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?
Mummy says this alot. I don’t know why. It’s always when I’m doing something fun too.
“No Noah, don’t eat my hair.”
“No Noah, bite the bars.”
“No Noah, don’t dig your nose in the food bowl and flick half of it out to find a piece you like.”
I mean, it’s a wonder I get anything fun done with her like that!
Anyway, Mummy wants me to stand trial for my naughtiness.
I’m innocent your honor and Nacho my lawyer is also my character witness! You are the jury. So am I guilty of the crimes I am accused of, or innocent? If I am found guilty, what do you think should be my punishment?
Vote wisely and have a great day!
Something Strange Saturday
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?
Wordless Wednesday – Baby Bloopers
Do You Love Piggies?!
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*
Watching And Waiting – Sort of Silent Sunday
You can learn a lot by just watching ~ Anon
When I’m in the garden I love nothing more than watching the world roll by. And Mummy’s Mummy on the bench. And the delicious grass which I am only allowed small amounts of till my tummy is back to normal. I’m slowly being allowed different veggies back and small amounts of grass but just look at that lawn and tell me it’s not begging for me to nom on it?!!
Have a serene Saturday efurryone
A Little Birdie Told Us . . .
Today is a very special lady’s birthday . . . Surprise!
Big thanks to My Three Moggies for putting this wonderful video together. Please join us in wishing Pam a very happy birthday. And unite across the blogosphere! What a way to make sure one of the most amazing women whee have the good fortune to know, has a brilliant day and feels the bloggy love!
Have a lovely day Miss Pam (hooman of One Spoiled Cat – Sammy!). May you get efurrything you wish for and have purrfect day with your furmily and loved ones. Whee hope Sammy spoils you.
Have a wonderful Wednesday efurryone
Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
ps. Mummy was very silly and accidentally posted this early, luckily only one person saw and she got it down before it ruined the surprise. *phew* Silly hooman trying to be all clever and schedule it!
Tuesday Tent Troubles
As you may or may not know, whee have lots of snuggly tents, cardboard boxes and cosies for when whee play in the garden. Unfortunately there is only one that I like and it also happens to be Basil’s favourite. He will happily snuggle most things but I’m sure he goes in this one to annoy me.
So yesterday, when whee were enjoying a lovely evening run, I got my revenge!
I would say it’s not what it looks like . . . but it is. (apologies for blurry pigtures these were taken on Mummy’s phone) Basil had made himself comfy inside MY tent.
So I huffed . . .
And I puffed . . .
And I sat on top of it till he got out!
Who says whee piggies don’t have a sense of humor eh!? Anyway a few bits and bobs before whee end this post. Firstly, the sad news. There have been two terrible losses in the guinea pig world recently. First was Peaches who left for the Rainbow Bridge on Friday 20th. Whee cannot put into words how much whee feel for Sandra who was a wonderful cavy slave to her. Please pop over and leave a message to let Sandra know you are thinking of her. Also, if it weren’t for Peaches, another piggy Snuggles would not have had her tumor discovered. So Peaches last, and most memorable to us, act in this world was saving the life of her cage mate. What could be a greater thing than that?
The second loss was Ariel from Princess Guinea and Ariel who sadly passed away yesterday. She was a bootiful piggy and one of my Buddy’s Babes club. Whee know that her hoomans are heart broken at the loss of such a wonderful little piggy so please pop of and leave some words of comfort for them.
They say “sometimes loss makes you stronger”, but sometimes loss is just loss, and it hurts ~ Anon
Now for some slightly happier news, whee are the proud recipients of two awards. Though whee have received both before whee felt they deserved a mention. To get something once is an honor, to be thought of twice by different furfriends is humbling. Thank you The Cat on My Head for The Wonderful Team Member Leadership Award . And thank you to Review Books and More for the Shine On Award. Please check out both blogs if you haven’t already! ^_^
So much happy and sad feelings, what a topsy turvy Tuesday. Please have a lovely day efurryone
Black & White Sunday – Lots of Love Your Pet
This post is part of the black and white Sunday blog hop. Hosted by My Life In Blog Years and Dachshund Nola. Why not visit one to join in!