Remembering Eric
Feb20

Remembering Eric

The death of Eric the guinea pig hit us all hard. Hit me hard particularly. Even days later, I just kept bursting into tears without warning. Sometimes I’d be OK, then other times I’d want him back so much it hurt. I just kept thinking about that black, brown and white ball of fluff in my arms and I ached for him. Logically, it’s silly. He wasn’t human. He wasn’t even a dog. He was ‘just’ a...

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What next for Wilfred?
Feb12

What next for Wilfred?

With his friend, surrogate big brother, hutch mate and occasional enemy, Eric, gone, Wilfred the guinea pig is all alone. Guinea pigs shouldn’t be all alone. He’s just 18 months old and he’s lived all of his little life with other guinea pigs, first his own brothers and sisters, but mainly with Eric. Eric was his protector, he cared for Wilfred. And Wilfred cared for him. Wilfred knew Eric was ill. In the last days...

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Silent Sunday 11.2.18
Feb11

Silent Sunday 11.2.18

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Project 365 2018 Week 6
Feb10

Project 365 2018 Week 6

It’s been a really tough week, overshadowed by the death of Eric, our beloved guinea pig. Here’s our week in pictures…   Day 35 – Sunday 4th February – I’d been worrying about Eric for about a week and feeding him in the kitchen. After eating well for a few days, he’d stopped eating, so I took him to the vet. I was given the devastating news that he was very poorly and would need to be...

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Farewell, Eric
Feb07

Farewell, Eric

After a week of worrying about Eric the guinea pig and trying to build his strength up, I knew he had to go to the vet. And quickly. I was grateful that the vet agreed to see him within a couple of hours, even though it was Sunday. The waiting room was empty at the vet’s and I was seen very quickly. The one thing I saw was a candle and a message. If the candle is lit, it means someone is saying goodbye to their beloved pet. It...

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