||Seven years old|
||Shorthair Guinea Pig|
is Fiffy, my lovable Shorthair Guinea Pig, and I got her about seven years
ago with her brother as a Christmas present for my sister and me. We got her
from a friend, who originally named her Fuzzy, but after about a year we came
across the name Fiffy (which was actually the brand of our guinea pig feed),
and we thought it was so cute and fitted her perfectly, so we renamed her
Fiffy. Her favorite food is lettuce, and every time we crinkle some type of
plastic bag, she squeaks deafeningly for food, as if tomorrow was the end of
the world! She is also quite chubby, what only lets her look even cuter!
Fiffy is, in several aspects, a special guinea pig. She had lost her brother
and fellow Fleck (which means "dot" or "speck" in English; he got his name
due to the cute little dot on his nose) about two years ago, which was really
sad for her. Some weeks later, however, we noticed a rather big lump on her
rump. At first we thought is was merely a big pimple, which she had already
had before. The vet though told us that it was probably a tumor! We were
completely shocked, I was so scared that I might loose my piggy! A greater
relief was the message a few days later that it was a benign tumor, but we
were still afraid of the operation Fiffy was going to have. She survived the
anesthesia and operation nevertheless without problems, and two months later
she got a new fellow friend Samira.
Fiffy shows no sign of her old age of approximately seven years, which is already
quite aged, and what she has already been through in her life and always
enjoys being outside nibbling the grass in our garden. I can even let her
outside the cage, because she is much too lazy to run away! I love her so
much, and she will be always in my heart!
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