Last year was relatively quiet for guinea pigs (certainly not for anybody else). In the past few months, we've hardly had any pigs. But never fear, the past two weeks decided to make up for that!
"What, again?" I said in surprise.
"They're on the floor, we haven't got a cage set up yet."
Now, usually that means the animals are still in a carrier, from being picked up by one of the drivers. Imagine my surprise when the box in the photo above started moving.
Three guinea pigs in a box!
Thinking this was a tad sketchy, I grabbed the driver, who was just leaving, and asked where he'd picked them up.
"At a subway station, in a Coffee Time." He said, shaking his head.
"In that box?"
"Yup. Left on the bathroom floor."
Well, that's one way to get rid of your unwanted pets.
Anyway, they are now looking for a real home and are named Mocha, Espresso and Latte (what, you expected me to resist naming them with a coffee theme?).
And so, we find ourselves with six guinea pigs. Guinea pigs get adopted fairly quickly, so I'm sure they won't last long. It does kind of crack me up how, every time rabbit intake slows down, something else has to pop up to take their place. Keeps us on our toes!
I'm very happy to say that Boris has finally been adopted. Also, amazingly, all 21 of those dwarf hamsters have been adopted! It only took about a month and a half, and about 10 of them were in foster care for half that time. That's pretty impressive! No wonder people keep giving us small animals.