How many times have you asked yourself “where can i get a suit of armor for my pet?’
There’s a suit fit for a guinea pig up for auction.
He’s not really suited to go up against brave heart, because the knight in shining armor in this story is a guinea pig…more likely to go up against his owner’s wiener dog.
“Hey be nice.”
The guinea pig in the suit of armor is named Lucky.
But his luck ran out earlier this month when he died of natural causes.
“I took a nap. He took a nap. I woke up. He didn’t.”
Lucky’s owner, sean mccoy, decided to auction off his guinea pig’s armor on ebay, with the proceeds going to an organization that helps guinea pigs find homes in the washington dc/virginia area.
It had taken sean weeks to weave the stainless steel scales.
“You should have seen blisters on my hands from two pairs of pliers. It’s horrible.”
The e-Bay description reads…”is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable?
Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a renaissance fair but had nothing to wear?”
It turns out sean bought the helmet at a renaissance fair.
“Unreally perfect for lucky. It’s like guinea pig size.”
“Some have suggested perhaps Lucky should have been buried in his noble suit of armor.”
But it wasn’t exactly lucky’s favorite thing.
“He hated it. He absolutely hated wearing it. It’s pretty big and pretty heavy.”
Actually, he’d worn it only once for about 10 minutes while sean took these photos.
He kept fidgeting and squeaking and then suddenly stood still in the perfect pose.
“The reason he was fidgeting is cause he had to go to the bathroom and the reason he stood still was he was going to the bathroom. That’s his finest moment.”
Though Lucky wasn’t much of a swordsman, a fan on the website reddit sketched him ready to do battle.
Bids on his suit of armor jumped from 400 to over 800 dollars in hours and continue to climb.
So what if Sean has to put up with jokes…
“Oh, did you have a guinea pig jousting tournament.”
The closest Lucky came to jousting was biting his bars.