Wednesday, September 19, 2012

House Guest

Mommy brought home this thing last week.  I'd smelled it before, when she was working at the wildlife center, although this one is a bit more...pungent.  That means Extra Smelly.  He lives in a cage in our dining room because if we put him in a room away from us, he gets very upset.  He makes a very loud noise which makes all of us bark.  I admit, it's kind of exciting.  He made the sound the other day when Mommy sneezed.  I guess it scared him! 

Here is a picture of me sniffing him:
and one of his cage:
If you look closely, you'll see his wicker hut at the top (it's on its side because he kept knocking if over when we had it there).  You should see it now--he's chewed half of it up! 

Mommy said that Charlie (our house guest) is a dog, but I don't think he looks much like us.  He doesn't go on walkies and he eats green things.  What do you think he is?


  1. Dear Pixie,
    He is a very funny-looking pwah-wee pup. That is like a small groundhog (not a pig) from the desert or a big guinea pig (not a pig either). Remember the "pigs" who used to live at your house? Human language is very strange.
    Auntie Kimmer

  2. Oh, yes, I do remember those squealers. Charlie may be smellier, but he is quieter than they were.