This may be a touch morbid, but these are pictures of the guinea pigs that came before my current four. I’ve been a guinea pig mama for 15 years now, and guinea pigs only live about 5 years, so quite a few lovely furballs have graced me with their presence.
This is Cookie. Her sister Oreo is still with me. Cookie was very peaceful. Her cute pose was with her feet sticking out in front of her like this.
This is Zippy. He was completely devoted to his brother Squeaky. Shortly after I adopted the two of them, I had taken them to work. I had them in two separate boxes; Zippy’s was on the passenger seat and Squeaky’s was on the floor below. Zippy didn’t like the separation, so he climbed out of his box and slid down to Squeaky’s.
I had adopted them when they’d been surrendered to a shelter after their owner passed away. It turned out their owner was a close friend of one of the clients I worked with, and he was well acquainted with the little guys.
Squeaky was a big little man, especially compared to runty Zippy. He wasn’t a fan of cuddles until he got sick toward the end of his life, and then he turned into a huge cuddle bug. I like how his little pink foot is tucked against the edge of the food bowl in this picture.
This is Chloe in front and Sienna behind her. Sienna was totally in love with Chloe. Poor Chloe had to have major surgery at one point, and she needed quite a bit of care, which I was happy to give.
This was Baby. I adopted her from a shelter. She’d been surrendered because the disabled young child in her former home had been hitting her. I think the stress of that and then being adopted out was too much for her, and she died within a couple days of me bringing her home.
This is Emma. She had gorgeous long hair and was a very happy girl. Her head is the white end.
This is Ella, Emma’s daughter. Emma was a Peruvian, and Ella’s dad was an Abyssinian, so she wasn’t quite as wild-haired as her mom. She had her mom’s happy temperament, though.
These were my first two guinea pigs, and the only ones I got from a pet store. Baba is on the left and Ghanoush is on the right. Baba was adorable, and liked to sit in her food dish. She didn’t live particularly long, and she was the first piggie I had to put down, which was hard.
Well, that’s the 10 guinea pigs I’ve had before the 4 I have now. Have you had many pet friends come through your life?