04 September 2015
Notes to a Jackass
What possessed you to abandon a Guinea pig at the book lender?
Are Guinea pigs known to be great foragers and defenders of their territory?
Last time I checked, their territory was the Walmart pet section. Why didn't you abandon him at Walmart?
If you thought that you were leaving him at the Post Office so that we could mail him back to Walmart -- you didn't leave enough postage!
Don't get me wrong...I have no great love for Guinea pigs. Unlike actual pigs, there is no bacon, there.
They don't sit in your lap and purr.
They don't fetch a ball.
But then, I didn't buy one. I didn't buy it a cage and bring it home. I didn't keep it till I was tired of it and then abandon it at the book lender. P.S. if you wanted to abandon it, why didn't you abandon the cage, too. That way, so someone who wanted the Guinea pig could have it?
When I first saw it, I thought "circle of life." But no, he has proven to be quite resilient, evading predators. And evading me.
So everyday I feed your Guinea pig, Jackass.
Let's hope he will someday let me catch him and get him to safe place.
In the meantime, if you are considering getting an animal, think about the long term responsibilities of such a decision. Some animal can actually outlive you!