The newest addition to our family has passed. It took just 5 weeks for me to single handedly mastermind the demise of our second guinea pig.
I thought he was cold. So I turned on the heat, and put some cloth scraps into his cage so he could make a nest. Turns out shivering in guinea pigs is usually a sign of disease.
We couldn't even give him a proper burial, since we can't bury dead animals in our yards on post.