~ X-tra! “QUILLY” ~ In Loving Memory from Mom & Dad

“…..Quilly waddled into our lives one day when we found her walking in the middle of a road in Maine with a snout full of porcupine quills. We were never able to find her mother, so we took over the “task” of raising her. She weighed just about 13 ounces when we found her in June of 1999. We figured she was about 2 months old at that point.

When she died in March of 2004, she weighed over 60 pounds, with a major weight gain in the last 4 months of her life.

She was very smart and once she figured something out, she never forgot it! She knew which drawer in the living room end table held her toys and she didn’t bother to open any of the other drawers after she had checked them out once.

We really enjoyed her time with us and feel that we learned more from her than she probably did from us.”……….

Judy & Ed

I met Judy and Ed at work one day last week. They were buying a Raccoon mug from the gift shop where I work. The conversation quickly turned to the fact that we both had raised and loved Raccoons. We shared our stories, shared photos of Quilly and understood the bond that we each felt for our pets.

I could feel what they felt regarding the loss of their beloved pet, Quilly.

I hope in some small way…this page, “In Memory of their precious ring-tailed wonder”, will bring a smile to their faces and help Quilly’s memory to live on in their hearts forever!


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“Dedicated to Judy & Ed ~~ In Loving Memory or their beloved “Quilly”

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor;
those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone VERY SPECIAL to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers.

Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

YOU have been spotted!!! And, when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.

The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart!

Then, you cross the Rainbow Bridge, together……………

“Author Unknown”

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“What a precious little face!”

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“Bath time for Quilly!!!”

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“Peek – a – Boo!!!”

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“Mom with her sweet little girl!”

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