Guinea Pig Tarot

Once upon a time, I thought, “Why not?”

As is usual with such thoughts, strange things can abide. Perhaps it’s fortunate that there are only three cards; the world may not be ready for more. It may not be ready for these!

But as they exist still today and are faithful representations of guinea pigs I have known and cherished, here they are, in order of when I drew them!

IV. The Emperor: Rowan

Discerning, kind, just, and philosophical, Rowan had more worldly concerns on his mind than his luxurious Silkie hair.


III. The Empress: Athena

If you knew our Athena, it would not surprise you that she’d take this role. Fierce in both affection and (minor) destruction, Athena always knew what she wanted. Who among us can say this with such certainty?


II. The High Priestess: Angela

Angela was an albino with just the slightest bit of tan on her nose, and you can see the results of drawing a white guinea pig on a white background. But! Her pleasant, slightly wistful nature is evident in her kind eye and expectant nose, and she loved nothing more than to talk to you about you.


That’s as far as I ever got. Perhaps I’ll pick it up again one day; I’ve had more guinea pigs in the house since then! 🙂

#BookStop #2: Dr. Guinea Pig George!

Let Dr. Guinea Pig George teach your child, “Yes, you CAN be who you want to be!”

Visit my BookStop page (courtesy of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) to see more about this clever guinea pig, or go directly to Amazon and bring George and his pig-culiar situation home to your child!

Here’s BookStop #1.

“Dr. Guinea Pig George” Teaches Kids Valuable Lessons

Have you heard about Constable Elliot, the latest New Zealand police recruit?

He’s teaches kids about road safety. He also happens to be a guinea pig.

Dr. Guinea Pig George also teaches kids valuable lessons! These days everyone could use a little “Yes, you CAN” when it comes to things we want to do. If guinea pigs can become doctors and police officers, imagine what your child could do with his or her dreams. 🙂

You don’t have to take just my word for it. Here’s just one of the 5-star reviews from Amazon:

“It’s fun little books like this that make me wish they were around when my niece and nephews were younger. Definitely a fun children’s book but a reminder to not let things stop you from doing what you feel you need to do.”

You can buy Dr. Guinea Pig George on Kindle or in paperback. Free on KindleUnlimited!