As mentioned in the earlier post, Sam earned a reward for finishing his chart. After the video game didn't work out, he came up with something else. Something that shocked me, but after thinking about, became something we all got excited about. So, after a lot of Internet hunting, we brought these home two days ago.
Guinea pigs!!! Not just guinea pigs, but BABY guinea pigs. They are just under four weeks old.
Both are male, and the kids named them Harry and Wilbur.
They are seriously the cutest little poof balls ever! They are absolutely adorable, and we have all fallen in love with them. We hold them and snuggle them several times throughout the day, and the kids are constantly asking to play with them.
Sam is especially into them. I often find him walking around with one snuggled in his arms while he is watching TV, playing, or just hanging around. It is cute to see him so happy about his choice of reward.
William is the only one who seems nervous around them. He loves to watch them, and occasionally pet them, but he has yet to hold one.
They are so cuddly and they love to be held. They are very gentle, so it makes it even more fun. We saw the parents when we picked them up, and they were just as adorable. The mother was big and fat and poofy and so cute.
They are so easy to take care of too. They just eat fruits and veggies, grass and hay. I think we have finally found the perfect pet for our family, in this phase of our lives. I even find myself sneaking over to the cage and getting one out to snuggle throughout the day.
Good job Sam in finding such a fun reward....for all of us.