Thursday, January 07, 2010

Pets vs Farm Animals

Through the years that we lived in Coleman I was able to keep the number of pets we had down. We had lots of animals and my philosophy was that the animals should have a purpose. That was then, this is now.

We have our cow out in the back yard, but that's not enough. The chickens are still in Coleman with a new family. We have a dog, but apparently that's still not enough. We have a cat. We even are "dogsitting" Stephen's dog these days. Still not enough?

Clark, 9 yrs old, has been trying to talk us into all kinds of pets. Chameleon, Peregrine Falcon, snakes of various sorts, anything but the ordinary. We decided he needed something easier to care for as a first pet. So we are getting a pair of guinea pigs. We should be able to get them Saturday. So today Grace and I put together the cage. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, but it wasn't that horrible either. I just wouldn't recommend it to someone who is 35 weeks pregnant. It gets a bit hard to lean over and reach some of the parts you're working on.

Here's a pic of the cage. We got our instructions off the internet at this link.
We still need to add the bedding and stuff, but the little critters aren't gonna be here for a couple more days. And no, we won't be building any fires in our fireplace for a while.


Grammy said...

What lucky guinea pigs!

Zoey's Mom said...

Good grief! How many guinea pigs are you getting?? That house is bigger than mine!