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rest in peace, brainy the guinea pig

I'm sad to say the last member of the original crew has passed on. We found him yesterday morning. He will be dearly missed for his relaxed nature, fabulous white fur, and neat Himalayan coloring that made his nose darker or lighter depending on the season.

Brain was preceded in death by his cage mate pinky. It was kind of weird explaining to people why we had a guinea pig named Brain, so we always had to say we *used* to have a Pinky too.

His current cage mates Furdinand and Pugsly will miss him too I'm sure but they seem to be doing pretty well. I cut up a lettuce core for them. It was sad to only have to split it in two.

I got home from work and asked Josie what we did with Brain's body, she just told me "Daddy took him to his dead place in the forest." Alright then. She told me that Brain's death was very sad, but she did not seem terribly sad.

Here is Brain in 2010, a year after we adopted him from the Humane Society. KSHS said he was born in 2007 but with guinea pigs you never really know, their typical lifespan is 5-7 years so he'd be pretty darn old if he was really two in 2009. We're not sure what he died of, he didn't seem sick, we just found him in the pen in the morning like that. Oh well.

Thanks for being so lovely Brain, we'll miss you.

And here he is in his favorite halloween costume that always goes kind of pinterest-viral this time of year, I just don't have the heart to tell them he's gone so I won't. He'll just always been remembered as he was.

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( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 24th, 2015 04:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, how sad. My condolences.
Sep. 24th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
What a darling! I'm sorry for your loss.
Sep. 24th, 2015 05:18 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your loss. *hugs*
Sep. 24th, 2015 05:26 pm (UTC)
Aw, sorry to hear about your little buddy.
Sep. 24th, 2015 06:03 pm (UTC)
So cute! And I love his Halloween costume. Condolences.
Sep. 24th, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
So sorry ((hugs))
Sep. 24th, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)

Brain is so beautiful. Kudos to you guys for adopting him and giving him a loving home.

Sep. 24th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
What a cute little guy. My condolences
Sep. 24th, 2015 10:18 pm (UTC)
So sorry my dear, many condolences.
Sep. 24th, 2015 11:00 pm (UTC)
My sister had guinea pigs when she lived with us briefly. Cured my children, then 3, 6, and 9, of wanting guinea pigs. Damn things are nocturnal, and the wheel my sister had for hers could be heard all over the house. FanSee
Sep. 25th, 2015 01:00 am (UTC)
Re: n
lol yeah. I wouldn't say they're totally nocturnal but ours kind of follow an "hour on, hour off" cycle, 24/7. They don't care that it's nighttime that's for sure. So if they're low on food it causes Pig Drama as we say and we find ourselves getting up in the middle of the freaking night to attend to them if we forgot in the evening.

Sep. 24th, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
Sep. 24th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
Awww, so sorry to hear about Brain. We lost our original two at the beginning of the year, at confirmed ages of at least 7 and 8. Now have two new boys. I hope he has found a happy place with Pinky.
Sep. 25th, 2015 12:45 am (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. He was a handsome boy.
Sep. 25th, 2015 11:26 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's always hard to lose a pet. No matter how small they are, they always leave a big hole in your heart.
Sep. 25th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
What an adorable guinea pig! I am really sorry for your loss! ;(
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