Mr. Bubbles and Scruffy

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:02 am


Oh, he is adorable! What a handsome profile!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:03 am


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Mr Bubbles follows me as I walk around the floor pen. He used to just sit there and not move around much. Between this and spreading small amounts of grass or other treats around the pen for him, I've gotten him interested in running around more. It has helped tremendously with his weight and ability to clean his hind end. He's holding steady at about 2.8 lbs and has been very healthy.

He's the most outgoing of all my boys now that Scruffy is gone. When I open his cage, lean in and reach for him, he jumps into my arms and runs up under my chin to snuggle. I've been thinking about Scruffy a lot since this coronavirus quarantine thing started. I think Mr Bubbles can sense it. He has started doing that same stretch, yawn and quiver thing that Scruffy used to do. Between that and his nibbling on the cage wires, it helps me miss Scruffy just a little bit less.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:48 am


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Mr Bubbles! I have tried putting his hay in a hopper to keep it from getting all over the fleece, but he prefers to lay in it. He'll lay there and eat it. Afterwards he pushes his house over it so he can sleep on it and have the comfort and security of his house at the same time. It makes cleaning the fleece harder for me, and I have to change his bedding more often but he's more than worth the extra effort.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:14 am


He's a cutie!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:33 am


I love that little splotch of color on his head.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:47 am


It's a whirl too. Mr Bubbles is my little man.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:05 pm


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Mr Bubbles wants grass and BJ wants Mr Bubbles. It's nice out and this made me think of Scruffy and how much he used to love going outside. I miss him still. I know he's up there grazing on the endless supply of heavenly grass with all of the other guinea pigs who are special to us and have moved on.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:07 am


Cleaning up and going through some old paperwork and found the papers from Petco on Mr Bubbles. He was born around the middle of September, 2016. So he was about 5 weeks old when we got him. It's hard to believe he's going to be 4 years old this year! My how the time flies! It's different with him because while it seems like a short time, we've gotten the most out of being in each other's lives.

It was such a beautiful day today and I was able to get him outside (in the shade of course) for a nice long graze. He was so content that he didn't even complain when I brought him inside. The others all got their turn for quality time as well. When I put Sammy and Dean back after their time outside, it gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling to see him curled up in his house and sleeping peacefully.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:45 am


Such lucky piggies! I've been picking some grass for mine, but it's still chilly here so there isn't much around. The dandelions are coming up but I only give her a leaf every few days since they're high in calcium.

However, she keeps an eye on me when I come in from outside and she starts wheeking hoping for some grass.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:07 am


My grass is getting very thick and green. I use scissors to cut enough to give all 4 piggies their fill or have them out there to eat their fill or a combination of the two if I can't have them out for very long and I haven't put a dent in it yet. I've been watering it well and they are happily reaping the benefits.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Fri May 01, 2020 8:08 pm


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Scruffy's wildflowers sprouted today. Can't wait to see how pretty they get! I still miss him so much.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri May 01, 2020 9:49 pm


Do you know what varieties they will be? I think it will be a wonderful tribute to Scruffy.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Sun May 03, 2020 12:04 am


The seeds are the ones they gave me with his urn. It is a mixture of Lemon Mint, Black Eyed Susan, Clasping Coneflowers, Plains Coreopsis, Red Corn Poppy, Catchfly, Toadflax and Sweet Alyssum. That's the ones listed on the flyer they gave me. I won't be able to tell which is which. I'm just happy they're growing.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun May 03, 2020 7:08 am


I hope you get to see them all bloom!

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Post   » Sun May 03, 2020 10:08 am


What a nice idea to give them to you with his urn.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon May 04, 2020 5:08 am


I googled each of the types of wildflowers and every one of them is beautiful. I've seen pretty much all of them in the wild at some point except for the Lemon Mint. Should make a very pretty mixture of flowers. I put them into two window planters so I can take them with me if I end up moving.

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon May 25, 2020 5:14 am


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Look at how Mr Bubbles curls up to sleep. He looks so peaceful that I feel bad when I disturb him. This was about half an hour after a nice long graze outside.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon May 25, 2020 12:36 pm


It's nice to have a guinea pig that really knows how to deep sleep!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Mon May 25, 2020 4:46 pm


It really is. If I had a favorite among my piggies, it would be Mr Bubbles. He's our first one and he's my little buddy!

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Renonvsparky

Post   » Tue May 26, 2020 11:46 pm


Mr Bubbles had a long graze. On top of that, he had the task of teaching Oreo the ins and outs of grazing on fresh grass and watching over him. Now he's ready to go take himself a nap. Great job, Mr Bubbles!

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