Princess and her pigs….Fluffy and Oreo
Last weekend we found a loving home for our last guinea pig Oreo. I say last because 4 years ago the girls wanted hamsters. I talked them into guinea pigs because they are easier to hold and I thought the girls would enjoy them more. So we went to Petco
and got two male guinea pigs. About 2 months later while the girls were spending the night with their Mimi, I heard a lot of ruckus coming from the piggy cage but I didn’t think much of it. Later that morning I hear Johnny scream (loudly) from the other room…”Beth!!!! Ummm, you need to get in here! Did you buy more guinea pigs??” (he didn’t even want the first two – another reason why the girls call him The Road Blocker”). So I was more than a little surprised when I went in there and found these…
WTH??? Where did these come from??? I had just been in there the night before and there were only two.
This was the mom. Sure she had grown rather fast in those two months but I just figured she liked the fruit I was feeding her. Bless her heart for squeezing out two full grown guinea pigs all by herself. So then we had four. :/ I quickly got on the internet trying to see if this was normal. Apparently, yes it is. They are born with fur, eyes open, walking around… AND if you hadn’t figured it out yet, apparently this was a girl guinea pig. In my internet research, I discovered that they can get pregnant again right away and a male baby can reproduce at just three weeks. So after Taylor and Megan saying this was “THE BEST DAY OF THEIR ENTIRE LIFE!!!!” at the mature age of 6, how could we not keep them??? So I loaded them up in the car, took them for an $80 trip to the vet to determine the sexes and as we should have known since Johnny is always outnumbered, they were all girls. Even Oreo… She had to use a microscope. If you haven’t ever seen how to tell if a guinea pig is a boy or girl, I highly recommend googling it…this is why I took them to the vet
and why the vet needed a microscope. It looks like a tic tac. Oreo wasn’t fond of the new additions so we ended up with 2 cages, 2 litter boxes, high maintenance twins (just like mine) that were so full of personality, but they just became too much for me to deal with. The girls never played with any of them so we took Fluffy and the 2 surprises back to Petco and kept Oreo since she was litter box trained.
Last week my friend Heather told me her son wanted a dog so he got Oreo instead. So happy she finally has a playmate that will give her attention. Oreo and Haden are both doing well.
Haden with his new pet. (now the girls will wish they would have fixed their hair like I told them too…)
In my attempt to sneak some vitamins into the girls diet (and because they think they should be allowed a dessert every day) I tried making them a healthy shake. They loved it. Unfortunately too much, because now they think they should have this as their normal drink.
8 oz Ensure Coffee Latte
8 Ice Cubes
4 Tbs Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
Blend Ensure, ice cubes and 1 tablespoon of the syrup until smooth. Drizzle the other tablespoon of syrup around the glass. Pour shake in and serve.
Today’s Leopard Find: Keychain