|My boys walking into the Nebraska Humane Society|
Anyway, we haven't had them for a while. But I've kept all of the supplies. I had two empty cages downstairs just sitting there, as well as empty food dishes and leftover bedding. I decided to see if there was a guinea pig that needed rescuing at the Humane Society. I didn't want to get one from a pet store again. I've had bad luck with pet stores in the past--one of the pigs I got a few years ago was very sick and after spending hundreds of dollars on it at the vet, the poor thing still died. Another was infested with mites and we had to wash him in a bath that smelled like rotten eggs to kill all of them (nasty). I knew that the Humane Society has a vet check their animals and I'd be getting one who was older, but at least healthy. Plus, I'd be saving a guinea pig's life!
So, on March 1 we marched into the Nebraska Humane Society, knowing there was a guinea pig named "Bob" who had been there since mid-February. We had high hopes that he'd be coming home with us. Well, Tyler and I were excited anyway. Derek didn't really know what was going on. He was excited to see all of the different animals though. Besides cats and dogs, there were gerbils, mice, birds, rabbits, and there was even a snake!
About an hour later, we walked out of there with our new pet. As you can see from the pictures below, my boys LOVE him. Derek gets a big smile on his face whenever he sees QT and immediately wants to pet and feed him. He'll hand him a carrot and say, "Eat it Squeaky!" He doesn't remember our old guinea pigs, but Tyler does. And Tyler is Oh, So Happy to have a new one. Especially a friendly one that squeaks and purrs.
|Derek checking out the snake.|
|The boys looking at the birds. Derek did a happy dance when he saw them. :)|
|Turtles swimming in a cage.|
|Tyler excited to adopt "Bob" (we renamed him QT)!|