Friday, 9 April 2010

Poor piggy

Poor little Tigs died in the night... I got up to a very bare empty corner in the dining room where her cage had been. Gary (my hubby) got up early and buried her in the flower bed not far from her daughter who died a few weeks ago. They were 7 & 8 years old which isnt bad for a guinea. Tig was a young adult when we had her, with a daughter who the kids named (you guessed it) Piglet. Then Tiggy gave birth to 4 lovely minipigs - 3 girls & 1 boy. They all stayed with us, over the last couple of years theyve all gone and Tiggy outived them all. Im glad she wasnt on her own long.


I love this picture, it was taken last summer. Tiggy was doing what she loved doing best - running round the grass with the dogs. We have 2 cocker spaniels who have grown up with guinea pigs & they get on REALLY well with them. She liked to go & sit between their front paws & watch the world go by.
ANyway that enough from me or Im gonna be fed up again. Im off to eat my last piece of plum cake (which really was lovely by the way)


Heather said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. What an adorable photo...and who knew that dogs and guinea pigs could be such good friends?! Lovely!

Felted House said...

I'm so sorry that you've lost her - we lost one too at 8 and a half years old just after Christmas - I didn't realise they could live so long. I had no idea that dogs and guinea pigs liked each other, how lovely that she used to sit between the dogs' paws.
Time to make another cake I guess if that was the last piece... xx

spanglydotterypotter said...

aww, I'm so sorry for you loss, she was a gorgeous little pinny xxx

We've got one left now and he's outlived his brothers by almost a year. No idea how old he is though as he was already an adult when we got him from the blue cross and they didn't know his age. We've had him for 4 years and he likes to roam around the garden with the bunnies, cat and dog. He was being eyed up by some kind of bird of prey last week though (the first one I've ever seen since I've lived here) I kept him in a for a few days but he looked so sad all cooped up that I let him out again!

Karen said...

Awww Deberoh i'm sorry for your loss and yes its time for another Cake xoxoxo

FeltersJourney said...

Thanks ladies. Feeling much better today :o) She was a good age for a guinea & at least she wasnt lonely for ages, or poorly for too long.