Remembering
Kisses

1999~2003

Kisses was one of our two wonderful classroom guinea pigs. Her official name was Kisses 2, second in a line of guinea pigs named "Kisses". She was sweet, friendly, simply adorable, and very much loved by all of us. Sadly, she became ill in June 2003, and despite many attempts to nurse her back to health, including trips to the vet, she passed on June 17, 2003.
In trying to deal with our sadness and loss, the children wrote about our special pet.
Here are some of their thoughts...
Dear Kisses,
I miss you alot. I loved petting you. I want to have you back. I miss you, Kisses. I wish you were still alive.
Love,
Lucas
Kind
Incredible
Super
Spectacular
Excellent
Stupendous
Dear Kisses,
I miss you so, so much. I loved you so much from the bottom of my heart. I still do love you and you are the most amazing guinea pig ever.
Love,
Jade

Dear Kisses,
I wish you were here. We would have a great time.
Love,
Ben

Kisses, You were a great guinea pig. I'm sorry that you died. I loved when you came over my house. You were the best guinea pig ever.
Love,
Jared
Kisses was the greatest, most awesome guinea pig in the whole entire universe. I loved her very much. I wish you were alive.
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Elijah
Dear Kisses,
I wish you were alive. I am very sad that you died. I hope you have a fun time in heaven with all the guinea pigs up there.
Love,
Julia
Dear Kisses,
I could feel your soft fur only if you were alive. You are the most spectacular guinea pig in this whole classroom.
Love,
Kris
Kisses is the best guinea pig this class could ever have. I feel so sad and the class does, too, even Ms. Jacoby feels sad about it. We feel sorry that she died.
XOXO
I love you from the bottom of my heart.
From, Briana
Dear Kisses,
I wish you were here right now so we could play with you. I wish there was no such thing as sick or die. I didn't want to go on to third grade without you reading this note.
From,
Sam
Dear Kisses,
i wish you were alive. I miss you very, very much. You were a very good pet to our class.
From,
Gabby

Dear Kisses,
I wish you were here right now. You were the best guinea pig ever.
Love,
Dylan

Dear Kisses,
Hope you're having fun in heaven. I drew a picture for you.
From,
Nick

Dear Kisses,
You were a good guinea pig to have in our class. I wish you and Hugs weren't sick at all.
Love and your friend,
Katerina

Dear Kisses,
I wish you were still alive. I loved you from the bottom of my heart. You were an outstanding guinea pig.
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX
Love,
Emily

Dear Kisses,
I miss you so much. I loved you from the bottom of my heart. You were so pretty.
Love,
Elisa
Kuddly
I love you, everyone
Super
Smart
Excellent
Spectacular
Best guinea pig - loved people - she was cool
Kisses was a great guinea pig! She was outstanding! She was so cute! She had pneumonia. It was very sad. I loved Kisses very much! She was very good.
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Katie