The Rodents in my Life

(Love does not dominate, it cultivates. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Recently we brought home a second guinea pig to keep company with the one we had purchased for our daughter’s eighth birthday. Tapper had looked lonely in the cage, so it seemed right and natural to get him a companion.

A friend who is a Protestant minister cautioned me against ascribing human emotions to a rodent. On a separate occasion, a friend who is a Catholic nun remarked that the two guinea pigs would teach Adella many life lessons.

This was not quite an ecumenical moment. That came later when this lifelong Protestant found herself on the side of the Sister. Here’s one of the first life lessons the rodents taught us—or rather lived out in front of us. (More)


  1. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Here's a life lesson for you. Your a fool. Or are you? Some people hope so. Some hope not. Guess who.

  2. Anonymous12:23 PM

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