- Obey My Authority
You poor thing, I can’t believe your humanoid made you have a bath today. We know what you mean about hating baths, same here… We fail to see the humor and fun in bubbles and suds, especially when they only do it to our butts every 2 weeks, and followed by an abstract butt-hair cut. Such ridicule!
Well brutha, in the event of a next “attempted bath by humanoids”, give us a holler, and we’ll all come back you up there in pigpower!
Ps. Now you are all fluffy and nice, get your humanoid to take a few picture for us to admire here!!!
Meimei, Beibei, McMac and Mojo!
I guess I should call them more "gotcha" days than birthdays, since the only thing we can celebrate is the day they came to us. It does kind of stink not knowing exactly how old they are.
Jocelyn is 15 months old now and well aware of those furry little things in the cage by the TV. She's also very aware of the big bag of hay just under the cage. She can now undo twist ties. I come in from doing laundry to find the bag of hay open, handfuls on the floor, a pile in the cage, two excited pigs, and one grinning baby. I wish I could have gotten pictures. I did get pictures of her feeding them during playtime.
She calls them "pwetties" and coos at them. Cloudy will come over to lick her fingers, which makes her giggle.
The other kids love the pigs and haven't lost interest after a year of having them. Brendan lives with my parents now, since the constant noise of the younger children sends him into sensory overload due to his Asperger's. But he loves holding them and asking how they're doing when he comes over.
Ilan is my helper. He notices when they're low on food and water, and will fill water bottles and food bowls on his own. I'm so proud of him. He loves to hold the pigs and will help me watch them when they're out for playtime. I think he's going to be a dedicated pet owner someday. Cloudy is his favorite because of her smooth coat.
Maddie treats the guinea pigs like babies. She keeps wanting to hold them up on her shoulder to burp them. I have to remind her to keep the pig she's petting on her lap, but she's getting better. She is nothing but gentle with them, I've never had to talk to her about being rough with the pigs. She helps me watch them when I clean the cage. I put them in the pet carrier and Maddie stares at them through the door. You never know when they might try to escape! Feeding them veggies is fun, too! Both the kids get excited when they hear the piggies start to wheek or when the pigs actually take something from their fingers.