A call is received and there's a delivery downstairs. They rarely scale the 6 flights of stairs here, they just call you on the phone and tell you to come down and get it :) So much for delivery right to your door, huh?!
Anyway, we ordered bananas?! NO, it's not bananas.........
Oh, it's something alive!! In the mail, huh?!
Camilla wonders what could it be??? Tiny, our dog, is also quite curious. What is coming in the mail these days? Will more arrive? We're being invaded!! What could it be???????????
It's a curly haired guinea pig!!! She's so cute!!
Now, I know what you're wondering. We already had a new guinea pig, right? Well......it died only a few days after getting it. No one really knows what happened, but late one evening after we went to bed, the girls said he began acting strangely and suddenly died after having trouble breathing and such. I won't go into the gory details. Anyway, I'm assuming that he must have been sick when we got him. SOOOO.........we had to get another one! In fact, we got two--by mail. Lizzie and Shawna each have a guinea pig now and they love them. They've survived a couple of weeks now, so I guess we can probably say they'll survive awhile.They are cuties!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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