Roxy has died...

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  1. sideways

    sideways Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Roxy passed away last night. She had been held up in her den for the past two weeks. I walked by her room last night, and saw her coming out. I walked straight in the kitchen and thawed out some shrimp for her and then headed back in her room. When I saw her up close I could tell that something was wrong. She was leaning over and her eyes looked weak. She was barely moving. I stroked her head a few times and picked up her arms with no suction. Her siphon was limp and very slow to breathe. After a couple minutes she took a few huge gasps of air. After several minutes of being still she started gasping again. It was a long process. I was pretty sad but my girlfriend lost it. It's hard when you loose a pet with so much character. The thing that gets me is that she came out to see us one last time before she passed as if to say goodbye. As I got on the site, I was surprised to see that Ink was gone too. They must have passed within a short time of each other. No more siblings :( John
     
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    :( Real sorry to hear that John. Thats the disadvantage with these animals, their lifespans are just too short.
     
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    :( I am so sorry to hear, but isn't that kind of amazing Ink and Roxy did die within acouple hours of each other. Makes me believe it was true about them being siblings!! I know how much you will miss Roxy! They truly had amazing personalities!!!


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    John, so sorry to here about Roxy. :cry: As I read your post tears came to my eyes. I feel your pain....

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    I'm so sorry. :cry:
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    John,

    So sorry about Roxy, last of the bimac siblings. Roxy passed away in the same way Ollie did.

    You have my sympathy - it's hard to lose your octopus.

    It's amazing that Ollie, Roxy and Ink all died very close to 10 full months with us. Ollie passed away just 4 days short of 10 months, while Ink lasted a day beyond 10 months. Roxy lived the longest, but that was only 6 days beyond 10 months, or 10 days longer than Ollie. We'll never know whether they were really siblings, or whether they were the same age when they arrived, but a good guess is they were at least 4 months old, which makes them 14 or 15 months old when they passed away.

    Best regards,

    Nancy
     
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    Sympathies from me too :(
     
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    Thanks so much for all of your sympathies. You're all great people and I promise that next time around I'll chat online with everyone a lot more. I'll keep you updated... John
     
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    I look forward to chattin with ya! :D
     
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    sorry john, my deepest sympathy's. :(
     
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    Roxy

    This is so sad. Ink and Roxy. It's been a joy sharing their stories.


    ~And I shall go sailing no more.
     

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