PSYCHIC GUINEA PIGS
Clive and Rose Restall were told in November 2015 that they must either part company with their 21 guinea pigs or leave their home in Plymouth, Devon, as the pets breached their tenancy agreement. However, the couple claimed that their guinea pigs had been crucial to Mr Restall, 57, getting through his cancer treatment and that they had special powers. They said the rodents had helped members of the community with their personal problems and had even helped influence the future. “Lots of people like to come and visit them,” said Mr Restall. “Some people speak to them about their problems. There was one lad who came in and asked the guinea pigs to help bring his father back from Afghanistan, and they did. And there is a young lady we know who is having trouble at home with her parents, but she comes in and talks to them. They’re a means of communication. They listen to your problems and they help.”
Mr Restall bought his first batch of guinea pigs as part of his rehabilitation after being diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2010. Western Daily Press, 2 Nov 2015.