In case you didn’t read my other post, our beloved guinea pig, Miss Piggie died a few weeks ago. We were all quite sad. We never knew how old she was but in hindsight I think she may have been quite old and also possibly a retired breeder. She had a large backside like a piggie mommy would. She was being picked on by the other guinea pigs in the cage at the pet store. They were biting her… a lot. When we brought her home I was so happy she wasn’t getting picked on anymore. After she passed my family wanted to get a new guinea pig but I wasn’t ready to. She wasn’t just a pet, she had become family. As we threw away her bowls and toys it was overwhelming for me. The only thing left was an empty cage. I found myself tearing up often as I walked past it. Hub suggested that we should get the cage all set up for a new piggie in case we found one we liked at some point in time. I was very hesitant but I realized that this was a good idea. So off to the pet store we went. I gathered up all of the goodies we would need and headed up to the front to pay when I noticed my daughter glued to the guinea pig cage. There were a bunch of new baby piggies. They were all really cute but one in particular caught our eye.
She was a cute little white and pink girl. She was chattering and walking over all of the others. So, after some begging and not that much persuasion we bought her and brought her home. This is Minnie. Her little face looks like a mouse face to me. She is so adorable and mischievous. We all still miss Miss Piggie however our love has been refocused on her, making us all a little less sad. She has brought smiles back to our faces with her antics. She is very social and loves to snuggle, run at full pig speed, and jumps around her cage when you greet her. She had a bit of an eye infection when we got her so we took her back and had her treated.
She is 100% now and I even managed to capture her pretty blues eyes in this photo. I just wanted to share our joy in having her with us. She has brought a lot of smiles. Peanut (my dachshund) isn’t quite so sure he loves her. I think he thinks she is stealing his thunder. He forgets how spoiled he is sometimes. LOL.
My minivan broke down the other day. I stopped to get some gas in the morning on the way to drop my kids off and it just didn’t start again. I called AAA and they came. The battery and starter were fine. He said it sounded like my fuel filter or pump went out or got clogged. So I had it hauled in and they said the fuel filter was clogged. So I had them replace it. Then they called me back to say it still wouldn’t start. Realizing their system of trial and error wasn’t working I had AAA haul it to my house. Hub came home and checked it out. He changed out one fuse and it’s working again. I am so thankful for a skilled husband and happy I didn’t go back to the shop which would have undoubtedly cost me a lot more money with very few results.
In other news, my boys both got glasses last week. Apparently my second child is blind as a bat and no one knew it. He picked glasses that he thinks looks like Justin Bieber’s sunglasses (Ray-Ban style) while my older one went for the more wire rimmed hipster look. It’s fun to watch them slowly turn into the adult they will become. My oldest looks like a young man now and the glasses accentuated it. Time is getting away from me.
I hope everyone had a nice mother’s day. We are celebrating it this coming weekend with my parents. It should be fun. We are having a big picnic at the park since the weather is so nice. Have a great day!