The human has given me a lot of toys over the last couple of years, but I have to admit…
This new one she brought home is eerily different.
When the human first showed me this thing, I sort of thought it might be another guinea pig that I could purr at! Ceico can be kind of boring sometimes. I mean, he just wants to sleep all the time! And he’s less than amused when I try to take the initiative and get him to play with me…
But that’s a topic for another day.
Anyway, going back to this new thing… The human put it on the floor right away and seemed to be encouraging me to check it out. I wasn’t exactly sure what it was, so I approached with caution at first. It didn’t smell like another guinea pig, and it wasn’t moving at all, so I figured it must be something else.
At closer inspection, it appeared to even have eyes and ears, just like Ceico and I have! It had all the same colors as me, and even the same little white marking on its head, just like me!
What was this thing???
Once I got close enough, I started the sniff test. I hate strong smells, and I make sure the human knows that by sticking my nose high in the air and shaking my head back and forth whenever I smell something I don’t like.
This object had a less intense scent that wasn’t really overwhelming in any way. Still, I could smell something subtly sweet on it and kept sniffing for a minute, trying to figure out exactly what it was. It smelt good in a way, but it was also distinctly different than my usual favorite scents (i.e., lettuce and carrots.)
After the sniffing, there was one more obvious thing to try. All my favorite toys so far have involved either eating or sleeping, so I chose to test out my favorite option…
Eating, of course! (There was no way I was sleeping right after I got a new toy!)
Anyway, I quickly realized this thing doesn’t have the right texture to eat. The hairs don’t taste particularly good, and they tickle your mouth when you try to chew. The human definitely didn’t want me eating it either (which, of course, never stops me,) but I have to admit that she was right on this one.
My next inspection consisted of everything else I could think of! I tried running around this thing, jumping over it, sniffing it some more, pushing it around… It still hadn’t moved since I first saw it, so I figured it was pretty safe to let my guard down.
After a while, I eventually came to the conclusion that this thing was a little boring…. after all, I still can’t eat it or sleep on it! But it did smell kinda good, and it was pretty fun to inspect this interesting new guinea pig thing.
Plus, I may be (just a little bit!) biased, but the little guy is awfully good looking too. 😉 I think I might just keep him around to play a bit more.
By the way, if you want to see my *very thorough* inspection process, check out the video my human put together below! It captures all of the most important steps I take when inspecting any new toy that the human brings home. 🙂
Thanks for reading my latest adventure!
P.S. For some reason, the human doesn’t leave my little friend unattended with me… I have no idea why, of course. I mean, it’s not like I would take the opportunity to try to taste the little guy again or anything…