I am posting this with a very heart. I rarely post about sad things but it is part of life so it's quite inevitable at some point.
My Rainbow Mocha
Everything was all good, everything was just fine until I went up Saturday night to find an unresponsive and cold Mocha Piig. I was alone at home, with a little puppy who needed so much care - I felt so helpless. There was nothing I can do anymore for Mocha. There was nothing I can do for myself but cry there and break down.
I wanted to scream and all I can do was sob and sob. My dear piig was gone... and I don't even know why. I held him in my arms and wrapped Mocha in a blankie. It was the best I could do in the middle of winter. It was really hard to move forward and do the next things that had to be done. I've never had to do this.
Mocha Piig is Machiatto Piig's brother. They look different but they are, at least that's what I was told. When I first started my job in 2016, I met a sweet, old man named Tom. We were in the same batch and one day during training, he asked if anyone wanted some guinea pigs because his had an accidental litter.
Of course I raised my hand! For $50 I received my two babies, a pretty small cage and some food. I immediately upgraded and next thing I know, I've had them for 6 years. I know their life spans can vary from a short 4 years to a long 8-9 years. I didn't expect this tho, Mocha had his tooth surgery earlier last year so perhaps there were complications that he hid very well.
Machiatto Won't Be Alone
Guinea pigs are social animals and it's not recommended that they remain alone, especially if they aren't used to being alone. I've only ever had one lone piig - Creshnut. He's a very special piig and probably a story for another day.
Mocha and Machiatto have their good and bad days but they've always been together. I was worried my lonely Machiatto will get depressed.
He seems to be doing quite well during the week. As much as I don't want to just "replace" Mocha, I had to find Machiatto a companion.
I decided to visit the Oshkosh Humane Society and meet their piigs. I submitted my application and I'm looking forward to hear back from them soon. Hopefully it doesn't take that long. It worries me and I'd be glad to give another piig a good home.
Hey, it's me!
I've always loved to write. Not saying I'm good at it, but hey this is the story of my life!
Things I Love
Photography. Puppies. Arts. Crafts. Cooking. Animals. Makeup. Beaches. Pink things.