Spock's tales

Lovable me

(Me meaning Spock, just not to create confusions. :P)

Well, Kirk is competing again trying hard to get his lips into a calendar at the end of this year. We hope he will win, so he will feel better and resume his happy life.

Me, myself and I are passing our days like usual: sleeping in the wood house all day long to protect our beautiful and sensitive red eyes from the daylight, getting out in the evening and asking the human to scratch our head, but keeping her away from any cuddles and other emotional manifestations.

The only big interruption was on Saturday when she cleaned again! everything in our cages. (The Friday bath was an event, but I’ll let Data to tell you about it. :D) Like always, she put first Worf and Data in the house and I’d became very curious about what was going on. So, I’ve put my pretty face on and got out at the fence to make inquiries. The human found me very cute (I am handsome, woman!) and took a lot of pictures of me. I must admit she managed to capture also the sweet side of me, not only the larky one.

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Kirk's tales

I am not a happy piggy…

guinea_pigs_tales_profile_kirkGuinea Pigs do have feelings. And this is a serious post about some signs of depression I have. Feel free to pass it to those who believe a Guinea Pig it’s just a fluffy living toy, but not smart enough to have feelings.

I feel like something is not quite right with me for several months now, but I thought it will pass if I’ll throw myself in contests and a glamourous life. But it hadn’t. And lately is turning worst, so I feel I should speak about it and maybe help other Guinea Pigs.

I used to be a happy boy. Not quite the “popcorning all the time” style, but once per day I would have run all over the place being happy and showing to my humans how funny I can be. I have a big butt, so popcorns were possible from time to time and just at a low high.  But since March 2014 my life changed drastically: two new boys joined us and The Gang was formed. If before I was the only one to get cuddled in the evenings (Spock is not really the type), now my human’s attention was divided to four of us. Everywhere I went I felt their scent and, as male that I am, I feel disturbed and I would like to impose myself.

Than Worf and Data started to have small medical issues and the humans were very attentive towards them and their feelings. Although I was getting some attentions, it was not the same. Plus the stress I felt from the possibility of losing my supremacy… I’ve tried to act cool, to reject all those negative feelings, but it didn’t quite work.

So, at some point I’ve stopped being happy. No running around in the cage, no popcorns, no quiet moments with my human. Even when she picked me, I was always sniffing around to smell treachery or to make sure no one else was there before me. On top of this, her idea of making us living close one to another was not a happy one for me. She thought that it would be better for us to be able to meet in a common corner, but that means I get to see Worf all the time. So I spend my days chewing on the bars that separate us and trying to get to him. I have no idea what I would do to him; I just know his presence is a stress factor to me.

Lately I have developed a skin condition: I have a rush on my paws. First the human thought this is because of some mites that were stubborn and not willing to leave us alone. But it’s getting worst and it looks like a fungal infection. I would get treatment, this is not a problem, just that it seems to be a reaction to stress.

I had a long conversation with my human the other day (it helps having a human with some psychology studies in her background!) and we’ve decided that in three weeks’ time, when we will move in a new house, she will put some distance between me and the others: she will line up our cages so my only neighbour will be Spock. This way the skittish Worf gets some privacy also and he and Data would have also direct access to the room to check the surroundings. I’m already used to have Spock on my left, so we will see how it goes.

She even considers, in case the above solution is not working, to split us: me and Spock in one part of the house, Worf and Data in another spot. But let us hope this won’t be the case. Anyhow, she is preparing the new cage layout to be more versatile and allow changes like this.

Now, between you and me, after talking with my human, I have the impression she is on the verge of developing a stress based condition herself. She is so worried about me! She told me she is truly unhappy because of me being unhappy and she wishes most for the four of us to be happy and healthy. So, let’s hope it will work and I will go back to being a happy piggy. But, for now, I’ll keep being stressed and chewing the grids.

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Data's tales

Just chilling

guinea_pigs_tales_Data_profileOne of our readers asked for a new video with The Gang, We’ve rushed the human to respond to this request asap, and we went back to our “business as usual”. As the human was packing (apparently we are moving in a bigger apartment), I thought she will ad this task to her very long to do list and it will be done when the tripod would show up again. But, as she is not quite a normal human, dropped everything and did this footage while we were chilling and sleeping.

Bare with us for a little bit more than five minutes and you will see Kirk harassing Worf and flattening himself while being caressed, than allying with Worf and begging for pellets. We can also see Spock that can’t stand full day light (we suspect him being a vampire) sleeping with his eyes closed just before being woken up by the camera and you could seem me yawning and stretching.

We hope you enjoyed us! Now it’s time to be fed so we need to demand human’s attention. 😀

P.S. The quality of our video it’s much better on our computer! 😦

Uncategorized, Wof's tales

We had guests

I hope you all know by now that we are pretty famous piggies. Especially among the friends of our humans. This is not difficult as she speaks a lot about us and has thousands of photos. Literally! So, from time to time, other humans come to worship us and bare gifts. Unfortunately not all of them bring something for us, but sometimes is for the humans…

Last Sunday two other humans came to see how amazing we are. A female and a male… They bared no gifts for us, but some wine and soda for her. Disappointing! And despite all this, the female visitor spent a lot of time caressing us for free. We were even thinking of making a rule that no human is allowed to touch unless they pay a fee. Our own human female was shocked that I was not running scared as I do every time I see humans. But this lady was nice and for sure she didn’t force on me any syringe with medicines or hay instead of vegies. And she did not had the look like she would like to eat me.

The male visitor was not very convinced about us, he only checked on us twice and asked some polite questions just to make our human feel good. I definitely was not impressed with him as he was the one bringing the drinks and I don’t serve red wine. I had some water yesterday and I love Actimel, but this is it. Anyhow, we were not impressed with him either… And I should suggest to Data to publish a list of gifts that we would for sure accept. Things like celery, carrots etc.

I would like to end with some photos the human took few days ago that show really my opinion about her.

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Spock's tales

Sweet immortality!

guinea_pigs_tales_spock_profileFor once our human female did something foolish, but deign of what we are. Finally she understands we are unique, the masters of her life and her reason to be. Although she won’t ever admit it… But I think she got it that she is there to worship us. And I say this because of her latest feat.

So, she found out on Facebook that one of her buddies was doing dolls from felt. Usually owls and foxes to be put on pillow cases, but an idea rang in my human’s brain. But not only this fried of her does this, but half of her gain goes to an humanitarian cause back in Romania: the lady is helping a little girl with money that can sustain her surgeries and hospitalisation in Germany. And our human took no time to order four dolls deciding they will go to our godparents as a gift, especially that two of them are 6 years old kids. The other two are over 30, but I think they can still use a doll from time to time.

The dolls arrived before the human female left for Mallorca, but as she took the camera with her, we had no possibility to take pictures. We particularly don’t like the very fancy phone of our human male because it has a black cover that flips and flutters and scares us to death. OK, not really to death, but at least to freeze.

When we first saw the dolls, we really thought we should call a shrink for her. But we told ourselves that we could analyse them and after a while we realized it was a fine idea. I mean now we are immortals. Those dolls will exist long after we will be gone (sad, but true) and the kids will play with them and remember us.

So, check our stand-ins. I think we may even go out in town and leave the dolls at home, the humans would not realize the difference. The even have whiskers.

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Kirk's tales

The ultimate T-shirt

guinea_pigs_tales_profile_kirkI think at some point I will revolution the psychoanalytical world by publishing a book regarding the human craziness. And our human female would be the main study case. Poor woman, she really needs some therapy.

As you may know, she was on vacation, abducting the laptop and the camera. Fortunately, the two objects were safely returned. And the human also… Although we were not really worried about her. Now, the point is that she went shopping while being on a Spanish island called Mallorca. Which normal in the brain person would go shopping while on vacation?! Not only that she went shopping, but she bought a T-shirt with a Guinea Pig riding a yellow motorbike and wearing a very pink helmet.

First of all, my dear furry friend, riding a motorbike can be dangerous, so please wear a full suit, not only a helmet. Next: a pink helmet?! Really?! I wouldn’t wear something like that in a million years… And finally, why would she buy a T-shirt with a no-name Guinea Pig on it when she has at least one precious VIP in the house?! I could even share one T-shirt with the others. So, I don’t understand her.

Oh, and by the way, at her venerable age she should stop fooling around with T-shirts like this. Now don’t get me wrong: I’m proud she is wearing a Guinea Pig, but the other humans may realize she is not quite normal according to the social norms and may put her under treatment. And this is not a good moment for something like this as the human male left for a while and we are home alone with her.

By the way, this is the T-shirt:

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I will really try to manipulate her into having some T-shirts with us on them.

Data's tales

The laptop is back!

guinea_pigs_tales_Data_profileHer vacation ended in a cloud of rain, all gods hearing our prayers and revenge wishes. From a sunny weather and beach, she landed in the normal Brussels where it is cloudy and raining. Of course we were happy to see her, but we were even happier to find our dear old friend, The Laptop, still in a good shape, not very tanned and neither filled with sand. Also, The Photo Camera came back in a similar good shape.

You may think she missed us a lot, but you would be wrong. At least in my opinion… True, after she kissed the human male, she came and picked us all and cuddled, but only for short. Pretending to be tired after the return flight, she went to bed early and left us as she found us. Fortunately the human male had already fed us. But the worst part is yet to come!

Sunday morning she woke up late, around 8:30!, and first thing to do was to weight us. Honestly?! She could have cuddled us or express her joy to see us! But she chose to do the chores as usually… But the demanding Spock was not very happy with this so he started his show on the couch – running around, asking to be cuddled, and demanding his rights. After we had breakfast, she decided it was time to clean our rooms, so we’ve got some floor time which was cool. Spock even managed to jump in the hay box. We have no idea how he managed, the box being 17cm tall, but it seemed very easy from where I was watching… So, no special time with us!

On top of all this, I’ve got a new dose of treatment for lice and some nails clipped. And Kirk got all his nails clipped. I really think this is outrageous and I feel we must teach her a lesson.

By the way, she spent most of the day uploading photos like this one on Facebook and Picasa.

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I really don’t understand humans!