Happy Tail: It’s Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig Month! A class pet goes home

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Annie (right) was the perfect pal for her family’s other guinea pig, Spunk.

Annie was the center of attention as a classroom pet, but when the
school year ended, her glory days seemed over.

She was surrendered to Piggles
Guinea Pig Rescue
in Unionville, ON. Fortunately, Cassandra
Jackson of Barrie, ON, was looking for a friend for the family’s
piggy, Spunk.

Cassandra filled out an application and the Jacksons went to
visit the rescue. But there were many adoptable guinea pigs. How could they
decide?

Fortunately, they received expert advice from Caroline at Piggles and adopted Annie.


Annie and Spunk were soon best
friends and followed each other everywhere.

Spunk later
passed away, so the Jacksons returned to Piggles to find a friend for
Annie. They adopted Jellybean, and later Lily.

Annie’s favorite activity is eating, and she knows that the crinkle
of a bag means someone might be opening a bag of veggies. She begins to
wheek (the sound guinea pigs make when they want attention from their humans). “All our piggies are exactly that — piggies!” Cassandra
says. “They love carrots,
lettuce and spinach, but, most especially, they love cucumbers!”

“Annie is definitely the sweetest of the group,” Cassandra adds. “We
just adore her.” And no wonder: Annie is a class act.


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From our library:


Guinea Pigs: An Introduction


Companionship for Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pig Health and Safety

Guinea Pig Illness Warning Signs

Is a Guinea Pig Right for You?

How To Care for Guinea Pigs

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