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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Guinea pigs and pigs are the same ...

At the end of Wednesday afternoon, we took a visit to the guinea pig house for some cuddles and a chill.

Samson melted into the seat with his furry little companion, sighed as he looked down at her and stroked her and said, 'I love guinea pigs' ... then added as an after thought, 'They are just like real pigs.'

Harvey next to him sighed, 'Yeah, they are.' ... then added as an afterthought, 'Except they haven't got curly tails.'

Samson and Oli agreed.

Samson added, ' Yeah ... and the fur isn't the same as pigs hair.'

Harvey said, 'Yeah it's all different colours on guinea pigs.'

Oli added, 'Yeah it's soft, but they are like big pigs.'

Kornelius and Frankie watched on and soon the conversation got very animated and included them all

Every third or fourth  sentence was some reaffirmation of them being like big pigs and in between all the differences were noted ...

... and they don't have big mouths like big pigs
... and their ears aren't pointy
... and they only have short little legs
... and they live in little houses not big ones

It was very funny listen this conversation unfold from the affirmation of love and similarity to statement after statement of their actual difference.

Finally, Harvey was gently patting the rump of his guinea pig and said, ' ... and they don't have the same bottoms.'

Oli asked, 'Do guinea pigs have bottoms?'

... and then the big question became ... 'Where are they?'

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