Tonight I light a candle for all guinea pigs both here and past.
Like its flame, their short lives do not last.
But, while our fur babies are here,
We hold them in our hearts so dear.
We spoil them with hay, with treats, and with food,
Their joy of eating puts us in a good mood.
We clear their butts and trim their paws,
We introduce them as ‘kids’ to our maws.
So, as I sit here and think about guinea pigs I’ve had,
I have a feeling of joy, gratitude, but nothing sad.
For I know that I have loved them with all of my heart,
And, I’ll meet them at the rainbow bridge when I depart.
Please light a candle tonight in honor of Peter Gurney. He was an advocate for guinea pig right and wrote books that are still the standard of care for them.