This new one she brought home is eerily different.
When the human first showed me this thing, I sort of thought it might be another guinea pig that I could purr at! Ceico can be kind of boring sometimes. I mean, he just wants to sleep all the time! And he's less than amused when I try to take initiative and get him to play with me.....
But that's a topic for another day.
At closer inspection, it appeared to even have eyes and ears, just like Ceico and I have! It had all the same colors as me, and even the same little white marking on its head, just like me!
What was this thing???
Once I got close enough, I started the sniff test. I hate strong smells, and I make sure the human knows that by sticking my nose high in the air and shaking my head back and forth whenever I smell something I don't like.
This object had a less intense scent that wasn't really overwhelming in any way. Still, I could smell something subtly sweet on it, and kept sniffing for a minute, trying to figure out exactly what it was. It smelt good in a way, but it was also distinctly different than my usual favorite scents (ie. lettuce and carrots.)
After the sniffing, there was one more obvious thing to try. All my favorite toys so far have involved either eating or sleeping, so I chose to test out my favorite option....
Eating, of course! (There was no way I was sleeping right after I got a new toy!)
Anyway, I quickly realized this thing doesn't have the right texture to eat. The hairs don't taste particularly good, and they tickle your mouth when you try to chew. The human definitely didn't want me eating it either (which of course, never stops me,) but I have to admit that she was right on this one.
After awhile, I eventually came to the conclusion that this thing was a little boring.... after all, I still can't eat it or sleep on it! But it did smell kinda good, and it was pretty fun to inspect this interesting new guinea pig thing.
Plus, I may be (just a little bit!) biased, but the little guy is awfully good looking too. ;) I think I might just keep him around to play a bit more.
Thanks for reading my latest adventure!