I remember one evening I built up my courage to pick her up and the next thing I knew I was inside begging for a guinea pig of my own. (At the time it was very much 'that's yours and I have to have my own!!'). My family and I didn't have a clue how bad pet shops were so we went along picked up two female guinea pigs, who later became companions for Bubbles.
Soon after I discovered GL, through cutemomomi's youtube videos, and I read through every single volume of her chronicles! I wanted to learn so much and I have truly become obsessed with guinea pigs!
I am extremely happy with my three, gorgeous pigs... Popcorn (2 years and a half), Bubbles (6 years and a half) and Dusty (Popcorn's sister.. also 2 and a half years!)
Here they are, munching away
I am in no way advertising that you should get a pig from a pet shop, we just weren't educated then.
Anyway, I thought I'd introduce my pigs to you. First of all I'll talk about Popcorn; who, by 'this is mine and that's yours' is mine. My sister 'owns' Dusty, but I class her as my own since I care for her.
So, Popcorn. When I held her in the shop she was 5 weeks old. She was so little and like a little ball of soft fluff.
Here's my little girl the day we got her: Wednesday 18th June 2008
She was so shy and so cute. She had such big ears and a cute pink nose. My mum was quite suprised to see that she had black front paws. She grew so fast! A month later her little bum sat snuggly in my hand.
As for naming Popcorn... that took a while. She was Tinkerbelle, Bronte, Winnie, Dutches... the list is endless! I finally decided on Popcorn because she was like a fluffy piece of popcorn and was more or less quiet as a baby whilst not being held but as soon as you picked her up she panicked! I also thought Poppy was such a sweet name ^^'
As time went by she began to get used to me holding her and got more confident and happy having fun in the run!
... her coat also decided to grow too!
Soon she became 1 years old and was causing fun and havoc with her sister. Here she is on her first birthday fighting over a dandelion leaf!
...and that 1 years old became 2 years old!
To this day Poppy is timid, but she is bold too. She will do anything for her sisters and will show her appreciation by telling you. By jove has this pig got a pair of lungs on her!
I leave you with that tonight ;) I hope you will enjoy reading the stories of my funny little pigs :D
Thank Mildred :D What Dusty doesn't realise is that she eats the food so fast that it feels like, to her, that it vanishes ;)
Maggiemae, isn't her coat so pretty! It's a nightmare to groom though ><" she hates it! :P
Ahaha yeah GPG, and it looks like Poppy only did it on one eye ;)
GP_mum, correction there were MANY leaves on the ground ;) haha!
Sidera and Sere, she was quite a popcorner, but Dusty popcorned more. Popcorn just tends to wabble and run ;)
Thank you so much JaneDoe and Brainerror :D
I better get revising so I can do another post! :P
Next I'd like to introduce to you Dusty. I like calling her Dusty Boo or Chunky Monkey, hence her lovely... um... squishyness? ;)
Dusty was named by my sister after a fluffy duster we saw in the supermarket after we'd gone to see them. It was funny because we were walking around and she said "I'm going to name her after the first thing I see!" And she saw the duster... it just so happened that it looked like her ;)
Dusty has the biggest character out of my three pigs. She's the boldest, greediest and she reminds me of a chef... heh heh!
When we got her she was tiny!
She soon became the greediest and over a two week period she went from looking like a baby pig, to looking like a fatty pig ;) She soon turned one and her appitited continued to grow (and does so to this day... you open the door and BAM she wheeeeks!)
She is one of the prettiest, chunckiest pigs I've ever seen.. and reminds me of Sere's Snowy and Momo's Mitzi!
I've grown to crave her little face each morning, she makes me laugh with her eagerness to have food -- she's always been the bravest.
She has this little thing that she does... when she is held like shown in the photo below, she will 'chew' and clean her front paw.. does anyone know why she does this? It doesn't look sore or anything and it doesn't bother her otherwise.
Thats Dusty in a (very, very large) nutshell!
- Obey My Authority
Finally, a chronciles by our very best poppycorn! :)
*uh, why wasn't I notified of this huge event?
I laughed our at at the very first line...
My love for guinea pigs began when my sister got a guinea pig, Bubbles. I was actually scared of her for a long while...
I was young and I had a fear of animal 'claws'.
I hear you poppy, momo still has this deathly fear of little tails.
Hammies and bunnies scare me silly, and I am not sure why, as soon as they turn around and I see that tail... I freeze.
There, my secret is out.. :(
They each are so gorgeous by themselves, but seeing them play and interact is so much fun.
I love the pictures where the girls were fighting over that "majikal" piece of dandelion.
Thanks for starting this poppycorn!