Three boars, one cage.

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GP_mum
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Post   » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:05 pm


What lovely outdoor photos. Makes me feel like I went on a picnic just looking at them. The pigs look like they're enjoying their time out grazing on the lawn.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Fri May 09, 2014 4:52 pm


Maisie still takes food from her mummy's, and any other tolerant pigs, mouth while they are eating.

I like to pretend that she is giving her friends kisses :)
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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sat May 24, 2014 5:12 pm


Boyfriend and I have spent the past week with friends bouldering in Fontainebleau, France. We hiked a lot carrying food, water and our bouldering mats through secret deserts and boulder-littered forests often up very large hills.

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The shape of some boulders was brilliant! Some resembling sharks swallowing sad faced beings.
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And other more famous boulders resembling elephants
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Other boulders had a name, but for me were just too "high ball" (tall) or difficult for me to attempt or reach the top.
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Others, often those on the beginners (aka, "kids") circuits I was able to conquer! And I was delighted!
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After days climbing, hiking and trying to ease aching hands and muscles before the next day of more climbing and hiking, boyfriend and I ventured into Paris - a place I've always dreamed to visit - for two days before coming home.
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AHEM! we would like to interrupt Owners update to make a formal complaint.
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Firstly, owner has been looking at upgrading her cage. We need your help in encouraging owner to stop looking at "tenement flats" and instead to open her mind to the idea of getting us somewhere like this:
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Also, why were we not consulted when Buddy disappeared only to reappear and have THIS happen?
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No, no, stop looking at Rue - we are talking about the absence of hay from Hay Rack 1... yes, yes, we had grass in the cage but don't you know that guinea pigs need all hay racks to be full at all times?!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat May 24, 2014 9:04 pm


Sounds like a fun trip!!
And your guinea pigs are so adorable!

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GP_mum
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Post   » Sat May 24, 2014 10:13 pm


Your holiday looks fun and sounds like you kept very active. I don't think I would have managed climbing those boulders. Can't wait to see what is happening with the pigs living quarters. I bet you were glad to see them again.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sun May 25, 2014 2:22 pm


Thank you, Lynx! The holiday was very fun but also quite full on physically. I feel like I need a holiday to recover from my holiday. Apparently Paris isn't like Rome where landmarks are all quite close together. My poor wee feet :)

GP_mum, it's actually MY living quarters that I am hoping to change this summer. Fingers crossed that I find somewhere! I have a plan for my living room I just need to find the right flat!

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serelixyue

Post   » Sun May 25, 2014 2:38 pm


Trip looked fantastic, how romatic....sighhhh. And love the "interruption" photo, haha, the pigs DID look unimpressed.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sun Jun 08, 2014 6:12 pm


A series of events led up to the arrival of little Rue joining the herd. Of all the guinea pigs I have given a home to in my life I have never met one quite so determined to literally fly from one's arms as this little bundle of joy.

"I would like to go away now."
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"It will take more than a handful of grass to make me want anything to do with you."
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Maisie thinks that she's a little horror. Never have I ever heard sweet little Maisie chattering her teeth at any pig until I found Rue bouncing around her not sure whether to stuff her head beneath Maisie or hump her!
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Maisie and Rue are about the same age. I thought for this reason that adopting Rue was the perfect idea so Maisie could have a pig her own age to run around after. I'm not sure I'll see them cuddling up together in a hide any time soon, though.

"Bring it on."
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But don't worry, Maisie (notice her blue eyes!) has a secret weapon whenever Rue decides to bother her.
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It's...
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Nah, I'm only joking. Scribble is often too busy trying to defend his derrière hair from being touched to interfere in any of the sow's arguments.

The real weapon that Maisie has whenever she's being picked on is:
Mum!
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As one of our heavyweight sows Meribel is the perfect pig to be friends with if you have a pig being a bit of a butt to you in the cage. As the only mum-pig in the group she seems to have the utmost respect from the entire herd! All Maisie has to do is put mum between herself and Rue.
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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:33 pm


They are all so adorable!

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jacqueline

Post   » Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:52 am


It is very fascinating to me to watch herd dynamics. And how much they change depending on who's in the group!

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snowflakey
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Post   » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:05 am


How cute!

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:57 pm


jacqueline - I love watching my guinea pig tv with a cup of tea and slice of toast in the morning! When I'm feeling devious I like to stand in their cage in my bunny slippers and watch the herd trying to work out what on earth has invaded their space.

Scribble likes to scream and rumble at the slippers.
Maisie likes to step on them
Meribel thinks they are not very interesting
Rue likes to eat the eyes!!!
And everyone else just seems confused or more interested in whether the legs have food.

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jacqueline

Post   » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:41 pm


Do you notice much difference in how your pigs behave with changes in the weather? I swear they get more pissy when a storm is coming!

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Brainerror

Post   » Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:11 pm


omg I so need to steal that moomin face!!

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:00 pm


Jacqueline - I notice changes as a sow goes into heat but not so much because of weather. However where I live in Scotland we don't get many dramatic weather changes and the pigs aren't in a room where I spend a lot of time watching pig-tv so I might be missing things.

BE - hehehe, she is very lovely to cuddle and she has a lovely face!

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:42 am


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Beware the Pig who is Only a Bum
By Maisie the little pig

From the bedroom upstairs we can plainly hear
The alarm declaring: Breakfast Time is here!

"Get Up!" and "Come ON!" the alarm clock will sing
Until grumbling and moaning the person gives in

Roar of the kettle followed by a very distinct 'slurm'
We heard the fridge open! Morning veggies will come!

Wheeking excited, swarms a guinea pig hive
Morning persons need encouragement to quickly arrive

She stumbles through the door toward the cage with a grunt
Then scatters the veggies extra to me, the little runt

Hay bags are refilled and piggies dash to be sure
That what they've chosen to eat is the best and not poor

But wait! Did we forget to notice something suspicious over there
Where hay should be shown there's a ginger fizz of hair

The derrière of this piggie suggests it's only hay she will munch
But there's a suspicious slurping soon followed by a familiar crunch

Quickly I sprint to see what's happening inside
Where a piggie is eating something she feels she should hide

And look, come and see! It was melon she found!
The best slice of melon tossed onto the ground

Today I have learned as I try to get some
Be aware of a piggie who is only a bum.

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LS in AK
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Post   » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:16 am


Ahahahaha! Piggy poetry! I LOVE it! More, more, more!

(And, who, exactly, is that ginger bummed bum who stole and stashed the melon rind?)

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:59 am


Definitely yes!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:27 am


That is a very cute ginger bum.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:58 pm


Aww, thanks guys!

The ginger bottom belongs to one of my flatmate's guinea pigs who lives in our combined herd called Fizz! :)

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