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Sunday, 22 June 2008

Letter to BobbiJo


I mentioned a few days ago that Joan one of my regular commenters was back from her holidays but had some things going on . Joan had e mailed me that her beloved guinea pig BobbiJo was very unwell , that she was at home with them for a couple of days but they were in a process of saying their goodbyes .
Joan has asked me to post these photos of Bj again and to include a letter she has written for her :
Dear Bobbijo With a tear in my eye and an ache in my heart I write about your life,We saw an advert in a shop widow ' 2 guinea pigs for sale, unwanted present ' I went with a friend to collect you both, and with paws soon under the table we named you 2 sisters bobbijo and Thelma louise (Lou), Your sister was bigger than you, bit of a bully! but you loved each other, (I remember when Lou had a poorly eye you used to lick it better for her) Soon after you arrived the run became detached and we lost you for a hour, we were frantic, we finally found you in the a flower bed! At the age of 2 Lou got sick and overnight she died lying beside you, The vet thought you may die of grief, but you flourished, with a unique character, a proper little girl, that loved snuggling up and chatting with us, you loved us all but preferred your dad (tolerated Mark!) and would walk from my lap to your dads!! You loved chin tickles (Mark was best at that!) but didn't like anyone touching your paws!, your favourite foods were cucumber, baby carrots ( had to be chantery ones) and dandelions, and spent lazy summer days in your run,You had a favourite cushion (declined any other one) and a little wooden (well chewed) house.When I was poorly with my heart, your dad used to bring you up to me and you would snuggle up, to make me feel better, you gave us so much love, a sparkle in your eyes that would melt any heart,Then at the age of 6 the vet found a nasty tumour in your tummy, you lost that sparkle in your eyes (and so did we) We knew when it was time to let you go, (and I think you did too) spent your last hours on dads lap, before mom took you on your final, dignified journey, I held you in my arms to the very end and let you fall asleep.now your little house is empty and so are we,But do you know bobbijo, when we look up into a cloudless night sky, and see the brightest star we can all sayNite nite bobbijo.

1 comment:

BetteJo said...

Oh that's so sad. I'm sorry Joan. I dread the day ..
They become so much more than pets, don't they? That was a very sweet tribute to your BJ, I can tell you will miss her forever.

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