Ever asked yourself, “Where can I get a suit of armor for my pet?”
Well, ask no more.
A suit fit for a guinea pig is up for auction.
The little guy in the suit of armor goes by the name “Lucky.”
His luck ran out this month when he died of natural causes.
Sean McCoy, Lucky’s owner, said, “I took a nap, he took a nap. I woke up, he didn’t.”
McCoy decided to auction off his furry friend’s protective suit on ebay with funds going to an organization that helps guinea pigs find homes in the Washington D.C. and Virginia areas.
“You should have seen blisters on my hands from two pairs of pliers,” he said. “It’s horrible.”
The ebay description reads, “Is your pet guinea pig tired of wandering around the house unarmored and vulnerable? Has your guinea pig ever wanted to go with you to a renaissance fair but had nothing to wear?”
It turns out Sean bought the helmet at a renaissance fair.
“Unreally [sic] perfect for lucky,” he said. “It’s like guinea pig size.”
Some have suggested perhaps Lucky should have been buried in his noble suit of armor.
“He hated it,” McCoy said. “He absolutely hated wearing it. It’s pretty big and pretty heavy.”
Actually, he’d worn it only once for about 10 minutes while McCoy took the now-famous photos.
He kept fidgeting and squeaking and then suddenly stood still in the perfect pose.
“The reason he was fidgeting is ‘cause he had to go to the bathroom and the reason he stood still was he was going to the bathroom,” he said. “That’s his finest moment.”
Though Lucky wasn’t much of a swordsman, a fan on the website Reddit sketched him ready to do battle.
Bids on his suit of armor jumped from $400 to over $800 in hours and continued to climb.