Diva’s little buddy Jack... ahh the Guinea Pig. Let me tell you that he is sweet and cute but a warranted purchase as she made an agreement with her daddy that IF she could keep the beta alive his ENTIRE deployment we would talk hamster upon homecoming. Well – that stupid fish lived until 2 weeks AFTER he came home, so she earned her hamster. Although I will admit that a few drops of bleach were thought of throughout the year to avoid this discussion. I NEVER thought that a hamster was a good idea because mommy realized that hamster + cat = a MESS! We currently have a dog and a cat... and a fish. So we talked, debated and talked... then consulted her and the Petco people and decided on the guinea pig. She is a GREAT and responsible guinea pig mommy. Loves that thing to death... I am glad because I am NOT cleaning it’s nasty cage. Its a great thing to teach her responsibility and its all about growing up - she is almost 8 years old. By this point I had an 8 year old Collie that I walked, brushed and took care of.
Yesterday it needed a new water bottle (the one that came with his cage is a piece of crap- sad but true) and he needed vitamin C to keep him healthy, yes really! So at this point we have spent far more than I planned on for this little love of hers BUT she kept her end so I guess it’s our turn.
So far for Jack we have had to purchase...
|His first home...|
|Daddy's first toy for Jack|
|must have good bedding|
|and hay... need to the fiber|
|don't forget his vitamins|
|and a worthwhile water bottle that SHE can change on her own|
|But to see this every night... it's totally worth every penny.|