I believe Joseph has some anxiety with his new pet. This morning he got up, ran to Fluffy's cage and said, " Oh good, he's alive!"
In our studies of guinea pigs this past month we learned that they don't live as long as humans. (of course) Their average lifespan is about 6 years. It was not great news to the boys that our new pet wouldn't be living with us forever, although to a 7 &5 year old, 6 years is forever. I guess Joseph was just pondering this fact in bed and got concerned.
So, for all of you who have been asking how Fluffy is doing~he's alive. Connor hasn't killed him, though he has offered Skittles and ham to the poor thing. We made a chart of the things that Fluffy likes (carrots, celery, apples, hay) and stressed that Skittles and ham were not on the list. (o: We will keep you all updated on our ultimate science project, or classroom pet.
Have a great day!