HERE is where the luckiest Bavarian meeris in the world live,
is that a fine looking caviary OR WHAT? IT LOOKS HOME-MADE! Wish we had one, all neat and clean, but we are Americans and...'nuff said. What a beautiful place to live,
Bavaria, and what beautiful souls to own, our own dear, precious
Ingrid and Helmut, introduced to us by...
FAIRY! Fairy, looks like you are preparing for a big sleep-over and getting everything "just so" for
your friends...OH! A Tale of 3 Piggies is our favorite book, too! But where is Marigold? Where is she going to sleep?
Oh, well, we nearly forgot, THIS IS FAIRY'S HOUSE! Err...
mmmm....uh....Fairy....why is your dad wearing it and where are
you and he is beginning to remind us of Hugh Laurie! Yes, quite,
we could see "HOUSE" wearing a guinea pig house on his own
head...but where are you?
OH, you have gone outside! You know, Fairy, we had this picture of you as our screensaver, but every time mom turned her computer on she just wanted to pet and brush you and stared at the screen so long we had to put on something else, especially your cheek, she just wanted to comb it and give you scritchy-scrunchies and did she get anything done? Why, Fairy, she looked at you so much and petted and combed you so much she forgot why she turned the computer on in the first place so then she turned it off!
BAVARIAN MEERI, HOW PRETTY AND COLOURFUL AND SWIRLY! OH, LOOK AT THAT SWIRL IN THE BACK! NOW THAT'S A SWIRL IF EVER THERE WAS ONE!
OH NOW THAT THE SNOW IS COMING DOWN the Bavarian Meeris have all come 'round!
You black beauty in the straw, hay, grassy stuff,
we bet you glitter and your coat is so smooth after a nice comb-out! We love your floppy ears, too.
WE love ALL OF YOU! EVEN WHEN IT ISN'T SNOWING AND WE DON'T HAVE BLUEBERRY PANCAKES IN THE HOUSE!
BAVARIAN meeris send white roses to console us...did we mention the meeris also lost one of their own, too? And we
pray no more than one? For we just today got to last week's
WHILE Fairy invents scritchy-scratchers to comfort us...although her dad actually brought this one back from London Towne where we are certain he dressed like Mr. Steed, with a bowler hat, umbrella, and impeccable sleuthing and spy skills...wonder what is
on the Meeris door, on Jen who makes our fabulous cuddle cups' door...twas an epidemic of grief yet...tears glued us together into a bigger, howsoever broken, heart than ever before.
FRIENDS. UNDERSTOOD IN EVERY LANGUAGE.
NOW meet the new American kids on the block! The newest of the new, little bitty (though grown, yet having never had a home) Almond Joy! She owns CD3, who we know from "Molly the Owl"
watching and "Friday Nights at the Movies" with our Molly the Owl friendsies.
CD3 got Almond Joy to keep her very first guinea pig rescue, Millie Bea company...and it wasn't easy getting that Almond Joy! The rescue really put her through the ringer so now that she is home at last and ready to be Millie Bea's forever-friend...
a WHAT? for WHO? like...WHY?" And now each pig has that "separate but equal" status that we know all too well, even know
it here now, what with YumYum kicking me out after Raj passed...
Well, friends, there you have it.
We love you. You held us. You rocked us in your arms, sent us emails always, checked up on us, wrote poems for us, sent pictures to us, prayed for us, and never let us go, not for a minute even though you yourselves were grieving your own losses, dear Mariella and our meeri...
There is no language with a heart big enough to contain
the gratitude we wish to convey...
so in the gentlest, softest as rose-petals whisper..."thank you"