We took our hedgehog in to be put down today. He was five, and had some kind of growth blocking his airway. I just feel so sad right now, and I want to cheer my partner up but I can't, and I don't want to go near him because he won't be able to cheer me up either, and deserves to have privacy so he can cry or whatever he needs to do to mourn. Up til now, our hedgie was our baby, and it's so miserable to get attached to something and love it only to have it die so soon. I don't think we'll ever get another hedgehog, it would be too hard. I keep bursting into tears, and I'm pretty sure my hormones are mostly to blame. I hate today.