Former Canadian resident Lambykins, close companion of Luna and Solei Van Betta, was attacked in his home in Minnetonka, Minnesota this month and declared dead on the scene after medics were unable to revive him; he was 19 months old. Lambykins’ gruesome murder by evisceration, disemboweled during the light of day in a sleepy neighborhood, shocked friends and family and the still unsolved crime has residents living in constant terror.
Lambykins life began in Pickering, Ontario where he served as the plush Lamb of God. When not serving at the church, he lived with Habbie the Cat in Ajax, Ontario. Unfortunately, Habbie lost interest in Lambykins, who bore none of bells, feathers or catnip necessary to maintain a feline’s attention. Habbie’s parents recognized the need for a plush animal to be in a home where he could receive endless attention and found Lambykins a good home with his cousin from the States; Luna.
For two years Lambykins was a central member of the family, providing endless love and entertainment to Luna and her sister who arrived several months later; Solei. Lambykins and Solei instantly bonded and were rarely seen without each other for hours and hours at a time. The close knit relationship that Luna and Solei had with Lambykins makes their roles as the only suspects in the crime all that more shocking. Luna and Solei were home at the time of the crime and there were no signs of forced entry on the day of the murder.They have been questioned on their role in the murder but neither suspect is cooperating with the authorities, each refusing to talk.
Lambykins is survived by friends Mr. Monkey Jr., Squeaky Squirrel, Footy Football, Harry Hedgehog and Cupid the Dog. He is preceded in death by Mr. Monkey Sr., Bouncy Bunny, Hammy Pig and Tweety Bird. The family asks for well-wishers to give to animal charities like the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Homeward Bound Dog Rescue or The Top Dog Foundation in lieu of flowers.