 2005 - 24 October 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...

13 comments:

KarenV said...

I'm so sorry Nic...

Vonna said...

My deepest sympathy Nic...so sorry...

marci said...

Nic -

I'm so sorry. Having had to make that decision one too many times, I know it's not easy.

Thinking of all of you...

Anna van Schurman said...

Sorry for your loss. He was a cutie.

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a beloved pet always leaves a hole in your heart,.

Irene said...

I'm so sorry, it's never easy when you lose a beloved pet.

Barbara said...

Oh, Nic, I'm so sorry.

DonnaTN said...

I'm so sorry. That is such a hard decision to make.

Sonda in OR said...

Sorry to hear about your little piggie. He sure is a cutie. {{HUGS}}

Olenka's Stitches said...

So sorry to hear about your loss.

Carol R said...

So sorry to hear of your loss - he looked a real sweetie!

Carol said...

Aw Nic, I am so sorry about your loss... {{{HUGS}}}

Sally said...

Aww I'm so sorry Nic. He looks a real cutie.