My sweet little Bigby bean was rehomed yesterday. I'd been looking for a new home for him for a while but kept him with me that whole time. Someone was interested in seeing him and she brought her Abyssinian guinea pig to meet him and see if they got along. They seemed to have an okay time, not friends just yet, but she thinks after a week or so they should get along okay.
He'll be living with 3 other pigs (after they all get along, of course), with 2 cats and 2 dogs in the house too. Lots of free run space on fresh green grass in a designated yard area. The girl who took him has lots of experience with piggies, so his diet and health will be taken care of.
I'm really going to miss my squeaky little boy, but I know it's for the best. I feel guilty for not being able to provide him a good level of care in the first place (by not getting a second pig), but I am glad the way things worked out because he's in such a good home now. I cried when I was giving him a cuddle goodbye and then cried a little with the bunnies after he left, just because I'll miss him. I hope he knows how much I loved him while he was here, and I hope he loves his new life with his guinea pig pals.