This is our chinchilla Pippie. She is about two years old and lonely. Her cage mate died a few months ago. And I think she misses the grumpy old girl. DJ often frees her from her cage, and they read together with Pippie usually zipped into her sweatshirt. DJ claims that Pippie has made her nocturnal like Pippie is. Yeah, the explanation goes over like a lead balloon. Pippie woke DJ up the other morning when I grabbed her on my way into DJ’s room to yell at her. It’s amazing how quickly a 10 year old gets up when there is a chinchilla running around under the covers.