Sunday, December 7, 2008
Until then, stay warm and happy holidays!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
My Halloween costume:
I can't rotate the picture, but you can still see it!
The guinea pigs and I are having a blast. here are some of their newly discovered toys!
Lilly has found that she likes my fanny pack
And both Duchess and Lilly LOVE the barn
Scrolling through my camera I found that Alyssa had taken some pictures. I named this one (with the help of my mom) "What the guinea pig sees!"
That is all I have time for.
Uploading images takes a lot of time!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
And of course, these kind of things always have to happen on Sunday. Fortunately, we were able to get a referral to Ridglea West Animal Hospital, which specializes in exotic pets. I would have never considered a guinea pig to be "exotic," but there you go.
The vet, who's home and cell number were on the after hours answering machine, said based on the symptoms he thought Duchess had an ear infection. This messed up her balance, and caused her to basically run in circles instead of a straight line.
We fed her some parsley, which I guess has quite a bit of vitamin C, and then the next day Duchie and I made a trip to the vet.
Long story short, she's on antibiotics, doing great, walking almost straight, and back to running away from us when we try to pick her up.
All for less than $150. Waah!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Things you need to know
Play some, learn some, love some.
Stay beside a friend around the clock.
Hold some one you love in your arms at least once a day.
Help each other out when the going gets tough.
Speak up, and some one will hear you.
Remember that you are never alone.
Listen close, and you will hear what others are telling you.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Oh, isn't it great to be loved?! Ha, ha!
That got the day off to an interesting start. When Anna got up and went to check on the piggies they were both in various states of a mess for some reason, so at 7:45 a.m. they went in the tub.
In the early hours of the afternoon, I was alerted that Duchess (the grandma) was bleeding in her mouth. Anna said she gave her some lettuce and it went away.
The whole story was that Anna was holding Duchess and went to put her back in the cage. Duchess has this habit of trying to jump in if you're not holding on real tight. Well, she succeeded today. She made this super-woman leap into the cage and apparently hit her upper lip on the top edge of the coroplast (plastic cardboard). So, now we have a guinea pig with a fat lip. I doctored her up with my homeopathic kit. She loved the little sugar pellet. Tonight she is doing fine except it looks like she has lipstick on one half of her lip. Funny!
So, all in all it's been a good day. We are all still alive and the guinea pigs are still clean. Hooray!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Anna purchased a large sheet of coroplast (short for corrugated plastic) and today one of my jobs was to cut it so it would fit into the cage as the floor. And it does! Hooray for geometry!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
and the secant one has brown between two black spots on her knows, and her body is all white. while I was holding that one and my dad was holding the other girl, they both started "wheping"(that is a sound guinea pigs sometimes make) and then they pooped on us! "synchronised Pooping!" my dad said. well, where was one good side to that. one way you can tell if a guinea pig is healthy is if their poo is firm but still moist and in a good pellet shape. and it was! (no diyorea) I am hopping I can talk my mom into letting me have both. (guinea pigs are very social animals) and since they where born in the same litter, they are more likely to like each other. also, the lady said she had a cage we could have if we wanted. wow! how much luck do we have, any way! (Free cage, Free guinea pigs!)
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Someone asked me to tell them about guinea pigs. I could, but it would take a long time, and I only have a short time. I will tell you all that you want to know about guinea pigs latter. I have to go to bed now. See you tomorow!
but, ours dosn't look like that. the platforms are lowered so a guinea pig can clime up the ramps, and the lower platform and ramp are a little diffrent. the ramp is connected to the front rather then to the back, and we have a mettle lid over the bottom platform so that the guinea pig(s) don't fall through the hole, but is is a little slippery. please leave a comment if you have any ideas how to make it not quite so slippery.