bringing lucy and charlie home

March 31, 2016

I never look at craigslist. If anything I look at it maybe twice a year. I don’t know; I just don’t really need anything from there and am too shy to make business with people in that platform. I’m probably not the only one, right?

For some reason, I decided to check craigslist for guinea pigs. I love animals, especially those little creatures. On october I lost my very first guinea pig, Napoleón. Then earlier in march, I had lost my other guinea pig, Linda. I was devastated. I had another guinea pig home, Tomás. I had to remain active and happy for him.

So, I check craigslist, type in guinea pigs in my area, and see that there are two ads for girl guinea pigs being sold. One guinea pig was a year old and the other was just a baby. It infuriated me to read the ad’s description; something along the lines of “I don’t want her,” “I can’t take care of her,” “Don’t have time,” etc. It got me so mad. Why get a small animal if you can’t take care of him/her!? For the baby guinea pig, it said that its owner had gotten her from petco and had been with her for two weeks and no longer wanted her, so she tried to return her and they said no. Hence her ad. Here I am crying because I lost my two BELOVED guinea pigs, and here’s a girl getting tired of hers after just two weeks. Ridiculous. I felt the need to save these little two babies.

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Meet Charlotte and Lucy! Aren’t they beautiful!?

I, essentially, bought them. I thought my family and boyfriend were going to say that I shouldn’t, that maybe I was being impulsive. But, no! They completely supported me. My mom even helped me pay for both of them. Bless her. She has a huge heart. So, I texted the girls who owned these two piggies and got them that same day.

They look so happy and love their brother Tomás. They have each other’s company even if they fight. For me, it’s endless cuddles and cute faces! Huge reward. I love learning more about them and their personalities.

I am, since, constantly checking for any other guinea pigs in my area in need of rescue. I just hear so many horrible stories about pets being abandoned. It’s so sad.
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By the way, this is a picture of Tomás. He’s so big now!

Thanks for stopping by, friends.

I appreciate it. :)

–diana

“Tienen animales muy exóticos!”

“You have very exotic pets!” …is what my cousin’s husband said over dinner as he visited our home for the first time and met (almost) all of our pets.

there’s napoleon and linda, the guinea pigs;

max, cake, angie, and jimmy, the dogs;

my mom’s nameless bird;

sebastian the fish, which my sister got a friend’s party (it was a centerpiece, can you believe it?! it’s a living thing!! but oh well, we rescued it, I suppose. he seems happy!);

and now we have a new member…

ALEXANDER THE HEDGEHOG!

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my little sister got it for her 12th birthday. i know, i know, adopt don’t shop, and all that, but believe me! we looked, even in craigslist, and there was no hedge in need of a home.

she became like a walking hedgehog encyclopedia because of how much she researched about them. so when her birthday came my dad drove her to a farm 3 hours away to get little alexander.

she has been super responsible with him. i mean, all he does is sleep, mostly, but when he’s up boy does he poop! and she cleans it without making a fuss – she even feeds him worms!! need I say he even has an instagram… I face-palmed when she told me but it’s kinda cute and she has fun running it, just like I have fun writing this blog, so.

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He’s been using the cage Napo and Linda used when they were babies too. Once they got bigger, we transfer them to a new cage more fit for their size. For right now that one is perfect for him. And we’re currently on the hunt for a wheel cuz he’s already gaining weight!

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welcome to the family, grumpy little thing

oh! also welcome to the family grandma’s weird birds that sound like those blue birds from the pixar short! these: