Today this happened. My neighbour wrote on Facebook earlier “young guinea pig, free to good home”. For a little while I’ve been considering getting a pal for Patch rabbit. Patch is mega old, about 10 years old. According to the posters in the pet shops rabbits live until about 6 years old, erm? Anyhow Patch hates other rabbits, I have introduced him to seven other rabbits over the years, he hated all of them but he tolerated our elderly guinea pig, Dotty, who passed away a while ago now.
A year and a bit ago I wrote welcome Dotty. I loved my ugly, smelly, noisy, deformed little guinea pig. He was special, his personality was hard to ignore. Just over a year ago I went to a pet shop just to buy bunny food and left with Dotty. He choose us, made it clear we were his people, I insisted on taking him home, the staff had to check with management as he wasn’t officially “ready for release” to be adopted… Something like that. So I spoke to the managers and said Dotty was calling to me, he had picked me, and I was willing to love Dotty and I had a spare hutch. I wouldn’t have taken no as an answer in honesty! And I don’t even like guinea pigs. He was very different. Were were told Dotty was a girl but I figured that was wrong shortly […]
It was a sunny day earlier this week so I had all the pets outside. Jen wanted to hug Dotty but ended up in the run playing Chase. Cute to watch.
You might remember about a month ago i adopted an adorable old girl guinea pig, Dotty. Well as she settled in her behavior became a bit territorial so I started to doubt little Dotty’s gender… Then hubby made a comment about it too. So I checked a few pet websites and had to have a very close look at Dotty to verify, but Dotty is definitely a lad. Good thing we didn’t have another piggy at home really! I advise anyone getting a guinea pig from a friend or pet shop to googling for information on the differences between male and female guinea pigs or cavies as the Americans seem to refer to them. The problem with piggies of both sexes is their bits are concealed and both have nipples too so both appear female on first inspection. In case you were wondering HE is doing fine, and here he […]
On Saturday we went into the pet shop just to buy rabbit food. There was a kids hugging session with a “small animal” due in a few mins time, so my boys loitered. Out came an old guinea pig called Dotty. She was up for adoption, and I heard the shop lady mention no body wanted her. She has a problem with her eyes, but I don’t care. It apparently will mean her eyes are permanently damaged, but their vets say nothing can be done now, was caused by previous owners, although I wasn’t told how. This means she’s cute and ugly at the same time. Four years old is oldddd for a guinea pig though, I think the average life span for a pet piggy is five years old. Her personality is what got mine and the boys attention. She’s daft, friendly and lovely. She chatters away, but not […]