Contributed by KME Photography, Minneapolis, MN
I've never met a more friendly and sweet guinea pig. At 5 years old Chubs loved to be held and would even give you kisses, she couldn't get enough human interaction and would purr and chirp with happiness. She was a special part of our family (after all she was a part of our Christmas card!) and especially important to my daughter.
Chubs' little body just couldn't keep up anymore so it was obvious that time was limited and then one day I just knew, even though I really didn't want to admit it. I'm not sure if a vet has ever seen someone sob so much over a guinea pig but making "that decision" was much more emotional than I expected.
My kids still love to talk about Chubs and how she is hanging out with some awesome family members now - human and furry. Amazing how even the littlest animals can steal a piece of your heart!