Well, one of the guinea pigs died last night. We have no idea why. She was thin, but we thought she was just young.
We took them out to play in the grass today. Both Sugar and Cinnamon were doing fine. This evening, when Eri picked up Sugar, Sugar couldn't keep her balance, and fell on her side. I ran to the computer to see what I could find, but by the time I got there, Sugar had made one last peep and died.
We hope PetSmart will do a post-mortem and tell us what happened, but they won't give us any guarantee. They did give us another guinea pig, a calico we named Sundae.
We gave her the best home a guinea pig ever had for her short time with us. She was skittish, but polite. R.I.P, Sugar Anne Spice. Best pet name ever.
And now, I have pictures. NO, not sick ones. Nice ones, of our two first guinea pigs.
First, here's the one that got away: Sugar Anne Spice.
I thought she had very nice markings.
Here she is again, in the leg cage made by Tatiana and Kayla.
Of course, we knew they were social animals, so we bought a friend at the same time: Cinnamon. I liked her markings even better.
Goodbye, Sugar. We hardly knew ye.