On the way to picking up the two remaining puppies from the RSPCA I got a phone call saying that they had just been put to sleep too. Jack was with me and we were almost there so I had to tell him what had happened. He was really sad about it of course. So was I. We've fostered puppies for two years now and have never lost one yet, although there have been a few close calls.
So instead of coming home with two puppies we were given two guinea pigs to look after. It was good for the kids to have something to take their minds off the puppies. The kids have never had guinea pigs before so they are a bit of a novelty. They are both boys and Jack has named his one Hammie (and he keeps calling them hamsters), and Em has called her one Pink Eye (for obvious reasons). Hopefully these guys will fare a bit better than the puppies.