Barley: Ambassador of Love in training

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:07 pm


Barley is calming down a bit, but will probably never be a lap pig like his predecessor. He loves attention and is doing a pretty good job of giving love out in heaping does. His one great love is his stuffies. He has an assortment of stuffed animals that take turns sharing his cage with him and he plays with them, pushes them to his bowl so they can eat with him and of course he sleeps with him. My Randy boy who became a father of 3 a week after he came to me has calmed down and no longer thinks Spots is his girlfriend. His green, spotted hippo is now a treasured friend to just cuddle with. I no longer have to wash Spots after her turn in the cage to remove boar glue.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:02 pm


I'm glad he enjoys the stuffed animals. Platonic love is sweet.

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pigjes
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Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:46 am


Awww, glad he likes his stuffed friend!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:50 pm


I was just wondering how Barley is doing! I'm glad he's doing well.

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:27 pm


Barley loves attention and he knows he is cute and really poses for people. He knows the hands are not mine and his visitors seem to love the way he gently sniffs their hand. Then he lays right down and lets them stroke him and rub him behind his ears. He actually lays still to be loved on for long periods of time when he starts getting wiggly with me when I hold him in my arms after just a few minutes. Except first thing in the morning. He really does prefer to be loved on while not being held that being picked up and cuddled.

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pigjes
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Post   » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:43 am


awwwwwwwwww

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:46 am


Barley still loves getting visitors! He carefully supervised the maintenance man while he replaced the garbage disposal. I don't think our MG had ever had a guinea pig watch him the entire time he fixed/replaced something. He gets by his water bottle when supervising and if he doesn't want people to know he is watching him he starts drinking when they start to turn around. He has also started eating the vitamin C tablets the vet recommended.

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LS in AK
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Post   » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:37 am


Barley, the undercover quality control specialist? Hahaha, I love it!

So, what was the verdict on the garbage disposal replacement? Did Barley give the maintenance man a gold star for a job well done?

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:32 pm


Barley likes our maintenance guys. He has had a busy few weeks with getting a bath and partial nail trim one week and meeting new friends the next week. The little fellow that was such a picky eater when I first got him that he spit out his first taste of carrot now eats everything! He will even chomp away on the chewable vitamin C our vet recommends. Punkin always thought those were a game to see how far he could spit them out. He loves getting packages. His last one was pellets and hay.

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:35 pm


Barley continues to receiver and charm his visitors. How such a wiggleworm can lay placidly in a basket bringing joy to those stroking and petting him is beyond me. He is a very happy little guy and the only thing of late he has disapproved of has been nail trimming attempts and the spinach in his salad mix. The small red-eyed, brown fellow does not like baby spinach so I get to set next to him with a bowl of greens hand feeding him and eating the baby spinach myself.

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pigjes
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Post   » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:10 am


He's such a doll!!

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:22 am


It has been a while hasn't it. The little guy, at 2 1/2 lbs he is a little guy, had a great Christmas. He has acquired an adopted Daddy who showered him with goodies. He loves his hidey and does not spend all his time it it. The first night he slept in it was a really cold one and the next morning I found him in there with his little red teddy bear.

The one sad thing in his life is one of his most beloved friends has developed the mental issues that comes with aging. She knows she loves him but no longer remembers his name all the time. He does react to being referred to as "the little animal" in a positive manner though. He knows who she is and she still appreciates his love.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:03 am


Aw. It's so sweet that he can be the little ray of animal sunshine for people who need it.

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pigjes
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Post   » Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:23 am


So glad he's a real love ambassador, coping well with memory issues of the ones he loves.

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:20 am


Punkin was a real master at sharing love and the little guy had big paws to fill. He is developing a feel for when to be extra still and gentle. He really likes to sniff peoples hands!

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:04 pm


Barely is still active and has many friends. On a sad note on of his best friends lost her fight with ALS late last summer. He loved it when she came to see him and permitted her to rub his nose. He is still making friends and someone he reacted the most vocally for was someone that didn't like animals! He missed seeing her for an entire week one time and then when she walked in the door my quiet little boy squeaked more than I have ever heard him squeak. He loves fresh air and a gentle breeze.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:45 pm


Aw. I'm so glad he's still making lives a little sunnier!

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pigjes
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Post   » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:40 pm


I'm so sorry for your loss, both.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:01 pm


He sounds like a very special piggy and so does Punkin. Here we have dogs, cats, even wild life do what Barley is doing but have never heard of a guinea pig doing it here in Australia. So glad he is enjoying life and making friends every day.

It always amazes me how animals can sense when they need to be gentle and not move around. It's like they have a sixth sense. Shame we don't have it too.

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Sshadowsmom

Post   » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:26 pm


The little guy who has always been so quiet verbally has finally wheeked in more than a level above a barely audible squeek! He made a new friend and goes out of his way to get her attention. My boy is a flirt! He doesn't even wheek when he is hungry or his bottle is empty, he expects his staff to know what he needs when he needs it. Even the delivery people that come in here to leave packages on a regular basis check on him every time they show up.

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