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Today whee are doing a slightly different post. With all the negativity in the world recently whee would like to ask you to please consider joining us in doing something positive, in the spirit of Christmas giving.
It’s called “Christmas Crates” and you can read more about it here.
Essentially it is a reversed advent calendar. Instead of opening a door and getting something every day of advent, you put something in a box instead for a charity or cause of your choice. This time of year is a difficult time for anyone, animal or hooman, that needs a charity to help them survive and get by. So whee would like to ask you to pledge (using the link here) to make a Christmas Crate of your own for a charity or a cause local to you and/or close to your heart.
You could collect blankets, food, bedding, and toys for a animal shelter.
You could collect cans, packets and non perishable foods for a local food bank.
You could collect coats, gloves, socks, hats and unopened toiletries for a homeless charity.
It can be for any worthy cause you can think of. Simply find out what they are looking for and put it in the crate every day of December to donate on Christmas Eve. You can do it at home with your family, with a team at your place of work, at a local church or club. Anywhere where people want to come together to help others.
Whee really hope you will all join us in doing this. Even if you cannot get involved yourself, please share this to let others know about it.
Don’t forget to “pledge” your crate on the link above to show you are going to be doing it and who you’re doing it for.
Thank you, and our post will be back to normal tomorrow!
Nacho and Noah
So if you have our Mummy on Facebook you may have heard about this already but in case you haven’t I’m here to be a tattle tale! (It’s normally me making mischief so this makes a nice change!)
A week or so ago Mummy decided to do a big tidy up and this included washing all our toys and beds. Unfortunately someone had eaten the washing instruction tags off every single one of them 😅
Nacho certainly acted guilty when she questioned us on this!
Have you been caught out after doing something naughty recently? How do you trick those hoomans into forgiving you quickly? Do you do the cute embarrassed look like Nacho?
Hope you’re having a good wheek!
It is my very sad duty to inform you of the passing of two of our beloved hutch residents.
Basil passed in late July after a short bout of illness which began with excessive drinking. At the vet they discovered a small lump on his neck and a UTI. The specialist we were then referred to recommended surgery to remove the lump which we went ahead with. Sadly Basil did not recover well afterwards and passed away, two days later in my arms.
In September our gorgeous Buddy also passed over the Rainbow Bridge. He was quiet after losing his best friend and we were in the process of discussing getting him a companion. However we came down one morning to find him quieter than usual. The little hoomans helped monitor him throughout the day but he did not improve with hand feeding and I rushed him to the vets that evening. He was given fluid injections under the skin but they weren’t sure what was wrong. Despite being fed every three hours through the night he passed away in the early hours of the following morning.
I’m so sorry I cannot bring happier news. I am however looking to start blogging again this week so felt I needed to update you first.
Nacho and Noah are happy and well with plenty of stories to share with you soon.
I hope you have all been well and any news you can share about the time we have missed with you all is not as sad as my own.
So Basil shared with you his habit of sitting in bags and now I feel I need to tell you about my recent bag-related-issue. Whee get floor time on a regular basis, which is where the hoomans put us on the floor and let us roam about and play in our pairs. Typically I find a warm spot (on the rug or by a hooman) and refuse to run about on the cold laminate floor.
Then, on Monday, I noticed it. The moutain like beast of a bag sat there, waiting for me. The straps were just begging to be nibbled. I ran over, surprising the hoomans with the speed I was able to move considering I don’t normally like to do anything!
I bit down, and it was as satisfying as I had expected!
“Buddy!” came the hoomans disapproving voice.
I glanced innocently over my shoulder in time to spot the flashy box going off in her hands.
Bother! I was caught out! There’s no denying the photographic evidence, but in my defense, they never specifically told me I wasn’t allowed to eat that bag…
How would you defend me if you were defending me in court?! Can you recommend a good lawyer with to be paid in fruit and veg?
Hope you’re having a great wheek!
I have recently developed a habit which the hooman say is bound to end in trouble. I like bags. I like sitting on bags, climbing into bags, being one with the bag. The hoomans think one day I might end up going
Do you have a habit that could get you in trouble?
So you may or may not know but Buddy has a very naughty habit of tipping the food bowl over and throwing it all over the cage. Not only is this messy and means the cages needs cleaning out more reguarly but also, Basil doesn’t like eating food that has been on the floor so he has been going hungry.
I have searched and search for a solution and I have found it in the Stay Bowl! Initially it sounded like a bit of a gimmick. A bowl that is tip proof? Sure…
But for $9.95 (which roughly £6.80) where was the harm in giving it a try?
So it didn’t take too long and arrived with a lovely note.
The size was good. A lot of people tend to over feed their piggies but these bowls allow for good portion control. So I filled it up, put it in and kept my fingers crossed!
Buddy had a good go a trying to bite the edges and tip it over. At one point a worried Basil stepped on it to keep it in place!
But true to it’s promise the stay bowl, stayed upright!
So what are my thoughts?
Price: Great, pretty much the same price a good quality normal bowl
Appearance: The blue was great and matches their cage. It actually holds more than it looks and can contain the perfect portion size.
Thoughts: It actually works! It’s been four days since we started using the stay bowl and so far no spills or messes made!
Rating: 10 paws up out of 10!
Buddy disagrees and wants to give it a much lower rating…
I guess he’s going to have to find another naughty habit to wind us all up!
Have you got a product that you love that solved a problem for you? Any products you’d recommend for piggies?
Have a great Saturday
Whee have mentioned before all the amazing wildlife whee have around near the hutch house. One of the most exciting developments that Mummy has noticed is the emergence of the fox cubs from a nearby den just over the road from us!
She has been trying really hard to get some pigtures of them but they usually come out quite late so it’s hard to get the pigtures in the dark without frightening them. However just the other day they came out at dusk and started playing in the long grasses and the flowers. One even seemed to think it was hunting a butterfly!
Mummy counted three cubs in total and the Mother kept watch over them. They were all moving about so it was difficult to capture anything but she did get these:
They really are just perfect miniature versions of their pawrents! Do you have any baby animals near you now Spring is coming?
Hope you’re having a great Friday
Buddy, Basil, Nacho & Noah
So yesterday the hooman asked you to take guesses at what I had been up to the previous evening that was so naughty. Plenty of you had brilliant ideas but no one guessed exactly the
mischeif fun I had.
Now I don’t know about you but sometimes I like to pretend to be a hooman. So that night instead of cuddling in my usual spot on Mummy’s lap, I climbed off onto the sofa next to her. She said I was looking extra cute as I snuffled around the cushions. I lay down and stretched myself out to my full length as I’d seen the hooman do before when she wanted to claim a sofa as her own.
Then I realised I was at a slight height disadvantage! So I gently “encouraged” Mummy to get up.
“Now that’s not quite how it happened Basil-“
She was quite happy to move onto the floor and make way for me after a few gentle nudges…
“I think you’ll find I wasn’t that happy about-“
She got up and sat on the comfy floor. The other hoomans were quite accepting of my human dominance also.
“Well with you rumbling, biting my clothes and trying to dig your nose under me and flick up, I didn’t really have much choice! Plus you tried to nip anyone who wanted to sit down on the sofa near you, even though there was plenty of room!”
I don’t know what you are talking about hooman, I was furry comfortable!
Does anyone else like to pretend to be something else once in awhile? What are you up to today?