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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:24 am


Julius has mastered stairs. Last night I set him on the first one and off he went. It´s really cute. He did the whole flight, although I´m sure he wasn´t pleased to have us laughing at/near him. But I was impressed. He did it on his own - no treats to tempt him along, and no "help" to keep him going (except for the triangle shaped one at the top that confused him).

I just think it´s cool. So when do the Guinea Pig Olympics start? ;)

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lisam

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:26 am


Will you be buying him a broom now?

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:54 am


You mean regular people stairs? That is great! I couldn´t imagine any of mine chasing up the stairs.

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Stacy
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Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 10:01 am


RS, that is quite an accomplishment for Julius! My pig won´t even go up one stair. He looks up at the stairs, gives me a look like "You want me to go all the way up there," and then turns around and walks the other way. I think Julius is ready for the stair event in the Piggy Olympics! I think my pig will just have to stick with the popcorning event or the parsley-eating competition. Now, would the pigs really want a medal as a reward or would they prefer food? I´m thinking food!

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Jill

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 11:06 am


I think he needs a super-hero cape!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 11:35 am


Yes, the food eating contests would be popular. I´m guessing Nina and Kitten would be neck and neck to the finish. Other than food, I don´t think I have an Olympic winner in the bunch.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 11:41 am


Lisam, a broom?

Yes, Lynx, people stairs. Granted, they´re covered in carpet, but off he goes. I´ve never heard of a pig doing that before. Julius is a fairly solid, muscular pig. It really shouldn´t surprise me he can do this.

So, does my boy have any competition? A race isn´t much of a race by yourself.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 11:45 am


Well, if I gave a *tiny* push, mine could make it down the stairs in record time....
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Jill

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 12:44 pm


Our vet did say Piggie is a muscular girl (guess she doesn´t take after me!). My son devised some steps out of boxes, but she had to be tempted with food before she would try anything.

Back to Lynx´ favorite subject, don´t you find that most pigs are prolific poopers? That could be an event of Olympic proportion......output based on quantity, size, density,frequency, projectile distance..... Lynx could make them gold leaf poo medals.

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lisam

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 3:06 pm


Sure, a broom. For curling. It is becoming all the rage here since the Olympics.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 3:29 pm


I said he climbed stairs, not ran around on ice. ;)

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Sonia

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 7:29 pm


YAY !!! Well done Julius !!! I think my Piggie and Tizzy, would make adequete opponents. Piggie has always managed to run up the stairs, and Tizzy needed some encouragement, but now positively flies up them. At least Piggie stops at the top on command, whereas Tizzy gets so excited that she keeps going and a full scale ´Hunt Tizzy´ search party has to ensue, as she trots off into someones bedroom.

Here´s a tip for you Ravenshade, if your floor is big enough on the top of the stairs, lie down on your tummy and watch his face and ears, as Julius bounds away towards you. It is the single most cutest, and funniest thing you´ll ever see. I´ve often tried photographing it, but they are too quick, and the picture is usually of a fuzzy-butt about to hop forward a little, to reach the next step. Oh well, I always said " My photography is designed to provoke a memory, rather than produce an image !!! ". Seriously though, try lying at the top, and try not to laugh too loud, as my laughter always stops them in their tracks !!!

Congratulations, and big snuggles to Julius !!!

Peace, Love, and Happiness, Always
Sonia

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lisam

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:42 pm


Well, okay. His feet would get too cold curling, I guess. Plus he probably couldn´t hold the broom (although he may eat it).

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Alfie

Post   » Tue Mar 05, 2002 9:53 pm


They could be good at tandem luge, though (they´re very good at running along behind each others´ bottoms).

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Sunny

Post   » Wed Mar 06, 2002 5:17 pm


That´s the cutest thing I´ve ever heard! I´ve got hardwood stairs so Spot and Fido would have quite a challenge...

However, Fido could enter piggie olympics as the famous flying pig! He´s very good at going to the upper level of his cage and DIVING to the lower level right on top of Spot. Just one of the many ways he finds to aggravate his "brother."

Those boys, they are always causing trouble :-).

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Mar 06, 2002 5:52 pm


Sonia, one of us needs to film it.

Jules never stays put, and he´s smart. In addition to the stairs (afterwhich he usually goes back to the room, but not always), he has worked out the easiest way to get off my bed (down the end, using the dresser for help).

LOL. Sunny, You need to get Fido a cape. :)

And, Lisam, Broom Eating could be Steve´s Olympic sport.

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Sonia

Post   » Wed Mar 06, 2002 7:46 pm


I can film it, ( only on a standard video camcorder though ) but it is also the knowing what to do with the tape afterwards...besides laughing at it, that is. Have you tried watching Julius approach you up the stairs yet ?...I´m dying to know what you think !!!

Peace, Love, and Happiness, Always
Sonia

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Dobby
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Post   » Wed Mar 06, 2002 8:30 pm


Sadly, all the stairs in my house are hardwood and I´m afraid Buddy would rather eat them than climb them.
However, if popcorning and licking the back of my hand are Olympic sports, then I´ve got the winner right here beside me.
Buddy popcorns like CRAZY! And when he´s sleepy and I´m holding him, he licks the back of my hand like a cat licks its kittens. It´s the cutest thing you´ll ever see....with that tiny pink tongue and the closed eyes! :) Cute doesn´t even begin to describe it.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Thu Mar 07, 2002 12:04 pm


I tried, but he stopped, and wondered what I was doing up there.

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Sonia

Post   » Thu Mar 07, 2002 1:11 pm


keep going Ravenshade, he´ll soon bound upwards towards you, like an excited puppy. It really is worth it. Isn´t it cute though, regardless of what angle the climb is viewed from !?!

Peace, Love, and Happiness, Always
Sonia

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