Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Piggy A-Z. E is for Endive

We have to confess that we, the Piggyfriends, have never been given this vegetable but it was suggested by our fellow bloggers so here is a photo of it courtesy of the Guinygirlz and Berke ( whose name should have an accent but we haven't got one on our laptop ).

Who's that little one?

We thought that it looked a bit like frisee lettuce, which we sometimes have so the Guinygirlz have tried  to describe what the difference is. They say that frisee is a lot more crunchy (like lettuce should be) and Endive leaves are bigger (about 20 cm long) getting smaller in the middle of the Endive. Frisee is frilly all over, Endive is just frilly at the end (green part) of the leaves.
We Googled Endive and some of the images shown were of chicory ( which we love ) so we were confused.

The Guinygirlz and Berke like Endive, though it can be a bit bitter, so there definitely is a link with chicory somewhere. They get their humans to rinse the sand off the leaves, the sand being mostly in between the outer leaves.

Their humans eat it too, mostly in summer, in a mash (of potatoes) with raw Endive because if you cook it it becomes really bitter. In their quest to find the difference, the Guinygirlz found on a dutch website that Frisee is just curly Endive, making us all more confused...

If any of you readers like Endive do post in our comments section and let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Popcorning Rodney

Mummy had just put us back into our home after cleaning it and Rodney was popcorning like mad, taking a quick break from emptying the rubbish and getting our food Mummy got the camera out to film him and...he stopped. Mummy sat there waiting for ages and after a little while he did popcorn a little bit but not as much as before here is what Mummy actually managed to video.

VID_20170128_165726119 from M Fug on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Piggyfriend Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. We are sorry that we are a bit late with our post but here are our two elderly Valentines, Otto and Angelina.

Otto has given Angelina two roses and a box of grass, which they are sharing.

"I think that there might be a bit more grass in this box, Otto." says Angelina.

We hope that you all got lots of treats and that your humans were given flowers and chocolates.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from Apollo, Dante Wigglebottom, and Dmitri!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Silly pigture

Hi there everypig,

Our Slave brings home boxes from the supermarket for us to use as houses. Look at the label on this new one!

She says that Pignoletto is the name of a grape from which an Italian sparkling wine is made but we know better, don't we? It looks like "little pig" to us and Louis says that it is a nice roomy box for his morning nap.

Monday, February 6, 2017

I Meet Rodney

Well I would have posted this a few weeks ago now but Mummy has been suffering with a virus so we have had to look after her rather than play on the computer.

After his 2 weeks quarantine Rodney and I were allowed to meet, we were both given baths and then Mummy put some fresh food in boxes for us and put us both in the play area together. As you can see we were both more interested in food than each other. When we went into the cage with our lovely new bedding we were once again more interested in hay than in each other.

This is basically how our friendship has continued we are happy to know there is another pig there but we both like our own space.

For those of you who were wondering Rodney is named after the guinea pig in the Eddie Murphy film Doctor Dolittle.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Piggy A-Z. E is for Eddie

We are now starting E in our Piggy A-Z with our friend Eddie. Here is his pigture.

And here is his story..........

Hi, I am Eddie, AKA Agent Confetti, helping represent "E." I like the letter "E" because it was the first letter of my first brother's name, Ethan (RIP), who was also known as Agent Peruke or Agent Sheep.

I hope you like my photo. In it I am being mysterious, but I am also trying to show my crest. I am a tricolor crested guinea pig and am just more than four years old. My mom and dad adopted me when I was a baby. They took Ethan to a rescue a couple of hours away, and Ethan met five piggies and chose me! We were great brothers and friends for three years.

Now I live with my brother Nugget, whose adoption day is Groundhog Day, Feb. 2. He and I met a year ago.

Recently I had bladder-stone surgery. Bladder stones are not nice and do not belong in piggies. My mom does her best with my diet, and Nugget and I drink bottled water, but she has a theory that crested piggies are prone to stones. Since the surgery, I am back to my favorite pastimes, such as watching weather radar and waving shredded newspaper (part of my bedding) to get attention for food. I believe that an agent should be aware of the world (hence my interest in the weather) and should be versatile (hence my using bedding as a semaphore).

Nugget and I share a very big cage (or house) made of C & C cubes, and in it we have lots of cozies, a "sofa," a PVC tube, and an "A-frame" that my dad made out of wood. In the spring and summer, the A-frame is one of my favorite places to be. We also use our carrier and a wooden house when we have floortime. My mom says I am smart because when we have floortime and I want to return to my house, I chase her around.

As for food, it is very important. I love hay, of course, and cucumbers are one of my favorite veggies. I also like to angle my pellet bowl at 45 degrees to make for easier access to it. This dumps some of the pellets out, and my mom has to return them to the bowl. It is important to make your humans do things for you.

I also trained my mom to transport me via the PVC tube, although she thinks she trained me to use it. Nugget now uses the tube as well. As you know, an agent has to be adept at psychology.

Thank you for reading about me. I am proud to be Agent Confetti and a proponent of "E."