I've received quite a few questions regarding my little roommate Melvin so I think it's about time to set the record straight on a couple of details.
First of all, as you can see from the official international news story I have linked for you, it is apparently quite common in other parts of the world for guinea pigs to wear clothing. Granted, this fellow probably has to endure harsher winters than Melvin does, but still.
Here's how pigs look in Peru...and yes, I do know what happens after they're displayed in their costumes
but Melvin doesn't, so please don't leave any comments about it, ok?
Melvin does not mind his outfits--the only problem is that he's a wee bit chubby now and they really are a little snug. There's one suit you haven't seen yet and that's because until I can find someone who specializes in plus size guinea pig garments, Melvin will be stuck wearing hats.
So yes, that means that I do not make his clothes. See if you can follow my reasoning on this: For me to make guinea pig clothes would be crazy. The fact that I have found someone who actually specializes in such items means that I can dress up my pig AND support someone's home-based business and what could be better than that??
Melvin is a terrific companion while I sew. He likes to talk and play with his ball...and you've never seen anyone enjoy an empty toilet paper tube like he does.
He's cuddly, he gives kisses (even ask Pam!)and unlike other household animals I could mention, I've never once tripped over him.
So now you've seen him as he is most days--showing off his gorgeous auburn coat.
And I'll leave you with his philosophy--which I remind myself of every time I'm in front of that window ironing: