Did you miss me?

Last weekend I went out of town and left Princess Piggy Poo with my friend Doug. I handed him the list: cuddle in the morning, feeding schedule, no direct sunlight and cuddle in the evening. The irony of giving Doug a list is that he taught me everything I know about guinea pigs.

I knew Doug would take good care of Princess Piggy Poo, but I was surprised I felt a touch of anxiety in leaving her. It was a whirlwind trip, so I didn’t have time to fuel that anxiety and I smiled when Doug sent an email saying, “Princess Piggy Poo is having a grand time.”

As soon as the plane landed, I was on my way to pick up Princess Piggy Poo. When I arrived at Doug’s, there she was in her newly cleaned cage. I reached in to pet Princess Piggy Poo and she darted to the other side of her cage. “Aw, she’s happy to see you,” said Doug. We both laughed. I swooped in, picked her up and looked her squarely in her adorable mismatched eyes. “I missed you too, Piggy.”

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One Response to Did you miss me?

  1. kramer says:

    Oh, how wonderful it is to have a good friend to leave your precious loved one with in your absence!! Yes, even though you feel that “touch” of anxiety, I know you also felt that great “touch” of comfort knowing that Princess Piggy was in wonderulf hands. I once left my beloved dog, Max, in the care of a trusted friend while I was on just the “whirlwind” trip you described. When I got home and opened the door, the first thing I saw was the stuffing from my loveseat spread all over my floor, and the leather torn to shreds. Then, the next thing I saw was my 10-pounder come running around the corner, yapping like Dino from the Flintstones and wagging his tail so hard he could hardly stay on his feet. Like you, I swooped him up and looked him in the eye and said “I missed you too.” As hugs and kisses abounded, I thought of the cost to replace my furniture . . . and I smiled broadly, with a “twinkle” in my eye!! 🙂

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