Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sparky

Some of you remember a while ago......that Ryan's tortoise, Sparky, got stepped on by our Golden Retriever.
Sparky hadn't really been the same since that incident. He was very withdrawn and didn't enjoy the stuff he enjoyed before - grapes, strawberries, etc. (Tortoises shouldn't have that much fruit.....only as a treat here and there...)

When Ryan had taken him to the vet after the dog stepped on him, the vet said that the 48 hours after that were crucial. If he made it through the 48 hours, the chances of him healing and recovering 100% were greatly increased, and more than likely, he would be fine.

Sadly, that was not to be.
Sparky passed away last night.

My heart aches for my baby girl. She was his 'mommy' and she loved him so so much.

Ryan on her 18th birthday (last year) with Sparky

20 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry about Sparky. :(

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  2. I'm very sorry to hear this. I had been wondering how Sparky was doing. My condolences ...

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  3. So sorry to hear..very sad to lose a pet no matter what size or species.

    Melanie

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  4. That's really sad. :(
    I'm so sorry.

    XOXO

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  5. Ahh, so sorry. Sad for Ryan, too.

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  6. This is the first I've heard of Sparky, my condolences. The joy of having pets does have its dark side
    ~Lorna

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  7. I'm so sorry! Loosing a pet of any kind is so hard.

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  8. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that. I cried for days when I lost my first turtle.

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  9. My heart aches for Ryan too hon. I know how much Sparky meant to her. (Hugs)Indigo

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  10. Oh I'm so sorry about Sparky!! Sending lots of hugs to Ryan and all the family. It is never easy parting with family pets.
    Lisa

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  11. Sparky's dead
    Sparky's dead
    A dog came along and squashed his head.

    He loved grapes and strawberries too
    We'll miss his little fruity poo.

    Sparky's dead
    Sparky's dead
    "he would be fine" The vet had said.

    He became withdrawn and went off food.
    He walked around in such a mood.

    Sparky's dead
    He passed away
    Sleep well Sparky
    in the Pet cemetery.

    Although not that creepy Stephen King one.

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  12. awww....so sad to hear this. Sending Hugs and love. XXOO

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  13. Poor baby turtle and your poor baby girl. I am so sorry.:-(

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  14. I'm sorry to hear about Sparky too. Losing a pet sucks.

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  15. I'm so sorry about Sparky. I remember crying for days, when my gerbil, Charlie died.

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  16. Oh wow, poor sparky. I need to pour myself another glass of wine to stop getting upset. What a way to go.
    Gaz x

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  17. Aww thst sucks..sorry to hear of Sparky's death....

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  18. Poor little sweetpea (Sparky and Ryan, both). I hope she doesn't hold a grudge against Gordo for this.

    (((((Ryan))))

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  19. That is very sad, Amy; whatever the size, when a pet dies, they are missed as much as would a member of the family.

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  20. I'm so very sorry Ryan and for your whole family...it doesn't matter what breed of pet it is ~ when one love's it doesn't change the hurt. My heart goes to yours in compassion and love. Blessings and HUGE hugs, Teresa

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