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Rest in peace, Toodles

Discussion in 'Hermit Crab Obituaries - In Memory Of "Skip".' started by emmac350, May 15, 2010.

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  1. emmac350

    emmac350 "Fourth Molt In Progress"

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    Toodles has always been my..."special attention" crab. At the beginning of the year, her abdomen was very swollen to the point that she couldn't wear a shell. She went into the ISO for two months, finally finding a shell that would fit and molting. Once recovered, she returned to the main tank, only to molt again and surface, streaking within a day of it. This time her abdomen was shrunken, yellow, and she spent most of her time submerging in the salt water bowl. She was placed back in ISO, where she died that night.

    She was a great crab, always to be found (when healthy) inside the cholla log. She was the calmest E I owned, and her coloring was breathtaking even after she died. Her last coloring was a deep grey/black with hints of brown and brilliant orange/red on her "accent areas" (farthest left walking leg, BP). She will be greatly missed - even though her last few months were fraught with stress (for me) and problems, I loved her dearly. I didn't expect to cry over losing a crab (never used to be a very emotional person), but her loss has caught me off guard and I'm rather miserable.

    Rest in peace, Toodles. Your mommy loved you very much and hopes that you are much more comfortable now, wherever you are.

    My Toodles:

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    Mckenny "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    I'm so sorry for your loss Emmac. It truly is a sad time when one loses a favorite crab. The love and care you gave her, especially over the past few months, allowed her to live out her last days in comfort. I hope your heart feels better soon. :hug2:
     
  3. Mama Crabs

    Mama Crabs "Preparing For Second Molt"

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    Oh I'm so sorry Emmac! I loved this crab in your pics, her colors were amazing!
     
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    DEBBIE "First Molt In Progress"

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    I am so sorry for your loss. I do know the pain you feel, but you also know no one could have loved him more. Nothing can replace him, but time will help. Again, so sorry.

    Debbie
     
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    liagiba "First Molt In Progress"

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    I am so very sorry for your loss. :sad5: I will miss seeing new pics of Toodles. You do know that you are an awesome crabby mommy, right? Don't have any regrets, you are an outstanding person. Take care.
     
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    scoobdoo "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    although it's hard to lose any animal, just think to your self, I gave her the best life I could. If she were in a pet store she may not of lived for as long as she did. I made life better for her! I'm sure she apprciated you being her crabby mommy! :rockz:
     
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