||Three years old|
is a brown and white guinea pig. We do not know her breed, but we
do know that she is a sweetie!
We paid five dollars for Buddy. Originally, when my parents finally told me
I could get a pet, I immediately told them that I wanted a guinea pig.
We checked with the nearby shelters, and no one had any guinea pigs. We
looked at Petsmart, but they were too expensive. Finally, one day while
we were grocery shopping, I noticed they had guinea pigs for sale. We
looked at them, and I had one all picked out. But before we left, the
man working there told us to get another one, so that my new guinea pig,
Pepsi, wouldn't be lonely. My sister started begging my mom to let her
choose one, and ten minutes later, Buddy was paid for and in the car.
We had only had the guinea pigs for a few months when my sister lost
interest in them and handed Buddy over to me. I no longer had to ask to
get in her room to play with the pigs. Their cage was moved into my
room, and the guinea pigs were all my responsibility. For a while, Buddy
was just sort of in the background. I was more focused on Pepsi, our
other guinea pig who is a male, because he had been mine the whole time.
But Buddy wiggled her way into my heart, and now I love her just as much
as Pepsi. And they love each other, too. My favorite thing to do with
her is to flip her over on her back and rub her belly, because she'll stay
there and purr to me because she loves it. Her favorite treat is
strawberries, and that's my favorite to give to her. When she eats them,
the juice stains her white belly/neck/chest and it looks like she tried
to put lipstick on! We have so much fun together, and I am so glad we
listened to the man at the store and bought her. Buddy has turned out to
be the best five dollars I have ever spent!
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