Farewell, Wilfred
Oct28

Farewell, Wilfred

Wilfred was our favourite guinea pig. Eric used to be our favourite guinea pig and, after he died, Wilfred just slotted into his place. Cedric is cute and funny and lively, but Wilfred was our favourite. When he was little he was boisterous, but as he got older, he calmed down. He would sit nicely to be stroked, although he always ran away when you tried to get him out of his hutch. He spent the whole of the summer sat in a big tube....

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Should Eric get a new friend?
Sep19

Should Eric get a new friend?

When our lovely guinea pig, Daisy, died unexpectedly at the age of just 2 a couple of weeks ago, our thoughts immediately turned to keeping Daisy’s friend, Eric, happy and alive. The kids would have rushed out and got a brand new guinea pig the very next day if they could. Because guinea pigs are sociable creatures, they need to be with other guinea pigs. And they should live around six years. Eric could be looking at a long and...

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Project 366 Week 35
Sep03

Project 366 Week 35

The kids aren’t back at school yet, but it feels like we’re almost back to routine this week anyway. They’ve been out and about a lot more, I’ve been giving a lot more lifts and have had a lot more work on.Here’s our week in pictures…Day 241 – Sunday 28th August – my eldest did a 10k cross country/ hill run. I was a bit worried about him as he hadn’t trained, but he did very well....

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Saving Eric
Sep02

Saving Eric

After the sudden and unexpected death of our lovely guinea pig, Daisy, our thoughts quickly turned to saving our other guinea pig, Eric. In fact, our thoughts turned to it so quickly that my husband, eldest and dad had come up with a plan while I was still breaking the sad news about Daisy to my daughter. The plan was to get Eric to the vet first thing, to check that he hadn’t caught anything from Daisy and to hopefully catch it...

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Farewell Daisy
Aug29

Farewell Daisy

Yesterday evening we came home from a lovely birthday meal for my mum and I sadly found our lovely guinea pig, Daisy, had unexpectedly died. It had been an enjoyable meal, which had been marred by a rare argument between my younger two kids. They were so upset with each other that they insisted on travelling home separately. When we got home, my daughter went straight upstairs to her bed, in tears.  My eldest went straight outside to...

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