Hello! Biggles here again, welcoming you to George’s Guinea Pig World and our A to Z of Favourite Things.
One of my favourite things is our Birthdays!
Some guinea pigs have birthdays, and some don’t. That’s because nobody knew when they were born, when they arrived in the Rescue. We all come from Rescues one way or another, although my brother Bertie and I were born to a rescued mother-to-be before Auntie Sophie actually restarted the rescue she runs now. That’s East Anglia Guinea Pig Rescue, in Suffolk.
Ludo and Locksley aren’t here to blog about Birthdays – they don’t have one, although Mummy worked out Locksley had to be born around 12th August, so she’s given him that. But I do. It’s 7th February.
When we have a birthday party, everyone’s invited. I used to have to share my birthday with my brother Bertie, but he died suddenly, a couple of years ago, during Lockdown. Here are some pictures from past birthday parties – mine (and Bertie’s), Locksley’s, Kevin’s, Midge’s (I knew Midge), Colman, who got to age 8, Dylan and Dougall, Victor, and Fred and George.
The cake is usually made from mashed up pellets, with some added herbs, and cucumber slices to decorate. The stick things are for decoration, and every year there’s one more stick. Sometimes Mummy does decorated cucumber for a change. I think Kevin got strawberries on his.
Do you have a birthday? How do you celebrate it?
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