Phew – the unfortunate guinea pig baby, dropped not long after birth by darling daughter, has survived! I admit I held my breath because I couldn’t quite believe it would live but it is infact suckling, eating, drinking and running around albeit in a slightly crooked fashion. It’s not earth-shaking news, but I am relieved. The poor thing may yet regret its survival having been named “Charlotte” regardless of its gender. Meanwhile Squeak, its daddy, is being de-sexed on Thursday! It’s all go round here, I can tell you.