And now a post about lighter things. Last summer Wes said he really wanted a pet of his own and either he or I had mentioned potentially getting a guinea pig. As summer came to a close, I didn’t think the kids would have enough time to devote to new pets so we waited. But Wes was being more helpful with Berni & the cats, so hubby & I decided to get the kids guinea pigs over winter break. They are social rodents so it worked out perfect to let each kid pick out their own. Katie named her’s Baby Snowball & Wes named his Freeda.
Here is Wes holding Freeda the day we got them
Here are both of them hiding in their new home.
They are super cute & are somewhat high maintenance; not so much that they need constant attention, but more with their diet. They need fresh greens twice daily and lots of Timothy hay as well as a daily dose of vitamin C. Just like humans, they can’t make vitamin C so they need it from their diet. Here’s a few more pictures of these cuties.