Panda's First Smile

Panda's First Smile
PandaPig's First Smile!

Friday, August 10, 2012


Up until her final days at the Thatched Cottage with Fairy, Mr. Bear, and her mice, Marigold was such a happy girl and we will remember her that way: Sneaking into Mr. Bear's "Holiday sherry" once he was too tipsy to notice her nose stuck in his glass!
A Very Merry Girl, Marigold was always up for
a Great Adventure, she was!

Sadly, she passed yesterday leaving Fairy, Anita, and Ian to celebrate a life well-lived, their Very Special Girl, bringing joy 

to all whom she met.

What's funny is how sad we felt yesterday, not knowing why.
Today we recognize that Marigold had come to say good-bye before we received the news: She'd been ill and 
now she is free.

Animals are like that & guinea pigs are especially sensitive:
I still smell PandaPig's sweet, musky scent years after his
work here was done, and it reminds me that as long as we
keep those we love in our hearts, no drop of love is ever lost,

no pig forgotten...for they have become part of who we are.

Marigold, we can't help missing you. 

We send all our love to your mischievous partner-in-crime,
 Mr. Bear...and most of all to Fairy and your mum
and Dad, Ian and Anita.

We've all become such dear, dear friends through our guinea pigs.
And Molly the Owl.
And all whom we have ever loved and been loved back in
return remain in our hearts, opening doors to subtler nuances
of the Secret Emotional World of our dear brothers and sisters,
large and small, who - in the end - turn out to be the ones who actually rescue us.

Marigold, you will be missed. And your joyful life celebrated:
We love you.

{Photo courteously swiped from Fairy's most recent
blog post which we encourage all to read and enjoy
in sweet remembrance of our special girl.}
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  1. Marigold got it...but I'm so grateful this did post. Thank you for all your help and encouragement, Ms. A.

  2. So sorry for the loss to Fairy and her family. I loved reading of her adventures and I'm sure Fairy will be lonely without her sister. My prayers for a swift ascension over the Rainbow Bridge where Mariel awaits.

  3. Thanks, Marifun. Your friendship is cherished by all of us. But you already know that...(I just got the blog to post our comments so this is the one I've been wanting to post TO YOU.) We miss Marigold and hope that Fairy, Anita, and Ian find solace in the love of our MOD friends here across the pond to whom Fairy has endeared herself, much as Molly, McGee, and the owlets did.
    Lurves ya, girl. And thank you for being here for all of us. Oh Bloody HORK, TEARS AGAIN?! GEEZ!

  4. Sending love, & healing energy to everyone who loved this sweet girl. Another little angel,running at the Rainbow Bridge.

  5. Ingrid and Helmut and The Meeris of BavariaAugust 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    sleep well, dearest marigold .....
    we'll NEVER forget you.
    so sorry ........................

  6. O.K. Crying again, thank you so much, Ingrid. When Fairy is up to reading this I know it will help to see her friends, near and dear, express sympathy and love because we also know how SHE feels and she knows it comes straight from the core of our own hearts...

  7. Oh . . . . Oh thank you all so much, you have no idea how your thoughts and kind words have helped us. We are doing our best to be happy for the wonderful life Marigold had.
    Thank you all xxx