This week we have been babysitting Baby the guinea pig while friends of ours are on their honeymoon, so in their absence we have been having a lot of fun making Baby do funny things. Belle’s favourite is to fill a little box with grass and then watch Baby try to climb in, flicking the grass into her own face as she does.
(Baby tells us she enjoys all of this hilarity, we aren’t being cruel, I promise).
Here are some of my favourites:
Guinea pigs on Twitter
One of the first things I had to do obviously was introduce the guinea pig to Twitter. She immediately seemed keen to share her thoughts with the world, but didn’t seem to understand the character limit.
Read a book
Baby is a girl, and so I thought a bit of chick lit might take her fancy? She seemed rather depressed at the thought.
Play online bingo
This could be my favourite, although I would have to be strict with the budget as you know how guinea pigs are, they get carried away, blow all their cash on the slots. Bingocams is an online bingo site with webcams, and I love the idea of Baby winning a game and the site panning to show a guinea pig at the keyboard.
Play hide and seek
Baby is not very good at this, and it would be a little bit one sided as guinea pigs can’t close their eyes, giving her a rather unfair advantage. She tried to hide under the table but I found her immediately.