GYPSY AND NORBERT
Gypsy came from a rescue center where she lived in the bottom of a pigeon coop crowded with guinea pigs and rabbits. We think she was about three. She had lice and her feet were deformed from uncut claws. We sorted the lice and feet. She lived with us for about three years in a large two-story indoor cage with a Norbert and another female guinea pig. Every evening, she got to roam the lounge and kitchen. On warm evenings and weekends, she got to run free on lush grass in and enclosed garden. Gypsy was a typical guinea pig, quite shy. She grew contentedly fat. When Gypsy was about six she just wore out. She died in a loving warm home.
Norbert came from a good small rescue center, but they didn't have much space. Norbert was maybe about two. He lived with us for about two years. We had him neutered. Norbert the brave, was NOT A NORMAL guinea pig! Norbert thought he was a small dog. He would run up to you and stand on your feet squeaking in greeting. He lit up our home in a way you wouldn't think possible for a rodent. He was taken from us suddenly at about four years old. He died on the vets' table while they where trying to save him. Even though we have a fantastic dog now, we still miss our Norbby.