Posted by: kerryannekay | April 26, 2019

The Beast

I’ve been crazily busy lately.  Fred and Lamont have not been cooperating…

Today, I came home to a four-foot radius of bean around the cage.  It looked like they had been practicing for an Olympic event.  “Seriously?” was all I could ask when I walked into the room.

“What the heck happened?”  I added stepping around the beans and over to their cage.  Fred and Lamont were clueless.  They ran out from the snuggle sacks and dove into the food plate heads first.

I grabbed the vacuum from the closet and dragged it out.  The boys stopped eating.  They looked up, saw the vacuum, and started clicking angrily at it.  I stopped pulling out the vacuum and turned to them, “What? You think I’m not going to clean up that mess because you’re eating?”

Lamont whined at me.  Fred clicked louder.  “Fine, fine!” I agreed angrily, “I won’t vacuum until your done eating…” Mistake.

I went downstairs and made my dinner.  After dinner, I cleaned up and went back upstairs.  I heard Fred and Lamont run from one side of the cage to the other.  As I walked into the room, I saw them standing at the food plate casually munching on some lettuce.

“Am I supposed to believe that you two are STILL eating?” I asked them.  Both boys whined at me.  “What?” I asked stopping in my tracks.  After a moment’s pause, I said, “Fine, fine!  You’re still eating.  I’ll wait!  Hurry up, you two.”

I went back down stairs to work on school work.  After another hour, I decided that I had to vacuum.  As I walked up the stairs, I heard Fred and Lamont scramble.  ‘Huh,’ I thought to myself.  I turned and walked down the stairs.  The noise of the boys moving again came from upstairs.  ‘Just what I suspected,’ I concluded.

I began to walk up the stair for the fourth time.  I heard Fred and Lamont scramble around the cage again!  “Boys,” I called from the door.  They both looked up at me as they were standing next to their food plate.  “Game over,” I told them.  “I know that you’re faking eating to stop me from vacuuming.  You’re just going to have to deal with it,” I told them as I was grabbing for the vacuum.

Both of the boys whined until I turned on the vacuum.  They bolted for their snuggle sacks.  I made quick work of their mess.  As I put the vacuum away, both guinea pigs began to stir from inside of their sacks.

“Don’t worry,” I reassured them, “I’ve put the beast away…”  Fred let me have it with a flurry of chattering teeth.  “Yeah,” I said with a lot sarcasm, “you both don’t like the vacuum…it’s the scary thing that eats your beans…”  Lamont whined.  “Well then,” I told them, “Next time don’t make a mess and make me pull it out!” – KA


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