Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve Cage

Since J will not be staying with us tonight, so she made us a New Years Eve Cage to distract us from the loud bangs and flashes;

New Years Eve Cage, phase I
Remove all hard and sharp objects from the cage and replace them with softer things (In our case; a cardboardbox to feel safe, a snugglesafe to feel warm and a basket to lie in something soft).

MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Sprinkle veggies around the cage! (parsley and chicory)

New Years Eve Cage, phase II
Put in lots and lots and lots of HAY!!!

New Years Eve Cage, phase III
Insert Piggies!  
 
Nomnomnomnom..
That is what we call festive decoration!

Happy New Year!
Agent I and Agent Piggy Galore

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Crib: Where do I live?

Hi there,

We think it is time for a new series, as we have shown you lots of available veggies around here now
in the 'Veggie of the Wheek' series. Of course if you have any suggestions or entries in that category you are very welcome to send in your posts or emails...

Our new series will be My crib, and for this we will need your pigticipation!
Some of your slaves might know the My crib tv programme which we think is on MTV, with celebrities who show your slaves their homes.
Of course, we can do the same and show you our cage!
So you are all invited to send us pigtures and some info about your cages, like what's your bedding, interior of your cage, favorite toy in it, maybe your view...
If you have a Do-It-Yourself cage, we are very interested how it was made. Then we can also do a series about C&C and other DIY cages.

Well, for the kick off we will show you our cage made by mommy and daddy.

Well, this is our crib! We have a cage with drybed (like vetbed) on the floor, which is nice and soft. We usually have an assortment of houses, soft baskets, tunnels and/or cuddle cups in it. At the moment we have two hammocks, which are nice to hang in!
Things that are always in our cage are the wooden hayrack (we sent one to our friends the Surrey Squeakers, us being their secret santas), and a hanging hayrack, which actually comes from the kitchen department at Ikea (thanks, auntie Janneke for that idea ;), water bottles (three actually!) and of course our selections of pellets (three kinds as well). Are we spoiled or what!?
Latest addition to our cage is the extra floor, with a very cool brick staircase our mom built




All of the girlz know how to use this, but Chico would rather stay safely on the ground level...

Our cage was made by our mom and dad, and is made out of hobby glass (in holland also known as Plexiglass), glued together with white plastic corner strips. The front glass can easily be lifted out of it for cleaning. It measures 150x50x50 cm (approx. 59x19.7x19.7 inch). Mom and dad are planning on making a bigger one, but they been talking about that since getting Lily and Daisy, and they've been here for half a year now, so that could take some time... We will ask mom to devote a post to the construction of our cage in a Do-it-Yourself (DIY) section.

Wheekz,
the Guinygirlz and Agent Valentino

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pigmas Presents

So what did everybody get for Pigmas?

We got 2 parsley bells, 2 apple chew sticks and a carrot basket.

Werent we lucky

Ghost

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Puppy the Guinea pig wins the Christmas mouse crown!

Our beloved twitterfriend @puppyaguineapig, has won this years Christmas mouse competition!
It was a head to head race featuring Puppy, Dobbie Jones and Cedric this year...
Congratulations, Puppy!!!

Look here for the results

Merry Pigmas from the Puffs

Agent Ghost, the Puffs asked me to send this to you to wish everyone a very Merry Pigmas. Hope that you and the hamster have a great day!

Agent DJ

Merry pigmas from the Guinygirlz and Agent Valentino


And a special thanks to our secret santas Amelia Biscuit. Weasel and their slave Elizabeth! We love the noms, and the piggy size post card (on bottom right) and slave likes the guinea pig towel and purse a lot. Snow bites are almost finished...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Pigmas from the Piggyfriends

We can't all be in the Pigmas Pigture so Agent Thorntons was chosen as he will sit still and not eat the tinsel.
As her friend, Agent Butterloaf is in a Pigmas pigture, Agent Flower had to be as well so here she is too. 
Merry Pigmas everyone and everypig from the Piggyfriends.

Merry Pigmas from the Surrey Squeakers


Stella Squeaker the newest addition

Merry Pigmas from Agents Cannonball, Butterloaf, and RudderRump!

Weeee all wish everyone and everypig a happy holiday! We will be celebrating Pigmas by eating a lot and loafying around. It is a grand holiday. Here Agent Butterloaf is eating and thinking about all his presents!
Best wishes to all,
Agent Cannonball, Butterloaf, Rudderrump

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Pigmas from the Winky Team's Archives



We didn't make Pigmas pigtures this year, but we sure have a lovely archive with pigtures from the past.

1. Auntie Lotje in the 'snow'
2. Snowflake Susie (when she was really young) in the 'snow'
3. Suus dreaming of a white Christmas with chicory (which is Witlof in Dutch; literally white-leafage)
4. Aunties Guiny and Lotje on a Christmas/move house-card
5. Yaya wishes you a Pawsome Christmas
6. Igor sends his love and kisses as Santa Paws

Merry Pigmas!

Igor and Yaya

Merry Pigmas


Look how big the Hamster is!!

We would just like to explain so we dont offend anyone, that Pigmas is not a religious celebration and has nothing to do with the human traditions.

Pigmas is a day to celebrate all things piggy, we celebrate fresh food and grass, hay and nibbles, cuddles and playtime, eating, wheeking and pooping.

So Merry Pigmas everypig

Please send in your Pigmas pigtures

Ghost and Hamster

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bobtails Win £1000

Thank you to everyone who voted, Bobtails did not win the £3000 first prize but they did win £1000 runners up prize and thats not to be wheeked at.

Well done Bobtails

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Weather

Well yesterday we were hit with another snow storm this time it lasted a couple of hours and dumped 15cm of snow on us, luckily Mummy can still get to the garage for our supplies.

It does mean once again the world is white, no yummy green grass in sight.

If you think thats bad check out the frozen lighthouse Now that is amazing.

So agents around the world please send in your weather reports.

Ghost

Friday, December 17, 2010

Piggy Snap Black and White the Girls


Charlies Angels




Mystery Agent Venezia

I was rescued with three other piggies, one of whom is already an agent. She chose the name Firenze for her secret name so I have decided to pick the name Agent Venezia. There is a reason for this and will leave it to you to figure it out.

My favourite food is fresh grass too. I think that most of the piggies that live here would pick that as their favourite. I eat everything that is on offer but am particularly partial to cucumbers. When we first came here, we did not know about veggies and it took us a while to realise that they are edible and tasty but we saw all the other piggies munching away and decided to join in.

My hobby is running through pipes and I also anjoy tearing up cardboard boxes.

Agent Venezia's real name is the same as the heroine in Shakespeares the Merchant of Venice, get guessing ............


Mystery Agent Mouse

The next agent is Agent "Mouse"
She gets her name as she is the most quiet piggie we have. She never speaks.. or squeaks...
She came from a horrible breeder that was going to use her for snake food.. she was thrown in a cage with the other piggies he thought were unworthy to sell... She had her ears chewed off and she was so tiny and small like a mouse... We didnt know it at the time when we brought her home but she was pg as well. She is the mom of Agent Chaplin!
Her favorite food is broccoli.
She really doesn't have a favorite toy or item she likes to play with.

Agent Mouses real name is latin and means to strive, excel or rival, she shares her name with a very famous female aviator

Get guessing.......


Mystery Agents Ice Cream and Pizza

Hi Agent Ghost

We would like to play Piggy Snap for the Black-and-White team please!

I am the one who is more white than black, and I would like to become Agent Ice Cream. Another clue to my real name is that there is "Just One..." of me.

I am the one who is more black than white. I got my real name BECAUSE I am black and white, but another clue to my real name is that I would like to become Agent Pizza.

Do you know who we are?

We dont think you need another clue to Agent Ice Creams real name but Agent Pizza's real name is also a game involving rectangles with spots or rectangles that are lined up and then knocked down.

Get Guessing.............

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Toys: Willow Ball

Willow balls are a toy that is designed to cater to a piggies basic needs, the needs to gnaw and the need to eat.

Willow balls are edible we can eat them to our hearts content and to make them even more fun the humans can put extra treats in middle.


Dutch Willow Ball with Corn Silks


Ghost and Hamster Play Ball

As you can see in the video me and the Hamster enjoy eating the ball, we also drag it around to make sure the other pig cant get it as well as rolling it at each other when we want it out the way.

We had a problem when we had nearly eaten the whole ball, because the willow had been rolled tightly it ended up in coils, I would put my foot on it to eat it and then the coil would flip over my head and I would get stuck, the Hamster did this too, we then panic and run around until it falls off.

To stop us doing this Mummy cut the coils in half for us, not as much fun but we could eat them without getting stuck.

Ghost

Friday, December 10, 2010

Veggie of the Week Coriander


Coriander/ Cilantro plant before Mummy killed itBlink and you miss itAll gone Well as you can see from the pigtures above our first taste of Coriander was a success we love it!! In the US Coriander is known as Cilantro. According to our lists 1) Coriander is high in vitamin C 2) It can be fed daily 3) It is high in calcium 
Guinea Lynx' VEGETABLE CHART
100 gram portions
Percent Water Energy
(Kcal)
Protein
(g)
Ascorbic
Acid (C)
Calcium
(mg)

Phosph.
(mg)
Ca:P Ratio
Cilantro 92.21232.1327.067481.4:1
Source: Guinealynx

The humans use this delicious food stuff in cooking and decorating food what a waste.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Silly Christmas Song



Mummy nearly wet herself laughing at this, shame the piggy is only featured for about 10 seconds right near the end, but we promise there is a piggy.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Agent of the Month December

The Agent of the month is ........................ Patches Misfit for the detailed write up explaining thanksgiving.

Well done Patches

Ghost

Friday, December 3, 2010

Snowy Weather

Well as you are probably aware, nearly the whole of the UK has been hit with snow, we got ours yesterday.

It was the Hamsters first snow, Mummy held us up and let us to look at it out the window and then told us to be greatful we didnt have to get to work in it.

Well all our lovely green grass was covered with this white snow stuff, we were not very impressed at all.

Mummy hopes it clears by Sunday so that people can get to the Raystede Christmas Fair.

We understand the snow is worse in that part of the world.

Whats the weather like where you are??

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Piggy Snap Black and White the Boys


Agent Badger



Mystery Agent Brock

My dad is already an agent and is known to you as Agent Badger so I was delighted to be asked to join up too.

I have chosen the agent name of Brock to follow in the family tradition.

My favourite food is fresh grass but dad and I enjoy eveything that is on the menu.

We are not the youngest of agents and do not play very much but we enjoy eating and sleeping whilst keeping a watchful eye for any food that may be approaching.

We are part of a family of five that was rescued from a horrible hutch 5 years ago and have enjoyed living here with many other piggies.

Agent Brocks real name is the same as a town in East Sussex and a grain used to make flour, beer, some whiskies and some vodkas, get guessing .......


Mystery Agent Rudder Rump

I am going to pick the Agent name “Rudder Rump” because I have a tuft of fur on my big bottom. I live with Agent Butterloaf and Agent Cannonball.

I love green pepper, it is my favorite snack.

My specialty in human watching is moving pigloos around so they can’t see me. Most of the time I put the pigloos in a corner next to Agent Butterloaf, but sometimes I move one over the foodbowl.

Agent Cannonball is like my little brother. One time Agent Cannonball poked me in the bottom and ran away, so I had to get him back. I saw him eating in the hay pile so I got in my pigloo, starting driving and tried to get him. He moved before I got him, so once I hit the wall I ran out, saw where he was, turned the pigloo around, and started going for him. This time I bopped him in the bottom with the pigloo! That showed him.

Agent Rudder Rump

Agent Rudder Rump's real name is a tough one to think of clues for so we have broken it into 2 words like the human game charades, so first word clue is lightning does this its also the name of a cleaning product in the UK, second word clue guns make this noise. Now put the 2 words together and you have his name.

Put your thinking caps on ...........



Mystery Agents Nervous *** and Chaplin

Agent "Nervous ***"
His name is chosen because he is the most nervous piggie ever! He had belonged to a family that had kids that would take him out and put him in moving toy cars! he was used as their "live" toy... so needless to say he has earned his name due to his past.

His favorite toy is his wooden house.. he loves to hide in it and peak out the windows at the world.

Favorite food is Apples

Agent Nervous *** (cant give him his full name until you have had a guess at it) your clues his name is the same as a famous Australian outlaw with the surname Kelly.

Get guessing............

Agent Chaplin

He got his name due to the only two colors on him are black and white!Like the old time movies.
His favorite food is strawberries.
His favorite toy is his chewy tube.

Agent Chaplins real name is almost the same as a famous type of quilt minus the work part.

Get thinking..............

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Veggie of the Week; Sweetcorn


Sweetcorn in its silk outer layer



Naked Sweetcorn




Baby Sweetcorn

Here you can see Woopy enjoy a piece of the Corn silk and leaf. 


We can eat the whole of the sweetcorn although we dont eat the big white bit you are left with once you eat the little yellow nobbles, like Woopy our favourite part is the silk and leaves and they contain fibre which is good for our tummies.

Our research has found;
1) Relatively low in vitamin C
2) Can be fed daily
3) Fattening good for piggies who need a bit of extra weight


The guinygirlz Slave found this big table with nutrional values on the wikipedia site:

Sweetcorn, yellow, raw(seeds only)
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 360 kJ (86 kcal)
Carbohydrates 19.02 g
Sugars 3.22 g
Dietary fiber 2.7 g
Fat 1.18 g
Protein 3.2 g
Tryptophan 0.023 g
Threonine 0.129 g
Isoleucine 0.129 g
Leucine 0.348 g
Lysine 0.137 g
Methionine 0.067 g
Cystine 0.026 g
Phenylalanine 0.150 g
Tyrosine 0.123 g
Valine 0.185 g
Arginine 0.131 g
Histidine 0.089 g
Alanine 0.295 g
Aspartic acid 0.244 g
Glutamic acid 0.636 g
Glycine 0.127 g
Proline 0.292 g
Serine 0.153 g
Water 75.96 g
Vitamin A equiv. 9 μg (1%)
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.200 mg (15%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 1.700 mg (11%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 46 μg (12%)
Vitamin C 6.8 mg (11%)
Iron 0.52 mg (4%)
Magnesium 37 mg (10%)
Potassium 270 mg (6%)
One ear of medium size (6-3/4" to 7-1/2" long)
maize has 90 grams of seeds
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database
 Unfortunately Guinealynx has not sweetcorn listed on the vegetable charts

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New Bedding

Mummy has made us some new bedding, she sewed it herself on the sewing machine and as long as you dont mind the fact that there is not a straight line in sight it is great, we also have a choice of 2 colours how cool is that?


Red Dots



Green Dots

So what is our bedding made off??

Our bedding has a top layer of fleece (the spotty bit) this must be 100% polyester and is designed to allow our pee to pass through it so we dont end up sitting in wet patches.

The bottom layer is made of towel (normal human bathroom towel) this layer is designed to soak up the pee so that the fleece top layer stays dry.

Mummy sews the top and bottom layer together in squares, each square covers half the cage.

Me and the Hamster tend to pee in our bedroom area so Mummy puts a double layer of squares there to keep it dry.

Good points......
1) Reusable our first set of fleeces have lasted 18 months
2) Fairly cheap you only pay out once for the materials, our new set costs Mummy about £40
3) Comfortable our cage floor is all soft and snuggy
4) Quick to change, Mummy takes the used fleece out and puts new one in takes about ten minutes including wiping cage floor

Bad Points...
1) We need to have our bedding changed everyday coz we pee a LOT
2) Cleaning the fleece takes a while as Mummy has to brush all the hay off before it goes in washing machine and she can never quiet manage to get rid of it all
3) Needs to be cleaned in washing machine, hay gets into the machine, also water and electricity costs must be counted
4) Needs time to dry especially in autumn when its not cold enough to put the heating on but it keeps raining outside, provisions need to be made for drying

Overall we think this is a good kind of bedding

Does anypig else use fleece? what do you think of it?

Ghost

Friday, November 26, 2010

Rodent-run Power

Read about a farm and home being powered with...
guinea pig poo (!) here...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Agents Milk Tray and Gingerbread reporting

Helloooooo ladies! I have chosen the alias Agent Milk Tray because all the ladies love Milk Tray *winks* and my lovely chocolate fur.
I live with my brother who will be introducing himself shortly. Our human is best friends with Mopsy, slave of Dido, Agent Lettuce. I like sitting with my brother on my Mummy or Daddy and eating my favourite treats such as sweetcorn, spinach and the odd bit of carrot.
My actual name is the same as a well known fictional bear and I share his love of pic-a-nic baskets.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Misfits Thanks Giving



In the United States, Thanksgiving is on the fourth Thursday of November. On this holiday, a Thanksgiving meal is prepared with all the trimmings; families gather together and talk,laugh, eat, while others watch a game or a parade filled with pilgrims, Indians and other colonial figures. Some families may even have their own yearly Thanksgiving traditions.

What is the history of Thanksgiving in United States? The initial "Thanksgiving" feast, held in 1621, was really a traditional English harvest celebration. The Pilgrims shared it with the Native Americans because they had taught the colonists to plant crops and hunt wild game. Without the Native Americans, the Pilgrims may not have survived the harsh winter and been able to celebrate their first harvest of plentiful crops in the New World. The colonists' first harvest feast lasted for three days. Food was served all at once, instead of in courses, so people ate whatever they pleased in the order that they desired. The more important members at the feast were given the best pieces of meat, while the rest of the diners ate whatever was closest to them. The history of Thanksgiving demonstrates that feasts like the one at Plymouth were held throughout the colonies after fall harvests. However, all thirteen colonies did not celebrate Thanksgiving at the same time. In 1789, George Washington became the first president to declare Thanksgiving a holiday. By the mid-1800s, many states observed the Thanksgiving holiday. Meanwhile, the poet and editor, Sarah J. Hale, had begun lobbying for a national Thanksgiving holiday. During the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln looking for ways to unite the nation, discussed the subject with Hale. In 1863 he gave his Thanksgiving Proclamation declaring the last Thursday in November a day of Thanksgiving.

In 1939, 1940, and 1941 Franklin D. Roosevelt, seeking to lengthen the Christmas shopping season, proclaimed Thanksgiving the third Thursday in November. Controversy ensued, and Congress passed a joint resolution in 1941 decreeing that Thanksgiving should fall on the fourth Thursday of November, where it remains. What is Thanksgiving today? At its heart, it's a holiday where family and friends congregate to catch up, reminisce, tell jokes, share scrumptious food and generally give thanks for all the good things in life-exactly what they did at the very first Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Misfits (Patches our spokespig)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Report from Agent Butterloaf

Agent Butterloaf reporting in about Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a day where human beans get together with family, relax, and eat a lot (I'm an expert in relaxing and eating.) It originated back in 1691, when the Pilgrims set a day to celebrate harvest bounty after a successful growing season. The harvest was helped by advice from Native Americans, who taught the settlers how to grow crops in the new land.

Turkey is the main meat at the Thanksgiving dinner. Other common foodstuffs include: gravy for the turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie. One of my human beans bought a butternut squash for Thanksgiving and said it looked like me (not true, I'm much more pleasing.)


Happy Thanksgiving to all agents and their human beans!

Puter Problems

Well on Friday vista finally managed to kill our puter and the humans couldnt fix it.

They have spent all weekend finding and setting up a new puter, they still have not sorted everything yet.

Hopefully this puter will be ok as it has windows 7 not the dreaded Vista

Ghost

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It worked: Endive feast!!

Hi there,

The recipe for endive our aunts Yaya and Janneke posted worked!
Daddy slave didn't want to eat endive for another day,
so we got the leftovers:
Yummie!

P.S. Can you see how big Lily'explorer (top right) and Lil'wheeker (top left) have gotten?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Introduction to Toys

This may come as a surprise to the humans but piggies like toys, we really do, we like to play!!

In fact Agent I likes toys so much he has made a website dedicated to them.

Now Daddy is very silly he thought we would like to play with a tennis ball!!

What happened........ he rolled the tennis ball at me, I saw it coming, I ran away, I pooped myself, I slowly ventured back, I discovered I could not eat it, I lost interest and ignored it.

So what did we learn, we learnt that piggies do not like human toys, we like toys we can eat or chew or throw around and generally destroy.

Piggies do not play like humans or dogs, the way to tell if a toy is a success is by how much interest we show in it, eating, biting and dragging it around are signs the toy is a success, we may also just want to lie with it next to us this is a success, the more we sniff or bite it the more we like it.

I will post more about specific toys soon

Please feel free to send in posts about your favourite toys as well

Ghost

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Interviewing Caplin Rous using Twitter

Hi All,

We asked Caplin Rous the Capybara the first questions that were asked on the blog.
Below a copy of our Questions and Caplin's answers send using twitter.
We are @Guinygirlz (it means caplin said something to us), and @caplinrous (is us talking to caplin) is our friend Caplin.

We, Guinygirlz, said:
@caplinrous Okay first questions for the interview came in on our blog. http://bit.ly/b235ip
@caplinrous The piggyfriends, little piggy sanctuary in the UK, say they love you and wish they had a capybara friend!  
@caplinrous The piggyfriends adore the video that shows your cousins being tickled and falling over. (Do we have link of that?)

Caplin answers:
@Guinygirlz Here's the link to best capybara video EVER: http://youtu.be/3A2s70Z_LTg


Guinygirlz:
@caplinrous First question from Ghost, a piggy living with the Hamster in UK: What is the weirdest website you have found about capybaras?


@Guinygirlz: Gosh, I don't think I've ever found a weird capybara website! There aren't that many of them.
 

Guinygirlz:

@caplinrous Surrey squeakers, UK, think they eat a lot, they want to know what sort of quantity of food you munch your way through in a day?

Caplin:
@Guinygirlz I don't know how much I eat since mostly graze. Reports say 5 lbs of grass per day but I don't know. Plus 4 popsicles, 4 yogurts

Guinygirlz:
@caplinrous Last one now, Ghost again: Mummy is making us new bedding tomorrow so we would like to know what sort of bedding a capybara has?

Caplin:
@Guinygirlz I don't use bedding. I have dog beds around the house and on the porches. I urinate/defecate in a bowl of water in the bathroom 





If you have more questions for Caplin, please comment here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Endive; the Recipe

Hi all,

Since the veggie of the week is endive, I thought I'd write down a recipe for endive, so here we go:

Ingredients:
- (Broad-leafed) Endive

Directions

As soon as the endive is dropped into your cage, it is important to start slicing and dicing right away since endive is at it's best while it is still crunchy. Endive is always a tasty veggie, but at it's best when fresh.
Eat whatever is left after you're done slicing and dicing.

Enjoy!
Yaya

The Leftovers

A crop of endive is kinda big, so it is okay to share a bit with your humans for the following traditional Dutch recipe:

Andijvie Stamppot
(endive 'mash pot')

Ingredients (serves 4 humans)
- 400 gr. broad-leafed endive
- 1200 gr. potatoes (preferably floury)
- 80 gr. butter
- 4 cups of water (500 ml)
- pepper, salt and nutmeg
- warm milk
- Rookworst (Dutch smoked sausage)
- mustard
Variation tip: stir little pieces of bacon and Dutch cheese into the stamppot. My human likes old dutch cheese, but it has a strong taste so if you're not sure a young dutch cheese might be better.

Directions
Put the potatoes into the water and boil them until they are soft (about 30 minutes). Cut up the endive into small strips. Boil the rookworst. Drain the water from the potatoes. Mash the potatoes with a bit of warm milk, butter, a pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in the raw endive and serve with the rookworst and a bit of mustard.

For the non-dutchies: rookworst and dutch cheese (e.g. Old Amsterdam)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Fayre at Raystede Rescue

Piggyfriends agents Thorntons, Firenze and Venezia reporting.
 
On Sunday 5th. December from 12 until 3 there is going to be a Christmas Fayre at Raystede. This is the rescue from which we three came, as well as several other current Piggyfriends. It featured in Algernon Rat's travels when he was staying with us in April and can be seen on the Remembering Alge blog for that month.
 
 
We hope that somepig reading this will be able to persuade his/her slave to go along and support the cause. They need all the help that they can get so that they can care for even more animals.
 
Here is their website.........
 
 
Slave will be there, desperately trying to avoid the cavy house as we do not have any room for more piggies right now.
Her son, Kevin, who is shown in the blog, will be manning the car park as he does not want to get roped in to sing in the choir. Slave is a show off and will sing anywhere. Sigh............
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Veggie of the Week Endive



Here are Agent Dinosaur and Agent Bumble Bee eating a leaf of Endive:) they love it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vote for Bobtails Rescue

Vote for Bobtails Rescue

Click on the link and then read the webpage its really easy to vote just follow the instructions.

We have voted today.

Lets hope we get them enough votes to win the £3000 that would be alot of hay.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

GPDD got problems again

As most of the GPDD readers probably noticed we haven't received the Guinea Pig Daily Digest for a few days now.
M and me were discussing whether GPDD had spam problems again, or that no one hadn't posted for a few days now.
As I wanted to know what was going on, I wrote an email to the GPDD and also to Tex.
---
Hi there,

I haven't received the GPDD again for a few days now.
I also don't see any new posts in the archives,
so i'm wondering if the GPDD got problems again,
or that just no one posted lately...

Wheeks,
Slave Mikey and piggies:
Guinygirlz: Woopy, Lily and Daisy (almost same weight as 2 year old Woopy,
and they're only 6 months!)
and Valentine Chico

---
Hi!

Yes, the same problem that happened a week ago seems to be happening again. We have a ticket in on it, and hopefully it will be resolved soon.

Tex
--

Well, let's keep our fingers crossed, they fix it soon!

Grtz,
Mieke

Thanksgiving Challenge

This is a challenge for our American Agents, us non American Agents want to know more about your celebration of thanksgiving (are we spelling that right or is it 2 words?)

We want to know how, where, when and most importantly why you celebrate.

So send us your reports and pigtures, best reporter gets to be Agent of the Month for December

Get writing

Ghost

Monday, November 8, 2010

Veggie of the Wheek: Endive

This weeks' veggie will be Endive. Slave says this is a winter veggie, which can be bought here mostly in autumn and winter period.
As you can see, the Endive looks like a big crop of Salad, the taste is quite bitter,
and we get to have a whole leaf per guinea pig!
According to the Guinea lynx vegetable chart below, it's also known as Escarole.
Here is a table with it's nutritional values:
 Guinea Lynx'
VEGETABLE CHART

100 gram portions
Percent
Water
Energy
(Kcal)
Protein
(g)
Ascorbic
Acid (C)
Calcium
(mg)
Phosph.
(mg)
  Ca:P
Ratio
Endive (Escarole) 93.79171.256.552281.9:1
We also read it's high in fibe, vitamin A and K
Oh, wow, this is was wikipedia says about Endive: 'Endive (pronounced /ˈɛndɪv/[1] or /ˈɛndaɪv/), Cichorium endivia is a leaf vegetable belonging to the daisy family.' Wow, there is something like a Daisy family? I have got to be a part of that! Ow, it's a plant family? that is too bad...
Here you see me and Woopy sharing a leaf. Can you see, it's as big as me!
Slave says Endive is also very nice for people te eat, she likes in raw, mixed with mashed patatoes, and a sausage. What makes it really yummy is adding small chunks of Cheese (she's Dutch, huh?) and a little ketjap (soy sauce)...
Okay, those humans are weird, we just eat it raw.
Please send in your pigtures or stories about how you eat Endive!
Also i'd like to know if it's available in for example the US. It seems like a very Dutch veggie to us...

Green Wheeks,
Lil'Wheeker (aka Daisy)

Btw, Because of the Great Piggyfriend Slave Penny tips, our slave is now growing Endive and carrots inside (as it's cold outside)! We hope it will work, one of the seeds sprouted, but as slave planted both in one pot, we've no idea wether it will be carrot or Endive...