Goodbye Cove

It’s a tough week here at The Enthusiast.

Covington “Cove”, our favourite, beloved guinea pig, has been relocated to another loving family.


Mid-December I started to notice that I got a rash whenever I held Cove. After a few weeks I thought it would go away, but no. I was definitely allergic. And for months and months I just held my little guinea hoping all would be okay.

Last week the decision day was upon me. I knew my spring break plans could not include toting a guinea pig with me, and there was a lot of pressure on me doing what was best for my health. So I did what people sometimes have to do with the things they love. I let him go.

An ad on Facebook led to a super sweet girl from my university showing some interest. Last Saturday I went and dropped off my little buddy to someone who I know will love him and treat him as he deserves. He may just be a guinea pig, but he’s amazing.

And how am I doing? That’s a great question. It’s been finals, so not a lot of time to dwell, but I definitely am coming to terms with what this decision meant.


I bought Cove when I was really unhappy. I felt lonely, I wasn’t really sure what was going on with my social life and I was stressed. Having this adorable guinea in my life filled those holes and made me feel important and loved. Six days after I adopted Cove, I met my boyfriend. And four and a half months later, I guess I’ve realized that I didn’t need Cove as much as I did in the beginning.

But don’t get me wrong, I love Cove as much as I did day one. He has done so much for me for just being a stubborn, biting, popcorning guinea pig. It taught me how much it means to love someone dependent on you, and the responsibility of taking care of a living thing. He has been so much to me, and that’s why I wanted to give him to someone who will love him as much as I do.

Thank you, Cove, for showing me life lessons no one else could have taught me. Thank you for being there when I didn’t have anyone else. And thank you for loving me even when I couldn’t give you the love you always wanted during cuddle time. You’re in great hands now, this girl is great and she’ll adore you, and I couldn’t be happier for you.

I love you.


Stay classy, Internet,











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