Thanks to everyone who helped me pick out a name for my new guinea pig co-pet. He is now saddled with the name Winston. I guess it fits him because he is a very dignified and refined animal, especially for a guinea pig. And he is not one to rush off in a panic. He’s a calm, reserved, well-mannered pig. But his best feature is his nose, which is very, very cute, even if it is a bit on the small side.
Melly and Rick decided that his full name should be Winston Bumblebee Barcode the 1st. Now he’s all full of himself.
Melly let Winston come out to the pool with me. He sat on the platform at the top of the ladder and we had quite a nice long chat, but he wouldn’t come in. Winston said water and rodents don’t mix. I told him that’s just silly, capybaras and beavers are the two largest rodents and we are both very aquatic. So he changed it to water and small rodents don’t mix. He’s got me there. I don’t know any small rodents that really like the water. Bakersfield, my rat co-pet, can swim but I wouldn’t say he likes to.
Melly gave both me and Winston some lettuce and then she tried to photograph us. Winston finished his too quickly though. (It was just a tiny piece.) I ate a whole loaf of romaine so she was able to get a better shot of me eating.
Isn’t Winston cute with his lettuce? Actually, I ate that piece but you get the idea. He’s got such a tiny mouth, he could never eat a big leaf like that. Someone had to help him and I’m just the capy for the job!
Melly thought Winston might be afraid to be outside, high on a platform over the water, but he didn’t mind at all. You can see how relaxed he is. He’s a very brave piig indeed.
Winston is so brave that he lets Melly hold him upside down. Because of this, which I have heard is unusual in a guinea pig, I think I might be able to teach him to roll. He would make a great sidekick for me in Nic Lara’s comics. He could have a matching blue cape. My cape says “Super Capy.” Winston’s cape could say “Super Cavy.” We are going to make a great dynamic duo!