R for Running around #AtoZChallenge

Percy on the step
Percy on the step

Hello and welcome to George’s Guinea Pig World.  I’m Percy, and I run this place with Kevin.  George set it up in 2009, which is before I was born.  I live in a nice cage next to Oscar, and his brother Midge lives next to Kevin.

Our A to Z theme is “Our Favourite Things”

rR is for Running Around

I love running around.  We have a huge kitchen to run around in every morning.  There’s a step halfway along, which can be a bit scary to jump down until you get used to it.  Mummy’s put a towel on the lower side to give us a soft landing.  Midge and I often sit on that and look cute.

Apparently everyone has been running around in the kitchen except Fred and George who hated it.  It’s odd, because we know they loved running around in the garden.  Fred would just cower on the floor, not wanting to move.  I don’t know why.  Various combinations of the rest of us have been running around there for years.

Mummy is very embarrassed by most of the photos of us on the kitchen floor, because it always has a lot of hay and poops lying around.  It’s because she cleans up after we’ve finished, and of course she takes photos and things when we’re running around.  We have tunnels and boxes to play with, and also we can hide under things and behind things just for fun, too.

Here’s a moving picture of Victor, Humphrey and Hector running around, when Dylan and Dougall were just itty-bitty babies so they had a small run fenced off so the other boys didn’t bully them.

Here’s a short one of Colman deciding whether to jump down the step or not!


… and here’s one of me and Oscar.  Oscar is trying to climb into the bucket with the waste bedding after Mummy’s cleaned our cages in the morning.

Come back tomorrow to see what S is!



7 thoughts on “R for Running around #AtoZChallenge

  1. Auntie Dawn

    “Mummy is very embarrassed by most of the photos of us on the kitchen floor, because it always has a lot of hay and poops lying around.”

    Oh, pshaw. Mummy is always very clean, and poops and hay are normal. She should see my place! It’s a disaster all the time, and the poops are the least of it. That’s life in a small apartment with no room for anything.

    Of my pigs, I think the one who loved to run around the most was Willoughby. He’d get very upset if he wasn’t allowed out of the his cage. He was always very good, though, and never went where he shouldn’t, unlike some boars [*cough* Mariusz] we knew. Mummy captured his energetic, benevolent spirit in her books.


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