We began a family project to write about our pets on a blog. It is sad to have only one remaining pet. I wonder if we will write some more memory stories here. Pets really are members of the family, and where possible I think it is important to keep them with you – but sometimes it’s not possible. Our experience with guinea pigs may well provide inspiration for stories one day. My youngest has a story with all of their personalities featured still in progress.
It’s a big dilemma when you move house as to what can be done with pets.
We had been dreading tackling this topic with our children, as we weren’t sure we could bring or keep our pets.
However our decision was affected by: the availability of good homes for them to go to, the sad fact that three of our guinea pigs died leaving one all on his own and that our Copper was highly strung.
We miss our dear Soot who went to our daughter’s best friends, but we are happy he is now in a great home and the children even if skyped him the other day. What’s more he has other guinea pig friends!
We have decided for now not to own any more guinea pigs. There was so many tears and burials in quick succession that we felt all guinea pigged out.
But we do have…
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