Animals really have a much easier and simpler life than humans. They definitely live a much less stressful life than people do. Animals do not have to suffer with the typical cares and worries that we humans do, such as paying the bills on time, finding and keeping a job, identity theft, etc. I myself sometimes think about the typical day of different species of animals. Here, I will describe in detail the typical day in the life of a guinea pig that is being kept by loving and caring owners.
It is morning, and the guinea pig has just woken up from a peaceful sleep in its clean, cozy cage. Its owner opens its cage door, fills its food bowl with fresh guinea pig pellets, and lays a large handful of fresh timothy hay inside the cage. The owner fills the guinea pig's water bottle with fresh, cool drinking water. He or she says "Good Morning" to the guinea pig, picks it up, strokes the guinea pig lovingly for a few minutes, then returns it to its cage so it can enjoy its breakfast. The guinea pig can now peacefully eat and drink and play around in its cage.
The well-cared for guinea pig has everything he or she needs already inside its cage. Unlike humans, the guinea pig only needs a few inexpensive things to be healthy and happy. It has chew sticks and guinea pig toys to play with. Later on in the day, the owner takes its guinea pig out of its cage, lays the guinea pig down on the ground, and lets it exercise and run around freely in the owner's house. The owner has made sure that the house has been guinea-pig proofed so that the guinea pig will not accidentally injure itself in any way. This is one of the favorite parts of the day for the guinea pig. It has a whole new, expansive, and adventurous world to explore. It can climb up onto large pieces of furniture and run around on tables. This, in turn, provides its owner with a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment for a couple of hours. The wise owner will also clean up the guinea pig's cage if it is necessary.
The devoted owner will also, later in the day, set the guinea pig on his or her lap and carefully brush and groom its coat, as well as trim its nails, if necessary. This is another part of the day that the guinea pig enjoys as well. The owner will then do an overall quick checkup of the guinea pig's body to make sure everything is normal (clear eyes, clean ears, healthy, full coat, normal weight, etc.) The owner will get great enjoyment from hearing the typical guinea pig sounds of happiness while it is being petted and brushed.
The guinea pig is then returned to its cage after playtime to continue eating and resting, or to get some sleep. If the owner has more than one guinea pig, all of the guinea pigs will be able to participate in and enjoy these daily activities together.
At bedtime, the guinea pig will begin to get ready for a good night's sleep. The owner, before he or she goes to bed, will check on the pet guinea pig one last time to see that it is all right and comfortable. He or she will also check that it still has enough timothy hay, pellets, and water to last the guinea pig overnight, just in case. He or she will say "Good Night" and leave the guinea pig alone for the rest of the night to rest. The happy guinea pig is thankful for having such a loving, trustworthy, and caring owner, and the guinea pig will think about the wonderful day it has had. It has the ideal life that all guinea pigs and other species of pets deserve to have and live.