Pigs in the Gardenby Cheryl Morgan
So I'm thinking now might be a good time to tell you all about the little people in the shed at the bottom of the garden.
Ruth, my daughter, thought that it would be a great idea to have guinea pigs. I was not so sure. I knew how to look after rabbits, as I had several when I was a child but guinea pigs are completely different and I wasn't so sure.
Anyway, Ruth did tonnes of research about what they eat, how to care for them, and where the best place was to get them. We ended up driving an hour away to a guinea pig rescue. So cute, all the little piggies squeaking and squawking when we went in the sheds. Ruth (and I) fell in love with them. The lady who looked after them had 105 piggies the day we went. We stayed about 2 hours and came home empty handed. But that was good. We had a couple of weeks to purchase homes and runs and find a good place to get the dust free hay we needed - then back to the rescue.
Another couple of hours and we had found Choco and Latte.
Ruth is so happy with them.
Choco is the quiet one. He's small and like a little teddy bear. He loves to have his fur brushed backwards. He is always first to the food, first for cuddles, and last back into his house when its time for bed.
And this is Latte, twice the size of Choco, with one pink ear. He never wants a cuddle, or a brush, and always stays longest at the food. His belly is huge. But he will sit for hours and let you tickle him under his chin!
I love these little guys, and I wonder how long it will be before we have a trip back to the rescue!