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Weekend Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who responded last week to my post What’s Your Favourite Thing About Blogging? It was definitely a good reminder of what a great thing blogging is.

Oreo the guinea pig died this week. She was doing fine, but on Tuesday morning she stopped eating, and then she died that night. She was a senior citizen, so I knew she didn’t have much more time, and I’m glad she passed quickly without suffering. I’ll miss her cute little face and her happy noises when she got veggies.

Casper is having a hard time on her own, and if that continues I’ll probably get her a new friend. I’ve been giving her a bit of out-of-cage time with Peanut, but that has to be carefully supervised to prevent hanky panky.

guinea pig on a leash eating grass

How has your week been?

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59 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. Sorry to hear about Oreo, but glad she didn’t suffer. A new friend for Casper seems like a good idea. My week was OK. Actually pretty good, despite the usual pain complaints. I have to recommission as a notary, so I’ve been reviewing for Monday’s exam. SO BORING. But tonight should be fun ~ going to the Old Spaghetti Factory and then a zombie play. I even bought a tee shirt (“I prefer men with brains”). Tee hee…

  2. Awww. Sorry about Oreo, but glad it was peaceful as its awful to see a pet struggling. I hope Casper will be alright in the end, but I know guinea pigs do like to be in groups. Hopefully Peanut is helping, under your supervision. Xx

  3. I’m so sorry to hear about Oreo. It’s never easy losing a pet, even if they are senior. My heart goes out to you.

  4. I’ve never had a fuzzy pig but I know ferrets are very social too and will get super depressed when one dies. A new friend sounds like a good idea. 🙂

  5. I’m sorry to hear about Oreo. I’ve had a pretty productive week. I turned in another column in a series on the state of Christendom in contemporary American culture. I’m working on the third one now, which involves interviewing a Black pastor of a Reformed church I used to attend in California. I’m waiting for his call now and otherwise resting on the Sabbath.

    I also have 50 minutes of material for the Wednesday podcast which involves myself and three staff members of the Recovery Center here, addressing the concerns of two students as to why homeless people have been having difficulty accessing health care in the community.

    I’ve also decided to shelter in place again, and most people are supportive of my choice except for one fellow who keeps challenging it, which has been unnerving. However, I don’t think he understands that my reasons are related more to my mental health than to my physical health or to politics. But this only typifies the general confusion around Covid these days, at least in this country.

    In short, busy but scattered. Not much has happened with the musical. The Kids and some of the backers are eager to work on my previous musical, The Burden of Eden, which has a small cast and could be done at the community theatre here while we’re waiting to see what comes next.

    Unfocused as usual, but trying.

      1. Unsure of the former, as the level of controversy is a bit unsettling. Sure of the latter, though. It would truly be great,

  6. Oh I forgot. I’m starting my new church job tomorrow, signing the W-4. Cody’s younger brother Ian who has been on our team has been hired to play at my old church, and is also starting tomorrow. I’m glad they’re giving the Kid a chance, as it is his first job out of college.

  7. I’m so sorry that Oreo passed; expected or not, it can be tough to say goodbye.
    I love that you’ve documented your guinea pigs’ antics and personalities on your blog. Not only did Oreo support your mental health and offer levity and sweetness, but you generously shared her with us as well. I’m sure she made a lot of people smile on tough days. That’s a pretty special piggie. ❤️

  8. I’m sad to hear about Oreo 😟 This week was a bit hectic but I’m proud of the creative endeavors I was able to pull off.

  9. Oh noooo, poor Oreo. I’m so sorry, Ashley. Poor little girl, even if she was an OAP. She’ll be missed by Casper too, even if there’s a little supervised Peanut time for company. Like you say, it’s good she didn’t suffer and she obviously had a happy life thanks to you. But still, very sad. 🌹 xxxx

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