We decided that since we are on the 4th floor..in an apartment...we cannot get a dog. Marcus is allergic to cats and I'm pretty sure if we were to get a cat, none of my family would come over to visit!! So we settled on a guinea pig. They are easy to maintain, they don't have to go outside to use the bathroom and they are down - right adorable!! So we went to PetSmart to check out the prices and to see what they had to offer. None of them there really caught our attention. They looked very big and not that fun! So another week goes by (I had kidney stones so we weren't able to get her then!!) and we stopped by Petco. Again, not to buy but to check out what they had. And there she was!! She was so shy...just sitting in the corner. I couldn't take my eyes off of her!! (I know...it sounds CRAZY!) She was so different than any G.P. we've seen...the coloring was different and everything. So we said...LETS DO THIS! We brought her home and I didn't want to leave her alone. I did though...she needed to get used to her new environment.
So now that she is used to us...she is a blast. She makes this face - we call it the "Nooget eye" where she squints her eyes together like she is irritated with us. It is hilarious!! She also likes to run around outside of her cage...it gives her exercise and she makes the best sounds. She does have a cold though...she sneezes a lot and we found out today that she has a viral infection. Poor girl! :(
Here she is giving me the "Nooget Eye"
So we had a little photo shoot!! :)
In my sleeve!!!
Nooget and "Dad" at the vet. She was a trooper!!