It was supposed to be an easy day.
On the morning of April 9, the day after her birth, the mother of six-month-old Alissa Krieger found her baby seal wrapped in a blanket outside her house in St. John’s, N.L. The seal was still inside her arms and was “doing OK,” she said in a statement to CBC News.
“It was just a big shock.”
On Wednesday, Alissa’s grandmother, Jennifer Kriegers, who lives near the hospital, found Alissa curled up next to her with a small bruise on her back.
She didn’t realize the seal had died until she picked it up from the ground.
“It was like a piece of meat or something,” Jennifer Kriesinger said.
“I thought it was a bit strange, so I put it down and walked away.”
But the next morning, the baby seal started to cry.
The mother tried to comfort her, but she didn’t seem to understand, she said.
She asked the seal what it wanted.
“She just started saying, ‘It’s a little girl.
It’s a baby.
I’m so happy.'”
The next day, Alisa was transferred to the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary’s veterinary hospital, where she died.
Alissa died at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The mother and grandmother said they’re devastated.
This baby seal is one of our best friends and she’s just been such a good little seal for us. “
They didn’t expect to lose a baby,” Jennifer said.
“This baby seal is one of our best friends and she’s just been such a good little seal for us.
It was such a big deal to lose her.”
Alissa was born in October.
She was adopted by the Krieges in November 2015.
“We thought, we just want her to be with us forever,” Jennifer told CBC News in an interview.
Jennifer said they are trying to find a place to take her to for the funeral and will pay for it.
“If we can do it financially, then that would be wonderful.
We’ll see what we can pay,” she added.
Alissa’s mother has since filed a wrongful death claim against the Kriesers.
The Kriegs, who are in their 50s, are planning to hold a memorial service in the future.
“There’s no reason for us to go through all this again,” Jennifer added.