Kate was invited to a birthday party at a nature reserve in Fairfield on Saturday. It was right up Kate's alley. They had a naturalist bring out a chinchilla, mouse, bunny and guinea pig. The kids learned all about them and then got to hold and pet each one of them. It was so fun! At the end, the naturalist told us about the reserves pet library. Pet library you say? Yes! the greatest idea on earth for parents who have a child who has been begging for a pet for the last 2, maybe 3 years. It's basically a rent-a-pet service :) You pay $20 and you get to bring one of their smaller animals home for a week. They provide you with everything! When the guinea pig was brought out and I saw Kate's reaction, I knew we had to "check out" a guinea pig.
After the party, we signed the papers and I texted Joe that we would be home in about 20 minutes...and we were bringing Delilah, our new guinea pig. "Oh no..." was all I got in response :) He didn't know it'd just be for a week.
Kate's already taken her for a swing on our play set. We've all taken to Delilah. She is so cute and just likes to snuggle on your lap or in your arms. Kate has taken total responsibility for her and carries her around like her own little baby. Love it, Love her, Love Delilah's name.
She poops and sheds and that's why Joe (ok, and me) is happy she's only here for a week. But isn't it great to know that we can rent her later on down the road, if we want to?!! Brilliant.