This week’s blog is by Stacy Winnick. It’s about a guinea pig wedding. Her two guinea pigs Ferkel and Root Bear were married in a lovely backyard ceremony. Becky served as the maid of honor and Sam served as the best man. It is a beautiful love story…
“The Guinea Pig Wedding” By Stacy Winnick
One day many summers ago, returning home after a tedious day of work and yet another traffic jam, I opened the door to hear “It’s a wedding in the back yard!” I dropped my keys and purse and followed my two kids to witness this glorious and very unexpected event!
MEET THE GROOM
Ferkel and his friend Fluffy worked many years as alarm clocks to wake my kids for school. When Fluffy died, Ferkel was devastated, and so were the kids.
MEET THE BRIDE
When we met Root Bear, she was introduced as “Watch out! She bites!” She never did bite, though she was very headstrong. We named her Root Beer because she looked like a Root Beer Float! Her name gradually evolved to Root Bear, in much the same way that Ferkel evolved from Freckle.
Spunky little Root Bear was impressed by the wisdom and experience Ferkel brought to their relationship. Ferkel was dazzled by his charming new cage-mate.
First though, have you ever seen a guinea pig with such fancy nostrils?
Let’s go take a look at The Wedding Photos!
The bride gets a veil. Wait, Ferkel! That is the wedding feast!
Ferkel gets a Yarmulke. Why not? Wait, Ferkel! That is the wedding feast!
Wait, Ferkel! That is the wedding feast! Oh, never mind.
Mazel tov! Okay, you can eat it now, Ferkel!
Ferkel couldn’t wait to eat those greens! Root Bear was demure and reserved for the first time in her life.
Root Bear finally goes for the greens, too, and loses her veil!
Embarrassed, she runs into the chuppa and hides from the groom.
It’s okay, Root Bear! He still loves you!
What kind of wedding is it without a kiss?
And yes, they did live happily ever after!
I would like to thank Stacy Winnick for guest blogging this week. What an awesome story! You can read more about “Stacy’s Funny Farm” and her long list of characters at: http://petcapybara.com/ . I would like to personally thank her for her continued support. – Kerry Anne