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    Hello i had not meant to get another pet , my dog died 16 years ago aged 16 , and i said never again , but adopted a chinchilla 5 years ago , because her previous owner could no longer look after her , and its been just us , but a year and a half ago i was in a pet shop buying bird seed , when i turned around a saw the cutest looking furball , literally fell in love on the spot , bought her there and then ,she was only 7 weeks old , named her Tilikum , brought her home , went out and purchased all manner of rabbit stuff , and she has been the best pet , she has had no health problems at all , last Saturday 13 Jan was fine all day binkying all over , Sunday morning was just sitting for ages like in a day dream , i kept calling her name but nothing , i crawled up beside her to nuzzle her ears which is what she liked but she didn't respond , kept stroking her head saying what's the matter pet , but she was just sitting , so i picked her up , and she went all limp and floppy in my arms , went to emergency 24 hour vets , and was told it didn't look good and they needed her to stay in and be put on a drip , they put her on 8 different tablets and heavily sedated her ,there was no change at all for 2 days then on Tuesday morning 16 Jan , the vets rang and said she vastly deteriorated , and they could not syringe feed her because she had lost the ability to swallow and was struggling breathing , so we had to make the heart wrenching decision to have her put to sleep . the vet barely got the needle in her and she just sighed took a last breath and that was it , gone in just a couple of days , i am completely devastated , have struggled to cope by myself , but i need a outlet , as all my family have dogs and they think there loss is greater than mine which is really hurtful , as she was my baby not there's , i get her ashes back this week and will be getting a pendant to put some of her ashes in so i will have her with me at all times , i rang the vets yesterday as i am beating myself up as to what happened so suddenly , he said all the signs were a brain tumour ,and that it could have happened at any time , i know pets don't live forever , but the grief is overwhelming , i just want to say to my baby , i am blessed you chose me to be your mummy and i will always treasure the time albeit short time we had together , r.i.p tilikum love you always xxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilikum View Post
    Hello i had not meant to get another pet , my dog died 16 years ago aged 16 , and i said never again , but adopted a chinchilla 5 years ago , because her previous owner could no longer look after her , and its been just us , but a year and a half ago i was in a pet shop buying bird seed , when i turned around a saw the cutest looking furball , literally fell in love on the spot , bought her there and then ,she was only 7 weeks old , named her Tilikum , brought her home , went out and purchased all manner of rabbit stuff , and she has been the best pet , she has had no health problems at all , last Saturday 13 Jan was fine all day binkying all over , Sunday morning was just sitting for ages like in a day dream , i kept calling her name but nothing , i crawled up beside her to nuzzle her ears which is what she liked but she didn't respond , kept stroking her head saying what's the matter pet , but she was just sitting , so i picked her up , and she went all limp and floppy in my arms , went to emergency 24 hour vets , and was told it didn't look good and they needed her to stay in and be put on a drip , they put her on 8 different tablets and heavily sedated her ,there was no change at all for 2 days then on Tuesday morning 16 Jan , the vets rang and said she vastly deteriorated , and they could not syringe feed her because she had lost the ability to swallow and was struggling breathing , so we had to make the heart wrenching decision to have her put to sleep . the vet barely got the needle in her and she just sighed took a last breath and that was it , gone in just a couple of days , i am completely devastated , have struggled to cope by myself , but i need a outlet , as all my family have dogs and they think there loss is greater than mine which is really hurtful , as she was my baby not there's , i get her ashes back this week and will be getting a pendant to put some of her ashes in so i will have her with me at all times , i rang the vets yesterday as i am beating myself up as to what happened so suddenly , he said all the signs were a brain tumour ,and that it could have happened at any time , i know pets don't live forever , but the grief is overwhelming , i just want to say to my baby , i am blessed you chose me to be your mummy and i will always treasure the time albeit short time we had together , r.i.p tilikum love you always xxx
    I am so very sorry for your tragic loss Tilikum will remain in your heart forever.

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    So very sorry that you lost Tilikum, and of course you are devastated, she was your Tilikum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilikum View Post
    Hello i had not meant to get another pet , my dog died 16 years ago aged 16 , and i said never again , but adopted a chinchilla 5 years ago , because her previous owner could no longer look after her , and its been just us , but a year and a half ago i was in a pet shop buying bird seed , when i turned around a saw the cutest looking furball , literally fell in love on the spot , bought her there and then ,she was only 7 weeks old , named her Tilikum , brought her home , went out and purchased all manner of rabbit stuff , and she has been the best pet , she has had no health problems at all , last Saturday 13 Jan was fine all day binkying all over , Sunday morning was just sitting for ages like in a day dream , i kept calling her name but nothing , i crawled up beside her to nuzzle her ears which is what she liked but she didn't respond , kept stroking her head saying what's the matter pet , but she was just sitting , so i picked her up , and she went all limp and floppy in my arms , went to emergency 24 hour vets , and was told it didn't look good and they needed her to stay in and be put on a drip , they put her on 8 different tablets and heavily sedated her ,there was no change at all for 2 days then on Tuesday morning 16 Jan , the vets rang and said she vastly deteriorated , and they could not syringe feed her because she had lost the ability to swallow and was struggling breathing , so we had to make the heart wrenching decision to have her put to sleep . the vet barely got the needle in her and she just sighed took a last breath and that was it , gone in just a couple of days , i am completely devastated , have struggled to cope by myself , but i need a outlet , as all my family have dogs and they think there loss is greater than mine which is really hurtful , as she was my baby not there's , i get her ashes back this week and will be getting a pendant to put some of her ashes in so i will have her with me at all times , i rang the vets yesterday as i am beating myself up as to what happened so suddenly , he said all the signs were a brain tumour ,and that it could have happened at any time , i know pets don't live forever , but the grief is overwhelming , i just want to say to my baby , i am blessed you chose me to be your mummy and i will always treasure the time albeit short time we had together , r.i.p tilikum love you always xxx

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Tilikum will remain in your heart forever, and has taken a chunk of yours to be with her

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    thank you all for your replies , its just the suddenness of it all , that i am finding hard to cope with , she had the run of the house , so every room i go in she has toys and bowls still there , just don't want to make it final , its a testament to her that in a year and a half , the impact she has made on my life is immeasurable xxx

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    I'm so very sorry for your loss thinking of you xx

    Binky free at the bridge Boots, you will never be forgotten xxxx

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    I'm so so sorry for your loss, sending lots of hugs xxx

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    I am very sorry

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    I'm so sorry you lost your wee girl,binky free Tilikum.

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    I'm so very sorry. Sending hugs x

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