We All Have Friends
That Have Crossed Over
Ms. Essi & Ms. Chelsea Eulogy
Dear Mom & Dad,
I just wanted to write and let you know what has been happening with me at the Pig-A-Sus.
As you know, I really liked my friend Chelsea, we would sleep together, eat together and sometimes even not agree on things, but we were always together since I got here.
When Chelsea began to get really sick a few months ago, I would take care of her. I would make her get up and go for water, potty and then eat. You would be so proud, I never 1 time ever ate her food, when she didn’t feel like getting up
The night that Chelsea passed, she told me not to be sad, that she was only going to be gone for a little while and she would always be in my heart.
Nana Sioux & Rocky came every day, talked to me and Nana Sioux would rub my ears and cry, that Ms. Chelsea had gone to Rainbow Bridge. She was so sad also, Ms. Chelsea had been here a long time.
Then 1 day, I thought I was dreaming, there was this little girl sticking her head in the hut looking at me. I jumped up and looked, but it wasn’t Chelsea, it was a little girl named Luci. She was nice enough, but she wasn’t my Chelsea.
I started to push all the blankets out of the hut. I didn’t want her there, So, Nana Sioux took her away.
I was so sad. I didn’t want anyone else to share my hut. I didn’t want to eat and I didn’t want anyone else around. Nana Sioux called the Dr. Man to come and see me. He told her I was fine health wise, but after watching me for a while. He
said I was depressed. She was to just watch me and make sure I was drinking and eating. Every day I would push my blankets out of the hut, Nana Sioux would put them back and I would push them out again. I just pushed my feed bowl around the pen, Nana Sioux even left the gate open so I could go out in the yard. I would go out and look for Chelsea, sometimes I would hear her calling my name, Essi, where are you? Essi, You have to eat, Essi, I miss you too.
The Dr. Man came again, this time he said that he believed that I was getting more depressed and that my kidney’s might not be working as good as expected since I had quit drinking and eating.
Nana Sioux moved me in the vet room where she could keep an eye on me all the time to see if I was eating or drinking.
She would sit with me and tell me stories about the other pigs, you and dad, and Chelsea, and I got to listen to classical
music all the time.
On December 8, I was laying in my kennel in my blankets, I was not asleep and Chelsea came and told me, it was ok for me to go with her, that everyone who loved me wanted me to be happy. Nana Sioux came in the vet room and was sitting with me, and she also told me, “Ms. Essi, I know how much you miss Chelsea and ole girl it is ok, I know that you are tired and want to go home. So with God’s speed, Ms. Chelsea is waiting on you at Rainbow Bridge, and you are free to go.”
Mom & Dad, I wasn’t scared at all, Nana Sioux was there with me, and I could see Chelsea waiting for me, and I decided, it was time for me to cross to Rainbow Bridge. When I got there, I could see Nana Sioux crying and I knew they were tears of Joy for me, because now I was where I wanted to be.
I have visited both of you a couple times since I have crossed. Remember when you were getting in the car and the light breeze brushed against you cheek? Mom that was me. When the breeze blows from the West, know that I am there and when that dog goes to his feed bowl and growl’s know that I am sampling the food, and when that kitten, now a full grown
cat, just crawls on your lap for a minute, know that I am there also.
I will always be in yours & dad’s heart and you in mine. Remember all the good times we had and all the sad times, but please remember this one thing. “ I passed thru your heart and soul” and I will do this again and again.
Ilove you, “Essi Darling” Forever.
July 4, 2012 - January 31, 2013
Patrick, from Virginia, was born July 4, 2012 and sadly passed away January 31, 2013. He was such a sweet little boy; he was sociable and loved to cuddle. We miss your kisses, giving you belly rubs, taking you for walks, and hearing all your
cute voices. Patrick brought so much joy to our lives. It hurts that our days together were cut so short. Our home will never be the same without him. He was happy, well loved, and always brought a smile to everyone’s faces, even those that didn’t know him. People would stop in their tracks to get a glimpse, touch, hold, or take a pic of him. Though it grieves us that
he is not here with us, we are glad that we were the family that got to be in his short life. __ He will always have a special place in our hearts that we will cherish forever. He is no longer in pain but in a special place. He will be missed greatly.Lots of love and kisses,
Love Mom, G-ma, and G-daddy
Harley 1999 - 2013
Harley, My Man, as he was so often called choose today to cross to Rainbow Bridge, without letting anyone except his 2 close companions know that he was going. P.Deedie & Buckwheat were with him to the end, Harley was a “runaway” pig North of Fruita, Colorado in 2001 when we got him and at that time he was between 3 and 4 years old. He loved to be loved, wanted ears scratched more than his belly and would never refuse a treat of any kind.
May you Run Free, Run Fast, and let all your friends in Rainbow Bridge that are hearts think of them daily.“Watch for all the beautiful birds in Heaven”
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why..
2010 - 2012
Ms. Sassy got her 1st debut in public appearance when she and her brother, Odie, flew from Florida, when they were 7 weeks old. When Ms. Sassy arrived, we knew she was special. She was so outgoing, popular with all the kids, Special Needs groups and her own pen.
After a few weeks of working with her, she became the “Star” of the Pig-A-Sus. Not only was she the star of the Pig-A-Sus, she made her debut in a short story film in Fort Collins, Colorado, about the noted town trolley and child abuse in the early 1900’s. She and Rocky got to spend the day in the film making.
Then on August 2nd of we went to feed and she could not stand up on her front leg. Went to the vet, she had somehow obtained what they call a “compression fracture” of the elbow joint. After many x-ray and consults from various vet and surgeons, the choice was made that in no way would she ever have a stable and comfortable life, and she was helped to cross to “Rainbow Bridge.”In our newsletter this month, we write about accidents that we have no control over and sometimes the results are not pleasant, and this is truly one of those times.
After further review of the x-rays, it was determined that the growth plate in her leg was not mature for a 2 ½ year old potbelly pig, there was also a 2nd x-ray of the other front leg and it showed that it would not support her weight or her ability to use that leg as her “lead” leg. Also determined was that this is a product of “Inbreeding”. Her mother was a “dump” pig at a sanctuary in Florida, a perfect example of what people are letting happen or “doing on purpose” to try to produce smaller Skelton for your term of “mini pig or worse yet “TEACUP” breed.
So not only does the uneducated purchaser of the potbelly pig suffer with “Backyard Breeder” we in recue do as well.
May you be the shining Star at Rainbow Bridge that you were at the Pig-A-Sus Ms. Sassy…..
Run Free and Fly High
Crossed Rainbow Bridge age 20 1991 to 2011
Run Free My little Man, Nana
Hector (Hecky) came from Albuquerque, New Mexico at age 6 in 1997.
He was a “Throw away” by owners.
He became well know at the Pig-A-Sus and was loved by all whom he encountered
On this beautiful fall September 30, 2011, he crossed from Chronic Arthritic Disease.
He will be sadly missed by all his friends both people and animals including his heart broken Nana and Poppa
Young Hecky was laid to rest along with all his friends at
“Uncle George Memorial Gardens” located at Pig-A-Sus Homestead Sanctuary
Nana Thumper, Pearlie Jo, Diamond + all others he encountered in 14 years of love and devotion
My heart feels weak and meek
As the tears roll down my face
I look for a happy place
As the wind blows from the west
I feel my best
With Thumper looking down on my soul
She still sets the goals
The daily love,
I feel for her
My beloved Thumper
Fills my heart so big
With spirit from this wonderful
Circle of Life - Diamond Rio
November 1996 - August 2010
Pearlie Jo Hulahanna
July 2001 Crossed October 14, 2010
Born November 17, 1998 and Crossed August 9, 2010
MISS MINI - MOUSE
Crossed the Rainbow Bridge at 15 years old.
She was the last original pig at Pig-A-Sus Homestead.
She was here all of her life.
Tribute to one "Grand Ole Lady"
Only animal to appear at Country Jam USA representing Mesa County Project P.U.P.S. and arriving by Limo!
She also appeared with Hawaiian dancers for convention at the Hilton in Grand Junction Colorado where
she even took a swim in the pool.
Over 100 appearances at “special needs” facilities and hands on programs in Mesa County
Santa’s helper for many years and part of the “Kiss-a-Pig” fundraisers
weighs in at over 300 at time of rescue at shelter, when we got he weighs in at 275..
Crossed over in 2007, at 12 years of age.
1988-1991 to 12/07/2009
Miss Piggy was a Grande Lady of the potbelly pig world. She had quite the social track record, becoming the
leader of the Potbelly Pig Ordinance in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the mid nineties.
She remained with her original family until June of this year, when she came to the Pigasus to live, due to health problems with her humans.
She enjoyed her life at the Pigasus and became immediately a Grande Lady for all the “Special Needs persons” whom
she came into contact with.
She began feeling not so good right after Thanksgiving. We had her under constant vet care for the last 3 weeks. Over this weekend she began to go off food and not be able to poop. She also had some throwing up. The decision was made this morning to take her to surgery.
After getting into the surgery, Dr. Smith found that an plum size tumor/abscess had attached itself to the small intestines and grown around the intestinal tract, closing it off. The stomach cavity had excessive amounts of peritonitis.
The small intestines had grown right thru the center of the tumor, the intestine had swollen to the extent that the tumor could not be removed and intestine could not be reconstructed. She was closed and tumor sent for biopsy.
Miss Piggy was laid to rest on this snowy day at the “Uncle George Memorial Garden” at the Pigasus Homestead
in Mack, Colorado
Miss Piggy previous owner Janice Ward would be appreciative if anyone would like to email. email@example.com
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We did a photo of the surgery, and will be glad to share also the report when it comes back.
She has 2 birth dates as they don’t have her papers handy, and she was either 18 or 21.
BUT NO MATTER, she was a Grande Ole Lady of the Potbelly Pig world……
” May you run pain free in those green green pastures with all your Friends”