Tuesday, May 20, 2008

guinea pigs

How wonderful to finally have fair weather. The guinea pigs are really enjoying it. After being cooped up all winter eating dried hay the fresh air, sweet grass and sunshine are just the thing! I put my piggies in a tent to guard them against birds etc. It also keeps the bugs off of them.

This is Q-Tip in his spring sweater. He's a skinny pig (hairless) so he needs a sweater to keep warm. Also he has to be protected from sunburn.

Dexter is never fair from Q-Tip. Here he is chillin' out enjoying the day.

If all the beasts were gone,

men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe

Both my piggies are rescues. Q-Tip lived the first year of his life in a cage so small he could barely turn around. Just twice as long as he was. Dexter's cage was even smaller. Now they enjoy 6'x2' cage and are a pair of spoiled boys.

Lots of people talk to animals....

Not very many listen, though....

That's the problem.

~Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh


Anonymous said...

OMG i love your guinea pig i have two guinea pigs there names are nibbles and forest! Dexter is so cute!

Anonymous said...

OMG i love your guinea pigs! Especially dexter he is so cute! I have two guinea pigs there names are nibbles and forest!

seema gupta said...

really very cute guinea pigs


Quinn said...

Hi! I was wondering where you got the guinea pig sweater or if you made it yourself? I'd like to get one for my piggy, Felix, who gets cold a lot.

Aine said...

Hi Quinn, the sweater is made from an old sock - one of those fuzzy soft ones. I cut the head out from the toe area so it would be a bit smaller. The arm holes are cut on either side of the neck but not quite centred. You may want to experiment with a few holey socks before you move on to the nice warm and fuzzies. Good luck and please send me a pic of your pig! I would love to see him. I am presently pigless and miss my guys so very much.