Today we had to say goodbye to our, oh so cute, Tuc, affectionately known as Mr T!
He came to us as a rescue guinea pig with his brother Dorito almost 5 years ago.
Sadly Dorito died about 3.5 years ago.
We took Tuc to the RSPCA twice to try to find him a friend but he just wasn't interested.
The RSPCA suggested he was happier on his own.
So he lived in his cage in the kitchen,
keeping us company when we were in there,
and squeaking loudly when he could hear us chopping carrots,
having regular baths to keep his very long fur clean (and frequently chopped too!)
He was a BIG guinea pig and after a day outside on the lawn he would come
back to his cage exhausted and ready for a rest!
We used to let him run free on the patio when we were outside, chewing the weeds.
Tuc and Dorito were not very friendly when we first brought them home,
I'm not sure how much TLC they had been given as young guinea pigs.
Dorito never really settled in but Tuc changed so much, he loved his cuddles while sat on our laps. He was such a placid guinea pig with a huge personality. And gave huge squeaks when he could smell that we had brought back a handful of dandelion leaves or groundsel.
Thank you Tuc for giving us so much pleasure in the last 5 years.
Back now with Dorito. Sleep tight Mr T!