I think the only good part about having to wait like this, is I for once, can be very choosy. Usually I get emails asking to take this pig or that pig, but with a 5 month wait I can skim through all the hopeful adoptables from the SPCA and Kijiji.
My thought pattern is this:
I want a female for Romeo, this way Eve and Romeo can get adjusted to her.
I want an adult pig, preferably 1.5-3 years. Romeo is approx. 1.5 yrs.
I also would like a short haired. With Reko as my only short haired pig, I have always wanted another short haired to have a lovely mix and match of hairs. I've also spent the last 4 years with mostly long haired and while I love them all it would be nice to by pass the monthly hair cuts.
I also would like a solid or mixed color pig. Reko's coloring was one of my dream pigs. I was really lucky to snag him from the SPCA when he came in, his brothers didn't stay long after I adopted him. I have ALWAYS loved orange pigs but for what ever reason there is never any at the SPCA or on Kijiji.
Another thing I have to think about is, that for what ever reason, the SPCA has not had any guinea pigs for the last 2 weeks. Which is RARE! I was thinking about adopting from them again, but I don't know. 2/3 pigs I have adopted from them had mites. Eve was said to be 1.5 yrs old with cataracts and arthritis, which my vet confirmed was wrong, she was 4-5 yrs not 1.5. When it comes to cats and dogs, they are great. Heck even bunnies they are great but guinea pigs... they suck with them.
Which brings me back to kijiji. Lately I noticed a lot of baby guinea pigs, which makes me think, BREEDERS. I've found a few ads that interest me, usually older pigs, single pigs or mom and babies going together.
Argh why is adopting the perfect pig always so hard. Why can't there be a "perfect pig" button in life? I guess thats because all pigs are perfect. ;)
"Since I am the only girl in the house there is no mistaking that I, Queen Eve, got my very own cuddle bed."
"It really brings out the color of my everything doesn't it?"
"It makes my backside look even more perfect."
"Its just so comfy and so all mine."
Little does Eve know that I also made some for the boys ;)
I think it's sometimes strange the way you find the perfect pig. When I adopted Charles from the RSPCA I had gone in intending to adopt a totallt different piggy. I couldn't resist giving them all a cuddle though and the second I held Charlie I knew he was the one.
As some of you know from a few pages back, I had Mojo's dad with us back when Mojo was born.
He was one of my first guinea pigs who bonded so good with a foster boar that I let him go to live with a new family and his cage buddy.
Tonight I ran across photos of him and it reminds me of where Mojo gets so many of his good looks.
I lost contact this his new family a few years back and I always wonder what happened to my teacher of the world of guinea pigs, Pickles.
Mr. Eschimpf tried to help Mojo out by giving him a clean Cavy Cave, which he placed upside down, though I don't think Mojo isn't minding too much.
Mean while, Eve and Romeo are working on make their cage mess again.
Alisa, Reko may be a good boy last night but his cage pal Mojo wasn't. He used me, yes ME, to climb off the sofa. Since it was their cage I was cleaning, which is the bottom cage, I was bent over. Mojo just reached over until he got two chubby paws on my back and hopped on, sliding down my legs...
Mr. Eschimpf gave him the upside down cave after that (while laughing his butt off.) Naughty piggie. All the while Reko was just laying around ;)
GP_Mum, Yes Eve wont let Romeo have it at all. But shes not mean about it, she just lays in it all the time ;)
Mildred, Thanks you. I always hope my piggies are happy, and I know it when they popcorn but its glad to see their inner happiness coming out in the photos I post.