Now, as the feeder and cleaner (I am sure they own me, and not the other way around) of three unruly rabbits, rulers of the household, destroyers of furniture, I understand the importance of household pets in the hierarchy of daily life. In my household, there are for instance few more important items to discuss than the mood of the patriarch of our rabbit menage a trois, Friedhelm:
However, my household is not a major national newscaster. Nevertheless, the BBC’s Wales news division decided to dedicate bandwith and airtime to the story of Sooty, the guinea pig who decided to abscond from his cage and enter the living quarters of his 22 female compadres and have 2 days of passionate lovemaking (or ‘menage a vingt-deux’ in the language of love). Quote his owner, Ms Carol Feehan, 42:
“We knew that Sooty had gone missing and we looked for him everywhere but never thought of checking the pen where we keep the females.
“We did a head count and found 25 guinea pigs – Sooty was fast asleep in the corner.
“He was absolutely shattered – we put him back in his cage and he slept for two days.”
So there you have it: The world’s media (and this blog) provided Sooty with his 7.5 minutes . Long may he rest on his laurels.