I was getting all the food ready and all the kids were in the basement playing Halo when Nick came up with Jac (the chinchilla) in his hands.
He was laying very still and his eyes were glassy as he struggled to breathe and made these sad tiny noises.
It was obvious he was suffering and wasn't going to make it.
I called our vet and one other I knew and when I got no answer, I had Mr. Funny take him out to my MIL's to put him out of his misery.
Of course Nick said it was the worst birthday party ever and went upstairs to his room crying but I explained that he was in heaven now and he could love on Finn to make him feel better.
He is doing ok now.
Part of me is sad (to see my baby cry) and another part is relieved because those things live for 25 years and these kids will be moving out in a few years.
Jac ( short for Just a Chinchilla) was a sweet little guy and he will be missed by every kid that ever came over here and watched him run like a lunatic around the basement.
Now if you will excuse me, I must go try to get more awesome photos and try to withstand the pain of Katy Perry and Elvis. They sure have odd music preferences. Some wanted Kiss and others Lady Gaga.
I also lost 2 fish. One little one yesterday and a big one today and my pond looks like iced tea so the pond guy came out and put something in it.