Friday, December 12, 2008
Ode to Piggy
Squirt's pet Guinea Pig passed away yesterday morning. She was an old girl by Piggy standards and had a special bond with Squirt since she was just one year old. It all started Monday when I noticed Piggy wasn't eating and sulking in the corner of her cage. I spend the day and night on a vigil, coaxing her to come eat and providing lots of love.

Tuesday morning it was evident that if Piggy stood a chance she needed to see the Veterinarian. Sure, many have giggled at the notion of spending $100 to save a $24 pocket pet - but you can't put a price on the love of a little girl. The Vet visit diagnosed Piggy with Pneumonia - leaving me half wondering if I was the one who gave it to her. The Vet assured me this wasn't the case, it could very well be just a matter of old age.

Jon and I sat Squirt down after school yesterday afternoon and told her about Piggy. Her little heart just shattered and the tears started rolling away - on all three of us! I had fixed Piggy up in a shoebox, with a little blanket and some silk flowers that I had around the house. Piggy looked peaceful as if she were sleeping and then we went out to bury her in the garden in front of Squirt's bedroom window.

In remembrance of Piggy I'm reposting this blog from June of 2006:

(Squirt's first attempt at blogging.)


So you would like to recreate a Nickelodeon's 'Wonder Pets' episode yet you don't have a 'fly-boat' available to "save the day". No problem. Let me show you how it's done.

First and most importantly you must lock your bedroom door to keep your Mommy and Daddy out. If they get wind of "an animal in trouble" they will quickly barge in and halt your filming production immediately.

Since we don't have a 'fly-boat' and we need to get 'Linny the Guinea Pig' to school in the first place; it is time to break out the trusty Fisher Price Little People School Bus. Just toss the Little People aside and stuff your pet Guinea Pig inside the bus. If he doesn't fit simply make him fit. Then fly the school bus in the air like this....



Lastly, whatever you do be careful not to drop the 'fly-bus' or crash into anything. This will cause your Piggy to squeal in fright and your Mommy and Daddy will bust through the door in seconds flat. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing especially if your Guinea Pig is fat and stuck inside of the school bus.

You'll learn the importance of "Teamwork" when Mommy and Daddy help you dislodge your entrapped Piggy and safely place him back in his cage. Then they can bribe him with celery so he doesn't phone those PETA people to report his alleged hair raising experience.

- posted by Squirt

(Disclosure: No animals were harmed in the making of this blog.)
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