Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Creepy Video On Caring For Your Guinea Pig

One of our favorite humans alerted us to this lame video from the early 90's on caring for your guinea pig. While the basic advice in the video is solid, it's administered in a way that makes us cringe:

As a side note, we would like to point out that we'd much rather listen to Insane Clown Posse or Sleigh Bells than whatever mind-numbing classical garbage they're suggesting you subject us to in the video.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A New Place to Store Timothy Hay

The newest shipment of timothy hay came in last week from Hayloft! Last time, we had the humans order 15lbs of second cut timothy hay to see if we would like it. 15 lbs lasted us nearly three months, and we liked it so much that this time we ordered 25lbs! That's half a year's supply for around $50, which, if you compare with pet store prices, is very cheap.

So the package arrived and the humans decided that they needed a place to store this giant bale of hay. Rather than have the massive cardboard shipping box sit in the middle of the living room (which doubles as our spot for floor time), they invested in a wicker hamper from World Market. Check it out:

It takes up much less floor space, which means we'll have more room to run around.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Evil Guinea Pig Takes Over!

Our humans still haven't fixed the digital camera, so unfortunately our adorable images won't be gracing your computer screen until they get it repaired.

But we figured we'd post a status update on what's been going on with us lately. The humans fitted us with this terrible new device which we both hate. It's a small pet harness that they can use to walk us around outside on a leash. Why did they buy us this thing? Well, word around the water bottle is, the humans are gearing up for a pignic later this autumn in Maryland. We're excited to get out and see the world (and much on pesticide-free grass outdoors), but we didn't realize there'd actually be a harness involved. We were hoping to run around as we please. But more on that in a later post.

We've been watching piggie You Tube videos, and we came across this one which we thought looked cool:

You see that humans? If you keep trying to fit us into that awful pet harness, this is what we're capable of!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Humans: Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them

We have been rather angry with our humans lately. First off, one of the humans dropped the camera he uses to take pictures of us doing adorable things, and now we can't update the blog with pictures until those klutzy bipeds get the camera fixed.

Second, today we woke up at 6:30am to find that the human who usually feeds us our breakfast of timothy hay and Carefresh Complete (mmmmm...) was missing. Where's our breakfast, human? We figured that after a while, the human would realize his egregiousness mistake and come running, but after several minutes of waiting, no human appeared.

So we wheeked and wheeked as loudly as we could until the human got out of bed and fed us. "Why, piggies?" he asked. "Why must you wake me up on the one day I get to sleep in?" Well, what are we supposed to think? You feed us consistently every day at 6:30am, so now we're trained to expect food at that time.

Anyway, the humans haven't been all bad. It turns out that when they ordered our Carefresh bedding online earlier this month, they also ordered a little surprise for us- a Super Pet brand Play Tunnel! Basically, it's a fabric cylinder with four nylon ropes with clips at the end that you can clip to our wire cage. We would upload some pictures of it but, well, you know...

They clipped it to our cage and put some treats in the middle to encourage us to use it. I figured Buffy would waste no time climbing into it, since she makes a habit out of sitting on top of the pigloos and jumps over obstacles in the cage when she can. Now, I have a fear of climbing so I never go on top of the pigloos, but I really wanted those treats inside the play tunnel. So first I tried chewing my way through the fabric. No luck. Next, I tried breaking the nylon ropes that held the tunnel in place, but soon I realized that it would take forever. Finally, I put my front two paws inside one end of the cylinder and the weight of my body caused all the treats in the tunnel to roll over to me! Ha! Work smarter, not harder, I always say.

So in the end, neither of us actually climbed into the tunnel as the humans intended. It's just too big and scary, and why bother when you can find a way to get the treats without having to work for it?