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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

There was once a guinea pig called Wiggley

A guinea pig who filled our lives with so much joy, happiness and love. And taught us respect and patience.

It is hard for me to post this tribute for Wiggley. It is hard to come to terms that he’s no longer with us when we tried so hard to give him a fighting chance to live. For those who have been following my blog, facebook and twitter, you would have read about Wiggley’s battle with his health. It was a hard time for us.

It is not so long ago that we lost Ginger. Barely 2 months. Perhaps the two of them wanted to be together.

It has left a hollow empty feeling. They were both very sweet, very intelligent and very playful. Like Ginger, Wiggley was well-traveled and socialised, for a guinea pig. Wiggley was one guinea pig who absolutely loved his food. And I’m glad I’ve made thousands of images of my boys.

I thought I would publish a few of the images I haven’t shown to anyone before to remember Wiggley by.

Rest in peace now my little old man (as I called him in the last days). He will always be in our hearts.

In case you're wondering, I kept both the guinea pigs' original names when I adopted them.

twoguineapigs pet photography | Wiggley, guinea pig portrait
Wiggley, originally uploaded by twoguineapigs pet photography.
twoguineapigs pet photography | Wiggley the guinea pig waiting for food by the fridge
More food?, originally uploaded by twoguineapigs pet photography.
twoguineapigs pet photography | Wiggley and Ginger, two guinea pigs in the garden
LOR, originally uploaded by twoguineapigs pet photography.


  1. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    I hope he and Ginger are together eating as many apples and snacks that they want.
    Thinking of you xo

  2. I'm so sorry that you have lost them both, especially so closely together. I'm so happy that you adopted them and they had such fantastic lives full of love.

  3. I am so very sorry about your loss of Wiggley, and in such a short space of time to Ginger. They wanted to be together in the strawberry patch, running free. They knew they were much loved, and will have appreciated all the amazing things you had done for the,, right up until the end of the battle.
    Run free with your brother xxxx

    1. Sorry for the late reply. Thank you for your kind words. It has been over 1.5 years and I still haven't gotten over it. I still think of them both every day. xx

  4. Every once in a while I check your blog to see if you are writing another one. If you are out there reading this, I just want you to know that if you blog again, you will have a reader in me!

    1. Thank you for your kind comments - means a lot to me! xx

  5. I lost my guinea pig when he was only 1 year old. his name was peanut and one day he just got sick. Im so sorry for your loss as i know how it feels. :(

    1. Thank you. Sorry for yours too. It has been over 1.5. years now and I still haven't gotten over it.

  6. hi. i just found your blog. i am so moved by your beautiful photography, and knowing about wiggley and ginger. they were beautiful babies. i realize that no matter how we can all be strangers to each other on this planet, we all share that common bond of love and grief for the loss of our loved ones. my thoughts are with you...i also have guinea pig babies of my own, and cannot imagine how profound my grief would be, when "that time" comes...and hopefully, i can look forward to more years with them (they are just 18 months old)...but only time will tell.


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