Last night I got to cuddle with a cute little guinea pig named Pixie, who belongs to my cousin April.
Despite having no prior guinea pig cuddling experience, Pixie and I hit it off while I watched "Let's Make a Deal."
But first, we had to make eye contact. Establish our friendship, you know.
Step number two: I had to ask Pixie if we could be friends. In true "Matilda" fashion, I was big and she was small.
Pixie, my new friend, allowed me to take a few photos of her while she sat on my stomach and tried chewing on one of my fingernails. What a doll.
And her feet! Oh my, were they cute.
One thing I didn't know about guinea pigs: they're very vocal. Pixie was purring like a cat and squealing like a little mouse while I was petting her. So, I decided to do a little research on guinea pigs this morning. I pulled this helpful paragraph detailing guinea pig sounds straight from Wikipedia:
Thanks, Wikipedia, for teaching me that guinea pigs make all kinds of cute sounds, some of which are classified using neat words ("RUMBLESTRUTTING!"). And thank you, April, for sharing one of your guinea pigs with me. Next time I'll have to set aside some cuddle time with Lola! :)
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