Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wake-up call

Hello, Mom here. This morning at 8:00 A.M. I was awakened by: "Mom, can you hold Lillie and keep her warm?" I opened my eyes to see Anna holding our baby guinea pig wrapped in a hand towel, freshly bathed with curly hair and all. She looked like wet rat, only cuter. I laid her on the bed next to my legs and she snuggled right up to me.

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

Meet Lilly and Poppy

We had a little change in plans. The piggies were supposed to come to our house after Anna came home on Wednesday, but their previous owner needed to bring them by today.

Please say hello to Lilly and Poppy.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Coroplast is in!

Hi, all. Dad here. Anna is visiting her grandma this week, but that doesn't mean the guinea pig project is on hold. It just means it's my turn to work.

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

we made a C and C cage for ouf guinea pigs. 20 somthing raks only cost us $13 at target! we don't have the bottom yet, but herew are some pics