Sometimes, I carry Princess Piggy Poo around the house like a football—my little piggyskin. She accompanies me on chores such as opening the blinds, putting on a kettle for tea, collecting soiled towels for wash…nothing too strenuous.
As far as I can tell, Princess Piggy Poo enjoys bobbing around in my arm and seeing the sights from a higher vantage point. Funny thing though, when a guinea pig needs to poop, she just does. So, as I’m strolling around the house, Princess Piggy Poo is leaving little remnants here and there, mapping where we’ve been. It’s not something I think about as it’s happening, but today when I was Swiffering the floors I was reminded each time I came across one of her hardened brown pellets.
If you’re a clean freak, it’s difficult to have an indoor pet. With a guinea pig you can expect shedding and a little bedding and hay finding their way to your floor; however, the poop is an added bonus. Cavy poop isn’t messy or smelly, although if you step on one that is freshly made, the torpedo-shaped poop will flatten…kind of like brown Play-Doh®. It’s easy enough to clean up guinea pig poop especially if it’s a few hours old—all you need is a broom—or a tissue if it’s a new arrival.
Maybe I should be more grossed out. I guess I’ve become desensitized to cavy caca. After all, it’s only a few poopies here and there. As long as I clean before company comes, Princess Piggy Poo can maintain her royal air.