For those of you who are wondering about our little Guinea pigs, here is an update. Last time I wrote about the piggies Shelby was being treated for ringworm and an upper respiratory infection. It turned out Megan Johnson, Shelby’s new sister, also got the ring worm. PS, ringworm is not a worm that get’s under your skin. Just in case someone is thinking that. Well, I know for a fact someone is thinking that. Well, not anymore because I set her straight. I digress.
Both girls were treated for the infection and both are now clear and feeling great. (So is Emma) This did not come about before another several visits to the pet ER and vet, but I wont bore you with all the details. Let’s just say it got worse (and more expensive) before it got better. Emma and I have discussed that if this Shelby pig can live it’ll be with us, because no one could do a better job taking care of her. Emma gave her and Megan their medicine twice a day for over 10 days, and then went to topical medicine twice a day for another 10 days. Those little girls are very loved and they have a wonderful 11 year old mother.
During this time, Shelby failed to thrive and is still a tiny little guinea pig, about the size of a six week old baby. As both of the girls are approaching their six month birthdays I’m happy to announce that Shelby has finally started growing and putting on some weight. She’s probably always going to be small but for now she’s starting to thrive! We’ve even made it into our third week with zero pet visits!
Now the fun has really begun. The two of them just play all day and talk to us about their food wishes. Between the wheeking and popcorning, they seem like really happy little girls. We’ve also settled into our routine with them, as far as cleaning, and feedings. They’ve added a component to our lives that maybe limits our freedom a bit but has totally enriched our hearts. I can’t imagine not having them. Enjoy a few images I took during what Emma likes to call our photoshoot. We are always taking pictures for “our photo shoot…”Here is the cage layout. We made the fleece panels for the bottom of the cage. They are like pillow cases and fit nice and snug. They make clean up so easy! Plus we get to kind of “decorate” with them. Our second set is a My Little Pony theme. We plan to make different ones for the seasons.
So, that’s your story for today! I hope you are as happy as a guinea pig when she hears a plastic bag of food rustling.