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Cavy Bearding?!

Have you heard about it? A new craze on the internet known as pet bearding. Basically you hold your cat/dog/rat/ferret up to your face and get a pigture! A great example whee found on google include this lovely pigture! (this is not our pigture whee just borrowed it off google, if you search catbearding or dogbearding you can see loads more, great way to waste an afternoon!)

There is even an official site whee found where they show many types.

The only logical next step is guinea piggies so guess what Mummy got when she was at a friends house with their piggies . . . .


Poppy the guinea pig and her hooman Mummy

Ta da! The very first guinea pig/ cavy bearding! Please give it a go and tell us about it! Whee wanna see all of your hoomans rocking their great pet looks!

Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil


What To Get For The Pet Lover Who Has Everything!

What to get for the pet lover who has everything? Well whee have done our research. Or rather Mummy has done lots of research! (Whee don’t think she has hated it to much!)

Idea 1 – Animal Sponsorship

Whee recommend sponsoring from one of our favourite small furry rescues,  Bramley Cavy Rescue.  They have a variety to choose from guinea pigs, rabbits, tortoises, pygmy hedgehog and a hamster.

Sponsor a guide dog puppy. You can get updates on the training of the puppy and personalised letters. It helps both blind people and puppies.

Sponsor an abandoned dog from Dogs Trust. Why not help a charity that saves thousands of dogs every year, and sponsor one of those unfortunate pets? Abandoned, mistreated, beaten or abused and then given a new, wonderful life.

Or walk on the wild side with WWF animal sponsorship. Helping with the conservation of some of the rarest and most beautiful animals in the world.

Idea 2 – Animal themed gifts

RSPCA set of greetings cards – A set of sweet animal cards, for all occassions.

RSPCA Westie Slippers – An adorable set of slippers for dog lovers!

Idea 3 – Animal themed books

RSPCA shop ‘Dog Heroes Book’ – An amazing book of true stories of canine courage.

RSPCA shop ‘Wonder Cats Book’ – A book of heart warming stories about wonderful loyal felines.

Idea 4 – Jewellery and Clothes (for that fashionable magpie of a pet lover!)

Guinea pig necklaces from The Winking Cavy Online Store – Honestly, Mummy nearly cried she wants one so badly!

RSPCA Shop: Keep Calm And Walk The Dog t shirt – The perfect thing to wrap up in on those cold mornings when somefurry really wants to go walkies.

RSPCA shop: Crazy Cat Lady t shirt – Who is woman enough to admit it?!

Everything in Feline Designs Shop! – Whee couldn’t just pick one. All of their t shirts are amazing. Our Mummy has one and so does one of the little hoomans. Small Furries. Dogs. Cats. Horses.

Idea 5 – Everything else!

RSPCA Pocket diary – For those unorganised animal lovers to remind them about all those vet appointments!

PDSA shop – All these things are great.

Idea 6 – For The Pets (don’t forget us!)

Snugglesafe Heatpads – Seriously, don’t let Nibbles go on about how it helps his joints, whee all love cuddling the heatpads! (Mummy wraps ours in a blue blanket so whee don’t make the cute cover dirty!)

Heatpads - perfect for sharing!

Heatpads – perfect for sharing!

Giant Squeaky Candy Cane – The canine safe candy toy!

Gingerbread Cat Scratcher House – A cat scratchy house for those itchy clawed felines!

Christmas Woodland Chew Garland – A garland of wooden chews whee just loved, for all small furries!

Basil loves his Pigmassy garland chew!

Basil loves his Pigmassy garland chew!

Christmas Dinner Nibblers – Wooden chews shaped to be a small furry pets Pigmass dinner!

So if you were struggling to pick those last minute gifts, whee hope this helps. All of these are things whee know Mummy would love for her or us, so whee made her do the research to taunt her with things she has forgotten to put on her list!

The excitment is building! Pigmass is nearly here!

Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil


Pigtures & Prizes


Here is our Pigmass tree with all our awesome winners on it! And their prizes are . . .



charlie & theo

Scampy - Christmas Angel

lily & max

Just click on them to see the full sized versions! The little hooman would like feedback so efurryone, please let us know what you think of them. Whee hope you like them and wish efurryone the most wonderful Pigmass and New Year.

In the next post whee will be making suggestions for pet themed Pigmass gifts so if you have any ideas or things you think would make good gifts drop us an email

Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil


Hutch A Good Pet Pigture Pigmass Contest!

Well whee promised to announce our pigture contest and here goes!

Hutch A Good Pet Pigture Pigmass Contest!

There are a few catergories for you to enter a pet pigture in:

Tinsel Terrors and Troubles – You getting into mischief or posing in a load on tinsel!


Noel Naughtiness – You being naughty!

Basil steals Buddy’s hat! It doesn’t get naughtier!

Present Posers – You posing with some presents! (Whee haven’t got any yet to pose with – *glares at Mummy*)

Christmas Angel – For boys and girls who are top of the good list this year! Who will be the angel at the top of our tree?

Nutty Angel?!

Merry Mischief Maker – Whee will hold a vote for this one. Merry Mischief Maker of 2012!

You can enter a normal photo or an photoshopped photo. It is up to you!

Just email them to us at and attach the pigture as a jpeg. Use the subject Pigmass Pigture Contest and tell us in the body of the email the name of your pet and which catergory they want to be entered in. Please mention if you have a blog too!

The Winner of each catergory will get a secret special prize (it is so secret whee haven’t even been told about it!)

Entries close Sunday 16th December with winner and polls being announced the following day.

Remember any animal can enter. Whee cannot wait to feel the Pigmass cheer.

Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil


Guess Who/What/Where?

Well here is a pigture of me, and as you can see I am clearly fascinated by something. Something beyond my cage bars. What do you think it is? What has caught my attention? If you guess right you will get yourself a very special coverted prize whee like to call ‘The Winner Whiffle!’


Sorry for the short post. It has been a busy day and Nibbles actually has some news to share tomorrow – not worrying news but Mummy is doing her research so she can help him explain it without panicking you all!

I’ll leave you all with what is frankly THE BEST animal video on youtube! It has all the animals you can think of in it!


Cavy Crypt Creepy Champions!

Well the results are in. The votes on both here and the piggy forum whee go on have been registered . . . Now in a very particular order whee have your winners and their special prizes. Hand drawn portraits by the little hoomans! First you will see the drawing of them and then the pigture they won with!

King of the Dead – Easy Rider!

Queen of the Damned – Misaki

Knight of the Night – Sammy

Most Mishievous Ghoul Award – Duke

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Congratulations to all the winners and runners up. If any of the winners would like their pigture emailed to them please email us at and whee can send it to you. Don’t forget to follow the blog so you never miss another comPIGtition!

In our next post you will get to join Nibbles in a yoga class. Bring your mat and water bottles and prepare to stretch!

Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil



ps. Mummy is particually proud of Sammy’s drawing because she did that one!

Super Spooky Shortlist!

Ok, so whee aren’t chickening out of making the final decision . . . well maybe whee are a little but that is beside the point! With our amazing Cavy Crypt Pet Photo contest whee never realised how many entries whee would get. And trust me, almost every single one has sent a chill down our spines. Overall there were forty eight amazing entrants but, as the saying goes there can only be one  winner.

If whee were proper, good judges whee might have already made that decision and the next line would tell you the winner. But whee aren’t very good judges, whee are indecisive, whee squabble and whee need naps between arguments. So whee are going to cop out enlist your help.

Call it audiance participation if you will! Of all the entries whee have spent the day agonising and whittled it down to a short list of ten. Whee want you all to know how hard that was and if whee didn’t think whee might make wordpress cry then whee would show you all on here.

Now whee think efurryone deserves a title and award but that would be a little silly. Luckily whee are pretty silly so any who don’t get one of the below titles (whether they were shortlisted or not) will be awarded the names Lord’s and Ladies of the Crypt so efurryone is a winner!

Here are the titles you are voting for:

‘Queen of the Damned’ – There are only two female entries that made it far enough to be in with a chance of this title. (Misaki & Gucci) Who do you think deserves to be Queen? Whee suspect it will be handbags at dawn with these two!

‘King of the Dead’ – Who should rule over all the dead who are living (or rather existing because the dead can’t be living!) in the Cavy Crypt?!

‘Knight of the Night’ – Which scary contender should be Knight of the Night time? (Warning, Lord of the Night must be able to give a sinister chuckle and stand on top of tall buildings while only appearing in silhoette!)

‘Most Mischevious Ghoul Award’ – Who looks like they could be the most fun and (forgive the pun!) the life and soul of a pawty?

To vote please comment below with the name of the furry you think should win and which title they deserve. (Whee would do a proper voting machine but Mummy isn’t too good with that!) The only rule is you can only vote once per title. Without further ado, the top ten scary pets!

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Whee are so glad whee aren’t the one’s deciding! Voting will close midday Monday (UK time) so that is plenty of time for you to think it over and whee will announce the winners later that day.

If you want to get more voters then put the word out via your blogs, or facebook or twitter. Get your friend’s, your Aunts and Uncles, even your Nan ex-best friends cat! The winners will get special customised awards and a spectacular surprise whee have not yet revealed. (But trust us, you are going to love it!)

Good luck efurryone!

Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil


In Our Lives For Days, In Our Hearts Forever

Nibbles, left, with his first friend Nugget. Uncle Nugget who will care for them over The Rainbow Bridge

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I’d walk right up to heaven and bring you home again – Unknown

It is to our great sadness to tell you that the last of our Furry Godchildren has passed away. Despite round the clock care and a hooman in a million, the baby hammies were to unwell to survive.

Whee have descided to dedicate this post to all of them on their journey over the rainbow bridge where they will meet Nugget, Nibbles’s first companion and a much missed member of our furfamily.

Please add your own notes or letters to furfriends you have lost or messages to our bootiful godchildren in the comments.

Rest In Peace

Baby Boo – 5 days old
Bubble and Squeak – 6 days old
Ghost – 6 days old
Crumpet – 7 days old
Tom and Jerry – 8 days old
Dumbo, Albie and Monster – 8 days old.
Ralph – 9 days old
Jeeves – 13 days old
Monty – 15 days old

Dearest FurryGodchildren,

Though you only spent a short while with us here on Earth you have left a lasting impression. A series of hammy shaped holes in our hearts.

Whee cannot imagine why you were taken from us so soon. Nor can whee fathom why whee must say goodbye. They say that sorry is the hardest word but whee can assure you that ‘goodbye’ is.

Whee had so much whee wanted to teach you. So much you had yet to learn. Now you must learn it over the Rainbow Bridge with Nugget. Someday whee will join you and then whee will try to explain quite how much you meant to us all.

Your hooman Mummy and Mummy Eve fought so hard for you. You could not have had a better family. Though whee will miss you, know a cliche – true in part – you will live on in our memories; alive in our hearts.

Your Heartbroken, but ever loving
Uncle Nibbles, Uncle Nutty, Uncle Bingo & Uncle Buddy

Whee Put The FUN In DisFUNctional!

Well there is nothing odd about four guinea pigs being furry godparents to some baby hamsters. Is there? I’m afraid our path to resposibility has been fraught with sorrow as of our thirteen godchildren, only two remain. But whee are determined to be the best whee can be for them. Monty and Jeeves have fought hard and whee have been with them every blog post of the way. That is why whee were thrilled to recieve a very special award from the Hamster Diaries with their adorable little furry faces on.

They have given their poor hooman quite a rough few wheeks and really made things tough but hopefully this award is the sign of brightness and good things to come. Be good bubby hammies. (At least in your hoomans sight. Remember good pets are just bad pets that don’t get caught!)

Another award whee have recieved is from our good friend Sammy the Cat. He gave us the Thinking Of You Award. One whee have never heard of! Unfortunately Mummy is really behind on awards and the computermabob is being naughty so whee cannot pass it on this time but if whee sort it whee will update this.

Thanks to all the award givers and efurryone for being so great. May whee continue to spread of furry faces across the blogosphere and take over the world . . . *ahem* I mean get lots of followers!

Piggy kisses efurryone.

Nibbles, Nutty, Bingo & Buddy

Our Olym-Pig AFURlete Winners!

So this is the moment some of you may have been waiting for…

The moment whee have been leading up to. Yes whee are announcing the winners to our Olym-Pigs Sporty Pet Pigture competition. It was really hard, whee had over thirty entries! Mummy had to enlist some hooman helpers for the decision but whee finally have the results.

In a very particular order:

With a Gold from us Amber the dog, attempting Furdles

ConCATulations to Silver award winner Sam the Cat, couch surfing:

Winning the Bronze medal is Hamlet the hamster, showing off his Pignastics:

But with so many fab entries whee cannot resist including a few that made the short list:

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AwardIf you made the short list and have a blog or facebook or twitter or any other social media thingy please post this as your proof of amazingness.

If you were a medal winner then please use this but say you were a medal winner and refer people here as proof. Whee are sorry whee didn’t make anything else but Mummy forgot till the last minute. Hoomans eh?!

Well this was a great competition, whee should do it again sometime!

Piggy kisses and congrats to everyone.

Nibbles, Nutty, Bingo & Buddy


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