Monday, March 31, 2014

Piggies of the month March

Rocky and Barney are my two mischievous 3lb.+ boars, and they are quite a handful, but I wouldn't trade them for anything.


Rocky is the black and white Peruvian, and I adopted him when he was almost 1 year old about 8 months ago. I have no idea how old Barney is, but if I had to guess I'd say he's at least 3, maybe 4; I've had him for about 2 years.
Rocky and Barney are special because they are the first two pigs I have rescued. Rocky came from a home where little kids were tired of him (I am his third home); at his first home he was separated from the other boar he lived with (Ugh). Barney came free from a horrible petstore employee whom he was living with (Barney had been brought back because he got 'too big').

Barney lived a peaceful and happy existence staring longingly at the sows until the arrival of Rocky. I had hoped to bond them considering Rocky had a friend before, but they hate each other with a passion. That is how Rocky got his name, because he 'rocked' Barney's world. Side by side in pictures is as close as they should get  :) Although the boars can't get along with one another, individually they are big lovers. Rocky loves to snuggle and he is so pretty, he could have been a show pig.

Barney is Mr. Personality, he is the most intelligent pig I have ever had, and he likes just hanging out with me. He is also fearless for a rodent, I always say he should have been a dog. Sometimes I put Rocky and Barney together during floor time with plenty of space and watch them like a hawk. One time I ran at Barney to stop him from going after Rocky and he didn't even scatter or flinch, he just looked at me like "mom, I was just protecting you from that horrible boar". He does the same thing when the actual dog rushes him in the outside cage (it's dog proof). I was also told by the cable guy last week that Barney "barked at him." I love both my boars, and those of you that have boars know how fun they can be!

Anneli with pigs Rocky, Barney, Nutmeg, and Clover.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

We would like to enrol as Agents

Hello everyone. We are Lotte and Lola Piggyfriend and we were left at our new Slave's local animal shelter.
 
As you can see, we look exactly alike and some of the Piggyfriend Agents suggested that we might be able to join the illustrious ranks of Undercover Piggies as our powers of deception might come in handy. Which one of us is which? We don't know and Slave certainly doesn't either so she calls us by the collective name of Lottelola or else the Lima Ladies as we look just like Lima Piggyfriend from long ago.
 
We currently live together but when we have finished our quarantine ( not long to go now ) we will both move in with one of the piggy groups in the next room. We eat everything that Slave has offered but she is surprised that we do not immediately rush for the cucumber slices as, apparently, the other residents snap those up first.
 
Susie and Sally have already taken the joint name of Agents Gemini, which would have suited us well so Slave suggested we call ourselves collectively Agents 88. She says that that number is called "Two fat ladies" in a human game called Bingo and we think that is a perfect decription of our piggy shapes. Slave says that most of the Piggyfriends arrive here in need of a good meal or six but we must have been well fed in our previous home.
 
So, if we might be permitted to join, we will promise to use our sneakiness at pretending to be only one piggy whilst the other is off Agenting.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Video: Why Guinea Pigs Need Hay

A good video on hay. Not to mention cute pigs. We ourselves get big bales of hay from a farmer as we don't have all the brands that skinnypigs mentions in the Netherlands. The bales of hay are actually meant for horses and since our intestinal tracts are very similar it works for us too (not to mention that it smells really good. Not an uncessary luxury when you live in a tiny appartment)


Have a nice Wheekend!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Pre-dating: More boars to choose from...

The Human was doing a little Whoop last weekend, as she read on the Kuufke website that more boars are planned to be neutered on 26th of March. so that is today the poor guys... This means that when we visit t Kuufke in a little over 3 weeks, we have more choice... But really was a Whoop necessary? The poor boars...
Daddy slave was not so excited as mommy, he feels their pain probably.

Boars
You can see on their website who will be helped today, intact boars now have a red text with 26-3-2014 behind their names (intact boars), or once all is done and the website is updated they will just have today's date (neutered boars) behind their names. Willem is now on the list, but as we said before he has already been reserved :( though this is of course very good news for him!

The boys who will visit the vet today are Coyle, Cullen, Cassidy, Connolly, Connal, Callaghan, Berke, Valentijn and Ferdinard. We think all the C boys have the Irish names Penny mentioned before! Turns out Coyle was not neutered today but Farouk was, he seems extremely handsome..

Mom likes Connal, he seems quite young in the picture but was already born in September last year. He came from a shelter in Belgium and is staying at t Kuufke since 21 December 2013.

Do you see any boars you like? 

Mom also likes Mika, he is still under the intact boars so he won't be coming home with us...

Sows
Gemma, Gaia's little girl, is still at 't Kuufke shelter, so she is still an option. But the shelter posted a really cute pigture of her on their facebook page, showing us her curious nature.
Me? Curious? What makes you think that?



Only two and a half weeks until we get to visit the shelter and hopefully find a new friend...


Wheeks, The Guinygirlz: Woopy, Daisy and Roos

Monday, March 24, 2014

We are still here...

In case you were worried that we hadn't reported in recently we want to reassure you we are here and its the humans fault we have not been online!!

Mummy and Daddy have decided to move house which means all our time is spent keeping the cage tidy, smiling sweetly, looking cute and behaving ourselves in case someone comes to view the house.

Having watched the popcorning video we would like to say Hubert is weird he loves the hoover he goes mad running round and popcorning whenever Mummy hoovers our room, as a result our room has never been cleaner as Mummy loves watching him (so does Daddy but apparently he is allergic to hoovers)

Count down time 1 week until my 5th Birthday!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Video: Guinea Pigs Popcorning

The sun is shining here in the Netherlands, so let the popcorning commence!



Have a Sunny Wheekend!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day from Agent Yougie and Apollo! Edgeworth is feeling a wee bit under the weather, so he abstained from this photo shoot but he got into the green spirit!


Top of the Morning everyone!

On behalf of the Piggyfriends, Agent Minty ( aka Polo ) would like to wish everyone a very happy St. Patrick's Day.
 
Carrot wine all round. Slainte! ( Cheers! ).

Sunday, March 16, 2014

We Meet Hubert..

Quarantine and bath time over we have met Hubert, what can I tell you, he is small, furry and fast other than that he is not that interesting wol

Mummy is please as we all get on together, we mostly do this by ignoring each other and doing our own thing, that is until Hubert in a mad dash runs into one of us.

Hubert also has a habit of jumping in one side of the hammock and throwing himself out of the other side strange boy

The humans have given up trying to say Hubert and have now settled for calling him Hoobie

We have noticed that his hair is slowly getting longer and we think Mummy may end up having to use the scissors on him something us short haired piggies dont have to worry about

Here are some pigtures of us meeting







In more exciting news I will be 5 in a few weeks time that means I get to be a SCAMPS pig go me!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Video: James Bond Squirrel

Has anyone recruited this little guy yet?



Have an Adventurous Wheekend!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Piggie dating: Did we start too early?

Hi all,

We have another update about our potential new cage mate.
Maybe we started this 'looking-at-possible-candidates' a bit too early...

The Boars
Arjen, the cute boar, is gone, so that is good news for him as he has found a new forever home.
Willem, the CH(swiss) Teddy, has been reserved so he will leave soon to his new forever home.
Chip, the nice silver one, has also gone to his new forever home!
So that were our male candidates... they all found a new home, so they will not be coming home with us...

Our female slave really has a weak spot for Piaras, but he is still intact so chances of him coming home with us are quite small...
Piaras, born 11 February at the shelter
Mom loves his little face... unfortunately (for us) he is still intact

The Sows
As said Gaia has been reserved to go to her new home as soon as her babies are ready for her to leave. Her little daughter Gemma is still at the shelter, so she is still an option.

Mom and dad however were ooh-ing and aah-ing over this little girl named Chloe
Chloƫ, born 18 February at the new home of her mom Cathleen (Cathleen was rehomed without knowing she was pregnant)
our slaves: AAAAaaaaaawww, what a cutie! *melt*
There are more little ones who look cute, and we heard from our good friends the GekkeFlappies (Agent zeppelin and Pepper) that some new piggies arrived from Brussels, 2 of them are sows...

To be continued...
the Guinygirlz: Woopy, Daisy & Roos

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Peter Gurney Memorial: this Sunday 9 March

From the GPDD:

"Everyone is invited to participate in our Annual Candle-Lighting Memorial, on March 9th, at 8:00 pm, in your particular time zone.  This is our annual candle-light memorial to officially remember Peter Gurney and all of our dear friends, both 2 and 4 legged, who are no longer with us, but are together at the Rainbow Bridge.  This has been our annual tradition for the past 8 years, and all you have to do is light a candle on March 9th, at around 8:00 pm, in memory of the piggies, and others that we want to remember.

For those who want to read more about this wonderful tradition of the GPDD, see the GPDD homepage, (www.gpdd.org), and the wonderful map and list of all the places where candles were lit last year.

Please mark your calendars for March 9th, 8:00 pm, and be a part of this wonderful memorial.  After March 9th, I'll ask you to post on the GPDD and let me know where you lit your candle - city, state, and country.

As candles are lit in each time zone, the light will move around the world, and all those at the Rainbow Bridge will see our lights, and know that we are thinking of them.

Audrey
(Remembering Gordon and Reese, at the Rainbow Bridge)"

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Piggie dating: Guinygirlz update

So here is a small update, as could partly be read in the comments of our previous post.

We are pretty sure that the people that came to see Chip liked him, as he is no longer on the kuufke website. We are glad he found a new home but a bit sad we did not get to date this pretty silver boy.  Our mom's colleague already named him shadow.

There is now a picture of Gaia's daughter Gemma and her 2 sons on the website. See the boys Gijs and Goofy here
Isn't she the cutest?

In other good news (for us) Arjen and Willem are still there, though unfortunately (for us again) Willem is still intact so he cannot join us...

Monday, March 3, 2014

Bad news...and good news :)

We are going to have a bath!!


The good news is its because Daddy has been a naughty boy and bought us home a new friend.

Daddy decided that he couldn't live without a teddy piggy in his life and after searching the pet shops he found this little critter who is now named Hubert (don't worry Mummy has forgiven Daddy for being naughty)








We think Hubert is about 8 weeks old and that he might be a teddy cross as his hair is quite long compared to Iron Hamsters we are not sure how long it will grow or how quickly it will grow but we know it will be Mummy looking after it and not us wol

Mummy says he is tiny compared to us big monsters and that he doesn't feel like a piggy when she picks him up as he is too light

Hubert is currently in the quarantine cage until Mummy is sure that he is not carrying anything nasty, once quarantine ends it will be bath time boooo

After bath time it will be time to see if we can live together like we did with Iron Hamster (Daddy hopes so otherwise he will be back in the dog house)

So welcome Hubert

BTW neither Mummy or Daddy can pronounce Hubert properly they say hoobert

Sunday, March 2, 2014

And the winner is....

Dutch shelter: 't Kuufke!!!

We would like to thank everyone who voted for them, and the other shelters.
We will have to do the precise maths, but we think 150 euros were raised by selling calendars, plus some extra donations.  You know who you are, thanks!

As the Guinygirlz wrote in their post, we will visit the shelter in April, hopefully we can them let you know what they did with our donation.

A very big thank you again to everyone who contributed pigtures, bought calendars, nominated shelters, voted for them and told others to vote!!

The blogging trinity
Mieke, M and Janneke