Dear Dusty

Dear Dusty | A letter to my beloved guinea pig
Dear Dusty,

A week ago today I came home from work to discover that you had left us for piggy heaven. Tuesday the 16th of January 2018 was a heartbreaking day. At just over 4 years old, I don’t know why it was time for you to leave us. But I guess that’s life, loved ones can be here one day but devastatingly gone the next..

I have had the privilege of enjoying lots of furry friends in my life over the years. I’ve always tried my best to love them all equally and unconditionally, cherishing the traits of each and every character.

But Dusty, I’d be lieing if I didn’t tell you that I fell in love with you as soon as I set eyes on you. I moved heaven and earth to find a way for you to join our little (at the time) piggy family, I just couldn’t imagine a life without you in it.

You were such a tiny guinea pig baby, but what you lacked in size you made up in curiosity. You were so inquisitive and yet so happy to be held and cuddled. From day one your affectionate nature shone through.

You kept Sooty company after we lost Patch and you got on well with every piggy who has joined our family ever since.

You had the most unusual grey lips, the cutest little face and remarkable strands of hair that appeared grey from afar but were really mottled with grey, white and black.

You loved your greens, cucumber especially and the sound of you munching made my heart happy.

You were a beautiful piggy inside and out and you filled my life with so much joy. SO much joy.

I still live by the quote “it’s the little things that make life big” and you really were one of those little things.

You’ve left a Dusty shaped hole in my heart and the pain is still very raw. I miss you dearly but I will always have such very fond memories of you, dear little Dusty.

I’ll always love you to the moon and back,


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