GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
It's another glorious day here in Johannesburg!
We're having the most Incredible Autumn weather. The colours which decorate our trees are exquisite.
So too are our skies - clear, cloudless, azure. Our whole world is awe inspiring at the moment. One would never say that we are in the month of May: it's definitely T-shirt weather.. and 'braai' season too. And we are ready to watch that awesome full moon tonight.
(Apparently it is going to be the brightest we've ever seen - with the moon being so close to earth at this time.)
I wouldn't give up Africa for anything!
The big news is that our household is holding its collective breath. Miss "R" returned home yesterday for the weekend with her two guinea-pigs;
...AND a VERY pregnant 'SODA':...
An exciting trip to the vet helped to stem our curiosity about the babies and also give us a measure of reassurance that SODA is indeed healthy and more than able to face the challenges ahead. An Xray revealed TWO beautiful little pups (Guinea pigs) inside that small body - they're already perfectly formed and well equipped to handle their brand new world ... very soon!
An educated guess suggests that the birth is imminent within the next 5 days.
Oooo five days is just too long to wait...I just have to see this!!!
Let's hope it happens over the weekend sometime (before Miss "R" returns to Pretoria)
(In case you are wondering, 'Scotch' is NOT the father! He had the "big-snip" some time ago.
It appears that SODA was pregnant when we purchased her form the pet store,lol!)
A pregnant guinea pig holds enormous fascination for a Veterinary student
(as well as her posse of enthusiastic Veterinary friends).
I presume that SODA is one of the most thoroughly examined pigs in her generation. I, too, love holding her and feeling those tiny babies moving about wildly beneath my fingers.
The miracle of life is holding us all captive, and SODA seems to be ready for action.
Toby too keeps watch - he's such a Goofball and doesn't seem to blink an eyelid no matter what creature we bring into the house.
We've dubbed the babies... 'SODA POPS'.
Don't you think that is such a cute term - a collective noun for SODA's babies?
Such excitement! We can hardly contain ourselves!
Enjoy your weekend and sending lotsaluv to all our friends around the world.