Wednesday, June 24, 2009

We have twins!!!

baby guinea pig twins that is! gotcha!

For the past couple of years, Rebekah has been asking for a dog. She absolutely loves and adores all dogs and has done so since she was very young. Well, she's still young, just 5, but you get the drift...here she is at around 18 months with a family member's dog......















Anyway, we had been telling her that she would get one after we have another baby. Well, it's been a long wait and I was kind of thinking that maybe when she's six we'd get her one for her birthday whether or not she had a little sibling by then.

Well, last month we visited a friend who just recently got her son some guinea pigs. Rebekah just took to them and fell in love with them. She was then to get one of them "on loan" for six days from her friend but at the last moment he backed down. She was very disappointed to say the least. Anyway, in the same week, we heard of some baby guineas for sale from one of the mums in our home school group. Well, they couldn't have come at a better time - it didn't take Ron and I very long at all to decide to get them for Rebekah. She was over the moon! So, we picked last Saturday. She is absolutely besotted with them!


I didn't realise pets could have this effect, it's been a loooong time since I've had one. But really, it's like having a new baby (or in our case babies). I've seen a new side to Ron - I knew he was a softie but to see him just love these little creatures is amazing. Also, I have to be honest here, I was not too keen on cuddling them at first but it didn't take me long either and I must say we've all fallen in love with them! They are the cutest little things. Rebekah has named them "Claire" and "Annalise" :)

Here they are:

















They make a great first pet we were told, and so far this has definitely been the case. Easy and low maintenance!















Doesn't she look over the moon! She is truly learning what it means to "look after and care for" something / some one else. In her case being an only child (at the moment) I think it's been great for her to learn this:) She is learning responsibility, gentleness, care etc.....now how good is that!

5 comments:

Amy said...

They are sooo cute! I haven't told Ava that Rebekah got them yet cause I'm not ready to deal with the begging. :) Maybe we'll come and visit them!

joyfulmum said...

Amy, I think Rebekah will trade them for a baby sister / brother anyday....feel free to tell Ava that so she doesn't feel bad:)

Jeanne said...

Too cute! We have a dog, but Jemimah is desperate to a pet of her own. She'll even settle for a goldfish...she says!!

Maybe a guinea pig would work...

joyfulmum said...

Jeanne, I highly recommend guinea pigs, they are so....easy to look after and so cute and loveable too, they absolutely love being cuddled!

Sarah said...

What gorgeous little creatures...Praise God xx