My bed’s back!

When Mummy brought me up here to the run, I left my lovely blue bed behind.  I missed it.  She said Bertie & Biggles needed it to feel safe and secure without me.

Then Bertie came up here and we divided the run, and Biggles kept my bed.  A week later it was Bertie’s.  I was a bit put out, since it was right next to our run, and there was Bertie, not even sleeping in it.

Bertie hides

But this week Mummy gave it back to me and laughed when I got straight in it and went to sleep.  She’s like that.  I think it was kind laughter, not making fun of me.  I think she was pleased I was happy again.  Bertie got the big blue snugglesack, which Midge and I weren’t really attached to.  I’ve got my bed and Midge has his blue tunnel and we share them anyway, so we’re fine.

Apart from that, nothing much has happened except a thunder and lightning storm on Thursday when Mummy was out.  Bertie hid in the corner near us and we told him it wasn’t as bad as fireworks, which it isn’t.  We’re getting fireworks every Saturday night now, and some Fridays, and Mummy says it isn’t nice, but we just have to put up with it, because it’s people celebrating getting married at the hotel.  I think they should celebrate quietly, personally.

Oh, and we’ve been outside most evenings which is nice.  Mummy puts us in the garden when she comes in after her busy days out.  If she doesn’t fall asleep first, watching people hit a ball back and forward over a net thing on the tv.  Funny Mummy ❤

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My Nose and Midge’s Birthday

Hello, Bertie here today.

Last week was funny.  We went out in the garden on Monday and Tuesday. The next day it started raining so we didn’t go again until Saturday.  We still got our floor time in the morning. One of those days I got into a bit of an argument with Oscar when Mummy wasn’t looking.  He bit me on the nose!  It was only a scratch. By Friday it was looking a mess, because Mummy had washed the neat dried blood off and put sticky stuff called medicinal honey on it.  So it looks much worse than it is.  Here’s a picture of me on Saturday to prove it!

Bertie's nose bites

Sunday (yesterday) was nice.  Mummy moved our runs.  There’s less shade so we have to have the green shades up. There’s much more space, running between the vegetable beds again.

The most important part of Sunday was Midge’s birthday!  Mummy did one of her special cakes, at least that’s what Percy says it was. I’d never seen one before. Oscar had his own portion, which he ate right up, and so did I. Mine didn’t have candles on it, because it wasn’t my birthday.  My birthday is in February.  I share it with Biggles, who shared Midge’s cake with Midge and Percy.  I hope we get cake in February.  It’s yummy.  I finished it all up.  Well, so did everyone.

C for Cuddles #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 with Bertie & Biggles in a nice cage next to Oscar, and his brother Midge lives next to Kevin.

Our A to Z theme is “Our Favourite Things”


cC is for Cuddles

Cuddles are definitely the most important part of the day.  We always have cuddles in the morning, along with Cucumber, which is probably our most favourite thing of all.  Sometimes we have cuddles at other times of the day too.

We showed you pictures of auntie-cuddles on Saturday, and here are some pictures of cuddles on Mummy’s lap and more with aunties.

Tomorrow it’s letter D for something beginning with D.

 

Meet Biggles and Bertie

Bertie and Biggles arrived on Monday afternoon.  It was raining hard and I was just dozing quietly on my bed, when Mummy came in.  She’d been gone since lunchtime.  She took a box with her, which was strange, since when she takes a box with her, she usually puts one or two of us in it to go to the vet.  This time she brought it back with two baby piggies in it, brothers – six weeks old, and gave them both to me!

I don’t know who was most surprised, them or me. But for the next couple of hours I was rushed off my feet!  They didn’t stop chasing around, jumping on me, telling me what to do (I told them right back what they should do.)  Eventually they got tired.  I was glad, because I was tired too, and we all had nice snoozes and relaxed again.  Mummy was very pleased to see us getting along fine.

They are very nice chaps, especially now they’ve settled in a little.  I can tell Bertie is going to be a mischief.  Biggles might, too, but he’s shyer, and more inclined to listen, or hide under my camouflage sack while I’m lying on top of it.  Bertie’s the one with the white face.  He has very sleek, silver hair.  Each hair is multi-coloured, which means he’s a ‘silver agouti’.  Biggles is fluffier, really soft and fluffy.  He looks very like Midge, in fact there’s a video on our facebook page which shows them together, and apart from size they look no different.  Midge has a white nose stripe, though.

It was even more exciting on Saturday when we all went out in the garden together for the first time.  Us older chaps had been out a few times in the last two weeks, but on Saturday, Mummy put the Bs and me out, then brought down Kevin and Midge and stood by, watching.  I expect she thought that Bertie would be all over Midge and Kevin like he was with me.  Midge is a nice chap, but he’s quite firm with his dignity.  What happened was… nothing!  You’d have thought that everyone had been getting along together for years!  Mummy was so pleased.

Of course, Oscar still carries on like he’s something special, and although I run around with him in the kitchen okay, he got bossy when we were out in the garden the other week, so Mummy popped me in with Kevin and Midge, which is much more sociable.  Sigh.  I don’t know what Mummy’s going to do with Oscar, but if he can’t be friendly, he’ll just have to lump it.

Meanwhile, I’ll continue teaching Biggles and Bertie how to be proper guinea pigs, until they’re big enough to be left on their own.  At the rate they’re growing, that probably won’t be more than a few weeks.

Link to the video on Facebook