Yesterday, my 9 year old DD went downstairs to feed the pigs (Guinea), and she found Ethel dead and stiff as a board. She came running upstairs crying. I felt so bad for her. She loved Ethel very much. Ethel's original companion Lucy died about 8 months ago.
Hubby and I traveled about 4 hrs. to get a new companion for Ethel. Her name is Dolly. Dolly is a little funny. She doesn't like to be handled AT ALL. Her face kind of reminds me of a rat's face. Let's just say we haven't gotten as attached to her as the other 2 ladies.
So now we have to decide whether to get another companion for Dolly, or find a home for Dolly. I am leaning toward finding another home for her. If we get a new guinea pig I am afraid she will be mean to it. We will have to discuss this as a family and decide. I am voting for a dog.
Just what you wanted to read about. My Guinea Pig woes. I will quit rambling and show you the cute picture of Ethel:
These ladies were best buds. We are sad that Ethel is gone. Rest in peace Ethel!