It Was A Beautiful Service

24 08 2006
We decided to bury him by the rosebushes.
We lit candles since it was a dusk memorial. And yes, those are rose petals sprinkled on the casket (Or shoebox. He was a size 7 – womens it turns out).
We cheered Frere and his memory with our candles.
The girls wrote a “Top Ten Things I Like About Frere”.
10. He was fun to play with.
9. He was nice to his brother.
8. I liked his red eyes.
7. I liked his fluffy hair after his bath.
6. He wouldn’t move around like Sunny in the bath.
5. His favorite fruit was grapes.
4. He had cute ears.
3. He was quieter than his brother.
2. He was nice to us.
1. He was thoughtful.

It was standing room only. Grace, Natalie, Eric and Roxy the dog came for the ceremony. It was so good for them to come.




10 responses

25 08 2006

RIP sweet Frere. He was the one of the guinea pig experiment if I remember correctly.

He was a good guinea pig. And I will miss his presence on ‘If Swallowed, Induce Vomiting.’

And your girls? So sweet.

25 08 2006
This Girl I Used to Know

Awww, what a wonderful service!

25 08 2006

Ok … This is my THIRD time trying to leave a comment …

What an amazing service, and so nice of people to come from all over to honor Frere.

And I love the list. If there’s one thing I remember about Frere from my visits it’s that he was thoughtful.

25 08 2006

Since this was written with tongue firmly in cheek, I don’t feel too bad that I laughed.

Gotta hand it to Roxy the dog. A perfectly good dead rodent to dig up, and s/he behaved well.

25 08 2006

So sorry that I missed the service. I was there in spirit, though.

26 08 2006

Is it tongue in cheek? You bastards.

I’m still welling up here (and that’s not sarcasm…)

26 08 2006

Wow. I’ve been called a bastard by a wuss named Ant.


26 08 2006

Ohhh poor little Frere, may he be happy in his new afterlife. Losing a beloved pet is never easy, is it?


Your girls are so brave and lovely 🙂

28 08 2006

OMG, you are an amazing mom! To go through all that trouble for a guinea pig! And I know the value of giving up a good towel too. I am really really impressed.

Your girls are lucky. But I send condolences from myself, my daughter and a hamster.

RIP Frere.

A size 7…who knew?

31 08 2006
Diane Tomlinson

From the staff of the Daily Pitchfork may Frere rest in peace.


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