Sandra and Anthony drove up the dusty road and turned into the pet farm.
Sandra had been doing her own research on the ideal pet for herself and decided that a guinea pig was best.
She had been to several pet shops already but few sold guinea pigs.
Finally, when she was just about to give up, Anthony suggested that they try a pet farm instead. Sandra agreed.
The pet farm looked like any other kind of animal farm with cages and
hutches for animals.
The farm had a large roaming area for the animals but there were muddy patches covering the area.
Sandra and Anthony walked deeper into the pet farm to look for its owner who then took them to the guinea pigs.
Sandra was amazed at the numerous guinea pigs the farm housed but she was disgusted by the conditions in which the guinea pigs lived.
She inspected the guinea pigs one by one and her heart sank. They gravely lacked vitamin C, which led them to have
scurvy. The metal cages and wiring made their tiny feet swollen and grazed.
The farmer quoted her a hundred and eighty dollars for each guinea pig.
Sandra and Anthony tried telling the farmer that with all its illnesses,
it was not worth that much. However the farmer insisted, saying that the animals were imported from Australia.
Sandra cuddled one sick guinea pig and decided to buy it anyway. She was not
exactly Mother Teresa, but she thought that if she could save this guinea pig
from becoming more ill, it would make her day.