Maximus Max… big name for a little guy!

So it is about time we welcomed the new addition to our family.
His name is Maximus Max and he is a guinea pig.

It all started with Gwennie wanting a horse.
Yikes!
We managed to whittle it down to something a lot more smaller, thank goodness!
So Gwennie asked Father Christmas for a guinea pig.

Dad was amazing… he got on the case right with me and helped search for the perfect piggy!
He found Maximus at his local shelter and cared for him for a few days until it was time for F.C. to bring him to Gwennie on his sleigh (or rather in the back of a Surburban GMC!).
Max was in a cage with 3 other guinea pigs when Dad went to see him. He had been bullied and was covered in scabs.
He was just a baby… about 5-6 months old.
Dad and his wife, Pat, did a great job of nursing the little guy back to health and getting him ready for his big, special delivery to our dear little girl!

Grandpoo and Maximus

Grandpoo and Maximus

Gwennie was so thrilled when she discovered her wish had come true.
I have to say she has been absolutely amazing with Max.
The novelty has not worn off and she cannot wait to get home from school each day and let Max out of his cage and spend time with him.
When she is at home, Max is always hanging out with her.

He lives a very exciting and adventurous life now. He gets to go on walks around the neighbourhood…

Walkies with Gwennie & Kate

Walkies with Gwennie & Kate

He gets to talk to Granny in the UK every weekend….

"Hi Granny! What's up?"

“Hi Granny! What’s up?”

He regularly gets a check-up from Dr. Porter…

"Take a deep breath in...."

“Take a deep breath in….”

And he gets to hang out with the big “guinea pig”…

Kate: "At least it isn't a puppy!"

Kate: “At least it isn’t a puppy!”

He loves being with his best friend, Gwennie…

Self-portait!

Self-portait!


Zzzzzz...

Zzzzzz…


Sharing a moment!

Sharing a moment!

I never thought I would become so fond of a guinea pig, but he really is the dearest little chap!
He is so calm and docile and cuddly… and is very good-natured.
He has certainly landed on his paws and enjoys a wide variety of wonderful culinary delights, such as kale, oranges, celery, apples, strawberries, and carrots.

Kate has been ever so good with him!
She was very curious at first and definitely wanted to check out his cage and food situation, but now she just ignores him for the most part!

So welcome Maximus Max! We love having you be a part of our family!
Here’s to making lots of lovely memories with you!

Merida feeds her sidekick!

Merida feeds her sidekick!

2 thoughts on “Maximus Max… big name for a little guy!

  1. Max certainly has quite the history. Glad he was rescued from the bullying. And love seeing how good Gwen is with him. 🙂 He looks like a very patient guinea pig.

  2. I’m amazed at how good Gwennie is with him. I must say I love our conversations on the phone – and of course last weekend he also chatted with my puppy Alfie!!!!!

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