If you think about it, say a little prayer for Mary today. Her beloved Guinea Pig Max died this morning. He was sick all day yesterday, so she took him to the vet - who graciously offered to take him home and look after him through the night. The vet went to check on him at 3 this morning and he had passed away.
Needless to say, Mary is devasted. Please keep her in your prayers. Max was like her child. She loved him with her whole heart. :o(