Nervous butterflies overcame my belly when I turned left to cross the bridge leading to Animal Friends. Gentle snow flakes flittered over the dark parking lot while I looked for a space. The number of cars suggested the turnout for the speed dating event was big. Now I was really tense and shaky. I felt like I was going to a major job interview, or actually 31 job interviews all within an hour-and-a-half. I turned off my car and peered around the parking lot.
I did speed dating — for friendship. Then I realized meeting people is the easy part.
I did speed dating — for friendship. Then I realized meeting people is the easy part. - Vox
But there's an extremely high success rate of the speed dating that's on offer at Cavy Haven in Winsford - where the clients leave satisfied almost every time. This is because Cavy Haven is actually a guinea pig rescue centre, run by experienced animal lover Irene Jamieson for the past 26 years who has dedicated her life to helping guinea pigs overcome loneliness and find their special friends. With the help of some volunteers, she takes in the animals from across the country who are in all manner of situations - whether they have been abandoned or if they've recently lost a long term companion. Irene told CheshireLive: "I've kept guinea pigs over 40 years.
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