So we have these two baby guinea pigs now; they’ve been here for about two weeks during which time they’ve nearly doubled in size. They’re extremely cute and docile; the kids are wildly in love with them. I doubt I’ll ever bond with a guinea pig, but even I have to admit these little guys are sweet. The girls have named them Cocoa and Fuzzy.
Here’s the problem: Martin’s girlfriend is terribly allergic to them. So allergic she can’t come in the house at all.
I wish I’d known about this before we adopted them. The whole process happened kind of fast, and it didn’t occur to me that someone I love might be badly impacted by us getting guinea pigs. I didn’t even know it was possible to be allergic to them.
Now the kids are super attached to these little creatures, but they’ve made it impossible for one of our favorite people to visit us.
I’m not sure what to do. I want to support the kids having childhood pets, and the guinea pigs are really cute. But I also want to have our friends and loved ones be welcome in our home; people matter more to me than pets, as a rule.
Should I be looking for a new home for our guinea pigs? How would you handle this situation?