To all our
chinchillas that have passed away
LOST YOUR PET
Just how you feel today
And really it's so difficult
To find the words to say
For you have lost a special friend
Who meant so much to you
And they will stay
Inside your heart
Whatever you may do
Such precious recollections
Of love you truly shared
And natural devotion
That can never be compared
So just remember happy moments
Smile if you can
Be thankful for the time you had
And you will understand
Although it's hard. there has to be
A time to say 'goodbye'
But memories which are dear to you
Will never, ever die
suddenly on February 26th 2002
(affectionately known as Milly-Moo) passed away, leaving behind her bouncy daughter Beano as a living memory of
herself. Milly was Marie's original and first chinchilla and will
always hold a special place
in her heart as will Beano
With Love from Marie and Beano
Lovingly known as Mr. Poo, malibu was one of Marie's little chinchillas) passed away 29th October 2004
Goodnight to our darling cheeky 'Mr Poo' you loved all the ladies especially Pepa (the grey in the photo) & Mayzee. Always had a mischievous twinkle in your eyes & a zest for life, so easy going & placid, one in a million. Only young, with a combination of recovering from dentistry & a chill you fought so bravely but sadly
passed away on the 29th October 2004.
Greatly missed, you've now joined Milly Moo, it seems so quiet without you & your wonderful 'vocabulary' of sounds.
Be safe little man -x-
Approx 6-7 years - passed away on the 1st October 2005 - Marie's little girl chinchilla)
Goodnight my darling girl, I only had you for 2 & a half years but you touched my heart so much. Such a fighter & so brave. You came to me in an awful condition, blind in one eye & never knowing love, you needed annual dental work but you were always so happy & full of character.
The last dental was just too much for you to cope with little one.
You are, & always will be, greatly missed & greatly loved.
Play free from pain now with your good friend Mr Poo who I'm sure will introduce you to Milly-Moo!
Be safe 'Crazy Mayzee'......xxxx
Approx 4-5 years old, passed away on the 28th Oct 2005 - Marie's brown velvet female chinchilla
Sleep tight my little Jaffa, you were with me for 3 years after you & Cleo (who's still with me) were abandoned when your owners moved house,
such a loving little girl with a passion for nibbling the skirting boards!
With your freckled ears & gorgeous coat you're greatly missed, you were so very brave, even coming to the front of your carry basket at the vets to say goodbye to me, but the fight was just too great in the end....
You're at peace now my darling with your old pal Malibu to watch over you, be safe 'Jaffa-Cakes' xxxx
Approx 7-8 years old.
passed away at 4am Saturday 9th May 2009
Goodnight my darling little ‘Mouse’ always such a brave fighter. You came to me as a rescue & I watched you blossom into a pretty violet sweetheart, so full of character & cheek!
You struggled with furbiting & dental problems & in the end it all became too much for your little body to cope with. I stayed up with you knowing that it was probably your last night with me, I lifted you gently from your cage & you peacefully went to sleep in my arms.
Play free from pain now Feebs. You are greatly missed & loved.
Goodnight little ‘Mouse’ love from Mummy & the other 6 chinnies you shared your home with. xxxx
Approx 8-9 yrs old. Passed away on the 4th September 2010
My darling Pepa-Potts you were with me for approx 7 years and you were such a character, full of cheek and fun. You battled with dental issues for a while and in the end it was kinder to let you go and join the other furries in ‘raisin heaven’. Mr Poo saved you a cosy spot next to him and your good friends from Ireland, Guinness and Basil will keep you safe! I miss seeing you sat on your shelf throughout the day as
you loved the light and the sun.
You would often chortle happily to yourself as you came out on your trundles from your cage....you are free from pain now little girl
I miss you and love you always your Mummy and the 5 fluppets xxxx
Goodnight my darling little man you will be greatly
missed.....such a cheeky chap.....you fought so bravely and
lived a long and healthy life being approx 10yrs old.....
mummy loves you and will always be with you xxxxxxxxxxx
My sweet Poppi, always in my heart and terribly missed....my little
raggedy girl with only three legs.....fought so bravely and was so
...passed away at approximately 11-12 years old you lived a long and
happy life, goodnight sweetheart be at peace love mummy xxxxxx
March 1994 to 2nd December 2002
'It doesn't seem the same without you, it's so quiet - we
can't hear you running round your cage.
Jess & Kate have gone to your cage to see where you are,
I'm sure Jess misses you.
Sleep tightly, you need suffer no more, at least you wont be alone, Duke will be waiting for
All my love, Julie
March to 13th January
Cilla was a lovely huge quality Black Velvet chinchilla
and belonged to Carolyn Gill
She had such a lovely friendly personality, full of energy and
soon made friends with another chinchilla that Carolyn
introduced her to instantly. Unfortunately, Cilla got an
abscess in her jaw, even the best treatment in Cornwall from
the vets did not work and she sadly was advised to be put to
sleep, she was only 9 months old but such a big beauty that
she will never be forgotten by Carolyn - memories live on
Passed away on 4th January 2003
was 3 years old, he loved raisins, climbing in the wine rack,
and gently nibbling everyone's toes. He was extremely
play-full and loving to us. He will be missed very much by
Sooty (his female cage-mate) and by our whole family - gone
but never forgotten my little friend.
of Nicholle's first chinchilla)
The Circle of Friendship
probably is her very last hill. I fear for her, my heart
Once so spunky, she now seems forlorn. She’s in such
pain that she trembles with hurt.
She lays unmoving inside of my shirt. All that can be
done has been done for my friend.
Yet despite all this, it’s nearing the end.
My mind wanders back over the years spent together.We were happy and free. As light as a feather. She
ate from my hand, stole food from my plate,
Travelled with me in her portable crate. She was
there for me, through the thick and the thin.
Now she’s fighting a battle, impossible to win.
How can I say thanks for your devotion and love?
Words can’t describe it; it is as a white dove.
I watch you now friend as you take your last breath.
As your body gives up and you move into death.
I’m still crying my friend, though the years have gone by.
I am glad I was there as you struggled to die.
You were there for me; I was there for you.The circle is complete and beginning anew
2001 - 9th September 2003)
Tim was my first chin, I took him on after his original
owners no longer wanted to take care of him.
When he arrived he was very frightened and lonely but I stayed
with him for hours. He never seemed interested in other people
because he had been neglected for so long, however he soon
became one of the family. He was my best friend, I miss him
more every day. I miss the way he sat on my shoulder and
nibbled my ear, I miss the way he'd snuggle close to me when I
was sad. There is so much that I miss about him. Although he
was only with me a short time he had gone from being a timid
little ball of fur to a happy and often demanding little man.
He was the greatest, and if not for him I would never have
come to love and appreciate chinchillas as much as I do now. I
hope that you have made some nice friends in chinnie heaven
and I hope I can come and see you one day. We all miss you.
All our love from the chins: Poppy, Gizmo and Bertie.With love and forgiveness for nose biting James xx
All my love and peanuts, your best friend Weezy
24/01 Spice died accidentally in June 26/02)
Spice was a beautiful Homo beige
You had the cutest face of all our chins, your bright eyes and
extra long whiskers were irresistable
After your unfortunate accident, it was heartbreaking to watch
Sugar with her paws on your favourite branch, in exactly the
same position you used to sit, her ears down, missing you
We had hoped Sugar was pregnant so that you could live on.
Rest in peace little buddy.
With love, Lise and Bob
chinchilla - Archie - born 4th April 1998 - died 6th
"I had always wanted a chinchilla but my parents
wouldn't allow it. The first thing I did when I moved into my
own house was get Archie. He was a fantastic little
fellow, loving and gentle but into everything. He lived
happily with me for almost five years until he was taken ill
suddenly at the beginning of March. Despite extensive
treatment he sadly passed away on 6 March 2003. He will
be sadly missed but never forgotten. The joy he brought
to me and the good times we shared will live on forever."
chinchilla - Misty - born 24th December 1998 - died 14th March
My first chinchilla, all grey and small
Just like a little fur ball
She was friendly and loved to chew.
And would always come looking for you
On a morning her breakfast of a few cornflakes.
I'll miss you Misty, but it was time to go
I'll not forget you, not for one mo
ebony girl - born 19th June 2003 - 29th August 2003)
shown on the left of the picture was only 12 weeks old when
she died suddenly. Her brother Duster, to the right, is
growing well and strong. Jess was a very active and cuddly
chinnie, but died just 2 days after she arrived home with me.
I miss her very much and I'm sure she knows how much I love
'Your Daddy will never forget you'
suddenly on 8th July 2003)
was one of those pets that touches your life and has a
profound effect on you She was a tiny little thing but
had an enormous personality. Her favourite spot was
sitting on her dads (my partner Dave) shoulder or having a
cuddle under the duvet on a Saturday morning. Although
she only lived with us for around a year she made such an
impact on our lives and will never be forgotten. We hope
she enjoyed her life with us as much as we enjoyed her being
part of ours.
We found out that Maisy had problems with her teeth that could
not be treated. The decision to let her go was the
hardest we have ever had to make, even though it was the
kindest thing for her, the guilt will remain with us both for
a very long time.'
have adopted some rescue chinnies since she passed away but
there will only ever be one' Maisy
We both love and miss you very much xx
away on June 27, 2003)
'It's hard to put in words the joy Monchi brought to my life. He is deeply missed by myself
and the cats, Oracle and Dacia. The friendship between
Monchi and Oracle was the most beautiful, extraordinary
relationship I have ever seen. Oracle just hasn't been
the same since he lost his best friend. I think of
Monchi every day. I think of everything I miss. I
miss him keeping me awake at night making all that noise
frolicking in his cage. I miss that funny loud squeaky
sound he made at strange times that I could never figure out.
I miss the many hours trying to get him out from under the bed
or the couch. I miss him nibbling all my papers and
books or just about anything he could find. I miss him sitting
on my shoulder nibbling my ears and tickling me with his tail.
I miss watching him flop about in his dust bath. I miss
petting him for hours and how he loved to be rubbed behind the
ears. But most of all, I miss watching Monchi and Oracle
play. Oracle loved to run around with him and most of
all he loved to sit inside the cage with him. I still
have the cage and whenever I go near it Oracle runs over ready
to play, but is saddened when he remembers that Monchi isn't
there. His presence is greatly missed and it could never
be replaced. I miss the laughter and the happiness that
he brought to my life'
I MISS YOU MONCHICHI
Love Trich x
little beige chinchilla -Passed away on the 2nd January 2004,
little baby, I rescued you from hell and torment 3 years ago.
He had serious
medical problems all the Vets were amazed that you still kept
you fought till the very end. I loved you very very much'
Poem for Barney
I believe the God above,
created barney for me to love,
he picked him out of all the rest,
because he knew I'd love him best.
Love Mam xx
April 23rd 2003 - Passed away on the 13th April 2004)
A sadly missed brave
little boy who never reached his first birthday (just 10 days away)
missed by Linda xxx
||Buttons had so may problems with his teeth and so many abscesses, and although he fought to the end it was
to have him 'put to rest' away from all his pain
I will always remember you in your little nest box popping
your cute little head through the hole -
Rest in peace sweetheart
(Born 2nd April 2000 - died 26th October 2005
Rest in peace little fluff, you were always the violet 'Tomboy' of my furry gang
I'll really miss you and so will Gemma your close friend always
You died suddenly overnight with no explanation, and I was so unhappy to find you had passed away the next morning, no warning signs, no noise, nothing
x but you were always the quiet one my little one x
Sleep tight little fluffer XXX love Linda xxxx
(Born march 9th 202 - died February 11th 2007)
Chubbs, my 'little man', digested pieces of a plastic bin liner when I was cleaning their cages causing a serious blockage - he died in my arms at the vets Sunday night
He loved to sit by his cage door for ages, listening to me and chatting back, and had no tail as his mum bit it off!
He was a 'short bodied' chinchilla, so very cute and friendly, loved his chin and tummy tickles, always a sweet natured little furball and never grumpy
My favorite of all 22 chinchillas I have had, there will never be another like him
Sleep tight my little man - Sugarpuff and Dinky miss you so much xxx
(Brown Velvet female - Born 10th April 2000 - died 10th March 2008)
A brave little girl these last 7 months, so big and healthy at first - I think that's why you lasted so long
3 deadly throat infections built up over 2 years with that amount of medication
A great fighter to the very end, it broke my heart to see you struggle to breath
You were on 'borrowed time' so I spoilt you a little more than the others with soft treats and extra playtimes even though you
could not run very far with your breathing. That last day you let me know you just had enough and wanted to take that long sleep in
peace Goodnight my little 'plush' - Gemma and Tino miss you lots xx Linda xx
(Just over 2 years old - born 7th April 2007 - died 21st June 2009)
Goodbye my little Giant
Poor Henry - you were such a cutie because of your very small size, unfortunately you were one of the unlucky ones that ended up at the
tender age of 2 with a very bad prolapsed bowel - although you were very brave and recovered from the surgery - you died a day later at my vets home (who was giving you intensive care treatment after the OP) - at least you were pain free and happy right up to sleeping forever
Sleep tight my little man x Linda
Born 23rd October 2003 - died 16th October 2009
The most quiet little chinchilla I have owned xxx
Ruska had a uterine infection, unfortunately there was no signs of discharge because the uterus had been blocked, this created
a build up of puss and by the time she let me know something was wrong, she was quite ill, the vet did all she could and got her
through the operation (most of her uterus removed losing 200gms in weight) but the fight was too hard, and she died later that night
Sleep tight my little tan beauty, you are now pain free - Flossie your pal misses you xx
Toffi-nut and Garbo
Died aged 11 years and one month old - born 10/06/99 - died 17/07/10
Garbo was one of the first two chinchillas I bought from a pet shop, she was always a very soft natured, gentle chinchilla
I felt she wasn't as strong and robust as the many I have had since, and alas, 11 years old seemed to be her limit in this life ;*(
She was my 'Supermodel' for the shop (Chinchillas2shop) she would stay still for unusual long times while I did the photo shoot!
'My perfect little furry model'
Sleep well and softly my Garbo XX
Died aged 11 years and 5 months old - born 10/06/09 - died 17/11/10
Goodbye my little Toffi-nut, you died on the 17th - exactly 4 months after your close friend Garbo passed away
You were always the manic furry one, thankfully Garbo was such the opposite of you, so she could put up with your ways! always dashing around full of life even up to your last day, the chin room is awfully quiet without you now - sleep tight my Toffi x
You are now both together now - will miss you both - my first two chinchillas now gone to rest x x
Died aged 7 years and 8 month old - born 23/04/03 - died 16/12/10
My 'Little Muppet' died quietly in the early afternoon. Even though she was a little 'toughy' furball, she must have
obviously had something wrong with her that we never noticed, she was always at the vets for all sorts of problems,
and she was happy playing in
her sandbath the night before she died, so it was a sudden shock to see her next day - She must of had a stroke over the night as I found her laying at the bottom of the cage motionless and ready 'to go'
At least she died quietly and in her little home with her friend Dinky nearby
Good night my 'little Muppet' - Dinky misses you ever so much XX
Died aged 8 years and 3 month old - born 17/04/04 - died 19/07/12
Dinky was another short bodied chinchilla - but even
'rounder' than any other - very round short legs. larger round head
- very very cute
Like a dinky toy chinchilla - hence her name DINKY
She was a beautiful quiet little girl with attitude and very fluffy
with a pom pom tail to match - she struggled with teeth problems
(just her front teeth) until she was 8 - then her back teeth started
unfortunately her heart could not cope with the first teeth op she
had, and although she ate a little of her food, she died 9 days
later in her little fleece bed
She was the cutest furball I ever owned, and now is with her
friends, Chubbs (who she missed so much when he pased away 5 years
earlier) and her best mate Sugarpuff who died over a year before her
Sleep tight my little cuddlecup xxx
Died aged 13 years and 4 or more months old
Gemma was my third chinchilla I bought from a pet
store so I am not sure of her month of birth, but was underweight
and a very delicate furball , I never thought she would live to a
but she actually proved to live longer than some of my sturdier
'healthier looking' chinchillas
She was a totally dotty chinchilla and was a 'one off' in character
- completely loop but loveable
Tino her partner will miss her after 11 years together
Goodnight my little white fluffer xx
'We will never forget our little princess who gave us so much
joy during her
time with us. You fought so hard and overcame so many
problems, you were
brave to the end. Albus has lost his best friend and he misses
you terribly, as do we all.
You will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts our
All our love
Amy, Andrew and Albus
(2nd August 1998-12th May
'My sweet angel
Malcolm. You are missed so much especially by me and
your twin brother Charlie Mouse. He still has a look
round for you when he has his evening run round (runs).
You always were the escape artist and this lead to your
tragic accident and death which I still feel so awful about
All I know is that now
you can run free forever in heaven with your chinchilla
family. I know that as well as God, your mum
(Her Her) your dad (Mousey Mouse) your sisters Desmond and
Basil and your elder brother Sheila are all there to take
care of you up there. You will never be forgotten.
All our love mummy and Charlie xxxx (kiss on whiskers)'
Who was put peacefully to sleep on 1st August 2004
Meko was my first chinchilla. She came to us from an owner who could be bothered with her any more. She came in a tiny little cage but in quite good health. Meko soon established herself as the main attraction in our house, in a lovely large new cage, she captivated our dog sasha for weeks, and when sasha got her tale too near the cage, Meko couldn't resist having a nibble! Meko loved to run around the lounge once a day, nibbling everything from TV
remotes to toes, and even having a sip of my tea! Meko adored having her belly rubbed and her chin tickled. Tragically, Meko missed a jump, and fell hard on her back. her back legs were instantly paralyzed, the vet told us to wait to see if it was just bruising, and that night she lay in a little box next to me, still as loving as ever, wanting her tummy stroked but scared and confused. After x-rays at the vets they confirmed that Meko had broken her back, and would not gain the use of her
legs again, and little Meko was sent to sleep whilst still under the anesthetic'.
Meko was such a special friend, she always raised a smile when I was in the worst of moods, she introduced me to how wonderful her species was. I will never forget her cute, amusing little habits, and stroking her soft fur. I hope she is leaping happily now and eating lots of raisins!
Miss you Meko, Bernice + Wayne xxxx
(Loved by Ben - died September 3rd 2004)
Milly died late in the year 2004, and was a great pet to live with, into chewing things and running
around and liked been handled. Milly will never be forgotten and brought happiness to the house
Milly was a rescue from Chinchillas 2Home and went to live with Ben and family
Her age was unknown - but our guess is that she may of been around 3-4 years old
(Passed away on 2nd February 2005)
Our little baby was taken away from us suddenly on 2nd February 2005, leaving behind Pepper our
female chinchilla. Although you never made it to your 4th birthday this April we were blessed with
your love for all those years. Always one for an adventure and getting yourself into places where you shouldn't Pepper is certainly following in your footsteps. You have left a hole in my heart on which you will never be forgotton
All our love Mum, Dad and Pepper xxx
I hope peanuts taste the same on the other side as you certainly had a love for them.
||THEO "everybody's little friend"
(16th July 2001 - 28th June 2004. Aged 2 years, 11 months)
Theo was a sweet, cheeky, friendly little boy who was a good buddy
to my other chinchillas Oscar and Ollie. My children both loved him as did everyone who met him. He started suffering with problems with his throat in April 2004 and after trying numerous treatments we had to have him put to sleep in June 2004, which was way too young. Since his passing we have adopted 3 more chinnies, Oriel, Lola and Isaac.
We all still miss Theo, especially Oscar and Ollie but he is at peace now....
Good Boy T.T. ....sleep tight.
(aged 5 years - passed away on 4th April 2005)
Daisy was 5 years old, passed away couple of days ago, on Wednesday 8th April 2005.
She was loving, caring, funny, cheeky and most of all a wonderful mum to
Tia her daugher who is 3 years old. They have never been separated and Tia is finding it very strange without the loving & protection from Daisy her mum, I'm looking after Tia, and giving her
extra love and comfort.
RIP Daisy i miss you so much, im planting Daisys the flowers around your grave, hope you like them, hoping to meet up with you again one day. I love you lots and my heart feels broken without you.
Love Mummy Helen , Daddy Mark x
(aged 7 years old when he passed away)
Beppe our much loved Chin has sadly passed away; we miss him terribly and both still look to
give him his treat when we get home.
He lives on in little Henry and Casper who we are sure his sprit is teaching all his naughty habits too! God bless Beps love Sarah & Nick
(may have been around 10 years old when passed away)
In dear memory of a little 'Sweetheart' called Chia
Who died on July 26th 2005
'we love our little “Chia” pet. She was so sweet and affectionate both to my family and all the other
chinchillas and we all miss her'. Debbie
'My little chin past away in the early hours of 14th September 2005
I tried my best to keep him alive but it was not good enough he was only 10 days old
R.I.P my little one you will be missed so much and will still be in my heart and will always be with me
Fiona, My Princess Fifi
You came into this world May 12, 2005 with your sister and 2 brothers, What a surprise! You were the runt and seemed you were having a hard time breathing. I spent so much time with you your first 24 hours, I made sure your nose and mouth were cleaned out so you could breathe, held you close and warmed you, did everything I could to get your little furbody working properly. I prayed over you during each 2 hour rotation, The last rotation of the night, I
told God that if you were suffering to take you on, He didn't. You grew and grew and became one of the most beautiful chillas I've seen. You were so girlish! Always there to sit on my hands, give me a kiss, and investigate what I was doing You were perfect- a little Princess
I lost you on a Sunday night, I will never forget that awful moment and I will never forget you. I'm sorry I didn't get home in time to save you... I'm sorry I let you down my little one, I know you knew I loved you. I still do and miss you immensely, Don't worry now - Gracie is living with your mom and doing so well. She's beautiful too, just like you, She misses you too, but I let her know it's okay and pay her special attention for you, I love you baby
girl... sleep well x Love, Mommy
(Joey passed away on Monday 2 January 2006)
Joey was my little baby boy, he was approximately 6 years old, he loved snuggling up to get warm and having his ears stroked. He was very intelligent and beautiful. He lived with our other chinchilla Bess, and they were a happy little couple. He loved to play, especially nipping his daddy's toes and socks. Words cannot express how much Joey meant to us, he was our baby, and we will miss him so much. I hope he is happy, hopping and jumping around in heaven.
Goodbye Joey, we'll never forget you
Love from Mummy, Daddy and Bess
(Coby passed away on 19th October2005)
Coby was a rescue chinchilla, came to me at approximately 18 months old and
he was terrified and aggressive. With a lot of love and patience he turned
into the sweetest most loveable animal ever.
He was also cheeky and
mischievous with a wicked side. he was nearly 14 when he died of cancer and
I miss him everday and always will -
I love you coby and alway will
(In memory of my baby girl Charlie, born 18th November 1997, died 23rd January 2006)
Mummy misses your cheeky little face at the bars in the morning and when I come home
from work.... always begging for your raisin!
Elvis misses you too. We hope you are happy in chinchilla heaven and at last pain free.
Thank you for 8 years of good memories, and holes in the woodwork.
Always love you my special first chinnie.
Mummy & little Elv XXX
(Born 23rd June 2006)
We lost a beautiful little baby that we tried really hard to save. Our little Roo made it until yesterday but never started to gain and get energy like the other two and his body just gave out. Molly is now getting her milk in and the others are picking up but we all tried so hard to save them all and I couldn’t save our little guy. Molly was so sad and we are devastated.
To little Roo, the first (and last) baby we’ve ever lost
Chia is now taking care of little Roo in heaven XXX
In memory of my little man ELVIS
(born 25th April 1998, died 11th July 2006)
Reunited with our baby girl Charlie.
Taken suddenly after suffering a massive seizure.
Mummy was so glad she was there to help you, you were such a brave little squidge. Now you can have as many raisins as you like. Thank you for eight wonderful years. I will miss you little man.
I will never forget you.
Always Love You, Mummy xxxxx
||Smokey Passed away 23rd July 2006 - aged 4
You moved in with us in February, after needing a new home. You were a
handsome little man, who won our hearts as fast as you broke them.
Even Max who didn't always show love, misses you now!
We hated seeing you in pain so at least you are now you are at peace, just a
lot earlier than we had hoped for
Love Mummy, Daddy and Max xxX
Died suddenly on Februsray 3rd 2007
My furry mate died suddenly on Sat the 3rd of Feb 07
having wanting a chin since i was six I finally bought Gullt at the age of 20
He was a cheekie chappy who brought me 6 years of joy and lots of laughs.
I will miss him so much sleep tight my mate, Karin
Harvey passed away aged 6 on 21st February 2007
Will be missed - thought he would live forever!
You came into our lives Christmas Eve 2003. I will always remember opening my box and there you were with a little bow on your head. You will always be remembered for your sweetness and never ending ability to love. I will miss our late nights in front of the TV sharing a bowl of popcorn till you jumped in it and claimed it for your own. I will always love you and will never forget our time together. You were my best friend.
Love always Shannon, Mom, Dad, Tracey, and everyone else you captured the hearts of
Born may 13th 2003 and died April 9th 2007
Bongo was turning four next month. He was such a character always running up walls getting into everything he could. I am going to miss him taking treats directly out of my mouth and running to the back of his cage to indulge himself. Dru says he's going to miss the earthquake tests and treats that he gave to him. Bongo will always be in our hearts and in our spirits with memories to last us a lifetime. We all will miss you!! Say "hi" to Kylie for me!!
Kizzie, Dru, Boo-Kitty, and Raha
December 2006 - August 2007
Otis was a baby violet chin and died suddenly on Sunday after 3 days of pure unconditional love and a constant battle with Guardia that he got from Chloe. (Another chinchilla that died suddenly after getting the parasite.)
He was my "best little man" rightfully named for his eagerness to be held and played with and his sweet sweet eyes. He'd hold your hand and made you smile, he giggled when you wanted to cry, and he taught us the all around meaning of coming together and loving one another.
Love you Otis, you'll always be my best little man. Say hello for Chloe for me. - Jenn
(passed away Sept 11, 2007 at 6 yrs of age)
Mercury was the first pet my husband and I had together (and his first real pet ever!) We fell in love with him immediately, his quick-silver little self! When we first brought him home from the pet store he was so tentative, he would hardly stray 5 feet from our laps. That didn't last long... I'll always remember the time he managed to squeeze under the refrigerator so that I had to nudge him out with a paper towel roll. Must have been in dust heaven under there! Mercury's son Orion has
shared a cage with his dad since he was 6 weeks old. He was such a good father-- when I fisrt introduced Mercury to his day-old son, he sat and gently groomed Orion until I returned him to his mother.
Merky: Heather, Shawn, Orion, and Perseus miss you so much! We love you always.
FEBE GRACE EYRE
Born 14th February ~ Crossed to the Rainbow Bridge 12th September 2007.
In loving memory of my sweet angel 'Febe Grace Eyre'.
Our time together cut short so suddenly. Yet a time filled with a love that will live forever.
You came and stole my heart as fast as you broke it. Be happy my angel baby.
Love you always… Mummy, Dolly, Bonnie, Bill & Ben xxxxx
Born 11th December ~ Just 3 days old.
Baby vanilla was born to my first time mother Ginger with his brothere Kopi
He was smaller in size, and had a deformed leg and was not able to drink milk.
On the 3rd day, I went out to buy some goat's milk for vanilla, and when I came home,
I held him in my hands and tried to feed him, He didn't drink at all, and after a few cries, he died.
It was really sad and I cried, my heart really hurts, but so glad that Kopi (the other kit) is healthy and growing..
Dearly missed by Berry Jo, Junnie, Ginger, Pepper & Kopi
(Born at the end of 2005 died 15th December 2007)
♥Indy♥ wasn't with us for very long, but but we enjoyed his bouncy antics and the way he always persisted with escaping into the laundry to hide under the washing machine, even attempting to open the door by leaping on the handle.
You were always motivated to annoy the dog in any way you could by jumping on his head when he was sleeping and pulling his tail, and you never quite figured out how to use your wheel, running on top instead of in it, I'm sorry but with that technique you will always end up flying off onto the floor of you apartment dwelling!
Even though another chin is coming to live in your cage/apartment we will never forget you and you will always be in our hearts
Mike and Catherine, Sian and Ashley's chinchilla
♥Indy♥ we love you always♥XoXoXo♥
(18th December 2007 to 31st January 2008)
Beryl (as in the Peril) was hauled into this world by Domino her mum - losing a chunk of her tail and two toes on her hind leg in the process - but surmounted this rocky start to become a bouncy and high-spirited baby. Sadly a bowel prolapse left us with no choice but to have her put to sleep, but in the six weeks she was with us she wormed her way into our affections and left a gaping hole in our hearts that will never be filled
Paul & Erika
28th July 2008 to 23rd December 2009
Half n' Half (formally known as Amethyst) nearly didn't make it after her mum had a C-section but was saved by a couple of weeks of hand-feeding. Given her name because her front half was grey and her back half white, she turned into a bouncy little girl and spent the rest of her all too short life with her mum. She was greatly loved and will be sorely missed.
Paul & Erika
16th May 2007 to 15th January 2011
Piccolo was a friendly and gentle little boy who was devoted to his birth-sister, Domino. Suddenly he stopped eating and although the vet could find no teeth problems he gave up and went downhill very quickly. He was greatly loved and will be keenly missed.
Paul & Erika
(Passed away March 3rd 2008)
He was my first chinchilla and a true friend. He will be missed greatly.
Goodbye Little Linky
My sweet SEBASTIAN
(Received October, 1996 - Passed away March 5, 2008 - Age: At least 11 years)
You were a gift to me in so many ways. You were the longest and most loved pet I have ever had, my companion for over
a decade. I miss talking to you in your squeaks and watching you get excited as soon as I grabbed that bag of raisins
taking each one right out of my hand.Our apartment and the world seem so quiet and empty without you. I know your last two weeks
were hard (sorry about the antibiotics, I know they must of tasted horrible)and although I lost the comfort of your soft fur cuddling my cheek,
your 'chin kisses' and your nibbles on my fingers, I gain comfort in knowing you are no longer in pain and in a happy place.
Thank you for being my best friend, my room-mate, and the sweetest pet anyone could ask for
I will always love and miss you very much, littlefluffy, Sleep well. Tara xxx
(Born 16 October 2004 - died 09 September 2008)
Zebedee, you were an inspiration, an amazing spark of life. When they gave you a month to live 2 and a half years ago, you pulled through and lived to be stronger and bigger than I ever thought possible. You were brave and courageous right to the end, and I still struggle to believe that you slipped away, but maybe the prospect of regular dental surgery was too much for you to bear. Everyone who had the chance to play with you when you
were out on your runs got to appreciate just how special you are, and your loss is felt so deeply. Your mummy Chilli is still looking for you, and I miss you so much. You always brought a smile to my face no matter how bad a day I'd had. I am so grateful for the 4 years I had with you, and next month on your 4th birthday I will still sing you happy birthday just like I have every year, as I'm sure you're still with me in spirit! I only hope the passing wasn't too painful for you, and if I
could have borne that pain instead of you I would have as you deserved so much better, and feel I have let you down.
I cherish our memories so much sweetheart. All our love, mummy Mel and the chin crew. x x x x x x x x
(22nd March 1994 - 16th October 2008)
Pudding, you were my best friend for 14½ years and my naughty baby. You made me so happy. I remember so clearly when you first discovered you could climb stairs, discovered the fruit bowl and all the edible furniture. I have so many wonderful and funny times to remember and then there's all the little reminders you've left for me like the holes in the carpet, missing jewellery, chewed furniture and books. I don't know how you made it to the age you did. Your illness
(thankfully not chew related) was so quick I still don't understand what happened. My house feels so empty and quiet, I miss you so much and I keep turning round expecting to see you. I love you lots and will remember you always. Thank You for all those special years. Rest in peace baby, Lots of Love Jo xxx
(Sept 1995 - 27th Oct 2008)
There are no words to say how much you'll be missed. You were the best Christmas present ever. You made me smile every day. You were Perfect. M x
This is a memorial to two beautiful rescue boys that are now resting peacefully together
Peppa - Standard grey - age unknown
I had you, baby, for 4 years, and although you had brain damage and half a tail you were the most gorgeous fella to have around. I felt privileged to have shared your final years with you. I lost you in January 2007 and Gizmo was never the same after you left us
Gizmo - Hetro Beige - age unknown
Giz, I was lucky enough to have you for five and a half years. And due to ongoing illness, I had to let you go to sleep forever on Oct 28thIt wasn't an easy choice, but baby you know I loved you too much for you to be in pain anymore - forgive me. Please promise me you will be as cheeky in your new world as you were in mine
Sleep tight boys. I love and miss you. Mum x
(My bullet who passed away on the 17 June 2008 good night. with love)
Bullet (affectionately known as bulle woole) poem for bullet....
my first chinchilla...now you lay down to sleep. with all my food stored in a heap.
if I get hungry when I wake I`ll munch and I`ll crunch for goodness sake! Godbless
from karli, carmen, colin, del, novo, chancer xxx
Guinness with his brother Basil
(Died 27.01.09) Mummy’s precious baby
You were 10 and a half years old and lived so happily (with your brother Basil) for nearly all this time with a slightly misaligned jaw, and only ever needed three tooth trims throughout your whole life. You recovered very well from your last trim yesterday and the vet was happy to see you sitting up, grinding your teeth and looking just like your usual cheeky self afterwards. A short while later he looked in to see you again just before calling me to let me know I could come and collect
you, and you’d sadly passed away. We think your little heart had just had enough. My brave wee soldier, I’m distraught that I wasn’t there to be with you as you scampered off on your next journey. I’ll miss you so very, very much my precious darling, I don’t think you’ll ever understand just how much you (and Basil) mean to me. You helped me through some really awful times and no matter how down I was feeling you still managed to make me laugh with your antics. Basil missed you grooming
him last night and I know he’ll miss having such a gorgeous squidgy cushion to lie on.
I love you so much sweetie and I hope you’re sleeping and playing well in chinny heaven, pain free and with all the raisins you could ever desire. Thank you for sharing your life with me and please keep watching over your brother Basil and keeping him safe, the way you always did. I’ll miss you so much until we meet again. All our love darling – Mummy and Basil
(Died 23.08.10) Mummy's precious baby.
You were 12 years old this month, my brave darling little munchkinetto, and had a toothy op today. In just the same way as your precious brother Guinness, who died in January 09, you woke up fine after the operation, but unfortunately developed some breathing difficulties soon after and decided you'd had enough and scampered over the rainbow to join Guinness, who we both miss so very much. Again, like Guinness, we think your
little heart had just had enough. My only consolation is that you're no longer lonely, but both together again now forever, creating mischief wherever you turn, until Mummy joins you. You both taught and gave me so much more than I could ever repay, asking nothing in return except to be loved and cared for. You both are, always were and always will be deeply loved my darlings, as I hope you know, now and forever after and thank you both so much for sharing your lives with me.
All my love my precious, precious little babies - Mummy xoxox
Maxxy (AKA Fatty Bum Bum)
Put to rest Wednesday 23rd Septmeber 2009
A very much missed fat man as we called him, Max went through a lot the past 2 weeks having his teeth filed down, then having his eye removed due to abscesses. He was such a strong little boy and went through a lot but on Wednesday morning a trip back to the vets left us with the sad news that the abscess came back, and the infection had too! Max was suffering and not his usual bouncy self that he used to be before all the unfortunate problems started. I have so many memories of the little
fellah, and he will never ever be forgotten x
He is missed dearly by all of the family but we know he is a better place x
Sleep tight fatty bum bum, miss you loads!!! - RIP Maxxy! - Love us all!!!!! xxxxx
September 10th 2004 - January 5th, 2010 6:52 pm
Twix came to me from a pet store and was badly abused. His feet were cracked and sore because of the grate they had put him on. After months of attention and several toe amputations he made a complete recovery. I named him because of his personality, always so sweet. He loved his raisins and almonds. He was always a funny looking little guy, but what he lacked in looks he made up for with personality. He loved chasing around the rabbits and tormenting my puppy. Twix died suddenly January
5th 2010 and he will be forever missed and always in my heart.
3 years old when passed away
This is my best friend Buddy. He was my first chinchilla and loved to eat raisins and pretzels, which we spoiled him on. He was always cheerful and wanting to play at all hours of the day. He made friends with everyone in our family even our dog Gracie and was loved very much by my grandma who took care of him when I was TDY for the Air Force. He was a very beloved pet and I am very sad about his loss. I hope he is doing good in Chinchilla Heaven where he can run around freely and eat
all the raisins he wants. Buddy Sutton-Schuld was 3 years old when he passed away, which is far too young and he will never be forgotten. We love you.
Brock, Candy, and Gracie.
COCO and FREDDIE
For all chinnies safely sleeping in our garden a beautiful rose “Strawberry Hill” has been planted to remind us of your beauty and unconditional love.
Love Chris xxxx
GIZMO – our first rescue boy spoilt rotten and loved to climb on the sofa with us – died aged 8 after battle with abscess caused by chlorine in drinking water (always bought bottled water after that day and no one ever had mouth ulcers from water “burns” again)
HARRY – rescued from running down a road in Portsmouth and who slept for 23 hours solid then woke up and wanted to play with everything in sight, loved to cuddle his toy panda!
SMOKEY – 4 days old son of Freddie and Rosie, a beautiful white baby totally unexpected but too weak to survive. SUNNY – aged one – daughter of Freddie and Rosie and twin to Sparky, beautiful silver beige girly couldn’t survive chest infection
SPARKY – aged two – son of Freddie and Rosie and twin to Sunny, pure white and adored being groomed,
whenever I went near the cage he would rush to the wire and lift his “arm” for me to comb his fur – sent to chinnie heaven after a chest infection.
ROSIE – aged 7 sent to chinny heaven Jul 2009 - mum to Smokey, Sunny and Sparky, only chinnie we ever bought – the pet shop should have discovered she was blind from birth , but we noticed it at several weeks old and it never stopped her from bouncing around the aviary and detesting cleaning out time each week!
Pure white with a small “trekkie” triangle on her forehead, beautiful girlie.
COCO – rescued from a tiny tiny cage at age 3 and died aged 15 sent to chinnie heaven 29 Dec 2009 - absolute matriarch and ruled the roost! Companion to Freddie and the others, was pure black but like us turned grey and tatty as she grew older but never stopped loving her raisins!
FREDDIE – aged 8 plus sent to chinny heaven 12 Feb 2010, Dad to Smokey, Sparky and Sunny – total softy and very very long haired. Only had half a tail as Rosie had enjoyed chewing it one day.
Last Christmas pressie for Coco and Freddie was a lovely circular wicker chew toy and they loved it