It's not always easy to be an animal-lover if you live in a small apartment in the city. Luckily, some animals - like 16 year-old Sofie's guinea pig, Lucas - don't need to have a big garden. Sofie's parents agreed to give Lucas a home, but on one condition...
Sofie had to promise her mum and dad that she would keep her adorable guinea pig Lucas's cage spick-and-span. It's not always the most enjoyable of jobs, but Sofie loves animals so she doesn't mind doing it.
"I don't only freshen up the cage to keep our apartment clean: it is essential for Lucas's health. I remove old vegetables every day, as well as refreshing the hay and sawdust in the places where he likes to lie and where he relieves himself."
Once a week, I have a major clean. "I remove old hay and sawdust - not necessarily all of it, but anything that is dirty. I replace it with lovely, fresh, apple-scented sawdust and fresh hay. Lucas loves to eat hay, but he also enjoys stretching out on it for a rest."