Sparkles and Britney are Zippy and Shiloh's two special guinea pigs. Sparkles is white and black. Britney has white, black, and brown patches on her. Zippy loved helping mommy feed the guinea pigs. "Here are your pellets, Sparkles and Britney!" she said, as she poured a little scoop of pellets in the bowl. "Come and eat!" Sparkles and Britney circled the bowl and ate happily. Then, mommy would drop in their hay. Sparkles and Britney would jump with delight. They love fresh hay.
Zippy also liked making tube mazes for her guinea pigs. Mommy would put the little piggies in a kiddie pool lined with fleece and filled with PVC tube pieces. Zippy would arrange the tubes in different ways. Sparkles and Britney liked exploring the tubes. They especially liked Zippy bringing them a seed head from the hay to nibble on for a treat. Zippy helped her guinea pigs have an enriching life. Now, it was time for her guinea pigs to help her.
"You know, Zippy, Sparkles and Britney need help reading this book. Can you help them?" Mommy asked. Always eager to help, Zippy didn't hesitate to say, "Yes!" Mommy had Zippy sit down on the reading rug beside the book. Then she sat Britney right beside her. "Make sure you show Britney the pictures, so she can see them," Mommy said. "Ok, Mommy!" Zippy said eagerly.
Soon, Zippy was reading aloud while Britney quietly looked on. "Britney liked the book, Mommy!" Zippy said. "I think so, too. Maybe you should read her another one," Mommy replied. "Ok!" Zippy said. Zippy read Britney another book. "Now, it's Sparkles turn!" Zippy announced. Mommy put Sparkles down to listen to a book. Sparkles sat very still and looked on. Zippy read two books to Sparkles. She read nice and loudly and showed her the pictures. Mommy sent a silent thank you prayer to God.
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