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Robin opossum died today

Jul 31, 2009

 Robin opossum died today

Robin, my last remaining South American four eyed opossum, died today. She had been cursed with health problems since before I even got her. Over time our vet removed a number of mammary and other tumors, a bunch of loose skin and fat deposits from another disorder, and finally she decided that the most recent tumors were too entwined into her organs to be removed successfully. So I've known that Robin was dying for a month or two and I was prepared for this day.

She hadnt been eating for a few days, I caught her sneezing/coughing a day ago, and I saw today that she was too weak to get back into her pouch which has been laying flat on the ground for her. The tumors had grown very large, were actually ripping out of her skin on her belly, and they were rather infected. It was time.

I took her in, said goodbye and we gave her an abdomen injection and she passed a little after 5pm curled up safe in her pouch while being stroked.

She was a very unique animal to keep. She was smart and somewhat entertaining. Other than her constant health issues, she was pretty easy to care for and she actually got along with our dogs.

I am happy that she is no longer suffering, but I'm going to miss her and I think my dog Rowdy is going to miss her even more. I think that he thought of her as his pet and would follow her around the yard keeping an eye on her.

So I shed a tear for my fallen opossum and I picture her in her heaven hissing at Phil once again.










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Aug 18 2009 : 03:01:56 PM
GliderMommy975
awww,im so sorry,losing any pet is hard.god bless your family and robin.

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Aug 05 2009 : 03:57:09 AM
justin Kim
I can feel your sadness. so sorry Kazko. I've been so interested in your buddy. So sad news. Be happy robin in heaven.

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Aug 04 2009 : 11:34:53 PM
Goldwinger
I'm so sorry Kazko. I know you loved her dearly. She had a wonderful life with you and you were so very good to her. I'm sure Phil is happy to see her again. You did right by her all the way to the end.

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Aug 03 2009 : 09:59:01 PM
valkyriemome
I'm sorry I missed this until Today. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad Robin is at peace - but ... what a hole our pets leave in us when they pass!

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Aug 03 2009 : 12:23:14 PM
Ilovesuggies
very sorry to hear sending hugs your way

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Aug 02 2009 : 06:47:30 AM
snusie
I'll miss her too. Her story was the first journal I read here, and I was always interested in her. She'll live forever in my mind.

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Aug 02 2009 : 04:08:43 AM
Mollysmom
I am so sorry, Kazko. She had a great life with you. I know she will be missed.

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Aug 01 2009 : 02:56:07 PM
Jay21
I'm so sorry. I know it was hard to let her go...

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Aug 01 2009 : 12:23:01 PM
Catman
Awww i'm soory.

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NUTHOUSE (3) Pican 4/30/2002, died 6/02/2010 Buddy 5/01/2006 Hazel 2/01/2007, rehomed 11/28/2011 Maya 4/25/2007 Pili 4/25/2007 MISFITS (3) Big Guy 9/23/2003, died 1/29/2014 Lil Guy 9/23/2003, died 5/13/2015 Hunter 4/19/2006, died 3/23/2014 JP 8/12/2006 Shikoni 2004 Kioko 2003 Washi 2003, died 5/27/2014 SUGARSHACK (3) Chico 1/15/2006, died 9/14/2011 Cookie 10/15/2005 Kimmie 10/15/2005 Lucky 5/25/2007 Spritz 8/24/2007, died 7/06/2011 Ginger 8/24/2007, died 12/16/2012 Rock 9/09/2007, died 3/23/2013 Crystal 9/09/2007, died 11/01/2012

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