It’s that time of year for turkey, sweet potatoes and mom’s stuffing. I always say that Thanksgiving is all about the food. I really mean it, too. And Princess Piggy Poo wholeheartedly agrees with me. Any day with cilantro is Thanksgiving Day for my guinea pig. She’s enjoying a toilet paper roll filled with the fragrant green goodness now.
But how do I teach my guinea pig about gratitude? After the food, Thanksgiving is about being thankful, too. I know every year I grow more thankful to have Princess Piggy Poo for my pet. I enjoy watching the cute things she does, cuddling with her throughout the day and I miss her when I go out of town. It’s hard to tell if Princess Piggy Poo appreciates anything. Maybe cavies are like children who expect their needs to be met, because they always are.
I remember when Oprah had her syndicated show and used to talk about keeping a gratitude journal. At the time I thought, “Of course Oprah’s grateful, she has everything.” In many ways, Princess Piggy Poo is the Oprah of guinea pigs — she’s as rich as a cavy can be. Being around such a content little creature makes me feel pretty gratified. So, in addition to mom’s stuffing, this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Princess Piggy Poo.