Dear Jack Hanna,
I believe I single handed-ly screwed up our guinea pig, Meatball. (Meatball Pickles Maurice W. Jr. Esquire... I added the "Esquire"...brings a certain 'Je ne sais quoi', don't you think?) Any...HOO. Being a skiddish little critter, we are working on his social skills (typical homeschooler... buh dum bum...!). We brought him upstairs to where the magic happens - right beside the kitchen table to get... used to us....if such things are possible.
I have now noticed the strangest behavior. While I do take time each day to bribe him with lettuce out of his little piggy igloo, he now comes out more when I yell... and less when things are quiet. It seems that like every other living creature in this house, he is more accustomed to... noise. Or at least my loud, loud mouth.