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Boring week

Hello, Bertie here again.  We had a very boring week.  We didn’t go outside once.  Not once!

It was either too cold, too wet, or Mummy wasn’t here.

Mummy was out yesterday too.  It was cooler than it has been.  She wore her thick grey coat she calls a sweater.  I don’t think it makes her sweat.  It just keeps her warmer.  It was funny in the evening, because it got warmer for a while.  She still wore her stripey sweater, though.

Breakfasts have been good though.  Here are a sample of this week’s breakfasts.  Well, one breakfast demonstrated by each of us.

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Ten things I like

Bertie here today.  I didn’t know what to talk about.  Mummy said, tell people what you like.  Percy said make a list of ten things.  You don’t want to bore people.

So here is my list

  1. Apple.  We don’t often have apple. It’s delicious.  We had one yesterday. Mummy picked it up from the tree on the golf course.  That means golf is good for something.
  2. Carrot.  We get carrot most days but I never get enough. Percy says he and Midge don’t get enough either.  Biggles says Oscar gets lots, and sometimes another in the evening. That’s not fair.  Percy says it’s because Oscar needs to put on weight. That’s still not fair.
  3. My tent.  My tent is blue. It’s in my loft area.  I like to sleep on the fleece behind it, because it makes me feel safe.  I like my tent.
  4. Running around in the garden. I love running around in the garden.  I like the feel of the grass on my feet.  I like eating grass too.  I like the way the birds and things fly around above us.  It makes me feel good to be out in the garden.
  5. Running around in the kitchen. It’s fun running around in the kitchen.  It’s not as much fun as the garden.  If Mummy leaves the door open, I like to go out in the garden, but she tells me off and makes me go back inside.
  6. My uncles, Percy and Midge.  They live next door to me and they are good fun, mostly.  They get irritated by me sometimes too.  But I still like them.
  7. Can I stop at six, Percy?
  8. What about Mummy?
  9. Oh yes, I like Mummy too.  I like Mummy a lot, especially when she gives me cucumber – oh!
  10. Cucumber.  I like cucumber a LOT. 🙂

Bertie at home

There, I’ve done it.  I made a list of ten things.

What do you like?

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P for Pellets #AtoZChallenge

Percy
Percy

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”


pP is for Pellets

There are two kinds of pellets, and our favourite is the kind you eat (not the kind you poop).

They come in a bag with the name Harringtons on it, and it says ‘Optimum Guinea Pig Food, no artificial colours or flavourings and no added sugar, made in North Yorkshire.’  There are pictures of two piggies on the front, both of which look a bit like Kevin.  It always seems to me that pictures of guinea pigs mostly look like Kevin, with ginger cheeks and a white stripe down his face which goes over his mouth.  Why is that?  Is this a body image thing?  Aren’t black guinea pigs just as handsome?  Apparently red-eyed guinea pigs get a bad deal too, but Fred and George were red-eyed, and they were all-over ginger, too.  But anyway, I was talking about pellets.

Percy
Percy with pellets

They are nice and tasty and crunchy and good for our teeth as well as our tummies.  But we shouldn’t have too many or we could get fat.  Hay is best.  Or grass.  With pellets as a supplement.  Apparently.

Mummy says other brands are available, but she thinks we like these best.

I don’t like tomato, by the way.  Kevin loves it.  He would.

O for Oregano #AtoZChallenge

Percy finds the lavender
Percy finds the lavender

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”


oO is for Oregano

Oregano is a green or yellow or green-and-yellow herb, and it grows in our garden in lots of places, but I haven’t found where yet. It smells and tastes lovely. It’s definitely one of our favourite things to eat.

All the boys love herbs.  I didn’t really know about them before I came here, but we get herbs most days, especially in the summer when they come straight from the garden.  During the winter Mummy brings a bunch in with her rustly bags and puts them in a pot of water.  That’s usually dill or parsley, though.  Maybe they don’t grow oregano in the winter.

Percy's birthday party in the kitchen
Percy’s birthday party in the kitchen

Sometimes when we have birthday cakes they have dried oregano in them that’s been soaked along with the pellets.  They are delicious!

H for Hay #AtoZChallenge

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Hi, Kevin here.  We’re into the second week of the A to Z Challenge, and in case you’re just visiting, I’m a six year old ginger and white guinea pig.  This blog was started by Fred and George, Mummy’s very first guinea pigs.  She writes books about them too.

Our A to Z Challenge theme is “Our Favourite Things”


hH is for Hay

Hay is marvellous stuff.  It’s best straight from the bag, although Mummy doesn’t understand why clean looking hay that’s been in the cage for an hour or two needs to be supplemented with some from the bag.  Well, a guinea pig can never have enough hay (and neither can a rabbit or a horse for that matter).

Hay is great to eat, full of good fibre and tough stalks to help our teeth work properly.

With the help of George, Humphrey, Hector, Oscar, Midge, Victor, Hugo, Percy and me, here we demonstrate its uses. (mouse over the picture for the caption)

and, if Mummy can get it to work, here is a video of me eating hay. I’ve got a touch of conjunctivitis, in case you wondered about my weepy eye.

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We had Grass!

Percy here.  Not much happened this week, except we said goodbye to Auntie Dawn’s Atticus, which was very sad.  We’re just waiting for news of whether she found someone else needing a good home yesterday.

The most exciting thing that happened to us was that Mummy brought in some fresh grass from the garden for us.  Here’s Midge enjoying his (and Kevin with his in the other photo).

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