I saw the sweetest thing today.
Let me go back and say that we have 5 (yes, 5) adorable guinea pigs. We have three siblings (one male, two females), their father, and George Clooney. We did have their mother, but she recently passed on.
Our father piggy is going on 5 years old. Their normal life expectancy is 4-7 years, so he's pretty old for guinea. I had walked in Mason's room where the boys' cage is and found Inky (the son) - who very quickly outgrew his father - laying in front of the food dish with Flippy (the father) standing on top of him. He was helping his dad reach the dish. I stood there and watched them for the longest time and even got a little tear in my eye because I thought it was so sweet. Those two are really two peas in a pod.
Here they are out in the yard (Flippy is in the front of the photo, Inky in the background).