In April 2015 my elderly girl Crystal passed away after 7.5 years. I was devastated and didn't even want to think about getting any more piggies at that time. I decided to take a break so I packed up my cages and put them in storage. I donated all of the hay, food, and fleece I had to a nearby rescue.
Fast forward 6 months to October 2015. I was taking some blankets to donate to the SPCA near my home. As I was walking out a staff member was taking a lovely pair of sows back to their cage. I asked to hold them and the rest as they say was history. I adopted the beauties and named them Willow and Clover. The SPCA thought they we're about 4 months old. They are both very sweet and calm piggies, they settled in easily and quickly became spoiled princesses.
In December 2015 my sister calls me and tells me that a girl on her campus was trying to give her guinea pig away as snake food so she took it from her. My sister lives in a dorm and obviously could not keep the piggie. So I drove 2 hours to her campus to pick up the little girl. The poor thing was living in a dirty cage that is smaller than the cage my hamsters live in. It was so sad. After a thorough bath a vet visit and a 2 week quarantine it was time to introduce her to Willow and Clover. The introduction was smooth and easy the little girl was so happy to finally have friends. I named her Ivy. Ivy was very skittish at first but her new friends quickly helped boost her confidence. She is now a very outgoing and affectionate piggie.
Everything with the girls was going well but I started noticing that Clover and Ivy were very close but that Willow was being left out. Even with the other two piggies Willow seemed lonely. I decided to find a friend for my sweet girl. After making several calls I finally found a rescue that had 2 litters of babies ready to go up for adoption. I drove the 4 hours to the rescue and instantly fell in love with a little girl that I named Daisy. I brought her home and introduced her to my trio. Willow also fell in love with her immediately and took her under her wing. Daisy is small but has a huge personality. I laugh out loud at least once a day at her antics. She quickly wrapped everyone around her little paw, she knows how to get what she wants.
So this is the story of how I came to have my current happy little herd.