After Jayjay died the kids wanted another pet so we went to the pet store, and they picked out a beautiful silver and white long haired guinea pig, they decided to call him Buster. He was beautiful and so friendly, we had hamsters before and the kids could not handle them as they were too fast, this was not the case with buster he was so tame and loved to sit on your lap and be petted or groomed, he was a really great pet for them and Dane adored him. I would recommend guinea pigs as pets to anyone, he was no bother at all. He was kept in the dining part of out kitchen in his cage and whenever he herd the fridge door open he would squeak squeak squeak because he knew that is where we kept the lettuce it was so funny.
When we got Zac we put them together, Buster looked bigger than Zac, at first Zac was fearful of this cute furry thing lol but we kept socializing them together and they became great friends. Zac would often jump into Busters cage it was so cute watching them together.
On January 2009 we went into busters cage to clean it out and i noticed he looked different, the sparkle had gone from his eyes and he had lost a lot of weight he had not been eating or drinking, so i got a syringe and started giving him fluids, things looked quite bad and i was so worried for him. When i woke that next morning he was out of his bed and looked like he was perking up a bit, i kept giving him the fluids that day and was going to visit my mum in hospital that evening so checked on Buster, before i went and gave him some fluids. On the way back from the hospital we stopped and got something to eat. When we got back home i went to check on Buster he was not around so i put my hand into his bed and my worst fears were confirmed he felt cold and hard, our gorjuss wee guy had sadly passed away i didn't know how i was going to tell the kids, and chickened out in telling them till the next morning. Dane took it sooo bad he was really upset as he truly loved this pet, but buster will always have a special place in our lives just as Jayjay had.
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Posted by Mandy at 17:04