Y for Yawning #AtoZChallenge

Kevin's carrotHello! I’m Kevin.  I’m a ginger and white guinea pig and I look after both George’s Guinea Pig World and our Facebook page.  Percy and I have been sharing the workload for our A to Z Challenge this year, and I’m finishing it off this weekend.

Our theme is “Our Favourite Things”


yY is for Yawning

There’s something very satisfying about yawning.  We all do it, and I’ve seen Mummy do it too.  Most yawns are unscheduled, but I’ve realised I often stop for a yawn just as Mummy suggests it’s time to stop having our breakfast cuddle and I climb up onto her arm for the trip back upstairs.

Mummy has often said she’d like to get a picture of us yawning, but she hasn’t managed it yet.

Auntie Dawn is a wizard at capturing yawns.  So here are a selection for you, all of the late great Atticus the Kind.  Thank you for lending us your pictures, Auntie Dawn ❤ ❤

Tomorrow is our last day, even though it’s Sunday.  We might not post on Monday.  We’ll see.

 

 

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A for Aunties #AtoZChallenge

 

IMG_3016Hi!  I’m Kevin, and if you’re visiting from the A to Z Challenge you may be confused.  Yes, I’m a guinea pig.  And our site is George’s Guinea Pig World because it’s all George’s work in setting it up in 2009.  We blog every week – me or Percy, who’s also a guinea pig. We share the work here.  We also live with Oscar and Midge.

For this year’s challenge we’re doing “Our Favourite Things”


a A is for Aunties

Aunties are people Mummy knows who know us through her books and our blogging.  They’ve usually got piggies of their own.  Some of them may even read this post!

Here is Auntie Dawn when she first visited us, here in the UK.  She’s cuddling Victor, who’s also a guinea pig, although he’s over the Rainbow Bridge now.

Victor and Auntie Dawn
Victor and Auntie Dawn

Here’s another Auntie – Auntie Vikki, who lives not far away and often comes to see us when Mummy’s away as well as when Mummy’s here.  Here’s a picture of her cuddling Midge, who lives in the run next to me.  Midge is Oscar’s brother, but they don’t get on.  Vikki had their mother and father, Belle and Tatum.  Vikki used to run the rescue, which is where lots of Mummy’s pigs came from.  That’s why they are friends.

Vikki with Midge
Vikki with Midge

Auntie Shirley also visits us sometimes, and she and Uncle Barry do our teeth.  You can read about their last visit here.

Aunties are very important people and we love them very much. ❤

Come back tomorrow when we’ll do letter B.

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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.

Roland

We are very sad about Roland, who went over the Rainbow Bridge yesterday.  He lived in New York with Auntie Dawn and Uncle Wayne, and had many, many pigtures on Facebook, for his #WolandWednesday theme. An awful lot of them had him taking food from his daddy’s lips while standing on his daddy’s chest.  Awful is a carefully chosen word there.  I wouldn’t do it, not even from Mummy.  But it shows what a polite and trusting pig Roland was.

Sending love to Auntie Dawn and Uncle Wayne.

Kevin interviews Auntie Dawn (part 2)

Auntie Dawn told me such lovely stories about her pigs last month that I saved some for this month.

If you missed that you can read it here.

So, Auntie Dawn: What favourite memories do you have of your guinea pigs?

There are so many! I’ll confine myself to talking about how we got each of our departed pigs.

Saku was our first pig. One warm April afternoon, I left work early, and Uncle and I took a train out a place called Queens. We had seen an ad on the Internet in which a man said he was looking to rehome his daughter’s pig because his wife was allergic. We arrived at the appointed place, the parking lot of a bank, and waited. We didn’t have a cellphone at the time and thought we were in the wrong place. Eventually we figured out we were on the wrong side of the bank. Continue reading “Kevin interviews Auntie Dawn (part 2)”

Saku

Saku was a sweet, gentle pig and an absolute trooper.  That’s what Mummy says, anyway.  He was Auntie Dawn’s first piggie and he went to the Rainbow Bridge very suddenly in 2013, just after doing an appeal for Auntie Dawn’s charity fundraising event.  He was a Sheltie, like Humphrey,  but white, with some dark markings.  He was very elegant.  He and Mariusz lived together and had lots of adventures – well Saku watched while Mariusz had the adventures.

Saku became a celebrated sculptor, even though Mummy cast him as the wild-haired scientist in her books.

Saku’s 2013 appeal for the AIDS walk can be repeated here, since Auntie Dawn would really like to raise lots of money for AIDS charities in the New York Charity walk on May 17th 2015.  You can donate to her fundraising by clicking this link.  I just don’t think we can send you a carrot sculpture this year.

Saku's AIDS Walk Appeal
Saku’s AIDS Walk Appeal