Winston, 48 days old, passed away at about 12:30am
on June 28, 1999, as a result of an accident. He was nearby as I was preparing
to wash my shirt in a sink - he had just pissed on me. He jumped up onto the
counter to see what I was doing and went right in. Although the water was only
about 4 inches deep (the sink is only a 6 inch deep basin) and Winston was 8
inches (head to tail), he panicked and must have inhaled some water. I managed
to pull him out within 5 seconds, but he only took two more breaths and died
about 3 seconds later. He could not be revived.
survived by his mother Twixi, his father
Buck, his two sisters
Marcy, and his older brother
Ralphable. Fortunately, none of them
witnessed the accident.
Winston May 11, 1999 -
June 28, 1999 RIP
Here is a copy of the memorial card from
the local animal hospital. Inside, many staff members and doctors signed it.