Hoof Prints on our Hearts
May I go now?  Do you think the time is right?  May I say goodbye to the pain filled days and nights?  I've lived my life and done my best... as a good friend tried to be.  So can I take that step beyond and set my spirit free?  I didn't want to go at first, I fought it with all my might.  But something seems to draw me now to a warm and loving light.  I want to go.  I really do.  It's difficult to stay.  But I will try as best as I can to live for one more day.  To give you time to care for me and share your love and fears.  I know you are sad and afraid, because I see your tears.  I'll not be far, I promise you, I hope you'll always know my spirit will be close to you, wherever you should go.  Thank you so much for loving me.  You  know I love you, too...
that's why it's so hard to say goodbye, and end this life with you. 
So hold me now just one more time and let me hear you say---
because you care so much for me, you'll let me go today.
Author unknown

In the arms of the Angels....

Pork Chop KimHan

December 21, 2005 - November 9, 2012
My baby that started VegasPigPets was set free of her pain with a heavy heart.  Her suffering started in January with what seemed like a non-serious case of diarrhea.  3 months later some masses were discovered after she lost 25 pounds.  Tests were inconclusive but as months went on, her suffering got worse to the point that she looked like she wanted to keel over trying to walk, crying as she pooped and the decision was made to end her suffering.  With more tears than I could have imagined, I helped her pass at 12:10 in the afternoon on November 9th.  We did an immediate necropsy to find that she had an 8 inch tumor on her tummy and over 30 more small tumors throughout her digestive system.  Relieved I did the right thing, it is not without the heaviest of hearts and missing her every day that I wonder if there wasn't more I could do. God, please take care of my baby, my life will never be the same without her.


My Angel, My Sweet Tulip


By Tyler Nasise

She was adorably cute & off we went to her new home. I decided to name her Tulip which is fitting for such a beautiful girl. Tulip was very skinny and it was apparent to me that she was not being fed properly because her ribs, spine and hip bones were showing. At 8 months old she weighed a mere 15 lbs. Starvation is a tactic used way too often to stunt the growth of these beautiful beings. Two months after I brought Tulip home I noticed a change in her gait and the way she walked, so I took her to the vet, the first of many vet visits to follow. She was diagnosed with a blood infection and was quite sick but she also had arthritis in her joints...
At a year old Tulip went lame & wouldn’t get up, it was the first of many episodes. I took her to the vet & pain management was started & also multiple supplements in the hopes that it would help her...   Read Tulips full 3 year story to fully understand "teacup pigs.
If love could have saved her, Tulip would have lived her full 20 years.

Lulu Lovett
1997 - April 10, 2014
Read Lulu's mama's touching Open Letter...

Cosmo Somma
RIP February 12, 2014
Your mama, Lynn loved you for 18 years, RIP sweet Cosmo, RIP.

Buck Thompson
2007 - June 19, 1012
Buck was lucky enough to be taken in by his dad but unfortunately for whatever reason Buck got sick and the vet could not save him. 
Buck’s heart gave out, he was sufficiently sedated with post-op pain killers and most likely didn’t realize what was happening. 

Although he was a pig, he was a VERY good buddy and the sweetest friend anyone could ask for!
I was fortunate enough to meet Buck before he passed away, there was no sweeter, large special piggy than this forever loved pig. He will leave a hole in my heart forever.  RIP Buckwheat.


Wilbur Mize

September 4, 2010 - June 5, 2012
Sold as a teacup pig out of a pet store, Wilbur was found living in a crate, his family stated they were allergic to the farm animals and could not live on the property.  Joanne was generous enough to take Wilbur in, give him a wonderful home and what joy he brought to her life!  Wilbur didn't make it to his second birthday though, but he had so much fun while he was here on earth.  RIP Wilbur love, RIP baby boy.

Little Bit Mize
October, 1998 - February 23, 2011

In memory of a special girl, the light of her family's life.  Little Bit was the essence of what every pig brings to all of our lives.  Her name may have been "little" but she brought huge smiles and opened hearts to all she met.  She was most loved and eventually lost to arthritis and a stroke but no pig could have asked for a more wonderful life with any family.  Little Bit, you are sorely missed...
Little Bit's family has made a generous donation to VegasPigPets in her memory so that more pigs, not as fortunate as Little Bit, can have the chance at the love that she had all her life.

Willoe (and Heidi) Burton

9/12/1950 - 9/12/2010

We met Willoe and Heidi when Willoe was first diagnosed with cancer.  She was afraid she would be unable to care for and support Heidi with such a hard, long battle ahead.  Once we met, we instantly knew Heidi had to stay as she was Willoe's child.  Heidi was about 14 years old when we met her, rescued as a baby by Willoe when she was attacked by dogs. She had lost her ears, but her mom more than made up for it with so much love for all those years.  We instantly knew Heidi couldn't go anywhere else. We helped with feed and hoof trims and some loving when Willoe was not up to it.  We made a promise to look after Heidi if Willoe lost her battle, and unfortunately for this mortal world, she did.  Heidi soon stopped eating, did not want anything to do with anyone and just started withering away. At a 20 pound weight loss, we knew she was totally heartbroken.  We, along with her family, decided to let her be with to her mom and let them share their eternity together, happily and in peace.  I know in my heart of hearts, it was the right decision as sad as it was. Rest in peace my dear friends, you are missed every day.  Click Here to remember a wonderful family...

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