I had seen a Black Friday ad for Petco and practically the whole store was on sale, plus if you ordered before 12:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving and entered the promo code 'thanks' at checkout, you got free shipping. Added bonus! So I spent $10, the usual guinea pig Christmas budget, and got 4 items. https://secure.petco.com/Assets/product_images/8/800443948866A.jpg
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So there's what I bought from Petco.
Then I went to Joann's Fabric store. They had all their fleece 75% off! So I got enough fleece for one new reversible cage liner. It was a tough choice, but after a while I decided on a cute multi colored hedgehog print with light blue background, and a navy and pink chevron print, although I very narrowly escaped coming home with half the store. I can't sew to save my life, but fortunately for me -and my wallet(have you SEEN how much they charge for cage liners everywhere)- my mother has some serious sewing skills.
Well, that's all for now. I have pictures of Swizzle coming soon, I just have to figure out how to upload photos from my camera onto the computer, then onto photobucket, then onto the forum... GAH! Techy-stuff these days are so annoying.
To the left is their kitchen area, with their log hidey. They are on the Care Bear fleece (that is an old fleece blanket, used to be mine when I was 6 and obsessed with care bears). It's a 2 x 4 cage. Then they have a sock teddy bear I made which is stuffed with hay, and a nut knot nibbler from petsmart, which is...well... very DEAD now(rip). Then I have a wire basket inside a pillow case with fleece and a piece of care bear bed sheet on it. The care bear blanket and white fleece covers two grids which are attached to the cage to make a cave sort of place, which used to have a fleece forest before they utterly destroyed it. then we have a green wiffle ball I use as a treat ball, and a water bottle.
My guinea pig(s) are always in my bedroom as my father says he "will not have those stinky little rats in his house" lol and my bedroom is MINE. Yeah.... we're working on that. This makes sleeping very...interesting now that Swizzle is so lonely. She wheeks pretty much all night unless I pick her up. I've spent quite a few nights on the floor next to her cage with her sleeping next to me, and have lost some hair due to her chewing my hair through the bars, lol.
Anyway, on to Swizzle cuteness.
(sorry for blurriness)
Mommy! Treats! Now!
Yes, good human!
Notice Faylee is in the background giving me stinkeye for feeding Swizzle first.
Don't worry, she got some too.
Lastly, this is the first picture of Swizzle right when we got home. Such a diva, she begged for food right away. This was in the "year of the too-tiny petstore cage" as I call it. She was so friendly, even when I'd just brought her home.
All I can say is this: I definitely got a good one, and I don't know what I'd do without her. She's the reason I'm getting over Faylee's loss.
I brought this 2 month old little orange and white teddy sow home today! I got her from a rescue. Someone had dumped her at the rescue, no clue why. Well, I got her and here she is!!!
She is settling in nicely. She is quite outgoing, a total mini diva! More updates later, I have to go.
also, I have decided to name her, Bella Pipsqueak. :)
It is I, ruler over all, Princess Swizzle. I have entered my breathtakingly adorable self into Squeak Dreams' Christmas Photo Contest on Facebook. I am giving you permission to vote for my photo by clicking "liking" it. Here's the link https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1787726111447774&id=10 ... 19&source=48
Note from Swizzle's slave: Thank you so so much in advance to anyone who does vote on our photo, it means a lot to us!!!
The girls were introduced yesterday, and after 2 hours of chasing humping and nipping they settled down and are now a pair! They are doing very good, Swizzle is so protective of Bella that if I try to pet her and she freaks, Swizzle comes and brrrrrs at me telling me off! So I just wanted to share some things the girls have learned from each other.
1. Bella learned that I am not a forever-hungry monster waiting to pounce.
2. Swizzle learned that humping is not how you treat stuffed animals(she still does it though)
3. Bella learned that lettuce is not a parasite waiting to destroy her.
4. Swizzle learned that if you steal from a baby, she will eat you instead. (Bella likes to chew on swizzle when she's angry)