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Oct 02, 2008

Nooooooooooo! [Shaking you by the shoulders]

People, I'm so sorry to tell you...

Our leetle friend "Rupert" the premature behbeh deerski has... passed away.

He was freshly borned 2-3 weeks early, and just couldn't handle life as we know it, though the folks at St. Tiggywinkles (I am not making up that name) Animal Rescue tried their hardest to keep the little Knobbular One alive.

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Baroooooooooooo! [Crying sound]

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saddest thing i think i've ever heard.

emily
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:24 PM

:(!

Rest well, little brave one.

Ash
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:25 PM

In his short little life, he managed to make a lot of people feel better for a little while - thanks Rupert & thanks Meg for sharing him ...*sniff*

bimmea
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:29 PM

tears are dripping down my cheeks. I sent pictures of rupert along with pictures of my newborn nephew today, comparing the sweet, adorable, premature newborns. I will mourn the loss of such cuteness.

laura
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:31 PM

Oh, no. The poor little guy. What a shame.

I'm glad that he got at least a little TLC from kind folks before he had to go...

burvegas
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:34 PM

Poor little sweetie...

I'm sure God is looking out for the little baby...

vandevere
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:35 PM

THIS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING ELSE THAT HAPPENED TODAY?! This is basically the worst day ever.

Amanda M.
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:45 PM

Poor lil bebbeh deer. It is very very hard to keep a bebbeh deer alive. That they managed for 2-3 weeks shows how much they cared.

Cheri
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:53 PM

barrrrooooooooo!! :(

oh this made me so sad. i'm sitting here snuffling and tearing up like a total suck. the poor little thing..

CJ
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:57 PM

He was just too good and cute for this world. He has gone home to be with his mother now. Together they can run through the fluffy clouds of heaven.

WyrdCat
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:57 PM

This is so unfair.
This is NOT the outcome I requested.

The good folks at St. Tiggywinkle's + other similar animal rescue organizations all over the world do their best every day + their dedicated staff face such heartbreak far more often than most of us do.
Hats off to them.
But that's not enough.

We should SUPPORT their efforts with cash, not just good wishes.
Perhaps a donation to any number of such charities in Rupert's name (or even in CO's name) would be an appropriate tribute.

Just my two cents.

biscuithead
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:57 PM

:*( :*( :*(

sara
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 09:59 PM

the li'l bebbeh knew love and comfort in his short lifetime, and one can't ask for much more. yay for folks who try to save bebbehs, no matter the potential heartbreak.

lggbie
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 10:02 PM

An angel, in the book of life,
wrote down this baby's birth.
And whispered as she closed the book,
"Too beautiful for Earth."

Gillie
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 10:02 PM

Ooh. Poor little thing.
Nothing good to stick around here for anyway...**kicks a can**

TPea
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 10:11 PM

Gillie - that's lovely and I thank you for it. To the loving caring folks who nurtured that sweet tiny fawn - blessings on you, and thanks for giving him a short time of comfort, pleasure and tranquility. I, too, like to think of him reunited with his mother.......

Evangeline's mom
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 10:13 PM

Aww Gillie, I have never seen/heard that before. How beautiful.

Rupert is back with his mommy now...

Jo-Lynn
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 10:23 PM

@Gillie,

That's a beautiful sentiment.
I'll have to look up that quotation.

So much love for this Knobbular Morsel of Pure Joy coming from COers.

Sorry, if I'm getting worked up here, but if there isn't already a CO-based charity network of some kind, there should be.
Served by contributions from CO + all of us who appreciate the joyful therapy + celebration of all things Cute that this site provides.
If there is one, this occasion would be as good as any to draw attention to it.

Time for me to search the site.

And then go to bed.
*sigh*


biscuithead
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 10:24 PM

Damn... )-,:

fish eye no miko
 |  Oct 02, 2008 at 10:27 PM

Yes, you are making that up
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiggywinkles

Tiggywinkles, like the fictional hedgehog.

LWJ
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 12:10 AM

NOOOO!!!!

:(


But....it might be for the best.

HEAR ME OUT, FELLOW CO'er's!!!

Mommy got hit by a vehicle and died...Rupert was born via C-section and no mommy to take care of him in the long run.

NOW, as cute as it is to see him get nursed back to health by the caring individuals who cared for him, THANK YOU FOLX, YOU GUYS REALLY ARE HEROES IN MY BOOK, Rupert was an animule who needs to live in the wild. And unfortunately, he was probably a preemie, too. :(

I hope that made SOME sense...I'm aboot ready to go to bed.

Juniper Jupiter
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 12:14 AM

goodbye little guy...you made a great many people smile

lucky
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 12:15 AM

The tone of this post is really bothering me, it is not remotely serious as one would expect when reporting that a cute little guy like Rupert has died.

In fact, I think i'd prefer CO if it had less of Meg's commentaries..

Joanne
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 12:23 AM

Awww poor little thing. All I can say is that he is with his mommy.

KiKi
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 12:31 AM

Gee, Joanne, so sorry Meg's expressions of sorrow don't meet your high standards. Who knew you were the arbiter of all things woe? Sheesh. (By the way, it's Meg's site, in case you didn't know. So she can provide as much commentary as she wants, however she wants.)

@&$!# nuffers

It's all so sad. I was crying, until I got to Joanne's rude post, and then sadness was replaced with disgust. So in that respect, thanks for saving me from a sinus headache, Joanne.

Rupert, poor little guy, hope you found your mommy waiting for you at the bridge. Now go frolic like a little deer should.

Barooooooo!

warrior rabbit
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 12:46 AM

Aww ... so sad. Poor little Rupert. This is so sad. I've been following the little guy on-line for days now and this just breaks my heart.
@biscuithead: that is such a good idea. And I am indeed going to make a donation in memory of the wee Rupert.

Jill-e-b
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 12:59 AM

Strength and honor, little one, go rest. We down here don't deserve you.

And Joanne, it's her site. I think it was a perfectly valid expression of disappointment (grief might be a bit too strong a term, but disappointment works).

Nothing wrong in what she said. Don't listen to her, Meg, always express yourself the lovely way the majority of us love.

Saint Stryfe
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:06 AM

Makes me want to cry, seriously.

A
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:07 AM

:'(

rupert made the peoples happy in his short life and rupert will be missed. baroooooo... (pours small amount of malt liquor onto ground)

snuh
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:11 AM

I prefer to live in fantasy land where he is still alive and thriving. :*(

Hon Glad
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:12 AM

Poor little sweetie. Prayers for him and his mum.

Julia (the one in BC)
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:21 AM

Good bye little one. run and play well in your new home.-Woods Walker

Woods Walker
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:22 AM

i will remember his cuteness forevs. :*(

Sarqah
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:55 AM

:*(

*sniff*

I was pretty sad until I got to Gillie's little verse, and than I actually cried...

Poor little fella. You can bet that the short life he did have was filled with plenty of love.

RIP Rupert and his mummy.

@Joanne - whilst everyone IS allowed their own personal opinions, geez, nice work. My grandma always used to say that if you didn't have anything nice to say to not bother saying anything at all.

kgirl
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:56 AM

P.S - Meg. You and Teho and the other CO staffers rock. No matter what anyone elses whiny a**e opinion might be.

kgirl
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 01:56 AM

Joanne, you have now officially made me decide to simply stop reading (and posting) comments here.

Nina
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 02:09 AM

Totally heartbreaking, but once again thanks to all those who volunteer to keep animals alive, safe, and loved. You guys are total heroes.

Decca
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 02:24 AM

Oh, that's so very sad... but the rescuers did their best, and at least little Rupert was in a safe, warm, loving place in his last hours.

J. Bo
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 02:27 AM

Oh, come on now! Life is sad enough as it is, are there NO stories that end happily *crying*
Please have a good time in deerie-heaven with your mother, little one :´(

Nucleus
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 02:43 AM

Poor widdle guy.

By the way, it's Tiggywinkles and not Tiddlywinkles. :)

Shaz
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 02:54 AM

Guys, Tiggywinkles runs an ADOPTION scheme so you can support an animal that can't be released back into the wild.

What a great way to honour Rupert! There are even two deer up for grabs.

LWJ
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 03:18 AM

Just checked out the site of Tiggywinkles. These people need our support to carry on the good work !
Please, if you want Rupert to be remembered: give a donation, buy something from the shop, or just read this wonderfull site:
http://www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk/index.html

Heidi
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 03:20 AM

There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.
Each new life... No matter how fragile or brief... Forever changes the world.

GreyhoundMommy
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 03:35 AM

Ok, I had to laugh at myself this morning. I'm all emotional from the artificial hormones I'm on for an in-vitro cycle. I read this post and literally started crying. Poor little guy. At least we know there's "CO" in heaven.

Dawn of Dawn's Recipes
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 03:46 AM

Noooo!

He was the cutest ever.

Although it feels good that he shared his cuteness and braveness with us.

He is a little angel now.

R.I.P.

Micke
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 03:49 AM

He can now be with his mother. :) At least.

Micke
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 03:50 AM

That's such a shame :(

Let's not forget the effort and hard work that went into keeping him alive as long as he was - the staff at Tiggywinkles are wonderful people.

Emma
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 04:22 AM

:(
Hope he rests in peace..
But at least he won't be suffering anymore in heaven..

Alyssa
 |  Oct 03, 2008 at 04:37 AM

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