Kevin interviews Auntie Dawn (part 2)

Auntie Dawn told me such lovely stories about her pigs last month that I saved some for this month.

If you missed that you can read it here.

So, Auntie Dawn: What favourite memories do you have of your guinea pigs?

There are so many! I’ll confine myself to talking about how we got each of our departed pigs.

Saku was our first pig. One warm April afternoon, I left work early, and Uncle and I took a train out a place called Queens. We had seen an ad on the Internet in which a man said he was looking to rehome his daughter’s pig because his wife was allergic. We arrived at the appointed place, the parking lot of a bank, and waited. We didn’t have a cellphone at the time and thought we were in the wrong place. Eventually we figured out we were on the wrong side of the bank. Continue reading “Kevin interviews Auntie Dawn (part 2)”

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Saku

Saku was a sweet, gentle pig and an absolute trooper.  That’s what Mummy says, anyway.  He was Auntie Dawn’s first piggie and he went to the Rainbow Bridge very suddenly in 2013, just after doing an appeal for Auntie Dawn’s charity fundraising event.  He was a Sheltie, like Humphrey,  but white, with some dark markings.  He was very elegant.  He and Mariusz lived together and had lots of adventures – well Saku watched while Mariusz had the adventures.

Saku became a celebrated sculptor, even though Mummy cast him as the wild-haired scientist in her books.

Saku’s 2013 appeal for the AIDS walk can be repeated here, since Auntie Dawn would really like to raise lots of money for AIDS charities in the New York Charity walk on May 17th 2015.  You can donate to her fundraising by clicking this link.  I just don’t think we can send you a carrot sculpture this year.

Saku's AIDS Walk Appeal
Saku’s AIDS Walk Appeal