My two guinea pigs bring me great joy, I love having them as pets and there are many moments I wouldn’t trade for anything.
Of course, there are the moments I would trade.
This week, DM9K (the one on the right) jumped out of my hand, drove under my jacket, and quickly found the cord of my headphones. He teeth are very effective scissors.
The two of them wake me up nearly every morning. As soon as light creeps into the window, they begin their whistling and don’t stop until I’m awake. Any attempt to go back to sleep – even giving them more treats than they can possibly eat – fails. As soon as I’m quiet, they are back whistling again.
This morning was an unwelcome exception. I fell asleep just before 10pm Friday night and awoke at 10:30am this morning. I looked over at my two rodents – they stared back at me. As soon as I spoke, they began their morning antics.
Sigh, I’ll have to start using electronic alarms on the weekend as well now. This may not be a bad thing, as long as my rodents decide to let me sleep on weekends again.