In the meantime, he enjoyed some lap time before I had to go. He likes to grab my glasses and pull them off. So cute!
I see him looking at himself quite a bit. Vanity is an admirable trait for a guinea pig. He's become my loudest squeaker too. His hearing is very acute and it doesn't take much to get him going.
I haven't had as much time to spend with my guinea pigs as I usually do lately. It's been mostly just feeding them and changing their bedding but not much lap time. My dad passed away and we've been dealing with that and his estate. I inherited a truck load of personal belongings along with his 2015 Kia Optima. We bought the personal items home, but we're waiting on the probate in Colorado to get the car. Now that it's pretty much done, I've been able to go back to spending the time with them like I used to. They understand and are enjoying it.
Judging by the fact that Grady is the agitator and Wilber is such a passive personality, I honestly think that Wilber would pair up with Zachary Binks much easier than Grady. It's kind of funny too that he's noticeably larger than Grady and outweighs him by almost 6 ounces. I guess size doesn't determine dominance with guinea pigs. Zachary Binks is almost as big as BJ was and much larger and heavier than Wilber, but it could work out if I had to pair them since they're both pretty laid back. I'm hoping I don't have to find out. Not sure Grady would do well by himself. He's been around Wilber since they were 5 weeks old.
It is always hard to lose a parent. I hope some of his personal belongings bring good memories.
We figured that my dad would pass not long after we lost Mom. He was in the final stage of COPD and not well as it was. His heart broke when Mom passed. You could see it on his face and hear it in his voice. He tried to move on, but he just couldn't. They were together for 53 and a half years. He adopted my older sister and I and raised us as his own. It happens a lot with older couples who spend most of their adult lives together. Often times they go within a short time of each other. I wasn't there like I was with my mom, but I did speak with him the day before and he seemed to be at peace. My brother found him and he said that Dad went peacefully. I guess I can't ask for much better than that.