Guinea Pigs I Have Known
Self-confident, brash, a hedonist
who loved to be held and petted... up to a point. He wasn't afraid
to bite if you "did it wrong," but he wasn't stingy
with his praise either, given in the form of abundant licks o'
love. He lived life fast, loud, and tragically short. He left
us during the summer of 1998. Ziggy was an Abby-American blend.
Ziggy at about 6 months of age
We could have called him "Curious
George." Friendly and inquisitive from day one, Chester is
an easy going pig with huge black eyes who purrs and chirps abundantly
in one's lap, but he's not very vocal with his wheeeeeeks and
squeals. He loves to race at full speed around the perimeter of
his cage as part of his morning exercises. Chester is pretty easy
to catch, so he gets to run around the house daily. He is currently
aware of our new arrival, Pete, but they are still separated in
quarantine. Pete's cage has now moved within a couple of feet
of Chester's cage so they can get to know each other's smells.
Chester is now a bit less easy going than he used to be; he's
obsessed by Pete's presence and occasionally even gets nippy with
Chester at 2-3 months
Pete is our newest family
member, the tiniest of runts (and the fastest). Pete blissfully
tries to ignore the presence of Chester and seems destined to
become the submissive one in the pair once they finally meet.
[image soon: in the meantime imagine a cute little American Tortoise-shell and White (TSW)who is really all white except for a "pirate" patch on the left side of his face of black rimmed with red. Got it?]