Monthly Archives: January 2013
Do you know what snow does?! Aside from fall and do it’s best to muck-up everything because us brits cannot deal with it!
Snow, covers things. Everything. Benches, trees, signs and most heartbreakingly of all, GRASS! Yes, our delectable green spaghetti has been cruely hidden under 5cm of snow. With more forecast, whatever shall whee do?!
Mummy has made a shocking declaration that she will not go out this evening and fetch some grass for us because she did not want to have to dig for it. She claims that because she goes out in other weather whee should forgive her. Not likely.
Above it a pigture she took from her office window at work today just as the snow started to come down . . . while she was busying not rescuing and protecting some grass for our tea.
Have a warm Saturday efurryone and spare a thought for Mummy. She has to walk to work tomorrow and it doesn’t look nice.
Don’t believe us?! Watch youtube sensation Minipan show you how it is done!
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
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!
Whee would like to go to a ball hosted by our furfriends, see here!
But similarly to skeletons of halloween jokes whee have no body to go to!
This is our request.
Do you love us?! Would any furry go to the pawty with any or all of us and your arm candy?!
Don’t leave us hanging! Whee promise whee can be very romantic when whee want to be!
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basi
Today whee are all about pawrent appreciation and whee are asking you to spread it around. Mummy has had a really long day and is really tired but when she got in; she fed and cuddled and let us run around on the floor.
She went to bed early feeling exhausted and so the little hoomans are helping us write this but whee do want to tell efurryone to say a mahoosive thank you to their pawrents. They do so much for us and there are soo many animals who are far less fortunate.
Here are our reasons why whee love our Mummy:
- Food and treats
- A safe home
- Ummmm more treats!
Please join us. Why do you love your hoomans?
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
PS. Here is a video with a bootiful song whee think explains what whee love about our Mummy.
There are very few things to do with animal charities which Mummy would say are wrong but a few cases recently have highlighted parts that she doesn’t approve of or like. Whee know animal charities really could do without the bad press right now but this is important. Whee are not aiming this against all charities but some may need to change.
In a newspaper today was the case of a dog who was found by his owners body. There seems to be a rather public outcry about it but Mummy doesn’t really know what to think. You can read more about the story here and make up your own minds.
Another case was to do with another large animal charity here in the UK. The issue – spending a lot on court cases against fox hunting and whee do mean a lot of money. Mummy finds this complicated as although she does believe that these things need to be stopped she fails to see why animal charity donations must be used to deal with a legal situation. Mummy thinks that some donaters are feeling betrayed because they are not sure where their money is going. To court cases? To animal care? Or to funding the bigshots salaries?
Sounds harsh? Whee don’t mean to be. But whee think that people should have a say as to where their donations are going. Mummy would like to make donations specifically towards the care of mistreated animals. Maybe the big charities need to organise things with this. That is why she is now only donates to smaller charities. Charities where everything goes to the animals and no one is paid because it is all volunteers.
Well big hooman charities. This is where you went wrong, and I’m afraid you have lost a friend.
Please tell us what you think.
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
Whee had a few minutes in the fresh air but it was a little too fresh and Mummy decided that it wasn’t such a great idea.
Whee are a bit put out as if it gets really cold and snows then Mummy won’t go out get herbs or grass. No green spaghetti or yummy fresh snacks.
Oh the horrors!
Whee are now following the BBC weather updates with nervous fascination. This is over night tonight:
London and South East England – Forecast Summary
Rain, sleet, perhaps a little light snow through this evening but becoming generally dry overnight with skies clearing allowing a widespread, quite hard frost to develop, some icy surfaces likely, too.
For most, a dry, bright but cold day, with icy conditions for a time, but some snow showers will affect parts of Kent, especially areas exposed to chilly northeasterly winds.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday
Icy with some snow for many by Monday. Thereafter, staying very cold and wintry with hard night frosts and further sleet or snow showers, although these more isolated on Wednesday.
Mummy has a list of things whee need to have or do during Cold Weather.
- Snugglesafe Heatpads at the ready.
- Draft excluders on the doors and blankets to go over the cages. It is important to keep our homes out of drafts because whee can really struggle and get sick with these.
- Keeping bedding fresh and dry, meaning whee are cleaned out more often than usual.
- Extra bedding.
- Warm piggy mush. Adding a little hot water to our piggy food. Lovely and warming for the tummy.
- Fleece blankets to have on the laminate flooring during floor/run time so our little paws and tummys don’t get cold, being so close to the ground.
Hope this helps anyfurryelse with piggies or if they have other pets this may apply too.
Nibbles & Nutty
Well whee seriously need to catch up on awards! Mummy is really failing in her duties at the moment. Though to be fair she is working on a mahoooooosive surprise so whee might cut her some slack! Whee have lots of fabulous awards here. Thank you RaisingDaisy for giving us the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Whee are always honoured to recieve anything!
Next whee have not one, not two, but three awards from our friends at Peace Love And Whiskers. Whee already have the Liebster Blogging award and the Super Sweet Blogger award but these mean whee are doubly cute and sweet!
The third one, whee haven’t seen before but it is pretty exciting! The REALITY BLOG AWARD!
The rules and instruction for this award are as follows . . .
1) Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2) Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back to them.
3) Answer the 5 simple questions. (see below)
4) Nominate up to 20 blogs for the award and notify each of them. (see below)
5) Display the award on your blog somewhere.
1) If you could change one thing, what would you change?
Politically correct annoying answer; world peace or homes for all pets.
Selfish truthful answer; a return of Nibbles’s discontinued rosehip treats. He is heartbroken without them!
2) If you could repeat an age, what would it be? any year?
Whee all want to be Basil’s age again. Oh to be so carefree and foolishly dashing around all the time!
3) What is one thing that really scares you?
Loud noises. Whee have very sensitive hearing so loud noises frighten us a lot.
4) What is one dream you have not completed, and do you think you’ll be able to complete it?
Mummy dreams of writing a novel that an agent thinks is good enough to take on. Maybe one day . . .
5) If you could be someone else for one day, who would it be?
Superman. So people would think whee are cool for wearing our underpants outside of our tights instead of laughing and wondering how whee got into the tights.
Now for our nominations. Whee are offering all of the awards to our nominees. For the questions and instructions on ones whee already have please visit the pages on the furfriends who gave them to us.
Thank you! Without further ado and in no particular order:
Have a great wheekend efurryone!
Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil
Today, while Mummy was at work whee heard a noise. It was the scariest noise whee have heard since the whoosh-bangs of the New Year! Scarier than the carpet eating machine and the green-spaghetti-stealing-chopper-mower. Even more terrifying than a bath. Yup, serious stuff. A banging, clattering noise from outside, in the BigWorld.
Whee froze and looked around worriedly. Then wheeked the loudest whee could manage for the little hoomans to save us.
“Help! Help!” Basil wailed, “It could be a monster!”
“Almost certainly from those noises.” I squeaked back, puffing out my chest and throwing my head back so I was all of my two and a half inches high.
Basil was so scared he tried to hide under me and ended up making both of us fall over.
“How am I supposed to protect you from approaching evil if you are going to be so silly?!” I huffed at him.
Basil sniffed and peered up at me, “How?!” he asked.
“How what?”” I wheeked.
“How will you protect me from the approaching evil?!”
“Oh,” I blustered “Using my highly trained martial farting exercises!”
“Don’t you mean Martial Arts?” Basil asked.
I frowned “No. I’m pretty sure the little hoomans were discussing martial farting. Beside what effect are crayons and water colours going to have against unstoppable evil?!”
“If it’s unstoppable . . . How will you stop it?
“Don’t ask stupid questions.” I snapped back, irritated by his logical thinking.
He opened his mouth again, no doubt about to utter another smartie pants comment when the door creaked open slowly and whee all watched it nervously.
“You can’t come in monster. Not by the fur and whiskers on my chinny chin chin!” I wheeked.
Then a head poked round the living room door. “Don’t panic piggies,” littlest hooman comforted, “It’s just the weekly shopping.” He disappeared from view then appeared again, “And don’t worry, none of the veggies were damaged!” he promised seriously. Whee all sighed in relief.
“So . . . It wasn’t a monster?!” Basil asked.
“No,” I replied awkwardly “But if it had been whee would have kicked some booty!” I answered knowingly.
Well I’m sure if it came down to it whee would have!
Have a Fabulous Friday efurryone.