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Exciting News x 2

We’ve got exciting news!

  1. Mummy says we can do the A to Z Challenge in April, as long as we don’t do too much writing for it.  We can do a picture and a few words.  So that’s what we’re doing.
  2. Auntie Dawn has brought a new piggie home, because she has room now Atti has gone over the Rainbow Bridge.  That’s what happens, since so many piggies need rehoming.  The new piggy is called Gus, or Augustus, and he’s a little like Willoughby and a little like Digby.

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And even more exciting news, Auntie Sophie brought three new girlies home and a few weeks later one of them has had four babies, 2 boys and 2 girls, and another had 3 babies: 2 girls and 1 boy.  This is why piggies need rehoming, by the way.

Happy New Year

Welcome to our blog in 2017!

We had a restful New Year’s Eve, although there were fireworks at midnight, but we ignored them.  Mummy had been watching a noisy film, and there were a lot of people who visited on Thursday.  Mummy put me and Oscar upstairs in a small blue cage, but a few people came to admire us.  We went back downstairs when they’d all left, so we weren’t in the blue cage for long.  Oscar bickered a few times, and set Midge off chattering at him, but generally the pair of them were well behaved.  Kevin ignored us.  He does that when he’s in his run.  I think he has better things to do than socialise.

I love socialising.  I see Mummy’s put a picture of Humphrey, Hector and Hugo socialising at the top of the page.  That’s good.  I wish these boys were more social.  They’re hard work, I can tell you.  But I suppose they’re all right.

Mummy’s asked Kevin and me to discuss whether we want to do the A to Z Blogging Challenge in April.  We don’t have to decide for a while, but she wants us to say what we think and how we’d do it, if we want to.  We don’t have to.  Victor did it, and I think George did too.  It might be fun, or it might be hard work.

I’ll have to lie down and think about it.

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Wheekings about the A to Z Challenge

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I’m very glad I did the A to Z Challenge.  Victor did it and now so have I.  Kevin helped me a lot.  I couldn’t have done it without him.

We spent lots of time looking for pictures of our friends, and finding the best ones.  Sometimes we couldn’t decide which to use so we used them all.  Well, not all, just all the ones we couldn’t choose between.  Sometimes Mummy did all the hard work about finding photos and putting them in the system because we’re not much good at that.  George could do it, but he was super-clever.

I did try to go round other blogs.  There were so many of them!  Mummy said to stick to the ones with AN after their names because that meant they were animals.  I did that and found most of them were dogs.  I’m sorry, dogs are very nice, especially Dixie and Dillon (hey, great name even if you can’t spell, mate!) but we are programmed to run away from dogs, so I found them very scary.  There was one blog about frogs, but it didn’t have AN on it.  Mummy found it and showed it to me.  After a few days of visiting I got tired, and it was tiring enough blogging, so I’m afraid we stopped visiting.  I know we should, and Mummy says she’ll let us know if there are some more blogs we’d like and we can go visit them later in the year, when we’ve recovered.

We had some nice new visitors and it was lovely meeting them.  Especially Val Bale, Sabina Ayne, Katie thecyborgmom, That’s Purrfect, Dixie and Dillon, Alex Hurst, Darla M Sands, JeremyH, Hannah G, Susan Kane, Auntie Rebecca, KaTy Did, Auntie Doris, The Hatching Cat, Antonia Hurst, Geoff, Eunice, Tawnya, Chrys Fey, Li, NotAPunkRocker, Shawn, Julie Fisher, Sarah Fergusson, eclecticalli, Catwoman, Cherdo, NJMagas, CompgeekDavid, Gene’O, Jeanne Melanson, Veronica, Liz Young, Natasha Duncan-Drake, Amy Fahrer,Venus Marie Lay, Helen Hollick, Romi, Clicksclan, Jen, and of course Auntie Dawn and Mummy.  And a special mention to Sarah Wathen, BMLilith, Russell Deasley and 5 Piggies in a Pot who are also following us.

Phew!  Kevin and I promise to visit you soon!

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We did it!

We’ve finished the A to Z Challenge.

Mummy says we have to keep up our blogging now, maybe not every day, but decide when we’re going to do it and stick to it.  Maybe once a week.

Maybe we’ll do one a week.  Starting on Monday.

Today I’ll just tell you it’s May 1st and Mummy has changed the calendar.  I think the picture wasn’t that interesting, but it did include Humphrey in the garden so I’ve picked a different Humphrey in the garden picture for you.  There are small pictures of George and Victor in May, too, but that’s because it’s their anniversaries this month.

Colman and Hector are both feeling their age today, which is a shame as it’s Hector’s Official Birthday and he’s five years old today.  So we’re not having a party, but we wish Hector a happy birthday anyway.  Hector had his teeth trimmed by Mummy this morning, so no wonder he’s not feeling good. Colman just wants to sleep today.  He even left some of his red pepper, which he usually eats first.

Kevin and I are just recovering after our April Posting Marathon.  I’m glad I did it, but I don’t want to do it again.  It was nice to meet lots of lovely new people though.  Mummy says I have to post on Monday to talk about all the things I thought of in the A to Z, so I’ll talk about that then.

V for Victor

Victor was born on February 20th 2008 and died on 29th May 2014.  He was over six years old and that’s very old for a guinea pig.  Although Colman’s older now.

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Victor 20.02.2008 to 29.05.2014

He was born in Auntie Vikki’s house to a sow called Snowy, who was already pregnant when she went into the rescue.  Vikki said she was with Kiki, her sister, and they both had the same face, and it was the same as Victor’s.  And there were two boars with them and nobody knows which one was Victor’s sire.  That’s what it’s like with rescues.  All sorts of things going on and nobody really knows who’s who.  Mind you, I only know who my dam is, too.  Oscar and Midge are the only ones who know who their parents are and they have a family tree gong back for generations.

Anyway, Victor went to live with Hugo, and then their owners had to find another home and couldn’t take Hugo and Victor with them, so they went back to the rescue.  And Mummy saw their photo and just went along for a look at them.  And Auntie Vikki said “Do you want to take them with you?” and Mummy ‘just happened’ to have a piggy carrier on the back seat so she brought them home.  And it was snowing! Mummy says she always remembers that drive, through a complete whiteout, and her going so slowly and everybody following her until they all turned off at a village and Mummy wondered where they’d gone.

Anyway she got Victor and Hugo home, and they lived together for years and had lots of adventures like going to Mull, and then Hugo died of pneumonia.  And Fred was all alone then, so Vic moved in with Fred, and they lived together for six months, and then Fred died because he missed George so much.  Then Victor had a few weeks on his own until we arrived, Dougall and me.  And the rest is History!

Victor did the A to Z Challenge in 2012.  His theme was food.  He did a lot of blogging on here till he handed over to me.  You can read all his posts if you like.

He’s also one of the stars of the Princelings of the East. Victor who runs the Inn of the Seventh Happiness.  He’s lots of people’s favourites.  Well, he was lots of people’s favourites in real life too.  I miss him.

What I thought about the A to Z Challenge

The Challenge people told us to do a blog post about reflections.  I asked mummy what that meant. She said to  say what I think about the Challenge now that I can look back on it.  Well, that sounds more like something Fred and George would do.  I just move on, you know?  She said well, list what you liked and didnt like about it.  So here goes. Continue reading “What I thought about the A to Z Challenge”

First of May!

I’m really sad because the A to Z Challenge is over!  I enjoyed it so much. It was great fun having a piece on the theme of food every day.  It was a lot of work and Mummy helped a lot.  Thank you Mummy.  I have to do a ‘reflections’ piece on 7th May.  I’m thinking about that.  But first I must bring you up to date.  We have had lots going on at our house, but I didnt want to spoil the nice flow of letters in the Posts list.  Dylan jumped in though – that boy! Continue reading “First of May!”