Its been a sad start to 2013 for guinea pigs so I thought we all needed cheering up by sharing our stories of what our furry members of the family have been doing. This thread is open to all buns, ratties, piggies, hammies the more the merrier .
I'll start, Naughty Girl did this afew days ago but the girls have been very lazy today.
I had the hutch door open to encourage abit of floor time. My kids are not very tidy and had left a package of biscuits out. What I didn't realise was that they had been knocked off the table. Then I heard a crunching sound coming from behind the armchair. There was Naughty Girl chomping down on a package of digestive. In surprise I said her RL name quite loudly and she went running under the hutch with a please don't be cross with me look on her face. Needless to say biscuits in the bin
Hi Fernie - for some reason couldnt get links to work, are they the photos on your profile page?? Love the little guineas' faces, the white one is really gorgeous isn't he- well they both are, but he really appeals to me! Looks like they are very happy and well loved and looked after, lucky things.... I didnt know you were a Cheshire girl/ Have just left Cheshire to move to SE and miss it terribly, where abouts are you?
Yes, he does look like a cool, sensible chap, I adore his red eyes! Scruffy pig is a sweetie, too and it is lovely that they get on so well... You and I were obviously neighbours without knowing it, we lived in Cheshire peaks, not far from Macclesfield <sob>
Kritiq - He is an 'otter'. Just been looking it up and had to go and catch poor Current Bun and compare him to the pictures/description. He's sulking now as he was enjoying an afternoon snooze in the sun in the conservatory before I grabbed him
It's been lovely here as well (Cheshire) but still slightly too chilly for the pampered little darlings. Did get the pigpen out for a good clean though. Can't wait for them to be able to go out in it - the lawn's getting quite long.
I bet Smoothpig could beat Fatimus - he's a hefty size, probably because he doesn't shift himself much (unless he's being chased with the nail clippers).
I still had the joy of cleaning out the hog house and getting their haybed sorted. They're still in at night, past couple of days they've had their heater on in the Pighouse (after last week being nice it's back to Brrr again)
My guinea girls had an awesome day yesterday. They always get spoiled on mothers day as I got them for mothers day from my dc 2 years ago! So big clean, fresh grass (picked from under the snow by dd2), new hay, lettuce and cucumber!
Dd2's hammie got an extra special treat today. Dd2 (9) was so appallingly badly behaved this morning we invoked the ultimate sanction and dh took "Willow" to work today, until tomorrow. Wee thing has spent the day amusing patients in his GP practice!!
Bet the hamster had a whale of a time and lots of fuss.
My fluffy boys have had to move into the conservatory (just during the day) as we are having work done in the house which means there's sawdust all over their usual room. They are very happy about this and have been popcorning like mad.
Fatimus has a new favourite past time. We think she wants to be a parrot . After a cuddle and whatever food I'm are bribing her to sit on my lap, she'll run upto my always left shoulder and has a little chat. She does the same with DD2 .
Also she has at last got over losing Old Boy. The aggression she showed poor Naughty Girl was unbelievable. Humping for dominance and chasing her away from food. It was so bad I was considering getting a neutered boar to be top pig. Because although OB and the girls didn't share a hutch he was still top pig.
Lastly, I must just tell you this creepy crawlly story, if abit off topic. At the weekend I was helping teen DD move the posters above the long side of her bed. I had just gone downstairs when I heard screams and very ripe language as teens do <nodds sagely>. On the bed was a huge spider that had fallen from behind a poster, having obviously lived there comfortably for sometime . But on inspection it was rather flat and not moving. When I told DD she must have stood on it and killed it, she went even more hysterical. I laughed so must I could hardly breath. After DD stopped swearing and hyperventilating she went straight on her Twitter account. Aw teens they are such a joy .
Nothing exciting has happened to DFerrets today, as far as I know. But we did have a lovely day out on Saturday. We went to a nearby (ish) Scout Camp and entertained some very noisy Beavers (the child-kind, not the toothy-kind!)
They didn't mind the rain or the muc so much, being safely in the car whilst we humans were dismantling the marquee and struggling to stay upright!
70 bad luck about the roof. I think we are in for more grotty weather tomorrow and its going to get worse as the week goes on . The saying is if March comes in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb .Running out of time for that old saying to be true.
Make sure the boars don't have a 'Wizard of Oz' moment in this wind. Stamp your paws boys and wheek "there's no place like home, there's no place like home" .
Frettchen I bet the Beavers enjoyed meeting your ferrets, I would. When I was at secondary school a friends younger brother had a stoat but we weren't allowed near it because it bit.
Hi all, lovely to read about all the adventures this week. Just been to a local newsagent and there is a picture of two lovely little boys waiting to be rescued - was very very tempted, they looked gorgeous.
70 and Fernie I love the sound guineas make when something new and curious has happened to their usual routine, that sort of quizzical noise as they set off to discover what the change is, and the indignance that you have been inconsiderate enough to inconvenience them! Loved it when we go a new huge hutch and they all set off nose to tail exploring,marking and complaining that it was 'different'- Fortified I have lots of pictures of my spottygirl who used to rest on my shoulder and go to sleep, snoring, she loved the Archers theme tune and would just go off to sleep, and then wake up at the end and explore parrot fashion along the length of the shoulder and chair, some of them are just more cuddly than others! KRITIQ first day of spring (well tomorrow) wondered how you poorly lad was doing and if he has made a good recovery ready to go out on the grass --once it actually feels like spring and is not so £&*"ing cold all the time!