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Old 06-19-2009, 10:28 AM Canada
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Default Ronnie - 2003-June 19 2009

Dear old Ronnie passed away peacefully in her sleep this morning. I checked her around 6:30 and she was sound asleep, and when I checked her again at 8:30 she was gone. I am glad that she passed at home, where she was warm and comfortable and with a full belly. I am glad for her that she doesn't have to deal with blindness and arthritis any more. It must have been quite a surprise for her when she woke up and found herself young and healthy at the Rainbow Bridge! I hope she and Irwin are getting along... I think they would be good friends.

When I first got Ronnie almost two years ago, she had never had a wheel, never been handled, and was eating Cat Chow. She was dirty and scared. This is all I saw of her for the longest time:

Within hours of coming home with me, she had discovered her wheel and was running like mad. She wheeled every night for 10-12 hours, almost as though she was making up for lost time. She took well to eating her new, high quality kibble, and continued to eat it even after her gums grew down to cover her teeth. She even became quite friendly!

In the last few months of her life, she lost her sight and her arthritis started to bother her more and more. She spent almost all of her time sleeping, but was still as sweet as always when I would wake her up to feed her.

This is the last picture I ever took of my sweet Ronnie. She was sleeping and just looked so happy and cute that I had to snap a picture. I'm glad I did. Rest in peace, my sweet Ronnie. Play hard, eat all the mealies you want, and be nice to Irwin. I love you always, my sweet old lady.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:29 AM United States
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i am so sorry.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:48 AM United States
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I'm so so sorry to hear this. She had been through so much lately. It was just time for her to let this old body go and be free to run and chase mealies. God speed little girl.
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I am so very sorry. She was so loved and happy, you can just tell. You did an awesome thing for her, you gave her a new life. She was very lucky to have you.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:50 AM Canada
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Sandi, I'm so sorry to hear about Ronnie, and I'm sure she found Irwin at the Bridge. Between him and Hemi, I'm sure she'll settle right in and settle in as the boss hog. Like I said in another thread, I'm so very glad that she chose to pass on her own and spare you the pain of making the decision for her. That was her final gift to you, and proof that she loved you so very much.

If you would like a memorial picture of Ronnie like I did for Irwin, please let me know. I would be glad to do one for you.
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:02 PM Canada
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I am so sorry Sandi. Ronnie was very lucky to spend her last years under your love and care. She was a beautiful girl and I know how much you will miss her.
I'm sure my gang will show her the ropes over the bridge.

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Old 06-19-2009, 12:47 PM Canada
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I'm sorry for your loss Sandi. Ronnie will be greatly missed on this forum but I have no doubt that she passed very peacefully knowing her life was fulfilled in your care. Both Hector and Annabelle will definitely show her a good time over the rainbow bridge.

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Old 06-19-2009, 02:09 PM United States
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What a beautiful little hedgie, you were amazing with her may she rest in peace.

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Old 06-19-2009, 02:52 PM Canada
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I'm sorry she passed away, but I'm sure she's feeling fine and continues to run like a mad girl over at bridge. Rest in peace Ronnie.

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Old 06-19-2009, 03:18 PM United States
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I am sorry she passed away
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