We had the joy this past weekend of fostering the Grade 1/2 class's guinea pig, Jasper. He is a gem, I tell you...a perfect guest: calm, gentle, adaptable, and easy-going. With him came this book:
We LOVE Charlie and Lola, although in our house, they are not "as seen on TV". We only know them through their delightful books.
There's something irresistible about watching your children respecting, caring for, and bonding with an animal. Those childish hands, so careless and clumsy at times, become gentle and sensitive; that little face, too often tear-streaked and contorted with tantrummy rage, is transformed by tenderness. It seems to me that every childhood journey should be shared with at least one four-legged companion.
I think maybe it's time I give the OSPCA a call to see if they have any wayward "mini-pigs" up for adoption.
How has a pet transformed your family's life?