A sad update

Dear furfriends 

It is my very sad duty to inform you of the passing of two of our beloved hutch residents. 

Basil passed in late July after a short bout of illness which began with excessive drinking. At the vet they discovered a small lump on his neck and a UTI. The specialist we were then referred to recommended surgery to remove the lump which we went ahead with. Sadly Basil did not recover well afterwards and passed away, two days later in my arms.
In September our gorgeous Buddy also passed over the Rainbow Bridge. He was quiet after losing his best friend and we were in the process of discussing getting him a companion. However we came down one morning to find him quieter than usual. The little hoomans helped monitor him throughout the day but he did not improve with hand feeding and I rushed him to the vets that evening. He was given fluid injections under the skin but they weren’t sure what was wrong. Despite being fed every three hours through the night he passed away in the early hours of the following morning.

I’m so sorry I cannot bring happier news. I am however looking to start blogging again this week so felt I needed to update you first. 
Nacho and Noah are happy and well with plenty of stories to share with you soon.

I hope you have all been well and any news you can share about the time we have missed with you all is not as sad as my own.

Squeak soon

The hooman

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Posted on November 7, 2016, in Piggy Blogs. Bookmark the permalink. 50 Comments.

  1. So sorry for you and your family, its horrible when piggies pass away. You have many photos to remind you of them though xxx

  2. I am so sorry. Sending you all hugs. Wish I could do more.

    • Thank you KDKH
      It’s been a long healing process but we are finally able to remember the good times and they are only slightly tainted by sadness. They are some days worse than others but we are hoping to continue the blog as a legacy to them both.

      Hoping you are well?


  3. So very sorry. Losing furbabies is never easy. {{{hugs}}}

  4. Oh, we are so very sorry to read about sweet Basil and Buddy. We know you must miss them terribly.
    But we hope that you will begin blogging again soon and sharing with us the adventures of Nacho and Noah!

  5. Hello friend! I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Basil & Buddy. My heart hurts for you and when I read your post it made me cry. I know you gave them lots of love and they had a fantastic life with you, Nacho, & Noah. I am looking forward to hearing about more piggie adventures, whenever you are ready. Sending much love your way! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    • Thank you so much Angela. It has been a difficult few months but we are very happy to be able to come and share memories with you all. Whee know it’s what Buddy and Basil would want

      Nacho and Noah

  6. I am so sad to hear that Basil and Buddy have passed over the Bridge . . . Squeak free, little ones . . .

  7. We are so very sorry for all of you. Thinking of you and looking forward to reading about Nacho and Noah’s adventures soon.

  8. Deer Lady Amy all tho you do not know mee well mee feelss like mee knowss you!!! LadyMum has shown mee yur bloggie an thee littul furriesss…..
    Mee an LadyMum sendss our condolences on thee passin of Basil an Buddy….may they bee restored to purrfeckshun inn Pure Land (thee Buudhist name fur Rainbow Bridge).
    LadyMum iss cryin a lot so that iss why mee iss postin. Shee sends you lotss of {{{{hugsss}}}} an ❤ LUV ❤ an mee sends ~~~head rubsss~~~
    Yur furend, Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

    • Lots of hugs back to her too. Whee have missed her furry much. Whee are sure Buddy and Basil are popcorning and causing mischief with all our friends over the Rainbow Bridge

      They will never be forgotten

      Whee look forward to getting to know you more, sorry to squeak about such sad things in our first chat.

      Squeak to you soon


      • Deer Noah an Nacho Death iss a part of Life an it iss a giant cycle…..
        Mee feelss badlee fur youss’ an yur Mumma.
        LadyMum sayss yur Mumma iss thee BEST Mumma efurr an shee wishes no one had to go to Pure Land…..
        Maybee thee boyss are ‘popcornin’ with Aunty Nylablue! Shee used to ‘popcorn’ an ‘binky’ all so…shee was sure a talented kat!
        Squeek an mee-you to you again……
        ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

  9. I am so sorry for your loss.Our furry friends become a huge part of our lives and it is never easy when they pass.

  10. So sorry 😦 I lost my little boy piggie about four years ago this week and I still miss him. Hope Noah and Nacho are ok and keeping your spirits up.

    • Thank you. It does get easier to remember them without pain but you never forget them and their pigsonalities!
      Nacho and Noah are very good at helping me focus on the now to distract myself by squeaking loudly and getting into mischief!


  11. We are truly sorry guys; it’s devastating to lose one family member; we cant begin to know the sadness caused from losing two so close together. basil and buddy will always live on in your hearts and in your memories; we promise the day will come when you can think of them both and smile and laugh; instead of having sadness. with sincerity; boomer, daisy, tuna, dude and sauce; our hugs to all❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  12. RIP little friends. We will miss both the boys and will say prayers that your family can heal from this loss. Buddy was Cupcake’s significant other for a short while. Good times….

    • Whee know and their is no one else whee would rather have in the family than Cupcake as whee all recover from this loss together. She made Buddy popcorningly happy and whee will never forget all those good time


  13. We’ve all been through this. From what I can tell, they all lived a full life and lifespan for a pig. You couldn’t save the pigs and you can’t save yourself from that fate. In 100 years, we’ll all be at the bridge except me-I’m a parrot and will miss my friends.

  14. So very sad to hear of the passing of Basil and Nacho 😦 They were lucky boys though and had lovely lives. Hugs to you all.

  15. Sweet squeaky babies We are so sorry for your loss

  16. I’m so sorry… they were a part of our blog-world and now this world is incomplete somehow without Basil&Buddy….. hugs to you….

  17. I’m sorry for your loss. Basil & Buddy were fortunate to have you as caretakers. Sending hugs and love to all.

  18. I am so sorry to hear the sad news. We recently lost both of our guinea pigs. Cinnamon had a UTI that he was unable to get over and we thought he had a stroke or heart attack. Cookie was healthy (we thought) but after showing signs of what Cinnamon was doing, we discovered that she had a bladder stone that had went into the urethra. The bladder sludge was so thick it couldn’t pass. She was scheduled for the next morning but unfortunately she passed away that night.

    We feel your heartbreak and it makes us incredibly sad to hear of Buddy and Basil’s passing. You have taught us so much about guinea pigs and I felt like we knew them their whole lives.

    ((Hugs and wuv))

    • Loss of their little pigsonalities is so hard to explain to those who don’t know what piggies or pets are like

      Whee are so sorry for your losses. Whee are sure they are running over the Rainbow Bridge playing with our boys!


  19. iloveschnauzers

    Hugs 🤗 and schnauzer kisses 😘 from our fur family to yours.

  20. They were both pawesome and will be greatly missed. Bisous, Bailey

  21. So sorry to read about the loss of sweet Buddy & Basil. I know they had a great home with you & were very happy piggies.

  22. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your sweet piggies. I know they had a wonderful life and were loved so very much. Peace.

  23. Aww that is so sad to hear but Basil and Buddy are together,Sending much love to you all,xx Speedy and Rachel

  24. hello hutchizens its dennis the vizsla dog hay it is gud to see yoo agin but i am verry sorry to heer abowt nacho but i am glad nacho and noah ar dooing wel!!! i send lots of tail wags!!! ok bye

  25. oh dear. I’m so sorry to know your news. I’m very very behind all my favourite visits, including here. It’s the worst, losing our beloved furfriends. I hope your little family has made it through and Nacho and Noah are still happy and healthy xo B

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