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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Project 365 2018 Week 6
Feb10

Project 365 2018 Week 6

It’s been a really tough week, overshadowed by the death of Eric, our beloved guinea pig. Here’s our week in pictures…   Day 35 – Sunday 4th February – I’d been worrying about Eric for about a week and feeding him in the kitchen. After eating well for a few days, he’d stopped eating, so I took him to the vet. I was given the devastating news that he was very poorly and would need to be...

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Guineas pig are for life, not just for Christmas
Jul03

Guineas pig are for life, not just for Christmas

The guinea pigs have been giving us problems lately and reminding us that they are definitely a responsibility. It feels like deja vu of last summer. Last summer, Eric got a piece of wood caught behind his teeth, which made his breathing sound funny and we thought he was ill. A couple of days later, Daisy unexpectedly died. We then did all we could to make sure Eric was healthy, including more vets’ visits and medication. We...

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When Wilfred the guinea pig lost the plot
Jun15

When Wilfred the guinea pig lost the plot

When Wilfred the guinea pig came into our lives to replace Eric’s poor dear departed friend, Daisy, he and Eric had a lovely relationship. Eric was very caring towards Wilfred and Wilfred cried for him if he wasn’t there. Eric is a gentle soul, quiet to the point of being docile. Daisy was the alpha male (yes, Daisy was actually male) who bossed him around and he knew his place. Having Wilfred around was a different...

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