Well, Cardamom and Pepper have been part of the household for six weeks now, and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind. Cardamom is a serene being, where Pepper’s main joy in life seems to be running around her hutch as fast as possible and jumping about. She likes to jump about so much, in fact, that she’ll run into her little pink house and one can see it hopping about with Pepper-propulsion. The idea is that she’ll shift the direction of her front door to her comfort. It’s hilarious when she shifts the front door to the hutch wall and then realises she has to move it again to get out. Cardamom is quite gracious about all of this, going off to quietly munch some vegetables when her daughter gets to redecorating. We’re experimenting with bedding and food still, but hopefully we’ll find something that suits us all and keep getting used to each other, with a great deal of trembling and nerves and squeaks and deep suspicion of oranges on all sides – yes, including mine.
Here’s Pepper hiding from the scary humans behind her mummy.
But where has the food gone?
Chally and Cardie gaze moodily off into the distance, the posers, with the assistance of the favourite blue towel.
Pepper has no idea what on earth is happening, but hopefully Chally will let her get back to her decorating soon.
Those are some sweet and unusual guinea pigs, all right.