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WHOOPS! Guinea related disasters today!!!

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guineapiglet Mon 14-Jan-13 18:52:01

1. My husband has just returned from work, he borrowed our lap top for a presentation at work, and welcomed delegates with what he thought was a work related slide show. Our daughter had uploaded all our guinea photos, and put THEM in a slide show on the computer as well. Hoots of laughter from the delegates as lots of furry faces shot into view, in glorious technicolour! I think they were quite impressed at such a novel introduction to such a boring subject, but my husband was vair upset about it!

2. Decided, after looking at Kritiqs wonderful oil/acrylic painting of her guineas I would have a go again at a drawing < miserable grey day, ironing and running daughter to college, me time> - got very absorbed with it, and end result not too bad, they are so difficult to draw in 3D - its the flatish eyes with those very delicate rims! Forgot had left pan of brown rice simmering away until the call 'whats for tea?' came up the stairs. < a burnt offering>. SO no tea, stroppy husband, but the start of a good picture <any offers?>

fortifiedwithtea Mon 14-Jan-13 19:58:56

grin wish I'd been one of the delegates. Sounds a scream.

Drawing guinea pigs is not for me, all that fur shock. Might have a go at a Kate Middleton not grin. I go to an art lesson at Adult Education once a week and am hoping to go to college full time in Septembersmile.

BonkeyMollocks Mon 14-Jan-13 20:12:14



Love to see a pic of your pic though! smile

FernieB Tue 15-Jan-13 10:08:55


Sure your husband will calm down. Bet it was a much more interesting presentation.

guineapiglet Tue 15-Jan-13 13:33:01


He's calmed down a bit now - plus I gave him the drawing I had done to remind him of an 'epic' presentation, they are not likely to forget are they?
Fortified -really jealous of your art course, am considering joining one myself - but do have a go at sketching guineas, they really don't do 'still life' unless they are sound asleep, but it is so hard to capture their 'depth' if you know what I mean (?!?) and they are such lovely shapes.
Bonkey when it makes national gallery status, will let you have signed copy - you'll have to fight husband for it!

LadyMargolotta Tue 15-Jan-13 13:33:29


KRITIQ Tue 15-Jan-13 17:00:57

Ha ha - I feel somehow partly responsible for this state of affairs! grin

Powerpoints are SO very boring. At least hour DH's will be remembered.

Sorry about the rice, but hey, it's the price one must pay for artistic expression!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 15-Jan-13 20:55:54

When I do my NHS computer training it would be flipping brilliant if the boars appeared on the slideshow.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm- how to instigate this....?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 15-Jan-13 20:58:44

And, Yes KRITIQ you have to take at least 99.999999% of the blame for inspiring all these Pigs on PCs

<<Wags finger and suggests KRITIQ sits and thinks about her actions>>

BonkeyMollocks Tue 15-Jan-13 21:08:09

Yes KRITIQ Its allll your fault!

You are being watched! wink

On another note - while I was looking for ^ that, I found this , now I have guineas and a horse (albeit a small one) , do you think its possible? grin

70isaLimitNotaTarget Tue 15-Jan-13 22:25:45

My boars would be wearing a BHS approved Kitemarked riding hat and back protector wink
(Used to do alot of horseriding in my younger days - Old Gimmer Emoticon)

Actually, second thoughts, GPs would just tear into the stable, run through the straw then devour the hay grin

guineapiglet Wed 16-Jan-13 10:36:09

Hi all - yes 70 you need to liven up your computer courses, you could email everyone with a 'helpful' attachment! ( guinea flavoured, of course!)

Bonkey I think those photos were from the guineapig olympics calendar, there are photos of them doing all the olympic events - not always with the correct safety gear!

KRITIQ Wed 16-Jan-13 23:54:40

Hee Hee, interesting you mentioned NHS training 70. I got a request via Flickr to use this image of one of my late boars from someone who wanted to use it for a presentation to a group of NHS staff who'd been involved in some kind of computer pilot, I think in Bristol (hence - they were the guinea pigs.)

So, you never know! grin

guineapiglet Thu 17-Jan-13 09:34:34

Great stuff Kritiq -but you have made me and my daughter shed a tear with your wonderful picture of your ginger guinea, he/she? is the ABSOLUTE image of my daughter's 'special girl' Rosie ( aka Miss Splodge) - the pink ears, the light in the eye and the obvious computer skills - I know guineas do look similar, especially those which are a 'solid colour', but it could be her, - an amazing likeness!! Our Rosie lived until she was about 5 and a half, was very bossy, but loved sleeping on my daughter's bed and was such a comfort to her when she was so ill with quite some time off school, they were inseparable.

KRITIQ Thu 24-Jan-13 11:59:05

Hi guienapiglet. Only just saw this. Gethin was a boar, but a very small one. He was the "cover boy" in the July issue of Guinea Pig Magazine. He was such a charming and gentle rodent.

Rosie sounds wonderful and 5 1/2 is such a good age. Sadly Gethin was not quite 4 when he went to the Rainbow Bridge. He'd had a problem with recurrent colds, which I thought was down to his short nose, but then had one he couldn't shake. The vet and I both had suspicions and an xray confirmed an enlarged heart. Despite aggressive treatment, he only lived another couple weeks, but was gentle and loving right to the end. I think piggies DO sense your upset and can be amazingingly comforting, like your Rosie. RIP Rosie. RIP Gethin.

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