Monthly Archives: October 2013
At first the hooman thought it was a one off . . . something a little funny. Then it happened again and it was an odd coincidence. The third time? Mummy is beginning to think it’s something all piggies do!
When elder piggies (I say elder loosely as Nacho is only a month or two older than me) have had enough of the little ones they tend to jump up on top of pigloos and boxes and hide. Mummy thinks it’s really funny seeing history repeating itself like this.
Unfortunately for Nacho, I’m pretty intelligent and unlike the other times Mummy has seen this I worked out where Nacho was quickly and jumped up to join him. There is no escaping ‘crazy pig’, as the hoomans fondly refer to me as. Why call me ‘crazy pig’? I dash efurrywhere at top speed, finds efurrything exciting and have a squeak to end all squeaks. I’m talking ear splitting here! Mummy recorded this sound clip sitting on the sofa, next to the cage and it sounds like I’m right by it!
As I said, crazy pig!
Anyway, Mummy is working on a Hallo-wheek inspired story today so that might be ready for tomorrow or in a couple of days so that’s something to look forward to! What is efurryone else up to today?
I don’t ask for much but I do like a good snuggle in the morning. Yesterday morning I wheeked and wheeked and Mummy . . . didn’t come straight away. Of course, this just won’t do, so I chewed my cage clip in just the right way that it popped open, squeezed passed the food bowl and out of the cage. On the floor now, I gave myself a little shake down.
Now to find the hoomans. “I’m just coming piggies.” Mummy’s sing song voice called from the kitchen. Bother! She was not going to be happy to see me out of my cage . . . again. I am the reason there is stuff propped against the cage all night and only moved to give us breakfast in the morning.
I climbed the cage and peeked in. Buddy sat at the breakfast bowl sniggering. “Not funny, you’ve gotta let me in!” I hissed.
“Basil!” said Mummy’s shocked voice behind me.
Without waiting to hear what she had to say, I made a mad dash for behind the cage and ducked under the pile of newspapers. “He let himself out.” said my little hoomans voice from the sofa, “I don’t think he even noticed I was in here!”
I peered up and saw him leaning over the edge of the sofa and smiling at me. Busted!
“Basil.” Mummy called sternly. There was nothing else for it. I strolled round the cage and to where she stood, looking up with my biggest innocent eyes.
As if I would do anything naughty Mummy! Really, I’m shocked you’d even suggest such a thing.
I love my cuddles. I’ll admit it. Cuddling is so much fun. But cuddling in Autumn? That is the best!
Snuggling against those thick fluffy jumpers. Near the radiators and fireplaces. On the heat pad.
Watching the tellybox, cuddled up with the hoomans on those cold evenings! Well I might be exaggerating just a little, it’s not quite that cold yet, but it is a little cooler and the first signs of Autumn are there! When Mummy went out at the wheekend she took some pigtures of the Autumn signs.
Anyway, talking of cuddles. Somefurry whee love dearly is in desperate need of lots of love and cuddles. The bootiful Nylablue is very poorly.
Whee discovered through her hoomans facebook that she has been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. Please join us in sending comforting cuddles and healing huggles. Whee will keep her and her hooman in our thoughts. Hang in there bootiful kitty cat.
Thinking of you Thursday
As promised here is our how the hooman made the how to make a little witches hat video. She was furry nervous going on camera but nobody died so she’s ok now! You can adapt the size to fit almost any pet!
Whee have been busy today, creating and send off our pigtures for the Howl-o-ween Ball hosted by Mollie & Misaki (you only have till the 20th, so get your entries in!) and whee are just about to send off our entries for Sammy the cat’s Sam-o-ween Pawty. You have until the 28th to get entries in for that one. The excitement!
Whee are really getting into this! Happy Hallo-wheek!
Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
What’s that Mummy? You want me to tell efurryone about the Hallo-Wheek pigture shoot? Alright
Well it was lots of fun. I ate lots of the props! Mummy said I was very
naughty cheeky but with a face like this, it’s not much of a surprise that she forgave me quickly! Here is your first peek at the hat Mummy made for all of us me!
Oh, and the other piggies had fun too, but this post is all about me, me me!!! I was furry lucky because I have a secret admirer! My admirer has drawn a pigture of me and I am so proud of it! The little girl who drew it for me hasn’t been furry well and won’t be getting piggies until she is better, in the mean time, she likes us and most of all, ME!
What a marvelous Monday I’m having. What are you all doing this Monday?
Nope, you didn’t read it wrong. Whee said Caturday. Why? Because Mummy has been dying to show someone some pigtures of a Pallas Cat she took on a trip to the zoo this Summer.
For some reason the kitty loved her pink camera and spent a long time watching her. Isn’t it cute?!
Don’t worry, us piggies will be back with more cute stuff about us tomorrow! Whee have had a Hallow-Wheek pigture shoot so you might get a preview of that! By the way, Mummy made some of our stuff for the shoot, including two witches hats. Would any hoomans be interested in a video explaining how she made them?
Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
Where did the hoomans love of piggies come from? Well it all started with two adorable tri-colour cuties. Nibbles and Nugget. Mummy found these pigtures on a clear up of the family laptop. They bring back such wonderful memories.
The one of Nugget on his own was taken the very first time he was tame enough to not run and hide when the hooman opened the cage. Mummy was so happy and had to get a pigture!
It’s thanks to Nibbles and Nugget that the rest of us are here and when whee saw the rainbow in the sky this morning whee knew they were watching over us.
Have a fabulous Friday efurryone
Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
Do you love/have/want piggies? Then whee have a site that might be useful to you! One of our hoomans favourite online hangouts The Guinea Pig Forum!
The background should be green but wordpress has decided they don’t like green today!
If you love piggies they have the Your Stories and Photos Section Where you can post about your own piggies or follow other piggies antics. (You wouldn’t believe some of the things whee have read on there!)
If you have piggies then the Guinea Pig Care Discussion Section is an absolute godsend in times of need. The Health and Illness Section has great resource ‘sticky’ pages and a wealth of members knowledge to advise you. (To quote our most recent time, was when Basil hurt his claw it was previous advice on there that helped us) The Behaviour Section really helps you understand the needs of your piggies and the stickies there include how to introduce piggies and read signs of dominance. It was where Mummy learnt all she knows about introducing us and whee have turned out alright! (ish!)
If you want piggies then you can learn everything you need to know beforehand and ask questions which piggy owners, including our hooman, will answer. The General Chat and Other Pet sections mean piggies aren’t the only focus and you can introduce all your other pets!
They also do great fundraising events for guinea pig rescues including the newly started monthly photo contest and one of the highlights of our hoomans year, Secret Santa for rescue piggies. A great idea that has been done there for a few years now. You sign up and then are sent the details of a piggy that is stuck in a rescue of Pigmass. You then put together a bundle of gifts which can be toys, treats, or anything else you might want to give to the piggy to make their Pigmass special. Whee are definitely doing it again, though somefurry needs two talk Buddy out of wanting to send pigtures of himself to the ladypigs! It took a lot to stop him last year!
So why not sign up, introduce yourself whether you are a bit interested and just starting out or have years of knowledge, whee know you would enjoy being part of such a great community. Whee hope to see you there! Our username is *Nibbles&Nugget* named after Mummy’s first two piggies!
Have a great Thursday
Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
Disclaimer – Although TheGuineaPigForum requested a mention on the blog all views and opinions expressed are our own and whee were not paid in any way for this. Not even any parsley *hint hint Mummy*