Thursday, February 19, 2009

This little piggy...

I couldn't help myself. I had an empty cage since we no longer have the pet rats. I saw these two little girls and had to bring them home.

This one is tentatively named Lucy. She has red hair like Lucille Ball.
edit 3/3/09: we decided to name her Murphy. A good Irish name to go with the red hair. My daughter reminded me that our neighbor had a dog named Lucy that died last year. Lucy was vetoed.

This one is Squeee. That's the sound she makes when you pick her up.

Lucy is a bit older, but still very young. Squeee is just a baby. I brought Jessie's wading pool in the house for them to play in while I'm able to supervise. Jessie just loves "her" babies and can hardly leave them alone.

Lucy is in Jessie's pant leg in this photo. Nothing like a guinea pig in your pants to give you the giggles!

Monday, February 16, 2009


We recently went for a walk at the Thelar Wetlands on a not-too-cold day.

We walk here quite a bit in the warm months. We regularly spot blue herons, bald eagles, and a variety of smaller birds.

Blue Heron
My family.