Our sweet little boy guinea pig, Mr Checkers, lost his battle with cancer today. He had one of the sweetest dispositions of all the guinea pigs Siobhan has bought or adopted. He was adopted from the pet store about 3 years ago; he had had an ear infection and Siobhan was happy to make him a part of her guinea pig family. He had a good life, and we were happy to be able to give that to him, although it was not long enough in our minds. It was hard to hold back the tears, even John broke down a little in the car. We will miss the sweet little boy.