Posted by: kerryannekay | January 22, 2021

An Ode to Love

It’s taken me some time and even more tears to be able to write this post. For such small pets, they do leave a big hole in your heart when they are gone.

Fred – June 1, 2013 to August 23, 2020 – Fred was the the brave and fearless one of the pair. Nothing bothered him… except nail trims by the vet techs… but, besides that, he was fearless. He was truly his brother’s keeper. Fred was always first to try everything and explore. However, he never forget about his brother. Fred would let out a small squeak to let Lamont know “the coast is clear”. Fred loved to have his head scratched. He hated to be picked up and held without his brother. If I had Fred out for a nail trim, Lamont had to be really close to him or he’d panic and cry out for Lamont. He was my love.

Lamont – June 1, 2013 to December 16, 2020 – Lamont was the timid one of the pair. But, if his brother went first, there was nothing he couldn’t do. Throughout his life, Lamont struggled with a chronic upper respiratory infection. He was in and out of the vet for treatment. However, he was always brave at the vet. Lamont loved to be snuggled. He loved his brave brother even more. Lamont followed Fred everywhere because ‘if it was safe for Fred than it was safe for him’. Lamont turned to me even more for companionship when his brother passed. I’d put in in a snuggle sack and tote him around the house. Lamont spent many hours sleeping on my lap in his snack as I taught from my home computer. He was my love.

As I sit here and try to finish writing this for the dozenth time, I have started to cry again. I sit here and remember all of the adventures I have had with them. I remember all of the love I had for them. But most of all, I remember how lucky I was to have them in my life.

Popcorn free, my loves. I promise, I will meet you at the rainbow bridge.

Love, Your Mom, KA.



  1. Thank you for sharing your boys with us. Guinea pigs are the best of friends,

    • Thank you. The new chapter opens on Monday. Picture and story to follow. I’m welcoming my new fosters Orbit and Drogon. – KA

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