Happy Easter to everyone! Today is a day that I always look forward to. My family always gets together, my mom always prepares the meal, and then we spend the rest of the day just enjoying the beautiful day. This year, I was given a great gift.... it wasn't a gift you can just buy, and it isn't even a gift that you can MAKE happen. It was just a wonderful gift.... What was it? Well, I have been raising rabbits for years now, but this morning, on Easter Sunday, my guinea pig, Elsa, decided to have her babies, or pups, which is what you call baby piggies. She had three of them. They are all very healthy and just adorable!
I'm not really good at telling if they are boys or girls yet, but they will definitely have Easter names. Elsa is doing a wonderful job taking care of them. They are all Himalayan marked cavies, another word for guinea pigs, but much like dalmatian puppies who take days to get their spots, the pups won't have their markings for a bit yet.
I also added another surprise this day, a pair of pigeons. They were sitting at our 4-H auction on Saturday and my mom and I decided to bid on them so that I could learn a bit about them. What I know so far is that there are around 310 different breeds of pigeons. People hold shows for them just like they do for dogs, cats, rabbits, and just about every other specie of animal. The breed that we brought home is a pair of Old German Owls. They are now loving their outside pen that my dad and I made.
~Posted by Madi!