Two Pups Plus a Pig

Two Pups Plus a Pig

June 22, 2020

We’re loving these photos of a guinea pig in England who thinks she’s a dog. Margo, who’s just 5 months old, has the same black-and-white markings as her fellow pets, two border collies named Jensen and George. In fact, she looks so much like Jensen (the one on the left) that people say she’s like a mini version of him. The dogs love tiny Margo just as much as she loves them. Their owner, Jenna Wells, says they play together and also pose well for photos. Since border collies are herding dogs, they try to herd her, too. But we bet Margo hopes to grow up to be the boss.
 
Wee ones: How many animals do you see in the picture? Count them!
 
Little kids: Jenson is 9 years old, but George is just 6. How many years older is Jenson? Count up if it helps. Bonus: Margo and the dogs each have 4 legs. If they all go for a walk together, how many legs are walking?
 
Big kids: The family also has another guinea pig, Mabel. How many different pairs of pets could you make from those 4 pets?  Bonus: If we count Margo as 0 years old right now, what will her and the dogs’ ages be when they all add up to 21? (Reminder: Jensen is 9 and George is 6.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers:
Wee ones: 3 animals.
 
Little kids: 3 years older. Bonus: 12 legs.
 
Big kids: 6 pairs. If we start with George, he has 3 different pets he can pair with; then since Jenson already paired with George, he can make just 2 new pairs (with each of the pigs); and then the guinea pigs can only make one more pair, with each other. 3 + 2 + 1 = 6. Bonus: They’ll be 11, 8 and 2, just 2 years from now. Every year they each add a year to their age, so they add 3 years to the total. Right now they add up to 15, so 21 adds on 6 more years, taking 2 years to get there.

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