I will be the first to admit that I am 100% a Guinea Pig Slave, no doubt about it. The picture above is the day that we found out that Popeye would not need any more additional eye surgeries, one of the happiest days ever! (He has already had to have his left eye removed. Learn more about his story and how I care for him here.)
Ever since I was a little girl I always wanted a guinea pig. They fascinated me, and I did countless hours of research on them before I even owned my first piggy.
I got married in April of 2015, and my new husband took to the piggies just as much as I did. I am currently getting my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and plan on using my piggy Grizzly in my work. Grizzly is a Nationally Certified Therapy Animal, we visit people a couple times a month at different facilities such as nursing homes, hospitals, and schools.
Once I have finished my Master’s degree, I hope to partner with my local guinea pig rescue and become a foster mom to a few piggies. I have so many ideas for an outdoor sanctuary, I can not wait to get my own home!
I did not always care for my piggies perfectly, and still don’t sometimes, as I am continually learning how to better care for them. I have already learned a lot, through vet visits and expert piggy slaves, which is why I decided to start this blog. I also want this to grow into a community where we can share our journeys as Guinea Pig Slaves.