Thursday, 24 May 2012

Little claws, little teeth and fur

There has been a great deal of excitement in our house. We were blessed with two new additions to our family - both boys. The weekend was busy with readying their living quarters, and on Tuesday ... they moved in.

We picked up the brother guinea pigs before school started from Miss 8's teacher, who breeds guinea pigs, and had picked out two for our family. We had to wait until they were ready to leave their Mum, so they are still small and timid.

After a little commotion as each child presented their new pets to their classmates, hubby and I took them home to get settled in their new environment and take it all in. I am thinking this time to themselves was a good thing. As soon as school got out, the kids were busting to see them.

We brought them inside and each child spent a little one-on-one time with their pet.

Miss 8 was super-gentle with hers, which she has names Sparkes. She is old enough to understand that they are still babies, and they need to be held carefully.

Master 4, on the other hand had to be supervised closely. He finds it a little harder to contain his excitement and keeps thinking of new places and things his pet needs to see in the house.

The guinea pigs have different markings which is great to tell them apart. Bless Miss 8's teacher for being so considerate in her choice.