I went to Petco to buy some timothy hay for Tommy, our female guinea pig, but as I walked through the store I decided that Tommy needed a friend. After spending time with each of the guinea pigs in the store, I decided to buy the black one with the white racing stripe going its face. In addition, I bought a loft-style cage, extra food, bedding, a water bottle, and enough timothy hay to feed three bushels of guinea pigs.
Instead of spending $16 for the hay, I ended up spending $185 for the new gpig and its supplies…all so that Tommy can have another female friend to play with everyday. I guess that this is the feeling that parents get when they’re willing to go to the ends of the earth for their child’s happiness!
The new gpig doesn’t have a name yet, but I am strongly considering the following: