The Laughing Otter- because life’s just too short

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My ferret Puck passed away tonight.
He had been terribly stressed during the move and after Baby’s death, and there was nothing we could do but treat his symptoms and pray for his recovery. He seemed to improve, but then took a turn for the worse and passed away in his sleep tonight. So, in memory of my precious boy:

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

In Loving Memory: Puck

Died February 2, 2008

My sweet boy, I had you only a short while. Your mommy and daddy loved you dearly, and I did too- may you forever nip at toes and nibble ears while you wait for us to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

Be at peace, my sweet foster baby. I love you.

I don’t normally publish sad here, but it bears witness to a lovely, sweet ferret. My little white ferret Baby died last week. She had adrenal disease, a very common ferret disease, and it’s sometimes accompanied by a type of cancer called insuloma. The insuloma tumor caused her blood sugar to drop dangerously low, causing siezures and a coma, and out of mercy I put her out of her pain. We went to the vet’s office at two in the morning, and they put her to sleep. In tribute to my lost little one, a short story…

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…

In special honor of  Baby- Died December 30, 2008. A good ferret rescued from a terrible fate- her bite marks will forever live on in my heart. Be at peace, my little biter. I love you.