R.I.P Picchi

1
greentooth
Offline / Send Message
Joao Sapiro greentooth
I dont know why im posting here, anyway, our baby ferret , 8 months died today in a household accident , envolving the washing machine, it was the cuttest thing ever, it was like a small child , always stealing our shoes , and dragging my wallet to her hidden places. My girfriend prefers to believe it didnt happen , she even went to the washing machine to remove the remaining clothing , she found some blood and it distrubed her...and me... And no i dont think it was negligence, the maid was putting the clothes in the washing machine, but didnt notice she was there sleeping...thanks guys , we are in shock and very saddened.

heres an image of our girl while she was snooping inside my backpack.

n503920799_1566944_7302.jpg

we miss you

Replies

  • psychoticprankster
    Johny wrote: »
    I dont know why im posting here, anyway, our baby ferret , 8 months died today in a household accident , envolving the washing machine, it was the cuttest thing ever, it was like a small child , always stealing our shoes , and dragging my wallet to her hidden places. My girfriend prefers to believe it didnt happen , she even went to the washing machine to remove the remaining clothing , she found some blood and it distrubed her...and me... And no i dont think it was negligence, the maid was putting the clothes in the washing machine, but didnt notice she was there sleeping...thanks guys , we are in shock and very saddened.

    heres an image of our girl while she was snooping inside my backpack.



    we miss you
    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'd be devastated if my cat died. this is so sad :(
  • Slum
    aw man thats so sad.

    I had 2 ferrets for a while. They loved to climb in a small crevice near the dish washer.. They really like dangerous appliances.
  • konstruct
    I had a few ferrets growing up and at the time I also had a 5 year old sister- who jumped off of a chair- ...and landed on one. lessons in death are always a good time. with that said, you have a maid???

    edit* whoa spain- I`m guessing its probably a cultural thing. I wish I had a maid, then again after reading this story maybe I dont 0_o
  • [MILES]
    That is just awful. :(
  • Tumerboy
    Offline / Send Message
    Tumerboy polycounter lvl 10
    that blows man. I'm sorry.
  • rebb
    Offline / Send Message
    rebb polycounter lvl 10
    It's now up in ferret-heaven, stealing the shoes of the local authorities.
  • Mark Dygert
    Awwe... that is very very sad. I hope you guys get by ok as you try to move on. Ferrets are awesome pets, so curious, fun loving and just plain amazing animals. Thanks for reminding me how wonderful they are... sniff...sniff...
  • Joao Sapiro
    Offline / Send Message
    Joao Sapiro greentooth
    thanks everyone , i think im dealing with this , i still cant shake tottaly the images of the poor beeing in the machine , its just too nasty for something that the baddest thing it ever did was to poop on my pillow ...

    My girlfriend is dealing with it pretty bad, i think she might have entered a state of "complicated grief"

    " Complicated grief

    The sadness of losing someone you love never goes away completely, but it shouldn’t remain center stage. If the pain of the loss is so constant and severe that it keeps you from resuming your life, you may be suffering from a condition known as complicated grief. Complicated grief is like being stuck in an intense state of mourning. You may have trouble accepting the death long after it has occurred or be so preoccupied with the person who died that it disrupts your daily routine and undermines your other relationships.

    Symptoms of complicated grief include:

    * Intense longing and yearning for the deceased
    * Intrusive thoughts or images of your loved one
    * Denial of the death or sense of disbelief
    * Imagining that your loved one is alive



    * Searching for the person in familiar places
    * Avoiding things that remind you of your loved one
    * Extreme anger or bitterness over the loss
    * Feeling that life is empty or meaningless
    "


    I know this might sound a tad weird, but it was like a child and here in spain i work at home and dont socialize much cause of work, and all my friends are in portugal , she has the university friends, but most of them are empty people that only care about smoking weed and themselves , so needless to say it was us 3 , and one of them died a horrible way...im sorry to write this much ,i just need to get it off my chest. thank you guys.


    EDIT : konstruct, well its someone who comes 2 hours per week to help me out tead up my loft :P shes a wonderfull person ,and was also shocked about this...
  • notman
    Offline / Send Message
    notman polycounter lvl 12
    That's too bad... what a terrible way to lose her.
  • Jesse Moody
    Offline / Send Message
    Jesse Moody polycounter lvl 10
    Damn Johny. I'm sorry to hear that. Ferrets are fun little creatures and that sucks to lose ya baby that way. I hope your girl gets through it. Keep on keeping on good sir.
  • Andreas
    Ah god that's terrible man. Really bad way to go. That must make it even harder for you. Sorry. :(
  • aesir
  • TheMadArtist
    Offline / Send Message
    TheMadArtist polycounter lvl 10
    I'm so sorry man, breaks my heart to hear about how you lost her. Hope you and your girl hang in there and get through it.
  • killingpeople
    Aw that sucks.
  • _Gr9yFox_
    That's sad. One advice I have to give is: don't try to replace picchi with another ferret.

    On the plus side, that is a sweet photo.
  • Joao Sapiro
    Offline / Send Message
    Joao Sapiro greentooth
    ok , so my girl is completely shattered and keeps telling me that she knows that she was calling us when she was dying and stuff like that....i dont know what to reply, im really worried about her, she had a huge attachment with the animal , i had too , but i can racionalize things better...why ....thanks for the support everyone...
  • aesir
    Offline / Send Message
    aesir polycounter lvl 12
    it might help to make/have a little memorial. Might give your girl closure...
  • rawkstar
    Offline / Send Message
    rawkstar polycounter lvl 12
    only one thing to do, get a replacement electrical ferret, just as good as the real thing, except requires more electrical maintenance, the technicians dress like vets so all your neighbors will just think u have a sickly animal... better than not having an animal at all imo.
  • hobodactyl
    Offline / Send Message
    hobodactyl polycounter lvl 11
    Bleh that really sucks man... hard to say what to do about your girlfriend if she's taking it that hard.

    :(
  • J Randall
    For some irrational reason I am angry with your maid.

    sorry for your loss.

    My 2 cents is get new maid and new ferret. Do something extra nice for your girl on Vday.
  • Rens
  • IronHawk
    Offline / Send Message
    IronHawk polycounter lvl 10
    Damn thats really sad. I have two cats and my wife and I would be crushed if anything like that happend.

    After some time passes maybe bring up getting another to your lady. Sounds like you two really enjoyed the company.

    good luck bro.

    - J
  • Ninjas
    Offline / Send Message
    Ninjas polycounter lvl 11
    Sorry man :(
  • ElysiumGX
    next time...tell YOUR MAID to keep the lid/hatch closed.
  • Joao Sapiro
    Offline / Send Message
    Joao Sapiro greentooth
    elysium , the thing is she was sleeping in my bed, and she went to clean the sheets, so she picked them up and threw them in the washing machine, she had a REALLY heavy sleep so she didnt notice , none fault actually, it was an accident. We might get another , the gal is dealing better now , and next time we will all be more carefull. thanks everyone , hope none has to go thru this in life , either animals or people.
  • Geezus
    Offline / Send Message
    Geezus mod
    Damn Johny, I'm sorry to hear this man. It's never easy to lose a member of the family, human or not. :/
  • ElysiumGX
    Johny wrote: »
    elysium , the thing is she was sleeping in my bed, and she went to clean the sheets,

    wait...the maid?

    To be clear, because I'm getting my ass handed to me in another discussion, I feel bad for the animal. It's a terrible way to go. I've wanted a ferret for some time. They're cute, and fun. But there are reasons why I can't have them as a pet. I don't find any delight in the death of any creature. When you've owned a dog for many years, one that has become a part of a large caring family, and watch it suffer with very old age, to have it put down in your arms, and bury it yourself...you know what grief is after the loss of a pet. You take the next couple days slowly, and move on. Find the next pet, and give it your attention.

    I think you two need to push on. Reflect. Take a deep breath. Go out. If the gal isn't 99% in a week...seek therapy.
  • alexk
    Offline / Send Message
    alexk polycounter lvl 9
    I think it's natural to have thoughts about the accident since the death happened so recently. I felt the same way when my dog passed away, but as time went on, I don't think about how he passed away, I remember how great his life was and to be in a loving family. Sorry to hear about the loss, hang in there!
  • almighty_gir
    Offline / Send Message
    almighty_gir greentooth
    put your maid in the washing machine next time she takes a nap, see how the bitch likes it >_>
  • buddikaman
    How bout not having a maid to begin with- how hard is it to clean a house and wash your own clothes? ;p

    -Buddikaman
  • Sage
    Offline / Send Message
    Sage polycounter lvl 12
    that sucks, sorry for your lose.
  • aniceto
    Offline / Send Message
    aniceto polycounter lvl 11
    buddikaman wrote: »
    How bout not having a maid to begin with- how hard is it to clean a house and wash your own clothes? ;p


    buddikaman wtf man?
    johny. we lost a kitten the same way when I was a kid. much sympathy from me
  • nkoste
    Hey Johny. Sorry to hear about your loss. What a tragic way to go. I'm glad to hear you're not angry with your maid. She must feel bad enough as it is. Hope you and your girl feel better soon.
  • cw
    Offline / Send Message
    cw polycounter lvl 10
    Im so sorry for your loss, we lost our 2 year old cat only 2 weeks ago to a sudden heart failure. I'm still sad about it and I am surprised how emotionally attached I had become to him.

    It will be easier in time I suppose. :(
  • Joao Sapiro
    Offline / Send Message
    Joao Sapiro greentooth
    yeah the maid was feeling super crappy, she also loved picchi , it seems that ferrets tend to make people like them in the moment , i dunno its just weird, their so friendly, and i just knew that she didnt suffer, she was sleeping and during initial centrifugion she bumped her head and died in the spot, not drowning nor suffocating, and thats a big relief .Thanks all for the support, we are ready to move on, and are also sorry to hear these similar stories from you guys , i guess it shows that we are human after all.

    buddikaman , yeah you have a point , but i dont have much time to wash 75square meters of floor, nor cleaning every single furniture, nor clean the mess i left in the kitchen , i am too busy studying , working and per sending me boob shots :) i dont blame the maid, she is an awesome person , and cares for us.

    thanks everyone, we also planned to get another one, not exactly now, but maybe later when we feel ready . Too bad they are forbiden in portugal tho :S
  • Asmuel
  • Spark
    Sorry to hear about this Johny, hope things go better.

    Spark
  • Ruz
    Offline / Send Message
    Ruz polycounter lvl 12
    sorry to hear this. Its crap when you lose a family pet.
    hope you feel better soon:(
  • t4paN
    Man, I can sympathize. Some sick fucker poisoned my dog last week, and it was the sweetest thing. Watching it die for 20 minutes while the vet was shooting it up with all kinds of shit in very futile effort was heart wrenching, although people might find it funny that someone can get upset over their pets dying.

    2hewyko.jpg
  • buddikaman
    Someone poisoned your dog? Id murder someone for poisoning my dog. For real. Sucks.

    -Buddikaman
  • Joao Sapiro
    Offline / Send Message
    Joao Sapiro greentooth
    fuck t4pan , that so fucked up...how did you deal with it ? must have been awful...I would find the sucker and make him eat his own brains, its gruesome, but the guy deserves it.

    Some fucked up shit here as well, sad to know that people go thru this daily with their loved ones , and it only hit me when it happened to me like this...im sure everyone feels like that too...


    We went today to the city, watched a movie , had a nce dinner and lunch , but when we started making the puzzle we were doing before she started with all crazy shit like if she is ok , and if she is scared and misses us "their parents" , she took a real bond with picchi , and she keeps saying she misses her, and the house is emptier , she has also good moments when she is ok, then she can break down the other, sometimes i dont know what to answer to what she says, i believe she has a severe trauma...its so much shit to deal on my life, now this..fuck...

    well, time for me to help her and do some art.
  • t4paN
    Man, the only thing you can do is keep to your daily routines until you get used to them without the pet being a part in them.. Coming home to an empty house is definitely the worst thing after being used to being greeted with all the saliva-spreading and tail-wiggling jumping up and down for me...

    That said, I may or may not have info on the old sick cunt who poisons dogs in the neighborhood and I may or may not extract revenge on their person.

    /disclaimer
  • robioto
    Johny maybe your girlfriend should see a therapist, it might be helpful for her to get some advice on ways she can deal with her grief. It might also help you because a therapist could help with providing your girlfriend emotional support and possibly ease some of the burden placed on you. That's an awful thing to go through. I hope you both feel better soon.

    t4pan, it would be a shame if karma were to pay her back some some "unforeseen calamities" like a bag of burning dog shit on her front doorstep (although that's probably too kind).
  • Mark Dygert
    It's been two days, its going to take a lot longer then that to figure out how to move around this. It sounds like you're both making good progress and really I'd worry about you both if you had both gotten over it already.

    t4pan, that's fucked up! If you know who the person is, at the very least I'm sure you have some legal recourse, of course no one (except a judge) would blame you if you took things farther. I've lost a few family members over the years and a handful of pets all to natural causes. I can't imagine how it would be to have any of them suffer due to someones intentional misdeeds. The sadness over the loss would be hard enough but the rage, that would be hard to contain...
  • Jonas Ronnegard
    Offline / Send Message
    Jonas Ronnegard Polycount Sponsor
    Really sad to hear the bad news Johny, it's harder than most people think to lose those cute little friends
  • Emil Mujanovic
    Offline / Send Message
    Emil Mujanovic polycounter lvl 12
    That sucks to hear, Johny. I can't personally offer any solutions to your current situation, but I hope you and your girl feel better soon. It is unfortunate the way it happened because it seems to brutal and no one realised what had happened until it was too late.
    Give your girl some time, I guess she's taking it harder than you expected. It may not be exactly what you need right now with the stresses of study and work, but just give her the support she needs. There may come a time when you'll need that from her as well.
    Oh and Per sends you boob shots? WTB per's MSN.
    Best of luck, mate.

    -caseyjones
  • Joao Sapiro
    Offline / Send Message
    Joao Sapiro greentooth
    hey everyone thanks for sharing, i think i might be recovering pretty well , i dont think im traumatized no more , in these times its hard to understand theres people going thru something worse , or went thru....

    t4pan , i really think that you must have gone thru hell , and i really hope that sick fuck gets what he deserves , and then some anal rape without lube.No seriously what kind of fucktard can do that thing to other people's animals.

    robioto : i think she is now definately recovering , for good, im still worried for her, she was also very supportive with me.

    Vig : thanks man. Funny, i actually told her that...;)

    Casey : yeah its hard , its like stress dose nr 3 , but i feel if i overcome this all ill be invincible, like boris.

    thank you all, im really touched how people help out eachother in need :)

    P.S - casey ur avatar made me burst out laughing , thanks.
  • the_podman
    t4paN and Johny, my condolences for your loss. Me and my girlfriend of 8+ years live with 2 cats and I certainly know what it's like to be attached to your pets. They are like our kids to us. My male cat was almost put to sleep due to a spinal injury that almost left him completely paralyzed. I refused to let him die and payed over $6000+ for a spinal "specialist" to do surgery on his spine. He can now walk again after about a six month recovery. But man, I think I sobbed for that little bastard more than I would any member of my own family. lol :)

    P.S. I recommend pet insurance for anyone with pets. It's cheap and covers a lot. After my incident, I immediately bought it as the whole ordeal almost wiped me out financially.
  • Joao Sapiro
    Offline / Send Message
    Joao Sapiro greentooth
    ouch man, spinal injuries are horrible, and the most horrible is the money people charge, just because they can when people are desperate, oh well, about the insurance, that might be a good idea , the thing is here in spain , insurance lends you umbrellas on sunny days, and you end up always loosing :(
  • Oneil
    sorry to hear that johny that it's really sad to hear i've work with ferrots before and they are know for being heavy sleepers when it comes up to ciesta time they really mean bussynes it's hard to say but i hope u dont hold this against the maid .. mis condolencias y lo siento portu perdia amigo. la proxima vez asle saver a tu sirvienta que sea mas cuidadosa y que se asegure que es lo tiene en sus manos antes ...en vez de solamente agarrar y tirar a la maquina lavadora lo que ella tenga en sus manos.
1
Sign In or Register to comment.