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What Guinea Pigs Can Teach Us About Life: How Sleeping Piggies Show Rest as Resistance and Yawning as Care

by Virginia Cafaro Author

Capitalism is a bummer. We’re told that our value lies solely in our work, and “grind culture” has become the norm. However, there is one shining beacon of resistance in our capitalist hellscape: guinea pigs. Having been the proud mama of piggies since the start of the pandemic, Virginia Cafaro has learned to see her guinea pigs as not only role models, but true adversaries to the capitalist regime. Follow along with Virginia, Pamela, Andersen, and Brisetti—and enjoy photos of their adventures together—as they delve into the need for rest, community, communication, and self-care.