You guys, I have a confession to make. I'm in love. Again. I bill myself as not a romantic, but I tend to fall in love often. Don't worry, Chris is aware and open to adding some outside cuddling to our relationship. The gentleman who has stolen my affection is a little on the chubby side, a little young, and has some serious whiskers.
Meet Cogsworth, the newest member of the Chic Geek household. Last night Andrea and I went out to dinner and got to talking about pets and how empty the apartment has felt without Martin. Next thing I know, I find myself standing in the pet store talking about rats and parakeets and holding a sweet little guinea pig. It was love at first sweater snag.
I seriously did not intend to buy a pet. It's only been a month since Martin died and I was not sure I wanted a new animal this soon. But as soon as Cogsworth gave the pet shop guy attitude, I knew he was destined to live with us. He pooped in my hand while I was holding him in the shop, which is evidently very unusual for guinea pigs. I like to think that it was his way of saying that he wanted to live with me.
So today we're hanging out and bonding. I brought his cage into my room and am holding him every once in a while so that he will grow accustomed to my voice and scent. He has already climbed into the hood of my Star Wars hoodie to hide out while I was knitting, so I think we're off to a good start.