Why Hoomans Love Pigs!


Looking up to you!

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!


About hutchagoodlife

Tales and adventures from the hutches of British blogging guinea pigs!

Posted on January 17, 2013, in Piggy Blogs and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. I love my pet humans. They’re smart most of the time and I can take them out in public.

  2. Pigs and guinea pigs really are similar!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

  3. I gotta tell ya…I LOVE THIS! ““I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
    ― Winston S. Churchill


  4. Mom loves me because I am so snuggly and sweet. Also I work very hard trying to learn things from her. We love to play together.

    Love and licks,

  5. Good reasons to love piggies! My favorite thing about them is the cute noises they make. Working at the vet’s, we did make them wheek a lot though. Sorry that Nibblet is already taken for the dance! Basil would have made a great date since he’s so handsome and Nibblet is flattered that he thought of her.

  6. 🙂 awws. I never had piggies but I love reading their posts.

  7. Awww your mom is super & we love that she loves you guys so much. We haven’t asked our mom why she loves us, I guess we just take it for granted that she does. But if we were guess, we think it is ‘cos we love her so much, so in turn she loves us…does that make sense?
    Wally & Sammy

  8. I here that about bunnies too a pet what ever that animal is only gives back what it is given,xx Speedys mum

  9. What a beautiful quote and of course they are great little creatures, with so much love and intelligence to offer. I agree, I feel sorry for the person who has not had the opportunity to come to know them like you have.

  10. Typist loves reading your blog, she has two guinea pigs as a child Scampi and Fips, reading your blog brings back so many happy memories for her! thank you

  11. I think pigs are incredibly smart and cute!

  12. Hi Piggies I have something for you pop by when you have a minute,xx Speedy

  13. I love the noises that guinea pigs make – and baby guinea pigs are so adorable!

  14. Piggies could be the best friends, because you can tell them all your secrets, your worries and your dreams – and they will keep your secrets :o)

  15. You’ve been nominated for an award.. http://peacelovenwhiskers.com/about/ to get it.. =^..^= (it’s all the way at the bottom of the page)

  16. I love my mummy and daddy…they feed me and give me belly rubs 🙂

  17. I don’t even know what it is I love about them. They are just so full of personality, it’s hard not too.

  18. I love cats but they are simply great creatures. I can go on forever actually, why I love piggies!
    I just realized that my friend would love your blog! She has a piggie of her own too. 🙂

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