Why Hoomans Love Pigs!
Here is the quote which has partly inspired todays post:
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
― Winston S. Churchill
Ok so it is not about guinea pigs exactly but use your imagination! Whee were planning on interviewing Mummy or a variety of matters but soon realised when whee get her talking about this particular matter, it can take rather a long time!
So here is a little something by our own dear hooman.
Why do I love piggies? What’s not to love?! They have the relatively low maintenance of a rodent combined with the affection, craving for human attention, and entertainment factor of a cat or dog. That is not to say they are without faults but they give such a lot of affection that sometimes even I am surprised to see.
They start off soo timid and taming them can take such a long time but when they are tame it is the best feeling in the world. The trust you can build with them and even teach them tricks. It is remarkable how clever they are. Recently there was something I read online about guinea pigs being stupid creatures and instead of getting angry at them I pittied them. Clearly the author had either not had a pet piggy or not understood the magic of having one as part of their family. Sad really. Poor foolish person. A few things I believe prove cavy intelligence include; squeaking when the fridge opens or a bag rustles and they know food is coming, returning to the cage when told, turning in a circle when offered a treat, being quiet when I am ill or upset. How can anyone say that they are not intelligent?!
I don’t know what I would do without my piggies. I think the world of them and they of me.
Why do you love your guinea pigs/cats/dogs/rabbits/horses!,?
Amy – Piggy Mummy and Slave to the HutchAGoodLife piggies!