This guinea pig boom is getting a little ridiculous. In the past six days, we've received eight new pigs! Right now, TAS South has 11 guinea pigs - 6 in foster care, 2 at Pet Valu, and 3 at the shelter. I shouldn't complain though, because it's much easier to deal with a boatload of guinea pigs than it is to deal with a boatload of rabbits. It's just super weird.
Yes, that's right, four girlfriends. Lorax must have been a busy guy.
He was quite down in the dumps at the shelter, since he was used to living in a group and we had to take his girlfriends away (and put them in foster care). Happily, a nice guinea pig experienced family adopted him today to be pals with their 5-year-old boy, so Lorax is part of a family once more!
His adopters were the perfect counterpoint to the owners who surrendered Lenny (or Carrot Top, or Cherie) - they'd kept their boy for four years, they doted on him, and they were careful to pick the right companion for him since his bonded partner had just passed away. Lorax is a lucky guy.
On the upside, Sweet Tart has finally been adopted. And on the rabbit side of things, Scotty and Morris have both been adopted, leaving us with an astonishingly low number of rabbits. Of course, the cynical side of me says "Oh good, we've cleared out room for the post-Easter rush", but shush, cynical side.
Guinea pigs are easy to adopt out, so I shouldn't complain, but sheesh. They're living animals, people, not collectibles. Put some thought into it before you buy one!