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These two are dating

These two guineas are dating.  Or bonded for life; I can’t tell what stage they are at.  Probably post-commitment ceremony somewhere on the continuum, maybe still honeymoon.   It’s been nearly two months.

Here they are running away from the paparazziand seen here jumping out of the bath after privacy invaded:

You wouldn’t know that these are the tamest guineas I’ve ever had and let me get quite close.  It’s been hard to get a picture of them together, although they are ALWAYS together.  They are never farther apart than a table for two, unless I walk between them, and they can wander pretty distantly from the other guineas (dates).  I haven’t noticed any of the others paired off yet.

It’s funny because when these guineas (Galahad-raised) were juveniles, they gave the white guineas such a hard time because they were different.  Bullying, rejecting –  I considered separating them.  But now, she’s exotic.