new sisters

new sisters
Penelope holding 10 day old Violet

Saturday, March 2, 2013

These Poor, Sweet Pigs

Yes, they are each eating an end of the same pepper.

These guinea pigs of ours, I just don't know whether to feel sorry for them or feel that they are lucky. They are loved, there is no doubt about that. They are fed well, and often. They get plenty of exercise, plenty of quiet time, and plenty of lap time. They are in good health and well looked after. But the people doing most of the feeding and loving are a five year old girl and a two year old girl. And that means that along with the welcome food and love they have to endure some most likely unwelcome (but maybe not unwelcome - I can't tell for sure) things. Things I'm not sure every guinea pig would put up with. Things like sharing their food with an always hungry two year old. Things like having to wear lettuce caps on their heads, or worse - hair bows! They have to deal with block castles built just for them, filled with stuffed animal castle mates. They have to try out race tracks built by these two girls, and with treats hidden at the other end. They have to dance sometimes, probably against their will. But, on the other hand, these two sweet boys get lots of loving time in laps. They are hand fed all of their favorite foods. I don't know if he'd admit it, but I've seen Fergus watching and appearing to be enjoying Dumbo from Violet's lap more than once (Fergus actually watches the screen for real, he'll sit on top of his house and watch things at night from his cage after the girls have gone to bed. He seems to be particularly fond of Dr. Who). And in the morning when the girls are first up both of the piggies squeak and go crazy asking for food, when they must know by now that they will be cuddled on the laps of the girls in exchange for their early morning treats. Whether they consider themselves lucky or not I can't be sure, but they are without a doubt the most loved and adored guinea pigs that ever were.

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