This past week was pretty tough for me, personally. Upon discovering my second oldest guinea pig, Burger, was sick on Tuesday, I knew I was in for a bad time. After nursing another guinea pig for several weeks last winter before losing her to pneumonia, I knew exactly the heartbreak I was in for. Burger followed a similar course – losing weight, very apathetic, weak, and in general, just suffering.
While dealing with this, I also had to study for a Data Analysis exam on Thursday. I did not study as much as I would have liked, but when it comes down to studying or caring for something you love… I choose love every time. Speaking of love, I realized just how amazing my classmates are. While some people seemed to take my sadness about a sick guinea pig as something to laugh at, I really want to thank LB and SJM, and several others for being so kind and supportive.
After several days, I could tell that Burger had given up, and wanted the suffering to end. She joined her sister in heaven on 11.13.2009. She was a great girl, always happy and affectionate. She will be missed greatly.
- Niblet, Zoe and Maggie saying “Goodbye” to their sister, Burger (middle).
I realize this post was probably a little bit of a downer for some folks, but as all us MBA-er’s know, life happens when it happens, it waits for no man (or woman).