Guinea Pigs Gone to the Rainbow Bridge
May 2005 - November 2005
It is said that when we lose a friend, there is a new star in the sky at night. On these cold, bleak Winter nights I look up, and through my tears I see the stars of a constellation twinkling in the sky. I hope your spirits run free, dashing and playing in meadows of sweet timothy grass, with cool waters to sip and sweet fruits to nibble and play with. May you have places to explore, treats beyond measure, and cardboard to nibble.
To all our gentle beloved piggies, we will always love you.
- T. Green, 1996
there'll be no more crying
the sun will be shining"
(Fleetwood Mac, "Songbird")
My little love, You were the one who brought a smile to my face every day, and it was your little squeaks of joy that I looked forward to every evening. I remember the first night I brought you home from the shelter... and how much you learned to trust me, and how we became best buddies. You were such a gift to my life, and I miss you dearly.
Run free in the meadows over the rainbow bridge, and know that we'll be together again someday.
Thank you for blessing me with your love, Nicodemus. I will always carry you in my heart.
e.e. cummings (Eek the Pig) crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday, 11-5-05 after a brief illness. Eek proved that he was very brave and hung on a week longer than expected after he became very ill. Eek fought to stay with him mom, cagemate/brother Eliot, and kitty sisters Quest and Cassie, but in the end, his weakened body let go and he crossed over. Quest and Cassie were his constant companions in his last days, sitting next to his cage to make sure he was never alone. Eek will be remembered for his affectionate cuddles and loud wheeps when his mommy walked in the house from work, as wells as for his fondness for cilantro and bananas, his crazy "cowlick" hair, and his love for exploring the house during his evening romps.
We love you Eekie!
We adopted Morse, a male guinea pig, from a work colleague when he was 2.5 years old. Morse was a very gentle, laid back guinea pig - always ready to have a cuddle and always ready for a piece of celery. Our favourite time was when Morse would snuggle in our laps and fall asleep. He was so warm and fluffy. He loved to lick fingers and was very agile when it came to trimming his nails! He loved to wander around the garden sampling anything he could physically reach. He was the centre of our lives and of the lives of our other two guinea pigs, Lewis and Buddy - both of which adored him.
We are very, very sad to see him pass over and will miss him so much it hurts.
Jon, Mandy, Lewis and Buddy
Just recently my piggie passed away up to the rainbows. I have had her for 5 yrs and she has grown like a pretty flower. I did not realise how much you could miss them. she was my little baby and i loved her like my familly. she was a whole part of me and now that she has gone I am lost.I hope she has fun in heaven and she will see her friend buttons soon!!!
loads of love,hugs
and kisses baby love
My little Fudge we love you so much. You were the one guinea pig that stood out from the rest at the pet store. You eat like a hover so when you didn't eat we took you to the vets were you had you first set of injections. WE took you on holiday scared to leave you behind. On the way home in your cage you went for a sleep and sadly passed away. You loved being tickled under the chinand you sweetcorn. It hurts to see your cage standing all empty nobody inside.
We miss everything about you, all the noises you would make, purring, your love of your food.
Love you forever Fudge
Katie, Chris, Sue
and John Harper
Oh and Toffee and Biscuit!
My little blond baby who I called the "male model of the group" for his terrific pictures passed on today. He had some bladder stones that were basically inoperable, so we decided that the best course of action was to put him to sleep. Rusty was an adopted piggie, given to us by some people who were unable for one reason or another to give him the care he needed. So he spent the last year of his life surrounded by lots of piggies and lots of love and care. Even up until his last day despite not eating or drinking much, he still loved to be out on the floor to watch the girls and and our hamster. He had a great will to live, and was good natured and active despite his troubles right up to the end. We love you, Rusty, and we'll see you again someday.
Goodbye for now, Rusty. (??????? - October 17 2005)
Jackie, John, and
his four sisters and brother- Simon, Jasmine, Sabrina,
Lucy, and Jezebel
My oldest GP, Cinnamon has crossed the bridge. She died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 6 and half years. She will be missed. She was a very special pig, playful, cuddly and smart. We are sorry she has gone. She was always at the front of her cage wanting her treats and to have lap time. She helped through us some bad times.
She ate just about anything with her favorites Dandelions and peppers. She was always very vocal and would sit on the top of her wooden house until I picked her up.
She will be missed by her cage mates, Nutmeg, Smores and Pigzilla.
Sorry you are gone.
Melissa and Stan
Sweet Cocoa was the mellowest and gentlest pig ever. He was a "therapy" pig but when he was retired he ended up in a rescue. Nothing would phase him and he got along with all other pigs without exception. and enjoyed his lap time more than anyone else. He is very much missed.
I will forever miss my little guinea pig. He was my little buddy and I loved him so much. We buried him under two large plants out in the garden. We put his favorite little house he had in his cage that my dad had made for him, over the place where he is buried. I hope to see him someday again. Rodney was loved by the whole family and special to all of us.
Shreddie was a lovely pig. She was noisy and brought our other two
piggies out of their shells. She wheeked every time the fridge door was opened and was always eating. She did like cuddles, but when she wanted to go somewhere she thought nothing of headbutting her way and she was surprisingly strong and curious. She liked to nibble gently at our fingers and we knew that she would never go too far and bite.
It was really sad to see such a lively pig get ill and we really thought that you were too young to die. We are glad you arent suffering any more and bet that you are loving the grass and other piggies where you are now. We miss you lots, our house is so quiet without you.
Lots of love and parsley,
Helen and Aidan
3 days ago we lost our wonderful guinea pig Patches. He was the best little guy you could ever imagine and brought so much love into our home. Patches was very special. He had a wonderful personality and disposition. He loved to jump out of his cage and run around our dining room. He would play a game to see if we could catch him. He was lightning fast even up until the last week of his life. He loved his fresh veggies, especially cucumbers, and as soon as we would put them in his cage, he would jump back in and start munching away. He was a happy, sweet and exceptional pet!
We adopted Patches when he was a baby. He was not cared for properly and was emaciated when we first took him in. With proper care, he thrived in our house and grew into a strong and healthy guinea pig. Patches had some close calls with his health a few years back. He developed a bladder stone which was surgically removed. He also had an inner ear infection. The doctor said he would have a 1 in 20 chance of surviving, but he beat the odds and got better. He had an amazing way of snapping back every time he faced illness until the last month of his life. Although he was eating well, he started to lose weight and was drinking excessively. Tests did not show anything conclusive, but we believe it may have been his kidneys that gave out in the end. It is so sad to lose such a special friend. We were lucky to have him in our lives for the past 5 years!
We miss you so much Patchy! We wish we could hold you one more time and tell you how much we love you. See you at the rainbow bridge!
Caryn & Amanda
Joey, the most fun guinea pig ever! We got her and her sister Jenny on June 22nd, 2001 when they were both three months old. Joey was a really feisty little pig when we got her and was always playful and brave. Joey liked to play with dogs, other guinea pigs and all of our friends. Joey squealed loudly whenever she heard a bag crinkle. Whenever we opened the cage door to get her out to play or to give her food, she was always there waiting to greet and eat!
Joey leaves behind her sister Jenny and a family who loved her. We will miss Joey who died peacefully during the night on August 21st, 2005 of pneumonia. We will never forget her and we will always love her!!!
Brianna and Alan
When we purchased Sam for my daughter, I had no idea how attached I would become to him. His little idiosyncrasies, like squealing every time someone opened the crisper drawer, were cute. I had no idea I would miss them so much.
People think I'm stupid for mourning a rodent. I, too, would have previously thought it was silly. I have learned a lot of lessons from knowing Sam.
Thank you for providing an outlet for my grief.
I rescued Rosy and her sister from a local shelter. Rosy had been mistreated when she was younger. I do not now when they were born but they are two years old. We lost Rosy on August 14, 2005.
I am so sorry for the fate that befell you. In the short time that you allowed us into your life you stole a piece of my heart that you will always have. Your were gentle and loving. I will miss the cheery way you greeted me and your excitement when you got a treat. You were loved and will be sorely missed but now you have the peace you always sought. I am sure you are in a better place and now God is taking care of you. You spirit will always be with me and I will never forget you. You were and will always be a beloved pet and friend.
Rest now and may God keep your soul and spirit alive. Always in my heart you will remain.
Jan. 2003 - August 9, 2005
Rollo, our crooked little pig. You were such a good boy. All you wanted was love. I miss kissing you and rubbing your soft little pig tummy. There are so many times that we think of you each day. We are glad for the 2.5 years we had with you, but we thought that you'd be around for a lot longer. We wish that we had let you sleep in bed with us that last night! It breaks my heart to think of you at the vet's on that x-ray table, so curious about what was going on around you. You didn't know. And I didn't know how sick you were. I'm sorry, Rollo, that we didnt take you to the vets sooner. We will never forget you, Rollo. For such a little pig, you left a big hole in our lives.
Love and kisses,
Melissa and Erik
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything -Laurence Sterne
We guessed on that last Sunday when you snuffled around the lawn that this may be your last grazing. We didn't know exactly when you would make your final journey, but we knew you would be with us for only a little while longer. "Grampie" and "Grammie" spent a lot of extra time caring for you in that last week while "Mommy" had to be away. We knew you were hurting, we could see how you had a tough time moving around and we could hear your labored breathing when you rested. But you bore your burden with your zest for life until the very end, even the night before by greeting us standing against your cage. We were glad you waited long enough for your "Mommy" to be home again to say good bye and that she could be with you in your last hour.
Kleo, you made us laugh. We laughed at your "weep..weep" each evening that would let us know you wanted to be fed...NOW!! Your Mommy will always remember you running to her, climbing up into her arms and kissing her. You would only do that for her. You greeted everyone else with a little kiss to their fingers and to their face if they bent close enough to you. We knew you loved us, especially your Mommy.
We smiled at how you and your sister Sweetheart would fight with each other and wondered if that didn't prove you were sisters. But mostly, Kleo, we knew you had the heart of an adventurer beating in your little grey body. Take you out of your cage and set you down meant that you would explore the whole world if you could. Off you would go, investigating everything and anything. You were truly a member of our family. We know you are still near us now, for you are sleeping under the maples just next to our brook, no doubt dreaming of exploring forever. You are also with us in our hearts for we shall not forget you. Someday, if the Lord wills, we hope to see you in heaven and we wait to feel your gentle little kisses again. Sleep tight little one, till we meet again.
Hugs and Kisses always
Mommy and your family
Muffin was the greatest pig ever! She was the greediest and fattest little pig you could ever come across. She had a squeak that could be heard from miles away and never hesitated to snuggle under your shirt or blanket. She died today (july 16th) and i will miss her terribly. I got her the day one of my friends died and she provided the love I needed to help me get through such a tough time.
Muffin baby, mommy loves you always. Save a place next to you in heaven for me.
isn't just for the smart or talented, but for all the amimals God
Well Phinneas, what can I say? I miss you so much already. You were such a sweet, loving boy and a great teacher... I got you so you could help me with my animal learning class and you did such a great job with the students... running through mazes and climbing over the obstacles they'd build for you... so patient and willing... you loved the attention and they loved you...
I'll miss the way you whistled at the top of your lungs when you'd hear me come home... the way you'd watch me in the morning from the top of your hut... the way you'd curl up in your little bed when you were sleepy... the way you'd purr and coo when I'd pet you... and the way you'd sneak popcorn from the bowl when we would watch TV at night.
I am so sorry about how you spent the last two weeks of your life-- back and forth to vets being injected with potent antibiotics that probably were doing more harm than good to your system. You don't know how much I wish I could turn back time and make better choices for you-- You filled a large hole in my heart and now it is empty again.
I know you are in a better place now, free from pain and discomfort. Someday I will see you again, feed your favorite lettuce, and hold you once more-- You will always and forever be my little "Phinny Pig."
Love and kisses from your mommy,
got Baileys on February 2005. I got him so my lil Mudslide had a play
mate. Baileys was very active. He loved to eat all the food. Baileys
squeaked a lot! He was the fat one among two. He loved to be held
by people and he always greet you if you opened his cage. One day,
i found him laying on his side. and i was too late. I wanted to take
him to the vet but he died on our way to the vet. I buried him on
my back yard. I miss my Baileys Poo so much. Even he was only with
me for a short amount of times... he brought laughs and joys in our
I think Baileys is happy in the bridge. He will be a great angel :) My doggers, Almond and Cleo will take a good care of Baileys up there. Be good up there my lil poo.
Mommy, Mudslide, Mocha and Scoo
Fred was a
lovely,strong pig. We were certain he would pull through his
illness, but unfortunately he was just too poorly in the end.
Within two weeks of losing his brother, we had to say goodbye
to him. My boy, we love you very much and think about you everyday.You
were loving and mischievous, with a lovely black and whit crest.We
hope you are happy and at peace, playing with Ginger and Rolf
at rainbow bridge. Don't worry about Harris, he has two playmates
who he looks after and loves playing with.
My darling Ginger.
You were only with us for a short time,
but words will never describe how much i love you.I miss you so much, and will never forget you. Thank you for the times we had, you brought so much happiness into our lives.You are with Rolf now playing at rainbow bridge, and i know you will be there waiting for me one day. You will always be my little big boy.
Sleep well Gingi, love you forever. xxxxxxxxx
Noble and Chris Teasdale
He was our first pig who brought a lot of joy into our family.
Joy and laughter was brought into our family whenever he squeaked for food or to be picked up and pet. Whenever I would pet Patches, he just seemed to melt making funny noises. He became very ill on June 17th and died on June 18th with gastric stasis, a very dangerous disease for pigs. We will never forget Patches. We now have a baby girl pig named Squeaky to fill our loneliness of Patches. I can only hope that she will out live Patches short time of almost three years.
Steve and Ann
I miss you so much. You were the best guinea pig I could ever want. I wish I could have you for the end of eternity, but that would be cruel. I hope that you enjoy your new place, by the rainbow bridge and I hope that youll wait for me there. You were such a darling guinea pig, I was so lucky to have had you for 6 years. You had the sweetest personality, and you were so plump and fluffy. Your babies miss you terribly, theres such a void without you. Its like a part of me is no longer there. You were a part of me, Daisy. You will always have a special place in my heart. I love you to the end of the earth and I will never forget you and your daft piggie ways. I hope that I comforted you in your last moments and I hope you heard me when I said that I loved you. I will miss your friendly squeaks and little licks. Do you remember when I first got you, Daisy, do you, you and your sister, Creambear were so small and adorable. Youll be with your sister now. I hope you dance about in the hills together in harmony. I hope youre not lonely, Daisy. If you are, just think that Im always there for you and Ill always be thinking about you, after all, who can forget such a wonderful guinea pig like you. You made me laugh and cry. You made me proud and happy. You made me want to never let you go. I am unbelievably thankful for that, Daisy; you gave me 6 years of happiness. I love you Daisy. I always will do.
Love for eternity
Ps. Kisses and cuddles and licks to you Daisy.
Pps. Say hi to Creambear for me.
like to pay tribute to my very special, blk./brwn./white, adorable
little friend, Peppy, 9/00-5/31/05. Back in the Fall of 2000, I had
just recently lost my first GP when I first saw you in the pet store.
Unlike other GPs that are usually frightened and run away when
they see people, you came right up to me and my friend, squeaking
and kissing our fingers in happiness, as if you were saying
take me home. As my sorrow turned to joy, then, I knew you were
one-of-a kind and had to take you home. And since you were so energetic
and happy, I had to call you Peppy. Since then, you have brought much
joy and happiness as a family member. You left recently and words
cannot express the loss and sorrow Im feeling. It hurts so much
to see your cage the way it was left before I took you to the vet.
I miss everything about you, all the quirky things about your personality,
purring, kisses, your love of your favorite food carrots, chewing
on everything in site including my hair, the list could go
on forever. Since you were healthy and happy most of the time, I thought
you would live much longer than you did, sadly, you didnt, but
your memory will live in my heart forever and the hearts of others
who loved you as well. I hope the Rainbow Bridge exists and youre
there and happy and healthy again. I hope well see each other
again someday at that special place, until then, goodbye my little
Love and miss you always,
Our beloved Olive passed away on May 11th after a suffering a few weeks from malocclusion of his molars. He was tenderly cared for until the very end. Olive will always be remembered for his friendly personality, his squeaks at the refrigerator door, his shredding of newspaper, his love to cuddle, and his dislike of physical exercise. A melo boy in his old age Olive's favourite treats were celery and cucumber. At the pet store when we purchased Olive we were told he was a girl, but he grew into quite the handsome man after we brought him home. As a boy Olive loved to run up the stairs, and run up your sleeve. He was always there to listen, to snuggle and to play. Olive developed some chronic health problems as he aged, but he always maintained his sweet personality, his love for people and for other animals. Olive is sadly missed most by his Mommy. Olive is remembered by his Daddy, his brother Milo the dog, two sets of grandparents, Aunt Lana, and Aunt Erika who loved to dote on him. Olive I pray you are at peace now, that you are happy and eating again. I thank you for all your love, kisses and support through university and after. I know that I will see you again.
Love, Your Mommy,
Pamela Mary Durepos
My dearest & most precious Windy, you were so very patient and loving to us. You were like a whisper of love running through our home & heart. You will remain in our hearts forever. We will meet you again over the rainbow bridge someday,
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