Tuesday, 5 August 2014

special guests.


introducing the special guests. this is blossom.


and this is toffee.


both the children been asking for piggies for ages. having these two for weeks whilst their owners go on holiday is a compromise.
things I have learnt so far.


  • the cats are very intrigued. they sit and watch guinea pig tv. 
  • I sit and watch to be sure they're not in any danger............
  • you can sit and watch guinea pigs for ages, despite the fact that they don't do very much!
  • guinea pigs make cute little purring noises, when you give them hay, or cucumbers. 
  • they leave carrot till last. a bit like the children then.
  • E is allergic to guinea pigs. he sneezes and his eyes puff up. a lot..............

21 comments:

  1. Piggies, my favourites! And they are really cute ones. I'm allergic to them too, but so long as I always wash my hands after I handle them and before I touch my face I'm okay, apart from the odd sneeze when I clean them out. I hope you enjoy their stay, they're such sweet little creatures. Always squeaky and happy to see you, especially when there's food. Have you tried them with carrot tops? A favourite with mine. CJ xx

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  2. They're gorgeous, Tess! And I absolutely love the little noises they make, they're so sweet.

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  3. Niggy gigs ... that's what my youngest called them for years. We always had a few. I miss them but I fear the whippets might think piggy TV ran audience participation shows only!

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  4. Adorable! We had smooth haired guinea pigs as children and they do make lovely pets, apart perhaps from cleaning out their cage....

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  5. Ah, not Charles and Camilla then, but infinitely better and probably more entertaining!

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  6. Fred and George were the names of my childhood guinea pigs. Eaten by foxes. As was Flopsy the rabbit. I'd be thankful that E is allergic.

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  7. Cute as the dickens! Poor E...

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  8. Aren't they cute? What a good idea to test drive some piggies first -- otherwise would you have known about E's allergy?

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  9. Oooh, piggy guests. How wonderful! I think it's a good way to decide if you really want them. I'm sorry to hear about the allergy, but that helps make the decision easier. I have always liked guinea pigs since we had one in school when I was little. Our class named him - the girls wanted to name him Whiskers and the boys wanted to name him Rocky, so he was known as Rocky Whiskers. :)

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  10. I hope that you have a great time with your visitors. It is good to know about the allergies though before you had committed to having your own permanent pets! xx

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  11. My sympathies to E , I'm allergic to guinea pigs also . I found out by looking after my cousins quite a few years ago. It really isnt nice

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  12. I was more of a rabbit person but did have one or two guinea pigs - I just loved 'em.

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  13. Love the idea of guinea pig tv!
    Do not love the allergy ... boooo :(
    Jillxo

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  14. Oh they are sooooo sweet! Too bad about the allergy :( But I guess best to find out with borrowed guinea pigs rather than your own... x

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  15. Sweet little things and fun to watch. Sorry about the allergy.

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  16. Oooo... how CUTE are these little piggies??!! I wanted a guinea pig when I was young... never had one... *sniff* :o/ So living vicariously through this--ha! So sorry about the allergies though... not fun... ((HUGS))

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  17. Oh too lovely for words! I love that noise guinea pigs make and they're such sweet companions. Enjoy your new friends x
    Thanks for the lovely comment too. Some people eh? X

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  18. do not under any circumstance show these photos to my children. OK? Please.

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  19. they are just lovely, hope they are settling in and the allergies aren't too severe. What a brilliant summer addition!

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  20. Cute little piggies, we have two also, I love them more than the kids I think!

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  21. Oh my....I LOVE guinea pigs so much. I used to have two of them, one long haired one short haired, and I remember my dad used to pop each one into his gardening coat pocket with their head sticking out and carry them up the garden to come hang out in the house - GOOD TIMES!! x

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