Worrying about Cedric the guinea pig
Nov04

Worrying about Cedric the guinea pig

A few days ago, I was worrying about my lovely guinea pig, Wilfred. And with good cause. Poor Wilfred didn’t make it and I was devastated. But at least I could stop the constant worrying. The worst had already happened. I am one of life’s worriers. I’m pleased to say that I generally don’t have big stuff to worry about, so I worry about the small stuff. I worry that I might forget to write an email to school. I...

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What next for Wilfred?
Feb12

What next for Wilfred?

With his friend, surrogate big brother, hutch mate and occasional enemy, Eric, gone, Wilfred the guinea pig is all alone. Guinea pigs shouldn’t be all alone. He’s just 18 months old and he’s lived all of his little life with other guinea pigs, first his own brothers and sisters, but mainly with Eric. Eric was his protector, he cared for Wilfred. And Wilfred cared for him. Wilfred knew Eric was ill. In the last days...

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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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