Eleanor read a story to a small group of children and in the story there was a picture of two small animals. Eleanor asked the group if they knew what kind of animal they were. Some children thought they were rats, others were not so sure. Eleanor said that they were actually Guinea Pigs. Tegan said she had never seen a guinea pig before and that when Eleanor told us about Pippen. Pippen is the pet guinea pig that lives at Onerahi Kindergarten. Today Eleanor brought Pippen in for a visit. We had a great time with Pippen. She was a quiet, patient guinea pig who loved cuddles and eating grass. She ate all the grass we fed her and squeaked with joy. We loved her noises too. We enjoyed Pippen's stay so much that today we sent a fax to Onerahi Kindergarten asking if Pippen could come and visit for a week... Here is a movie about Pippen's visit. Thanks to Eleanor (our teacher while Tania is away) and Helen (Head teacher at Onerahi) for organising this first introduction to Pippen, the guinea pig. We look forward to her longer stay.