Sunday, August 26, 2007
This morning we found Floyd the guinea pig dead in his cage. He was barely a year old. Yesterday he was fine, full of energy and demanding his usual ration of carrots and lettuce. We don't know what happened to him.
I'm going to miss his occasional accompaniments when I practice my cello each morning. His favorite piece was The Two Grenadiers.
They say that a cousin to the guinea pig that lives in the Amazon rain-forests plays a vital role in the propagation of the Brazil nut tree. I guess they collect and bury food caches of Brazil nuts, and some manage to germinate and grow into trees. We buried Floyd this afternoon along with a Brazil nut.
Guinea pigs can live up to 6 years. That's why I was so surprised to lose Floyd after just a year.
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