Goodbye Little Friend

Remembering 'Black Bob'


A poem one does not want to write

But sadly, little piggies - 

That's them in my pic

Not giant hamsters or mutant rats!

They seem to go downhill fast


Only a couple of days ago

Having a run around

Eating, drinking, sleeping, living

Then suddenly they slow down

Often it's a sign the end is nigh

In a couple of days or less


Gone - before we even get to the vets sometimes

R.I.P. piggy

With your long-haired black coat

And cuddly nature

Goodbye, piggy number 4,763

Or it seems like it

Well, we've had piggies for 20 years at least


Thank you for all we've shared...........

Enjoy Animal Heaven!



    THANKS UNCLE STEVE for a very sentimental write. The death of any Pet is a Tragedy especially for Children and often their first experience of the *Death of a Loved One* ! We had Guinea Pigs when we were Children ~ they were not expensive & they were easy to rear and handle ! Also neighbours would always feed & keep them clean if we were on Holiday. No espensive Kennel Bills. We could observe the breeding Cycle and also give them a decent burial (shoe box) if they died ! The Cochon d'Inde gave us much pleasure and many happy memories ! We also had them @ School and we had to be MINDERS during the Holidays on a rota. Children can learn much about Life & Love by keeing Guinea Pigs ~ AMEN. I (BRIAN) had several B Pigs as pets when I was a Child.

    Blessings to You & Piggies & Fido
    Love BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽ‰

    • orchidee

      Thanks B&A. The thing is, the other male piggy may have to wait a week, for a new companion. I've only found female ones available so far, and we have two of them already. Piggy did not get buried in a Gucci shoe box (ask Angela!).

    • Nicholas Browning

      Damn Steve. First I've seen a poem from you that wasn't about your faith. Sucks that it had to be about you losing a friend, but I hope you're alright and I appreciate that I came to read this today. Best regards my friend.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Nicholas. Erm, the friend is the piggy! Did you gather that much?

      • Neville

        a sad tale indeed.. and no pun intended... some times writing about a hurt or a loss helps in the healing process..... a deviation from the norm and regrettably enjoyed..... Neville

        • orchidee

          Thanks N.

        • Fay Slimm.

          To lose such a delightful piggy-friend must be so sad and the video you chose shows how charming they are to keep in a group - - - my sincere thank you for sharing this with us dear Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Fay.

          • Christina8

            Aww, so sorry for your loss Orchi. Thanks for sharing this with us dear friend.

            • orchidee

              Thanks Christina.

            • Goldfinch60

              It is so sad when our pets pass but we will see them again.

              • orchidee

                Thanks Gold.

              • Poetic Dan

                Absolutely brilliant and full of human kindness, always Appreciated.

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Dan.

                • Seek

                  Love, undeclared, but love lived by pets that becomes such a part of us. Sorry about the loss. You write about it with heart.

                  • orchidee

                    Thanks Seek.

                  • Laura


                    So sorry for your loss!
                    A touching write!
                    Thank you for sharing!


                    • orchidee

                      Thanks Laura.

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