I hope you find a friend for Barley soon.
What we did when Poofy passed away, was to put Ziggy in the emergency store cage so we could transport him to wherever we were in the house so he wouldn't feel alone and would hear our voices. In the night we used to take him to our bedroom to keep a close look on him.
Loads of cuddles and love for little Barley!
He's spending his evenings snuggled up with us on the couch. TWP_2 taught him to jump up in our laps, so he runs back and forth between us while we watch TV.
I'm watching petfinder and Craigslist, but nothing yet. Hopefully we'll find him a buddy soon.
Meanwhile, here's a picture of him snuggled up on the couch.
I'm trying to figure out how to describe his color. Can you be a tortoiseshell white guinea pig if one of the colors is cream?
He's a healthy little guy. We're giving him some adjustment time before doing an introduction because, well, once he meets Barley, he'll never know peace and quiet again.