November 8, 2012


Internet, meet Anderson.

With the untimely demise of Chloe the hermit crab - chronicled earlier this week - we accelerated our quest to find an appropriate pet for Mia. Fish didn't cut it, dogs and cats were sadly out (allergies), and rats held the top spot for a while until Mia actually held a rat and got a little freaked out (justifiably so). So on Tuesday, Beth, Mia and Owen went to the pet store, played with Anderson, buried their faces in Anderson to see if allergies were going to be an issue, and after an afternoon of consideration (and wonderous lack of sneezing), they returned to the pet store and brought Anderson home.

As you can see from the picture, Anderson is a very cute guinea pig though he appears to be 95% nose. He and Mia are bonding. I kinda like him too, especially when he sits on my chest and whistles at me.

Why the name Anderson? I have absolutely no idea. But it's a very Mia thing to name a pet and I think it's pretty much the best pet name ever.

Posted by Chris at November 8, 2012 7:53 AM

Maybe she has a secret obsession with Anderson Cooper...

Posted by: Darren at November 8, 2012 8:22 AM

Awwwww! How cute!

Posted by: Maribeth at November 8, 2012 8:23 AM

Oh, he's just adorable! Glad they're not allergic and can have a friend with fur. Every kid needs one! :)

Posted by: Kellie at November 8, 2012 8:49 AM

Welcome home Anderson! I love the name!

Posted by: Heather at November 8, 2012 9:18 AM

Rock on. I freakin' love guinea pigs. They're just the coolest little critters. Plus, since they live for a minimum of 4-5 years, they tend to be less of a temporary pet (like a goldfish), and more of a squeeky family member.

Posted by: j at November 8, 2012 9:59 AM

It makes me think of Mr. Anderson from The Matrix. So, yes, awesome name for a guinea pig.

Posted by: Cherie Beyond at November 8, 2012 10:12 AM

Welcome Anderson! Sometimes a name just comes to you. Like the tomahawk my husband bought for me for my birthday. Yes, a tomahawk as a throwing axe. Why? Because how else would you kill a zombie when it comes down to hand-to-hand? ;-D Anyways, I picked it up and the name "Eva" (Eh-va) came to mind. So, there she is.

Meanwhile, we have the air rifle for years now, s/he still hasn't show her/his name to me...

Posted by: oakley at November 8, 2012 12:57 PM

Adorable! Kids and pet!

Posted by: NancyB at November 8, 2012 4:27 PM

so cute. god speed, anderson!

Posted by: kati at November 8, 2012 10:26 PM

We had a guinea pig when I was a kid... he was awesome... Mostly quiet, but he learned to squeeeeeak whenever we opened the refrigerator! :)

Posted by: Sue R at November 9, 2012 9:19 AM