Life according to Alice

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linshad02
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Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:59 am


As the title says, I am Alice. Mom says that I am around five weeks old. I have lived with my hoomans for a week now. Mom says that is a really big deal.
Apparently, I am not her first guinea pig. (we never are, are we)
A few months ago, there was a petstore pig. Her name was Bella.
The way I hear mom explain it, she found out that Bella was only two weeks old. She was pretty sick as well. Mom tried to help her.
The small hooman here (the one I love best) told me that she was really sad about losing Bella.
But now I am here. Mom had me in this sweet Italian petstore cage. Maraschino or something strange. It was really big. My old cage was kinda small.
I remember being scared to death the first two nights. It doesn't help that the heat in the apartment decided to break the night I got here. They couldn't fix it for two days. So to add to being scared, I was cold. And mom packed me up and took me places with her cuz she didn't want to leave space heaters on.
It took me a bit to adjust to this new house. I stayed in the pigloo unless mom took it from me. Something about showing my gorgeous face. I dunno. Whatcha think? Am i a cute pig?
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Dad says I am really sweet and cute. He apparently is not a pet person, so he hasn't touched me. He talks to me a lot and will watch me when he thinks nobody is looking.
Mom has a pretty vulgar way of saying that she doesn't want to write too much at once and have nothing else. I will just say, "later tater".
Oooh, speaking of food, wheek wheek wheek....

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Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:05 am


You are very cute, Alice. My girls, Tulip, Buffy, and Ginger, say, "Wheek!" - hello to you. I'm glad you have found a good home.

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linshad02
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Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:47 am


Thank you Buffy, Tulip and Ginger!
Slave labor, I tell ya. So mom was just sitting there watching me eat my cucumber just now. It's sort of creepy, the way she is always hovering. I'm pretty ticked off right now because mom took the pigloo. I am way too big for this cuddle cup she has in here. I usually sit half in, half out. Or I will tip it over and climb on it. That will teach her.
Mom wanted me to tell a little bit about her love for all things pig.
Apparently it started with hooman friends. They have this really big boy named Harvey. To hear Harveys mom tell it (her and my mom video chat because they live on opposite coasts.) Harvey weighs near five pounds. I see him on the camera and he is a bit large. He is my friend, though. We wheek at each other during video chat time.
Harveys mom said I could show you a picture of him.
This is Harbs after a bath and blow dry.
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He is pretty handsome. I wish I could snuggle with him but mom says we don't want little Harveys running around. Whatever that means.
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That is a giant pillow pet. Wish I had one.
So mom fell in love with Harvey and begged Dad to let her get one.
He is fine with whatever mom wants. Something about mom taking care of everyone all the time. The only thing I ever hear her ask for is to put the laundry in the hamper. I am getting off the yellow brick road. Ooh, yellow... Pepper...
Mom looked for a long time and found nothing. One day, around Christmas, she went into a petstore (she knows better now) and Bella found her. This is Bella. Wish I could have met her. We could have been cage mates.
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Ok. I need to go. Mom says it's cage cleaning day. I live in a palace now. It's really big and I like the grids. Im sure mom will put pictures up of that too. She is always snapping pictures.

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Sidera17

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:23 pm


Hi Alice! You are a cutie! And somebody stole my Spike-- him and Harvey could be brothers! Spike is also huge.

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TexCavy

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:37 pm


Your so cute I love you Alice. And your friend Harvey is so handsome I can see why you wish you could cuddle with him.

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TexCavy

Post   » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:38 pm


OOps, double post due to computer glitch.

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linshad02
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Post   » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:24 pm


Hi everyone! Thanks for being so nice.
I am sneaking on today. Mom is quite ticked at me right now.
I think she might not have had enough coffee before she came to take away the pigloo and give me veggies.
For the last three days, I have been peeing in my pigloo.
Mom puts a towel on top of the fleece and then sets the pigloo on the towel. At night, she puts a small towel over the top, to give me privacy, so I can relax. It gets a little warm in there.
Mom is mad because I have long beautiful fur and keep laying in the pee. She went off grumbling something about infections and baths. I guess I am too young to have a bath yet.
So after that ordeal, she gave me a fresh towel and my pigloo back.
Mom picked me up and we snuggled on the couch. I love snuggling.
I had a great nap today. I was pretty close to moms face. Of course she took a picture.
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That's my cool cardboard hidey in the background. Mom just made it.
I got to snuggle for a couple of hours. Mom gets antsy after that much time because I usually only drop her some poo and never pee.
This is the other reason mom is a bit upset today. For the first time ever, I bit her. She started moving around and trying to find a way to move me without causing too much squirming. I guess I got a little mad and bit her hand three times. The third one, I made her bleed.
I feel bad. Mommy is really nice and very gentle with me. Even while I was biting her, she held me, and didn't let me fall.
Here is a picture of me snuggling with mommy last night. It is a little dark.
Have a piggerific day, friends.
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GP_mum
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Post   » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:57 am


Hi Alice, yes you are a gorgeous piggy. Glad your mum didn't drop you even when you bit her. She must have been quite surprised. Hope everything is ok now.

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pigjes
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Post   » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:06 am


Love that wonderful hairdo pic! Lovely piggies! Now, stop biting mom, snuggle her instead!

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TexCavy

Post   » Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:45 am


Adorable fluffy face. :)

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linshad02
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Post   » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:47 pm


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Good evening my friends. As you can see, I am spending time with my favorite hooman. Mom thought she was so clever, catching the picture of us looking at each other.
I think I am settling in quite nicely. I have a nice full belly, thanks to those odd humans.
I just wanted to stop in and say hi. It is time for me to say goodnight to the little human and spend time with mom.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:01 pm


Heart. Is there anything cuter than kids with piggies??

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Hunybee

Post   » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:01 pm


That is a very cute picture of you and your little human sizing each other up.

Alice, you are adorable. My Rosie and Jasper have it pretty easy too. All I ask is that they not spread their poos all over the cage. But they don't listen.

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linshad02
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Post   » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:29 am


Hunybee, mom has been getting a little red around the collar lately. I caught a little infection due to a large piece of hair being somewhere it should not. I think all of us should have it easy.
I have discovered the yummy goodness that is hay. I've also discovered that I am sort of lazy and pee and poo in the hay box.
Mom put up a hay rack and a new litter dish. I slide around a bit when jumping in, but it's ok I guess.
I have finally gotten comfy enough to stretch my legs. I don't jump around when dad makes one of his signature naughty words.
He doesn't bother me. I thought he would actually touch me tonite but he didn't.
Someday....
I have been on medicine for 3 days and I feel better than ever. Mom redid my cage and I have to say, I love, love, love it. I popcorn each time I hear the hay or a piece of cardboard. I popcorn so much that I startle myself sometimes.
I really do love my life. Mom says we are buying a better place to live and that I will get a pretty sweet setup. I am fine with what I have. It's really big. Like a huge loft.
My favorite person is that little hooman, Kaylan.
But my very favorite thing is to snuggle with mom at night. I wheek pretty loud when it is bedtime. I always have to go to bed when I am really comfy, so I protest.
Oh, I love yummies. If I can eat it, I will.
Night night.

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linshad02
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Post   » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:22 pm


Hi friends.
Alice here. Oh boy, what a week.
Mom has been helping me with this UTI, and yesterday, she got some kind of illness. She called it throwing up.
She apologized to me lots of times because we couldn't snuggle. She leaned down and gave me a rub and I showed her how cute I can be. She called me frog legs.
Mom kept talking to me all day today about getting me a surprise. I guess she really did feel bad.
For dinner, I got to taste my first ever orange bell pepper. I must say that I love it. Almost as much as my yellow pepper.
Then mom showed me two new colors of fleece. Yay! I can't wait until I can spread the hay all over them.
I showed mommy how happy I am about all of my treats by popcorning every time she talked to me or walked by my cage.
Mom also does this thing that I used to find annoying. I'm learning to tolerate it because my little hooman sneaks in a kiss too.
Mom. Turns me on my back while holding me and touches my toes and then kisses my belly. The little hooman does it too. I guess it's ok. I dont squirm as much as I used to.
Here is a picture of me and Patch. They call him Patch the No Bad Dreams Pony. He was the object that little hooman used to keep away the bad dreams. She gave him to me so that I wouldn't be scared.
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I don't like that he was trying to eat my pepper. But I still love him. I like to hide under him when I am scared.
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Time for me to hang with mom. She is better now. I've got a nice feast of pellets and hay.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:40 pm


What a cute pic of Alice under her stuff toy. Nice that your daughter gave up Patch to help ALice feel more secure. Can see that Alice really is much loved and totally spoiled.

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linshad02
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Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:37 pm


Whew! Let me tell you, it has been so very crazy in our family lately. Mom and Dad bought a house. Now I don't have to hear all of the scary apartment noises. I like the new house now. I had to sleep in this tiny little cage for a few days until mommy could get stuff set up. Now I have my really big cage back.
This is me on our 3rd day.
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The counters are really cold. I am not comfy unless I am on a towel. I don't care too much for the hardwood floors either. I slide around too much. I mostly call out to mom when I want to go somewhere that is slippery.
The worst part of moving, so far is the bath. Oh how I did not like the sprayer on my back. Mom dips me in the water to wash my pants when I get pee on them. That's ok. But this time, she got my whole body. I jumped straight out of the sink. Mom said she will use the tub next time.
Here is me. That was a big jump for me.
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I did really like the blow dryer. I could sit there all day under it.
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Mom is still moving stuff around and unpacking all of the boxes. I like that part. So many things to explore. We go sit on the front porch in the morning in the sun while mom has a cup of coffee. I am happy just to be in the sun. I wheek quite loud at mom when she takes me inside too soon. She said that there are some pretty big birds that would like how I taste.
I do wish I could run in the grass like my little human does.
All in all, I am a pretty happy girl. I get yummy hay and pellets. I also get lots of good veggies. I just found out that I love watermelon and parsley. Yummy.
Ok, well, I am going to sign off for a bit. I'm pooped.
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AldenM1
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Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:55 pm


Frog legs!!

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TexCavy

Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:57 pm


Very cute.

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linshad02
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Post   » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:50 pm


She loves to sleep on that lid in her pile of pellets. That's her travel container.
I never knew I could be amazed daily, by such a tiny creature.

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