"uh, so, this isn't a dream?" said boo this morning, stumbling sleepily into the dining room, where i was drinking my tea. "uh, no," i said. "okay," he said. "then april had babies!"
yep, it's true. our sweet little guinea pig with the chubby belly gave birth in the night to two little babies. on the left is sasha (named by bean), and on the right is...the one with the pink eyes. dr crazy girl, small animal expert extraordinaire, came over and tentatively sexed them as male (sasha) and female (o.w.t.p.e.), which means that we have to get sasha away from his mother and sister in about 3 weeks. in the meantime (as we negotiate where these two extra animals might end up living, as in our house versus someone else's house), april is a great mom. she took care of postpartum cleanup before we even woke up, and she nurses the babies every couple of hours. they're cute, like hamsters, and by tomorrow they'll be eating solid food and needing to be handled lots so they get used to humans.