The guinea pig I mentioned in my last post is finally at home in our office. I have worked here for over 3 years and I believe for the past 5 years they have always had some kind of office pet in our department. I don’t think any other departments in our company has pets, but we have since before I worked here. People in our company always come to visit us to see how our pets are.
It all started with a salt water tank, completely our boss’ idea. Starfish, fish, shrimp, an eel. It was really nice, but not really nice to clean. Next was a fresh water tank. Gold fish. That’s it. But the gold fish were nice because we used to watch them and they would all have different personalities. After the gold fish we really wanted something more interactive than fish so we got a water dragon (boss’ idea again).
We still have the water dragon.
Last month a coworker in another department was trying to give away a guinea pig to ANYONE. Her husband got the guinea pig as a gift (who gives a guinea pig as a gift?), but they didn’t want it. It came with everything – cage, food, water, everything. About a week ago I was joking around with my boss and I said that we should get a guinea pig after the lizard. He said that I should have said I wanted one that we could have taken the one our coworker was giving away.
Ha. I was the exact wrong person to say that to. I went and found out she still had it and wanted very badly to give it away and a week later. . . .
The actual truth is that our boss is the best; and just happens to love animals. We still don’t have a name for him. He’ll get one soon. I told my daughter we may have to take him home for the weekend (we have spring break this week at work and don’t want to leave him alone for so long) – she decided to name him Guinea Pig Prince. I’m excited about this pet in particular because I have a real soft spot for guinea pigs. I just think that they are the cutest. How can you resist that face? Sorry, if the guinea pig picture freaks you out, Char! 🙂 haha. I still think they’re the cutest.