Monday, January 21, 2013

New Pet!

Happy Monday--and MLK day!

Everybody is home today so I'll keep this brief.

We have a new pet.

A Guinea Pig.


He's so sweet!! Still a little shy though so I don't have pictures yet, so allow me to describe him in my best romance author voice:

His hair is the color of snow. But he was saved from looking common by the dustings of brown he had on his coat as well, as if he spent a lot of time rolling around in caramel and chocolate syrup.

Got a visual now?

Rocco was one of those let's-go-to-the-pet-store-and-get-a-guinea-pig kind of moments.
We've wanted to get a pet for the kiddo for a while and although I'm still looking for a dog and checking rescue shelters in my area, this will hold us for a bit. :-)

Pictures to come!

In other news, I'm guest blogging today at Simply Ali--talking about hero names. Come on over and chime in on what kind of names you prefer!

Peace out!

Anybody have a guinea pig or have one growing up?


Jessica Bell said...

Never had one. I had two cats and a bird and a goldfish growing up. Now I have a dog. The dog is a LOT of work. But I love her to bits and could never imagine my life without her now :)

Sandra Orchard said...

Had to laugh, I'd never heard of a let's-go-to-the-pet-store-and-get-a-guinea-pig moment. Our moment was a a fair I think. Yup, and then came the dog, and countless cats, then a bird, a horse, a goat...are you sure you're ready for this slippery slope? :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Oh, how cute! My best friend had one - his name was Hodge-Podge and he lived ten years. I didn't have a guinea pig, but I did have a Dutch rabbit named Nut.

Connie Keller said...

When I was little I had a guinea pig named Betty.

My son wants a guinea pig so bad. But we currently have a dog and a bird and a small house. He's trying to get around this by bribing his older siblings to buy one and give to him as a "surprise" gift.

Jessica Nelson said...

LOL Great description!!!
I do not want any guinea pics or hamster. *shudder* We have a cat, fish and four snakes. That's enough for me. lol
Oh, and baby turtles.

Jessica R. Patch said...

No way! I'm always afraid it would get out and I'd find it in the cereal box then have a coronary.

I like the name Rocco! :)

Old Kitty said...

Please please please pics of little Rocco!! AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! How lovely! take care

CJ Kennedy said...

When my Young One was in preschool, the class had a white Guinea Pig named Princess Softie

Maria Zannini said...

Guinea pigs are good starter pets. I'll stick to big dogs--less chance of me stepping on them. :)

Anonymous said...

No guinea pigs here. Rocco sounds cute. : )

Carol Kilgore said...

Never had a guinea pig, but I love his name! Enjoy :)

Debora Dennis said...

Guinea pigs are adorable and make great pets, you're going to love him! Congrats.

Karen Lange said...

My sons each had a guinea pig when they were younger. They're cute and fun pets. :)

Southpaw said...

How fun! He sound beautiful too.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

One of our sons had a pair of guinea pigs when he was growing up, Adorable! (But they did get a little smelly if he procrastinated on cleaning their cage. They "talked"... a sweet little squeaking noise. And they had two babies. We had all kinds of pets, but that was the first time I ever saw baby guinea pigs. Would you believe they have a full body of hair at birth? Reeeeally cute.

I read "A Little Bit Cupid" and really enjoyed it. (Especially the Cupid character!)

Linda Kage said...

I had a hamster in high school. I put it in a glass fish tank with a metal mesh roof at the end of my bed. Well, one night, I thrashed around enough that the blankets spilled off the end of the mattress and knocked the cage lid off. The hamster crawled up the sheets and on to me. I woke up with little paws scrambling up my leg. Totally. Freaked. Me. Out!

Nancy said...

Hope you love your pet. My grandsons saw a goat at a farm with chocolate and caramel coloring. It must be the in thing this year.

Kelly Polark said...

Enjoy the new little guy!

I had one when I was little because I wasn't allowed to get a dog!