There have been demands for new outfits to show off their gorgeous figures
Compromises have been forced, so that piggies could sleep together, but not actually touch
With all the wheeking, bar-chewing and other demands, I thought that all might be lost - until I tossed them the fabric I had purchased to make them some sleeping sacks.
Can you spot the piggy?
I think I might see something
Aha! There's our little Princess!
I think this means that I'm not getting that fabric back!
Last summer, with all of Princess's health issues, I was too terrified to take her (or Rosie) outside for fear that they would catch something that would only aggrevate the problems further.
I seem to have caught a little bit of spring fever this year, and since Princess is in much better health, there was a brief outdoor adventure yesterday.
At first Rosie was a little unsure - "What's this stuff mom?"
But then she realized that the ground was made of food! Here she is with her mouth full.
Here she is enjoying some sunshine with me
Princess on the other hand, once she got over the initial uncertainty, decided that she wanted to explore the entire yard, as quickly as possible. This resulted in 1 dropped (but ok) camera, and an immediate lack of photos. Naughty girl!
To make up for this, I have a photo of the results of Princess vs. tomatoes.
Princess makes sure to always thoroughly defeat the tomato enemy!
I have to say I am extremely afraid of her bolting out of it though. It looks like she could easily get under the fence on two sides at least. I've seen guinea pigs startled outside and they just run for the hills. The wide open sky is very scary. Is there any way you could secure the location or at least put some grids around her?
Sorry to sound worried but my most laid back pig ran off and hid under a bush for some time. I had a difficult time getting her out. Looks like you are near a road.
This was a quick 5 minute test to see if they would actually be ok with being outside (supervised of course). The SO & I we right next to her, sitting, so she didn't get farther than arm's reach away. It still scared the heck outta me though!
The plan was/is to get either some more grids, or one of those bottomless, circular puppy pen kit things for the yard so we can actually enjoy the sun with them.
What looks like a road is actually the driveway of the house next door. There's a bit of a drop, so I still wouldn't want her anywhere near that!
The downside is that none of the pet stores I've been calling around to have the plain little fence pens. They only seem to have "chichi" puppy pens with fabric tops and bottoms and expensive price tags.
I think a trip to the Canadian Tire for another box of grids is in order.
There are 2 main piggy nicknames used in our house - Snugglepig and Troublepig - bet you can't guess which name Princess gets called ;)
Sometimes both my girls are Snugglepigs, and will share their hideys, cuddle together, and even groom each other's ears.
Sometimes they are both Troublepigs and need to be herded away from each other so they can enjoy their dinners in peace (you can see Princess's little foot placed on her lettuce as if to say "mine!")
More often, just one of them is a Troublepig, while the other ambles about. Here, Princess practices the fine art of hogging all the pellets to herself.
She's still our little lovey, despite of, or possibly because of her little quirks, including her funny baldness. She's having much fewer, and much less intense, itchy moments since we've put her on Benadryl, although they haven't disappeared completely.
That's all for this week, since I've probably overloaded this page with images!