Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Egg Adverts

Well before that stupid dolphin (no offense) took over Egg Card used to use us piggies in their adverts.

So for a top up of piggy cuteness check out this link for adverts 1 and 2.

http://www.egg.com/visitor/0,,3_81609--View_1710,00.html

Sunday, March 28, 2010

British Summer Time Begins

About time is all I can say.

Today Sunday 28th March is the official start of summer time, this means the clocks go forward so the humans have to get up an hour earlier heeheeehee, glad me a guinea pig me gets up when me wants!!

The weather humans say that its going to rain typical!!!

Is it officially summer for any pig else? and do you have to change your clocks?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Trouble Making Texel

Hey Buddy,

Okay, now finally, as promised, some more information about my breed.

Tumtadadum.. I'm a Texel!!! This means I have a very long curly coat. Mom says I'm very high maintanance. Tuh.. well thank you very much.. *looks really proud*.

Did you know I have some sheep and an island named after me? (no not Igors.. texels) The sheep are very curly and heavy muscled (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texel_(sheep) ) just like me! And the island.. aw well.. it was close to Amsterdam (the city) when I hijacked the VOC ship and I needed a place to hideout from the police. I guess the natives were very impressed with my eating skills when I was mowing their lawns, so I think they named the island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texel) and their sheep after me.

Mom likes to keep my hair short because I'm still trying to grow dreadlocks to impress my Mickey (mom just doesn't understand what cool is.. *sigh*). She doesn't comb my hair because I hate that; but she does pick out poo and hay every week or so and when she finds little knots she justs takes a scissor and cuts them out (doesn't happen too often btw.. but i do try). She repeats that until my hair becomes too long and then she cuts it all off.

The difference between Texels and other curly pigs (Rexes, CH and US teddies) is that my hair keeps on growing. The CH Teddies do have longer hair than the Rexes and US teddies, but it doesn't get any longer than a few cm. There is only one other breed that has long curly hair that keeps on growing and those are Lunkarya's. But their hair is better described as wild; instead of corkscrew curly like mine.

Lots of Wheeks!
Agent I

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A texel is a Rexoid Sheltie, they can come in any colour the breed standard says that the sweep should be longer than the sides and fall over the butt, they should have a central parting and no matting (bad luck Agent I) a crest or rosette = disqualification.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Guest Number 17

Is Agent I, there are no prizes for guessing who this is and no excuses for getting it wrong rofl.

Agent I lives in the Nederlands with his sister Agent Piggy Galore and a mad human scientist.

His real name is a usually associated with a mad scientists assistance, especially in horror films and Terry Pratchett books.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Agent Ghost is Not Happy

On Saturday night not only did he have to have a bath (which he hates) he also had to have his nails clipped heeheehee

Ghost has black nails so Mummy only clips a tiny bit each time, this means he needs clipping more often, me glad me has clear nails.

It took both Mummy and Daddy to bath Ghost as he went mental, trying to escape and acting like he was being tortured.

Mummy says if anyone knows of a way to keep grease gland clean that doesnt involve scrubbing in water can they let her know.

Mind you Ghost would still have to bathed regularly with the Vet Sect Repel shampoo to help against parasites, and it does make your hair soft.

Me was a good boy (as usual) me let Daddy bath me with no fuss, me even wheeked at him as he scrubbed my tummy.

You will be glad to know me has internet again hurray

Friday, March 19, 2010

Easter Bunny's

As we are now fast approaching Easter, me thought it was a good time to remind everyone of the Make Mine Chocolate Campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to stop the impulse buying of rabbits as Easter presents by encouraging people to think twice and get a chocolate bunny instead.

Mummy would much rather have chocolate....

Here is the link to the campaign website in the UK.

http://www.makeminechocolate.co.uk/

PS me has no internet connection at home, problem with damn phone line so if you dont hear from me over the weekend you know why grrrrrr

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happig Saint Patricks Day

Today Wednesday 17th March is Saint Patricks day.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and legend says that he ridded the country of all snakes.

Me is going to Ireland........ they still have snakes here in England and me does not want to meet one!!

Nowadays tradition seems to dictate that the humans dress up in green and over indulge on Guiness (yuck me prefers carrot wine everytime)

Do you guys celebrate Saint Patricks day and how do you do it?

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Hay Review Part 2

The 2nd hay me has taste tested is an unbranded variety available from my local pet shop.

This comes in a big bag but me doesnt know the weight, the bag is about 3 foot tall and cost Mummy £4.80.

This hay has the long strands that me prefers and is soft to use as bedding.

The hay is a yellowy brown colour and me is not that keen on the flavour, me thinks me would rate this 3 out of 10.

Me dont think Mummy will buy this one again.

Good for sleeping on....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happig Mothers Day

Here in the UK today (Sunday 14th March) is Mothering Sunday.

This is the day when all good children show their Mummy how much they love her.

Me will show Mummy how much me loves her by wheeking really loudly for food and by cuddling up and falling asleep in her arms with one leg in the air.

Me knows different countries celebrate their Mummy's on different days, so me is relying on you my undercover friends to let me know when your Mothers day is so we can celebrate that as well.

Happig Mothers Day to all the piggy Mums out there.

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Really Funny Spoof Trailer

For those of you who dont know New Moon is a Human, Vampire and Werewolf love story, based on the brilliant teen books by Stephenie Meyer.

http://www.newmoonmovie.org/2009/07/spoof-of-new-moon-trailer-with-guinea-pigs/

We love this spoof we was rolling around on the floor clutching our tummies trying not to pee.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Me Lighted My Candle

Well Mummy did actually for some reason she didnt trust me with a lighter huh???

My candle was a little vanilla scented one in an orange glass holder.

It stayed alight until Mummy went to bed.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Candle Lighting Ceremony

As the GPDD is offline currently, me is posting a reminder here that tomorrow is March 9th the offficial date for our memorial candle lighting ceremony.

This year as well as honouring Peter Gurney and all the piggies who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge we will also be honouring our missing human friends Alge, Debbie, Joe and Kirsten.

Remember to light your candle at 8pm local time and to make a note to remind yourself to post the lighting to the GPDD when it is up and running again.

Lets send the light around the world!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wicked Tort and White

Agent Vroom is a tortoiseshell and white piggie this means she has black, red (tort) and white markings.

The breed standards say that a tort and white piggy should have patches of black, white and red that are as square as possible and clean cut (no blurring) the opposing patches on each side of the body should be a different colour. Is this even possible???

Lets meet agent Vroom

What would you like your secret agent name to be? and why? Agent Vroom (cause that's how car goes, get it)

How did you come to be a Munchee? Muncheemom was missing Kozmo, a tortoise with white like me, and bought me at a pet store.

How old are you? About 2 1/2

How many and brothers and sisters do you have? 5 brothers, 3 sisters.

Do all your names start with a K? If yes how come? Jimmee, my roommate doesn't have a K name but shares a name with Muncheemom's brother. Bandito's K name is Karlos el Bandito. Someone suggested we all have K names like the original Munchees, Kack and Kaz.

What is your favourite food? I really love my hay.

What is your favourite toy? Jimmee LOL

what is your favourite pastime? eating

Whats the best thing about being a Munchee? Muncheemom gives us the best hay and pellets she can buy and gives us fresh veggies for breakfast and dinner.

In case none of you worked it out the  car is a KIA!! and they live in Tennessee

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Guest Number 16

Guest number is another lovely lady, her secret agent name is Vroom.

She lives as part of a mixed herd somewhere in the US, me forgot to ask what state.

All the herd bar one have names beginning with the same letter.

Their group name is that of a type of chocolate, caramel and biscuit square we have here in the UK but the spelling is different.

Her real name is a make of car hence the name Vroom

This is a hard one so put your thinking caps on.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Alge's Memorial Fund

For any of you who have been asleep for the last few days and may not have noticed, the GPDD have organised a memorial fund for our dear friend Alge.

You can use the link here to make a donation if you are a non US resident if you are a US resident the site tells you how you can make a donation.

http://www.cavymadness.com/alge/

You can also view Alges memorial scrapbook here http://rememberingalge.blogspot.com/

We hope everyone can leave a message with their memories of Alge to make this a truly international scrapbook and a fitting memorial.