Showing posts with label Agent reports. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Agent reports. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A message from our newest Pigpenpal, Noodle.

Hello Piggyfriends,

My new Slave has taken some more photos and I thought that you would like to see them. First of all, here is another one of me. When I was taken to the shelter, my nails were about an inch long and my new Slave immediately trimmed them so I am able to run around properly and have fun.

Can you see my nice neat nails?

Here I am at home, being weighed.
I am going to get fat with all this good food.
Our Slave grows veggies in the garden and we all got to share the first of the carrot crop.

We all ate the leaves first and then we finished off the carrots.

It was all very yummy and we cannot wait for more carrots to be ready to pick.

Love and oinks from your PigPenPal, Noodle.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Look what they've done to our grass!

This is a photo of a field where Slave often collects lovely fresh grass for us. It sometimes contains dandelions too.
This heatwave just goes on and on and we have had enough of it ( so has Slave ). She just managed to find a little bit of rather dried grass around the edge where there is a bit of shade from the horrible sun. It was not up to our usual standard but needs must.....


Saturday, June 30, 2018

We have a new PigPenPal.

We have just had an email from our one time Junior Slave, who has adopted another piggy to be a friend for Rin, Maki and Nico so we have a new PigPenPal.

She is called Noodle. She was bought as a present for a little girl, who dearly wanted a piggy but she proved to be allergic so Noodle was surrendered to the Humane Society where Junior Slave works.

Noodle
Noodle comes home.
Our new PigPenPal.
Inquisitive Piggy.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It is TOO hot!

We are having a heatwave here in SE England. It is far too hot to do anything. We cannot go out on the grass and Slave has fans all around us indoors but it is still too hot for our liking.

Magnus Piggyfriend thinks that it is far too hot to sit in the haybox so maybe it will be cooler to have a nap in this tube.

Slave is having difficulty cutting fresh grass for us. Her friend, Roly, is mowing all the grass in his fields for hay and what is left has all gone to seed. Plenty of stalks but no nice, green blades of grass.

Just as well that our supermarket has lots of lovely fresh veggies instead but Magnus is too hot to finish his carrot.

What is the weather like where you live, readers?

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Do you think......

...........that if I sit on my food bowl, Slave will think that it is empty and put more in it?





"Do not worry about my eyes," says Magnus Piggyfriend." I was born with small eyes but I can see very well and this does not prevent me getting around."

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Day

Slave went out into the garden to pick some May flowers so that one of the Piggyfriend girls could be May Queen for the day. This is what she found.





We have a very long hedge in our garden, which contains many hawthorns but, because of the very long winter and miserable cold spring, there was not a single blossom to be found. Eeek!

"Sorry girls, " said Slave. " No May Queen this year but maybe you might like a substitute? I have lots of dandelion flowers."

" I would not mind being Dandelion Queen instead," says Mimi.

" I can eat these but I am not sure that May is edible. These are yummy!"

Slave tells us that humans can eat the leaves of hawthorn. When she was little, they were called bread and cheese trees. We much prefer dandelions. More please. We all want to be Dandelion Queens and Kings.


Saturday, April 28, 2018

Today is Otto's 7 1/2th. birthday

After we get to be 5 years old, henceforth our Slave celebrates our "Half Birthdays" as well as our real ones. I was born on October 28th. 2010 so today is my 7 1/2th. birthday.

Here is a pigture of me enjoying my birthday breakfast with my best friend, Niamh. I am too old for toys like chubes but I do love my grass and my friend.
That is me on the left.

"Happy Half Birthday Otto" say the Piggyfriends. "Happy Half Birthday sweetie" says Slave.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Happy First Birthday to our Pigpenpals

Our Pigpenpals, Maki and Niko, in Connecticut have just celebrated their first brithday.
Here they are, all in a heap with their mama, Rin. Can you tell where one pig ends and the other begins? No, we cannot either! Rin is nearly 3lbs. in weight. She could have been a LAPS piggy with a few more carrots.

Anyone remember the LAPS? Large and Ample Pig Society. Our late Daisy was one time President.

Happy Birthday little ones with many more to come.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Where are you Martin?

"Where are you Martin?" asks Fernando. " I cannot see you!"
" I cannot find you Fernando!" says Martin. " Why are you hiding from me?"

"There you are!" say both Piggyfriends to each other. " Someone had knocked over our tunnel and I could not see you behind it." says Martin. " Slave has stood it up again and given us this lovely grass. Let's eat." replies Fernando. " When we were piglets we used to sit beside each other in our tunnel to eat. It must have shrunk." says Martin.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter Everyone

Look what the Easter Bunny has brought.






"I am not sure that I want to eat those" says Carter Piggyfriend. " Shall I give them to our Slave? She loves chocolate."





" I think that I would prefer that lettuce."





" On behalf of the Piggyfriends and our Slave, Penny, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter. I hope that your Slaves get lots of Easter Eggs."

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St.Patrick's Day.

On behalf of all the Piggyfriends, Agent Diva 1 aka Lulu wishes everyone a happy St. Patrick's Day.
I do not mind wearing Slave's shamrock necklace but I do not think that I want to try the earrings. I am sorry that I have left some bits of my coat on your jumper but it is a small price to pay for me posing so nicely. You did not think that I would do that did you Slave? You thought that I would rush off and hide under the table!

Monday, February 19, 2018

The postman brought us a parcel!

The postman delivered a parcel for us today.
"Let us see what is inside." says Aoife Piggyfriend. " I can rip this paper open with my sharp teeth." " Where is it from?" asks Carter in between mouthfuls of grass. "The document says that it is from Canada so it must be from Aunty Pat."

The piggies carefully unwrap the goodies inside the box and find this lovely china eggcup. "Fancy this little piggy surviving such a long journey. Aunty Pat wrapped him very well." says Carter.


" Oooh! Look at these piggies," says Saoirse. " The little Dutch piggy is made of porcelain and has a chain attached so that he can be worn or hung up. Let us ask Slave to hang him up in the pig room where we can all see him. I think that Slave would like to put the frilly pig on her shelf with all the other little piggies that we wrote about last week."

Next the piggies find a lovely fabric bag with a pigture of piggies printed on it. Here it is....

Slave says that this will be ideal for holding her needlework. We are not sure if you can read the words so here they are below.

We all agree with that sentiment. Wasn't it kind of Aunty Pat to send us this parcel? It has been travelling the high seas for a very long time and we all thought that it had been lost.

Thank you Aunty Pat!! Hugs from the Piggyfriends.



Friday, February 2, 2018

Our Slave's Tiny Piggy Ornaments

Our dear friends, Eddie and Nugget asked on the GPDD if we could show them some photos of our Slave's collection of tiny piggy ornaments so here goes.

First of all there are these four fat piggies.
They are only one inch high and they came from a wonderful online store called the Winking Cavy. Piggies of all colours and breeds could be ordered and the man who made these could even make a model of one's own piggy from a photo. Sadly this store no longer exists.


Here is another trio of little porkers. The middle one was a gift from our pigsitter and the outer ones came from the Winking Cavy. It was hard to get a good photo of those two as they are made of glass, which reflected too much, They are both the same design but one is opaque and one is clear. The middle one is a little bit bigger than the first four and the glass ones are smaller.
Here are some more. The outer pair are Wade whimsies ( people in England might know of these ) and the one in the middle is from a German zoo set. Slave found him in a garden centre one Christmas.

We love these next ones. They are made of wood and are really tiny. Slave found them at the South of England show, where there were many stalls selling all kinds of goodies. There was a man who made Noah's Arks and hordes of different animals to go with them. Slave was amazed to find these piggies amongst the other animals and bought them all. We know that they should go two by two but she could not leave  any behind.


These are fridge magnets courtesy of the Winking Cavy. The white one does not show up very well but we could not reach the fridge to take them down.

These last ones are not really ornaments but we thought that Eddie and Nugget would like to see them anyway. Our Slave has a doll's house, for which she makes furniture and other items. This house has a garden full of flowers made from paper and Fimo, which is a modelling clay. The garden had to have piggies in it so Slave made this family and their veggies. They have a little pen and a hutch, of which you can just see a bit of the doors.

We hope that you enjoyed seeing these photos Eddie and Nugget. Does any other pig's Slave have little piggies that we could see. Please send us a photo if you can.

Slave does have a tiny silver piggy, which hangs from a chain and she never, ever takes it off so you will have to imagine it.



Saturday, December 23, 2017

Helping.

Mimi aka Agent Diva 1 is helping with the Christmas decorations.



Monday, November 13, 2017

I had to go to the vet.

Niamh Piggyfriend here. A while ago I was not eating very well and Slave could see that my incisors were growing diagonally. A sure sign that there was a problem with my molars. She took me to see our Rodentologist, Lynn from Palace Piggies, and she trimmed my teeth but said that she thought that I might have a tooth root abscess. Eeek!!! Our retired Rodentologist was an expert with abscesses and could have dealt with this himself but Lynn said that I should go and see our vet.

While she waited for the abscess to appear, Slave had to syringe feed me. I was very good and did not mind this but eventually the day came when the trip to the vet was necessary.





I had to have an Xray. Our vet put sandbags all around me so that I would not move and spoil the image.You can see it above. It is not a very clear picture but it is the best of several that Slave took. Our vet said that it shows that I have Osteomyelitis, which causes my teeth to grow wrongly into my jaw and this could have caused the abscess, which is visible in the full size Xray but not in this little photo. This does not look much like me does it? Where is my coat?

This is what I really look like. Here I am being weighed. I only just fit on the vet's little scale but the only other one that he has is for dogs and cats and does not register very well with a little guinea on it. I do not think that any of our big boars would fit on this little one.



The vet lanced my abscess and drained a lot of horrible pus out of it. Then he flushed out the cavity with antiseptic and saline. There is no photo of this event as Slave was holding me still whilst the vet performed the procedure. You would not want to see it anyway as it was nasty and smelly. I made a lot of noise about it but then I started making a noise before he put the scalpel in. The people in the waiting room could hear me.
 

We came home with Marbocyl antibiotics, a bag of saline and a lot of syringes. Slave had to flush out the abscess with the saline every day using the little hole that the vet had made and every week we went back to the vet for him to do it better. I started eating once the abscess had been lanced and Slave was very relieved about that. So was I.




After the abscess had gone flat, I thought that I was OK but then another one came up and we had to go back to the vet and start over. Here you can see our lovely vet examining me. His name is Etienne and he comes from Belgium. He has been the Piggyfriends' vet for nearly 20 years.





Finally the day came when Etienne said that I was all mended! Hooray! There is a possibility that I might get another one so paws crossed that this does not happen. I like going to see the vet but do not want another abscess.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Look what our Slave was given for her Birthday

It was our Slave's birthday on October 29th. and look what she received. "A Guinea Pig Romeo and Juliet".

This is the fourth in a series of real stories rewritten with guinea pigs as the characters. Slave already has the Guinea Pig Nativity, Pride and Prejudice, Oliver Twist and now she has this one, Romeo and Juliet.

The books are full of wonderful photos of guinea pigs dressed up as the "people" in the stories with guinea pig sized props too.

She was also given this little plush piggy for her ever growing collection. This one is made by a company called Living Nature and best of all, when she squeezes him, he actually squeaks just like we do.
Isn't he sweet?

Here he is reading the lovely book. You can see one of the gorgeous piggy pigtures inside.

We hope that the publishers of the book do not mind us taking photos. We did the same when Slave had their other books and no one complained!

A word of warning. This well known tale does not have a happy ending but it is only a story after all and the piggy actors were all safe.

If any piggy person you know has a birthday coming up, they would love this book. Or it would make a perfect little Christmas gift.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Trying out the new food.

"We are going to try out the new bag of food today." announces Niamh Piggyfriend. " Tyrion has sorted out some dishes and we are going to put one in each pen and see who likes it."
Otto tries it first as he is senior pig. " This is yummy, Niamh!" " I tried it and I liked it too," says Niamh, " but you don't want to see my pigture every day."

Here is Louis tucking in. He had a lot of tooth problems when he came to Piggyfriends and is picky about food but he likes this. All Slaves should know that you must never suddenly change our feed  so you can see that Louis has a dish of his usual mix as well as did we all.

Carter is always to the fore when food is on offer and here he is enjoying the new nibble but his girls were not interested in it. "Come and try this!" he says between mouthfuls.

" We cannot let Carter eat it all," say Saoirse and Aoife. " Oh, it is really nice." they agree.
Fernando is enjoying it but his brother, Martin is camera shy. He did join in later but ran and hid when we tried to take a photo.

And here is Casper completing the taste test.

"We tried everypig with the new food," says Niamh," but we are sure that you do not want to see that many pigtures. Everypig enjoyed it and when we have completed our test of the treats, we are going to write to Kirk and tell him about it."

Look out for our next post when we test one of the treat boxes.





Thursday, December 22, 2016

Casper Piggyfriend is getting ready for Christmas

Hello everyone. All of the Piggyfriends are getting excited about the coming Holiday and Slave, of course, is busy with her camera.

This was meant to be a pigture of the Dangermice but Cosmo was, unsurprisingly, uncooperative so Slave brought on a substitute who sat nicely beside me.



I like my new friend, especially as he did not want the grapes so I ate them all. I love grapes.

Love from Casper Dangermouse.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bonfire Night. Mimi and Lulu aka the Diva Girls reporting.

In England, the 5th. November is Bonfire Night although the celebrations seem to go on forever, especially when, as is the case this year, the 5th. falls on the weekend.

People light noisy fireworks and burn huge bonfires and the family who live across the road from Piggyfriends are having a Firework Party right now.

That is why we are wearing two pairs of Slave's earmuffs as we do not like the noise.
We live in the country and have very few neighbours but we feel sorry for piggies who are having lots of fireworks let off all around them, especially those piggies who have to live outdoors. Our double glazed windows keep out a lot of the noise and Slave is playing some CDs so it is not too bad.

We did not live here last year at this time but some of the Piggyfriends remember this "Celebration" from previous years and they say that it will soon be over. Phew!

Slave is giving out tomato slices to make up for the disturbance. Yum yum!

Monday, July 18, 2016

It is very HOT here today

Agent Mystery reporting.

It is very hot here today at Piggyfriends. The weatherman called it a mini heatwave. The minier the better as far as us piggies are concerned. He said that this weather had come up from Spain. We are glad that we don't live there.

Slave has lots of fans going to keep us all cool and she decided that all of the Peruvians should have a haircut.

First of all she gave us a shampoo. Here I am looking very bedraggled.
Slave cut a lot of my hair whilst I was in the bath and then, when I was nearly dry, she cut off my fringe. I don't look much like a Peruvian any more but I will be cooler without my long coat.


We do not have air conditioning as it is rarely hot in England and Slave has moved those of us who normally live in the conservatory into the dining room, where my home is and which is easier to keep cool. We are getting extra cucumbers as they are nice and juicy so the heatwave is not all bad.