I have fallen in love with a fancy rodent.
This is Booboo, an American crested blond guinea pig who has the good fortune to live in the Netherlands with very talented young photographer Megan van der Elst. At only 23 (the photographer, not the guinea pig. She’s 2.), van der Elst has already got a terrific eye for fanciful animal and still life photography.
I never would have believed I’d be posting pictures of guinea pigs on my blog, but here they are, and they’re not out of place. This is a seriously cute animal. The photographer describes her pet as lazy, and says if you put her in one place, she’ll stay there until you move her (or she gets hungry). No wonder I feel such a kinship with this creature. It’s like we’re twins.