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Cavy show and pray

Chilli Pepper and her owner Rachel Sipple, president of Summerland Cavy Club with Rev John Thornton.
Chilli Pepper and her owner Rachel Sipple, president of Summerland Cavy Club with Rev John Thornton. Jacklyn Wagner

CAVY collectors from all over the Northern Rivers will be flocking to Lismore's Red Dove centre with their furry pets in tow to be blessed on Sunday.

Blessing guinea pigs; yes you heard it right, it's not an ill-timed April fool's joke.

The blessing will be conducted by Reverend Thornton at 10am on Sunday in conjunction with the inaugural Summerland Cavy Club guinea pig show.

Club president Rachel Sipple is hoping more than 100 guinea pigs come from as far afield as Port Macquarie and the Queensland border.

She said she was excited to have her favourite guinea pig, 12-month-old Chilli Pepper, blessed.

"It's a great acknowledgement of the part they play in your life, it just shows how special they are," she said.

"They have just become part of the family, just like a dog or a cat."

Mrs Sipple was bitten by the cavy bug when her daughter wanted a guinea pig about a year ago, and once they found out the mammals prefer the company of other guinea pigs, one became nine.

The cavy crew of nine live inside the Sipple house, but are taken outside daily to roam on the grass.

One year on and Mrs Sipple has formed a cavy club, been to several shows with her daugh-ter, and now has organised her first cavy show.

"Because it's in Lismore and we will have a lot of different breeds there we hope some kids come along and get interested and want to get involved."

"It will be a lot of fun, people will be able to learn how to clip their guinea pigs' nails and keep them clean, and there will be a wide variety of different breeds and colours."

Between the more than 20 Summerland Cavy club members, they own more than 100 guinea pigs, including breeds, longhairs, argents and agoutis.

For more information on the blessing and cavy show call Mrs Sipple on 0418 150 217.

Topics:  guinea pigs lismore pets



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