Fairrah Beara (a.k.a Momma)

by Leslie
(New York)

Fairrah was welcomed in to my family in July of '08, I was her third home (as I know of) when I got her she was nothing but bones, lost fur off tail and back, dehydrated, and had worms. She was also very frail which lead me to believe she was abused! I nursed her back to health, she was amazingly beautiful once she got better. It still took her some time to warm up to me, but as time went buy she knew I loved her and grew closer to me. She even got her ferret-ness back (dooking, weasel war dance, play bitting, etc)... She was such a big hearted/loving ferret! She got the nick name Momma shortly after I got her because she was so motherly to Chip, she would clean him, love him, and make him eat his food (he always wanted treats instead of real food). Once I started adding ferrets to our family she would always protect the new babies from bully Chip especially Binder he was tiny the first few months I had him.. God I loved her and all her ways, and I can't wait to see her again at the rainbow bridge.

Now, about her passing. Yesterday afternoon January 31st, 2011 I went into my ferrets room to let them out for the rest of the day, and noticed Fairrah was laying over the litter box I picked her up and she pottied on her self so I cleaned her up, wrapped her in my husbands old shirt and held/pet her lil nose/head until she passed (i knew she was ready to say good-bye her paws, gums, and ears was whiter than normal, and colder). It was hard for me to watch her take her last breath because she looked up at me and opened her mouth and I knew that was it, she seemed to be content and pain free as she laid in my arms though, so I felt as if I needed to keep her with me until she was ready to go! Once she took her last breath I started crying and told my husband I believed she just passed, so I gave her a big hug, nose kisses, and told her my goodbye & I love yous while my husband got her "bed" ready... I am still unsure why she passed, don't know if it was old age (she was about 6 maybe 6.5) or if it was something I could have prevented from happening, she seemed pretty normal the days prior just more snugly and more tired.

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Feb 26, 2011
I know how you feel
by: Nate

My little buddy Rosco just passed yesterday. He was perfectly healthy and I'm baffled on why. I held him in my arms as he took his last breath. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. He was only 1 1/2 years old. I rescued him in Oct of 2010 and he touched my heart and soul in so many ways. I know exactly how you felt because I'm there right now and it's hard for me as we speak. R.I.P. little fur balls

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