Friday 9 May 2008

Hello Hattie

I liberated little 10 week old Hattie from cramped and stark conditions in a pet shop over a week ago now. She is the new friend to Lottie after the sad loss of our Tilly (see previous post). Lottie is quite taken with her. I put her back in the hutch with her after trying to get her used to being handled and Lottie dashed up to her and started gently nibbling her ear.

I was watching Hattie having the time of her life, dashing in and out of the tubes and arches in their run at high speed (with a little jump in the air for good measure!) yesterday evening and felt my heart sink thinking of the guinea pigs I left behind in the pet shop. I hope they all (about 6) find a good home soon.

Fran is off to the USA! Hello Lori, if you are reading this!

We complete on our 'new' house on the 23rd of this month! After nearly 7 months renting the Vicarage it is time to start packing. Where did the 7 months go?


Lux said...

How very cute! They sure do like nibbling, don't they?

Sarah said...

Yes, piggies love their veggies! Hattie likes nibbling my fingers too!

Hugs, Sarah x

Bumpkin Hill said...

Hattie is such a sweetie and so glad to hear that the two of them get on so well after your sad loss. Piggy Hugs to them, Catherine x

Gary said...

Oh Sarah I used to have a Lottie too! Mine was called Jenny and not long after we aquired her, she produced 10 babies! What a shock that was for us, so unexpected! Some died (daddy did it as we didn't know about such things at the time) but the few we had left we rehomed. I love their early morning calls for food. Hattie is scrumptious. Will you still get another? Squeak squeak!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh, so cute! Go on, get the others. You can't leave them in the shop ha ha!

Sarah said...

Sindie, yes I'm still looking on rescue pages for another! Blimey 10 10 babies. I've yet to have that happen!

Babs, I couldn't fit 10 ish in their hutch. Plus, I'd have a patchwork of white, brown and black. I'd rather like a bit of variation! But it's tempting!

Hugs, Sarah x

Wendster said...

So sorry for your earth-exit-ing piggy and for how much you'll miss her ... and welcome to the newest piggy in the family. Lucky to be here, too! Such a loving family.

Wendster said...

Oh yes! Congratulations on your new house paperwork being nearly done!

I'm sure Hattie will love it.

Can't wait to see photos!

Wendster said...

Ahhhhhhhh .... love at first sight!

Congratulations on your new house!