My DH got our little advent tree from the loft - (it has little decorations in a cupboard with 24 'boxes' to hang on the tree) The guineas Santa hats were neatly tucked inside DD must have done it last year.
Bonkey could buy her boars some tinsel to make tiny tutus for them (my GP1 wouldn't entertain that. He's very Bah Humbug )
Bonkey obviously I've missed something having not logged on for afew days but I would say a photo of piggies under the tree is a must.
The first year OB came to live inside he thought is was real . It's artifcial, we had to stop him nibbling it and he sat under it all Christmas but we couldn't find the camera . Last year he was abit more clued up and didn't spend so more time there. We had to encourage him with a bed of hay to get the photo [Fblush]. No idea what will happen this year. Don't trust Shy (Naughty)Girl not to chew the bloody lights.
fortified My issue is.....that because we bought the pigs in April/May then they quite happily settled into the big space under the window, next to the sofa, behind the table.
However, since then they have fallen out, had a split playpen, and recently got a whole cage each. Suits them better, but BigPigs c&c is in my tree spot! I have no where else for it to go, the tree or the cage, so I have a dilemma.
The only thing I can think of is putting them (temporarily) on top of one another like guinea apartments. Good in theory but not sure either cage will take the other on top and the bottom one will be very dark- no?
The possible other way is to put one pig on the table. Buuuuuttttt.....the table is my workspace - its covered in beads and various other jewellery making bits of crap , while thats all being packed away from 14th....I rather like my table with its festive-ness at chrsitmas. (Think bowls with sweets and nuts ).
My living room is a decent size but its just not bloody big enough!
Love that OB sits under the tree Does he free range all the time? What about wee? I don't mind the poo, its the bloody cloudy puddles my two leave when they are out that annoy me- even more so when they walk through it
Not sure it would suit my two. BigPig is to shy lazy and LittlePig is a monster. If there is something he could do to piss me off he would do it! I imagine he would be very dog like though, sits at your feet, squeak to get on the sofa, look at you with lovely big innocent eyes when you find chew marks in the chairs.....
Bonkey Now I see your problem . If it were me I would go for for the highrise option. An alternative could be many little fake 1ft trees put on any window ledge, shelf mantlepiece maybe. But the you don't get the must have pig shot .
Yes OB does free range everywhere. Surprisingly the wee isn't such an issue an it use to be. There was a time when I was forever moping up after him. He also had a curious habit of peeing in front of the washing machine and pooping under the radiator. Since the girl pigs have been indoors he has lost his white goods fetish attraction . But he poop at will, he is vair old. Counting down the days to his 6th birthday.
fortified The Bonkey house MUST have our reliable 5ft tree out every year! I will dangle it from the ceiling if I must!
I may need to buy some extra cable ties and give BigPig a roof, then Little pig should (in theory) be ok on top. BigPig will like the fact that he is in the dark because no eagles can see him when he goes for food . Just getting them in and out may be a issue....
BigPigs 1st birthday is in Jan! LittlePig is 1 at the beginning of april. My babies are growing up LittlePig is the same size as BigPig now apart from the chunk , can't believe how teeny he was when we got him .
I've got some major juggling to do to ensure we have a tree too
My 3rd bedroom (boxroom) is really small- fine for a toddler bed but I'd struggle to fit a single + wardrobe in there. So DD has bedroom 2 (DH and I in room 1). DS sleeps in the front room. At Christmas (usually 23/24/25/26) he has a inflateable in DD room. The rest of the time he has his sofa bed as a sofa (or his inflatable in the front room)
Last year the guineas were in the back room (We've got a family room/dining room/kitchen in an "L" shape) they had to be away from the radiator but we kept tripping over (and the little swine would play Supergrass when I had a sneaky bag of crisps)
Tonight they will be in the boxroom in the cage (fleece, boxes, hay biscuits and food).
DS thought he'd have the floor of the boxroom but looks like he'll have to doss with DD again
Then my tree has it's place in the front room (and peace reigns)