Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Undercover Guinea Pigs Calendar 2013!

Hi Piggies,

Like last year we want to make an Undercover guinea pigs calendar!!

How does it work?

We have 12 spots, one for every month, to fill the calendar, and we might also want a piggy to go on the front. We would like to receive pigtures of your cavy or cavies, which we can use in the calendar with your permission.

If we recieve too many different entries, we might have to choose. Sorry there are only 12 spots to fill, but we will give priority to piggies that have not appeared in the calendar last year (or actually if one piggy of a slave has been in there already and he/she sends in a pigture of a different piggy he/she owns, and we also received a pigture from a cavy who's slave hasn't had a piggy in the calendar before, the last one will get priority).

We will also ask you to nominate a shelter where we will send the money we make on the calendar. Once all calendars are (almost) sold, we will have a vote for which shelter which should recieve the money.Everyone can send in nominees, this is not restricted to piggies featuring in the calendar!

The shelter that won last year, will be excluded, as we want to give all shelters a chance.

Mieke from the undercover guinea pigs blog will post when you can order the calendar (desk or wall version) from a company and have the company send it to you directly (as it's probably cheaper and faster).

So, send in your entries! It can be one of or all your piggies, and we love big, good resolution pigtures for the calendar, themed pictures eg Christmas, Halloween etc are also good. You can send in pigtures with a little accompanying text about the piggie(s) and their agents names, either to the blog directly (see the contribute tab) or mail it to us and we will post.


The undercover guinea pigs blog girls,
Mieke, M and Janneke

Monday, October 29, 2012

Agent Pellets (Aka Mo,Momo or the Mowhauk dude) and Agent Shyness (Aka Larry,Lar,or the Curly Furry) fight about who's cuter.

video

Hey guys! Sorry,I haven't posted in awhile.It's really busy here.Well,here's a (funny) (kinda)video of them.

   Bella and the Piggies

 
Ps , they are on the floor infront of the couch!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Video: Guinygirlz new cage

Hi there,

 Auntie J is away and left us to the hard task of selecting a video.
We have had a new cage, build by our human Daddy E, for a while now. We are pretty sure we shared it already but we cannot find it on this blog...
So hope we are not annoying you with a repeat of this video of us entering the new cage for the first time... it is quite a long video, you don't have to watch it all if you don't want to ;)

 

 Some specifics:
- The cage is about 122cm by 125cm (around 48" by 49") and made out of wood, the kind that consists of layers pressed together with a shiny top and bottom.
- The see-through parts are pieces of plexiglass (hooby glass) from our old cage (see our old cage here)
- Roos has a perfect camouflage color for the sides of the cage (the wood is red brown, like Roos is).
- The back has a small ledge at the top, which can be opened, so our waterbottle and hayrack can be filled more easily. We like this, because it gives some idea of shelter when we get scared.
- The cage is on top of an 'H'-shaped stand which holds our boxes of pellets, hay, bedding.
- We had to get used to the wide open space, but now We looove the new cage!

 The Guinygirlz: Woopy, Lily, Daisy and Roos

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

pigture of Mimi for Undercover piggies

Agent A would like to add her entry to the 50 yard nap. This is the aftermath of her 5th adoption day celebration!

~Jaime, Mimi & Captain Phil the betta fish~
~Missing Albert, Molly, Radar & Daisy~
http://s652.photobucket.com/albums/uu246/chirpy123/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AintThatCrafty

Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Response to our Review

Dear Agent Ghost


Thank you so much for reviewing my book! I possibly should have mentioned that I loved Roald Dhal before discovering Douglas Adams so apologies for that! I'm thrilled that some of it made you giggle and I promise that the sequel is much more piggy friendly and will have lots more Tutt Tutt. The evil long white haired piggy won't have it any other way...


Your biggest fan


Jayne Bartholomew




Hi, seriously though thanks for the review it really made me smile. I've sent a tweet out with the link and a shout out for your website. I hope the piggy demises weren't too awful but I'm convinced that there's a secret master race hiding in hutches up and down England just waiting until we run out of carrots.



Whee are soo excited now we want to know when book 2 is out, whee love you Tutt Tutt hurry up human and get writing!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Our First Book Review

Well Mummy has read us Spacehoppers Dance of the Guinea Pigs so as promised we are here to share our thoughts about it.

First of all if you are by nature a sensitive guinea pig this may not be the book for you as bad things happen to most the guinea pigs, to be fair they are not very friendly guinea pigs, Mummy says the human equivalent would be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where bad things happen to the bad children, except this book involves more death, a horror story for guinea pigs maybe.

Now that the warning is out of the way we can share the good bits, this book made us wheek out loud at some points mainly when "accidents" happen to the non guinea pigs and their equipment, serves them right for calling guinea pigs stupid!

Set in space this a sci fi action story involving various sorts of aliens, space pirates and of course guinea pigs (although we think guinea pigs should feature more!!) there is also a hint of human romance (yuck)

Our favourite character is Tutt Tutt and as we suspect there may be a sequel coming soon we would like to vote for more scenes involving Tutt Tutt that show just how clever us guinea pigs really are (I mean we can review books and everything)

We also want to know more about the evil long white haired piggy and how he/she is really the boss of the space pirates (well he/she must surely be in charge)

So if you have a wicked sense of humour and enjoy sci fi give this book a go and let us know what you think.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Video: Food Glorious Food

Today a video with a song that we love to belt out at the top of our lungs. The original is from the musical Oliver! (Twist), but we really like the Ice Age version.


Lyrics:

Food, glorious food, we're anxious to try it
Three banquets a day, our favourite diet
Just picture a mammoth steak, fried, roasted or stewed
Oh, food, wonderful food, marvellous food, glorious food

Food, glorious food, poached possum served flambe
Broth made from a sloth, or sabre tooth souffle
Why should we be fated to, do nothing but brood
On food, magical food, wonderful food. marvellous food

Food, glorious food, flesh picked off the dead ones
Rank, rotten or chewed, soon we'll be the fed ones
Just thinking of putrid meat, puts us in a mood
For food, glorious food, marvellous food, fabulous food
Beautiful food, magical food, glorious food

Okay.. there needs to be a vegetarian version of this song ;-)

Have a nice wheekend!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pre Christmas Sale Help Thistle Cavies

Pre Christmas Sale
Hi, Christmas is not far away so we have selected a few items to give your piggies a treat  The sale prices are ONLY available to order via this newsletter, so pass it on to your friends. Stocks are limited so order early.
On a sadder note, I am writing this newsletter as Wendi has some serious health problems and must do less.As always the care of all our residents is our priority and fund raising has been put on the back burner in the last few months.We have many older piggies that need heart meds daily as well as a couple with ongoing dental problems which necessitates a vet visit every month, others with various health problems, and always the need for pain relief meds and antibiotics. With winter coming earlier this year, (we have had snow  already) and  several days of wakening to everthing white with hoar frost, beautiful but cold, this means on top of regular vet visits and the need for meds every month that costs will rise as the heating is turned up for the next several months.Please donate if you can, every single £ helps, sponsor a piggy for you, for your friends.If you have any unwanted moble phones we can convert these into funds , just email us for a prepaid envelope.
 Many thanks Martyn
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Wicker Bridge 30x30x16 cm Original price £9.99
NOW ONLY £5.49 EACH
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Cosy Cushy Bed 35x28cm Original Price £9.60
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Piggy Wigwam 30x31x30 cm .
Soft lamb fur imitation insert
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To get these great prices you need to order from the newsletter email as the links dont work in our post if you want me to send you the original email just send me an email at the contact address in the contribute section or for more gift ideas and to donate visit the website.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

We Have a New Human Friend...

she is a world famous author (well she will be soon) who has written a book featuring Ninja Guinea Pigs.

Her name is Jayne and she loves our blog (she obviously has good taste)

We only made friends with her yesterday, when she sent a nice email to ask if we would mind linking her book on the blog.

We said no problem so here is her email and link


Hi


I've just published a book on Amazon called 'Space Hoppers - Dance of the Guinea Pigs' and I wondered, if you ever became an affiliate of Amazon, if you'd consider putting the link to my book onto a page about guinea pigs? Or would you consider giving the book a review? It's pretty geeky, there's no dancing and the guinea pigs go ninja.


Here's the link to my book - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Space-Hoppers-Dance-Guinea-ebook/dp/B009FN4TMI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349468941&sr=1-1


I hope you don't consider this too cheeky but I'm new to marketing, only published a fortnight ago and I'm trying anything!


Thanks and best wishes


Jayne

Mummy has downloaded the book for her Kindle and has promised to read it to us when she finishes her current book we will then post a review here.

If anyone elses humans have Kindles they could also download the book and share their thoughts as well.

Happy reading (or listening)

Ghost

Saturday, October 6, 2012

More Guinea Pig Shaming

We made a selection of our favorite Guinea Pig Shaming pigtures.










Our sources:
http://guineapigshame.tumblr.com/
http://craftscaviescontras.blogspot.nl/2012/09/guinea-pig-shaming.html
http://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/showthread.php?p=1368910

p.s. we embedded the photo's (used the link to the image, instead of downloading and uploading), so that we wouldn't violate any copyrights. However, if we have offended you, let us know and we'll remove the link to your photo

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Video: the Shame Blues

Have you heard about Pet Shaming? It is a meme that started out as Dogshaming and then spread to other species as well. Our current friday video shows us Daisy the Dog with the Shame Blues.



Want more? Check out this photo collection or go ahead in Google Images to see what you can find with search terms like pet shaming, dog shaming, cat shaming or even guinea pig shaming. We'll be busy making pamplets for slave shaming. We've already got:

  • I think I'm sexy like Shakira. I'm not.
  • I eat all the strawberries
  • I clean up poo

Any more suggestions? Both slave shaming as well as (links to) guinea pigtures are welcome.

Have a nice Wheekend!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Another Agent Zeppelin Mystery

Agent Zeppelin has another mystery for you. He made his staff go to the street market to buy vegetables in a brown paper bag (FYI, best toy ever!). After eating the contents he sent us this pigture.

Which way is he facing? Get guessing!


New Agent Tortoise

Hi There,

I am new agent Tortoise!
I got this name because I like to sit under our hammock and push it up. This hammock can be moved around (because it's hanging over the side of our cage by a sturdy wire), and with me under it I look just like a tortoise... at least that is what the slaves say!



Hints for my real name, I live in a small country in Europe, where most of the land is actually below sealevel. Like my 'sisters' (2 out of 3 at least) I have a flower name, mine is in our country's native language.

I am almost 11 months old, and since I was about 9 months I already weighed a 1000grammes (1 kilo), this week the scales showed I already weigh 1050grammes!
So slave is very late sending this is, as I reached agent weight a few months ago...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Spot the Pig

Look closely at this pigture there are 2 pigs in it can you spot them both?




Heres another clue




and another one




Open the box and there he is!!





Every evening this box is stuffed full of hay and every morning the hay has magically changed into a guinea pig.