Our guinea pig passed away last night. I swear I am not having any more small animals. They don't live very long, relative to bigger animals like dogs and cats, and I'm always left wondering if we did something wrong and if I should have realized the little critter was ill. At any rate, it makes me sad to lose an animal, even a rodent. We still have our bunny, but I'm not having any more gerbils, piggies or hamsters. I mean it this time!