Along with 3 other piglets, Jinkies was born long before Jodie had hatched her Jiggley Piggley Farm idea.
Jinkies Mother was Jodie's first guinea pig, Wee Willy Winky. We had bred Winky and her delivery was a disaster. We lost Winky and two babies, only Jinkies survived.
It was Jodie's first experience with the loss of a pet, and the last time we ever bred any of our animals.
In the absence of her Mother, I hand reared Jinkies. When she was old enough, we gave her to an excited family who wanted a companion for thier guinea pig.
Just 6 months later, Jinkies and her cagemate were returned to us. The Adults in the family stated that the children were tired of them!
It was precisely then that Jodie started to wonder out loud, "How many rejected guinea pigs were floundering in basements all over Montreal?"
Our little Jinkies was truly the inspiration for this ever snowballing, mother/daughter project!
Jinkies lived out the rest of her life with us and Wiggles. She was an ever present, cheerful fixture in our home.
She passed away quietly on December 30th, 2003.