He was Fred to the family. A wire hair, fritz, sworely dark brown guinea pig. Looking in his face we saw the resemblance to Pres Martin Van Buren with the large fuzzy sideburns.
He was about small football size, as that was one of his nicknames, along with fuzzy bear. He was a sweet tempered, always huggable, comforting pet.
He passed away last night sometime after midnight. My daughter checked on him about midnight, took care of his medical needs, fed him and made sure he was comfortable. He went into his hut some time later. That is the way we found him this morning.
Age: 7.5 yrs (GP age: 117).
Goodbye my little friend.