Hi there! It’s me, Roscoe, the Ruler of the East!
No, seriously, I just wanted to sound different today. It’s just GeordieRoscoe as usual. We’re still blogging from A to Z once a week, and we’ve just reached halfway with M. But we have an Appeal further down the page, so please read right to the end. Ta.
The best M I could think of is M for Mother, which means Mam, or for Biggles and Bertie, Mummy. I’m not sure why we call her different things. I don’t think she’s different for each of us. Then I thought some more and decided to ask each of us a question – or set us a challenge, anyway.
Sum up Mam (Mummy) in one sentence
She’s the bringer of food, the cuddler of cuddles, the cleaner of cages, the scratcher of crests, and I love everything she does except cut my nails.
I love Mummy because she looks after me and brings me cucumber, and makes sure I’m well, even if I’m not feeling happy. And she puts up with me when I’m grumpy and makes me feel better.
- That’s two sentences, Bigs.
- Well the second one begins with And, so it would be one if I hadn’t had to put the full stop in.
- Oh, okay.
Mam brushes my hair and smoothes my coat and cleans my ears and makes sure I get enough to eat even if someone tries to eat my portions. And lets us run in the garden when it’s nice.
- Okay, what Bertie said.
Mam understands how important I am, and sees to my needs, and looks after my welfare, and makes sure I’m looking my best as much as she can. And goes out to play golf or watch birds a lot.
- Bertie: That’s not fair, I want a second sentence, too.
- Roscoe: Go on then
Bertie (2): And we all love her but that sounds soppy and it’s really difficult to think of something different from the others. I’m glad I went first.
Roscoe: hee-hee, I know just what you mean.
So that’s what Mam (Mummy) means to us, and we’re all very grateful we’ve got her.
Please give some thought for the piggies at the East Anglian Guinea Pig Rescue. Auntie Sophie was just restarting as a rescue in a small way after Christmas, and had about twenty piggies in, then they all had babies, and then a couple came in that had an illness that didn’t show during their quarantine period.
Mam says the illness is called Chlamydia Cavia, and basically all the piggies that came into contact with the others are either sick or potentially carriers, and can never be rehomed anywhere with either other guinea pigs, rabbits or cats (because cats get it too).
So now Auntie Sophie has 60 guinea pigs with no way of rehoming them (and no rehoming fees to contribute to costs). Unless you have no guinea pigs, rabbits or cats. And she has a lot of wishlist items and vet bills to pay. Mam says the vet bills are covered for now by donations already.
If you would like to sponsor a piggy or contribute in any way, please see East Anglian GR Amazon wish list, or wait for further details of the sponsorship scheme.
I was a guinea pig in a rescue once and I know how it feels. Thank you for caring about us.