guinea pigs tales

Revamping

This blog slept for too long. Time to be back in business as we have just realized that photos are not enough to remember all the nice, sweet moments. Or the sad one.

Words are the best thing to keep track of our lives, happenings and cuteness. Love for guinea pigs is beyond words, but still one must try. 😀

So, first thing first, revamping the blog and the Facebook page. New photos to include Archy and to mark the fact that Worf is no longer with us. As hard as it is, this happened and our lives will continue with his memory only.

We worked few hours on our photos, tried to give equal space to all of us and this is what we’ve got:

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Are we cute or what?!

The purpose of this blog post is not to put in front of you twice the same photos, but just to let you know that we revamped the blog and hope to be back online. At least for a while. 😉

Still, are we cute or what?!

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Data's tales, guinea pigs tales, Uncategorized

Update on us

data_profile_2OMG! More than one month since our last post… Auch! Oups! Agrhhhh!

To be honest, we are very busy keeping away from the Little Rascal. And training her for our future benefit. But human kids are more difficult to be trained than guinea pigs pups. Of course, everything is more difficult with humans!

So, this is an update on us and our projects, just to assure you we are still alive.

The book had a setback but now it seems to be getting on the right track again. Hopefully it will come out this spring.

Worf and Kirk were separated following Worf’s decision that he can’t stand sharing the same room with Kirk. Weird… Now Worf is always at the fence and chit chatting with us. We are even considering accepting to share a bigger room with him. And the crazy humans are considering getting (maybe!) another flat mate for Kirk. But all this decisions would have to wait until later this spring when the human female will be at home with the second human baby.

Worf even lost some weight due to the stress. And we were quite upset with Kirk. I mean, come on! You are a great psychiatrist but you can’t see the stress signs in your own flat mate?!

And Spock has some dental issues. Probably. I mean it looks like this, but the vet has still to confirm and to treat whatever it is. The thing is that he looks miserable, tries to eat but obviously can’t manage to chew hard veggies like fennel. So he will be on a course of Critical Care until Friday when he gets to the vet.

I am fine, just one fatty eye to report. But nothing serious.

Kirk seems fine too. Even popcorning from time to time. By the way, 2 weeks ago was his birthday. He got lots of pellets. Us too. 😀

Before going back to our book and managing that project, I’ll insert some recent photos of us.

Kirk on his birthday

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Spock and I few days ago (Spock was still fine at the time)

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Worf

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The new set up of our apartment. Not ideal, but it should get better in two or three months.

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Wof's tales

Image updates

worf_profile_2We had a lot of time in our hands these days (we took a break from planning how to rule the world…). The humans were super busy cooking and eating (apparently there was some Christmas thing and a New Year’s Eve thing, whatever this is…). So the laptops were left unattended and we were able to crop, resize and rearrange some nice photos taken in 2014. Of course I had to do all this as I am the one with the knowledge and the patience.

Although I must admit Data was also super helpful and uploaded around 850 photos on Picasa creating a back-up album of all our nice photos from 2014. We’ve spent several hours selecting the best ones and deleting the not so nice ones or the redundant ones. Never trust the humans that they will not post the bad and embarrassing ones on Facebook!

So, the official announcement:

Dear readers and followers,

It is with great pleasure that we announce some image updates. Meaning that we realized our profile photos were a little bit outdated, so we convinced the humans we need better ones. Of course, this means our header also changed and the FB page will accommodate our new official profile pictures too.

We hope you like it and we look forward to entertaining you in the future!

the gang 2

P.S. By the way, our About us page was also updated. Check-it to get to know us better!

 

guinea pigs tales, Kirk's tales

Award?! Somebody said award?!

I’m pop..corn..ing! Pop…corn! Sorry, but I just can’t help it! And trust me, when you are a piggy of almost 1.4 kilos, it’s pretty difficult to popcorn and to write on the same time. But I’m very happy. No, not because I have two new crew members (I still haven’t seen Worf and Data, except from the pictures.), but because one biped reader nominated us to the Liebster Award. Thank you Lydia and watch out to those kids of yours! They seem even more inventive than Spock…

I am so happy and popcorning because this is our first nomination among the bloggers and coming from a human it’s a sign that they also read some Guinea Pigs tales and they recognize our wisdom. It was Spock who saw the nomination, but he became even more active and he delegated me to answer the questions and to pass on the nominations. So, let’s get to business.

  • Do you drink? What is your alcohol preference?

Yes, we drink water. Apparently I don’t drink too much, but Spock is a master. Also, he tried some mint tea and some beer, but he was not pleased with the tastes.

  • If you were a tree, what kind would you be and why?

If I were a tree?! May I be a celery tree? Yeah, I know, it doesn’t exist, but… May I? No? OK, I would prefer to be a very big and wise oak. And please keep your dog away from me. Spock will never be a tree because he can’t stay still long enough.

  • What is your favorite thing to find – be it in a store, on the street, in the woods, etc

Food. Definitely food. I am so very happy when I find food in the house that I stop everything else I was doing and start eating. Spock would rather find power cords and invoices. Or hay…

  • Do you have houseplants? Why? Why not?

Do the vegies that we eat count as houseplants? I mean they stay in the house with us or one or two days… And the humans are watering the celery to keep it fresh. Oh, we had once some grass especially cultivated for us, but we eat it fast.

  • What was the last major goal you met?

When I weighted 1 kilo was a great moment. But when I passed 1.3 kilos was also awesome. And now I’m trying very hard to overpass 1.4 kilos. For Spock it was last Monday when he managed to stay for more than 2 minutes in the lap of our human female to be cuddled. Glorious moment!

  • Do you consider yourself environmentally conscious? If so, what measures do you take?

Yes, for sure! For example, I don’t waste food: I eat everything, including what’s left from Spock. And we are using sawdust as bedding, which is put in the trash and burned to produce energy. Spock recycles paper and cables.

  • Why do you blog?

Oh, tough question! Because we like to write and because we think humans should smile from time to time. And because resistance (to our cuteness) is futile!

  • What’s the most interesting place you have visited?

The kitchen. There are a lot of vegies in there and when the humans are not around, I can help myself. For Spock is definitely the hay bag.

  • Given the opportunity, would you travel to space?

Yes! But only if I can take the whole crew with me. I would never travel without Spock, Worf and Data. Although I don’t really meet the last two yet, they seem reliable and ready to bim up. Engage!

  • If you could make a documentary about one topic, what would it be?

Oh, it would be about how humans can spend hours watching us. Our humans consider us a kind of a TV… Actually, no longer than yesterday I had a conversation with the human female trying to convince her to stop taking snapshots while I was eating under the coffee table.

  • Do you plan on making contributions to change the world? How?

Not only that I’m planning, I really do it! How?! I help lowering the blood pressure of some bipeds. And I make them smile and more relaxed. I think I’m doing a pretty good job!

Now, let’s nominate some blogs also. 🙂 I’ve done some research on the Internet to check for the rules of this award and it turned up I should pass it to no less than 3 other bloggers. As we are very busy piggies (sleeping, eating and tearing apart the house is a full-time job!), we don’t have a lot of time to read other blogs, so we don’t know too many other bloggers. But we came up with a list and I kindly ask the nominees, should they accept the award, to pass it to other bloggers and to answer the 11 questions mentiond in our post.

Humphrey and the piggies – they are also trying to overpass 1 kilo. 😀

Billy The Pig – we love his stories and Boris’ German is very cute

Sophie and her lessons – we find it very inspirational.

Humans, we thank you again and don’t forget to smile today!

Spock's tales

Logistics, logistics…

First of all, I would like to thank you for your nice words and attempts to reassure me my humans will still love me. I’m still a little bit scared, but I have a lot of things to think to so there is no time to actually panic. Also, Kirk seems OK with the situation so the atmosphere here is fine. We are both confused, but for the moment there is not much to be done.

But there is much to plan… Our humans are agitated and especially the human female is very busy searching for solutions for bigger cages. I understood that they wish to relocate us also. Actually, yesterday evening they had a very funny conversation on the couch, very close to my sleeping ears, trying to come up with ideas for the placement of our rooms. She claims it won’t be fair for Worf & Data to share a cage as big as one of ours because they are two. I kind of agree with this but I want to make it clear that I’m not giving up my room. Only if it’s for a bigger one. So, they’ve started to virtually move the furniture in the house and find space for all of us to live together and the conclusion was that they should check how comfortable is the entrance mat because that may be the only available spot for them.

The point is they want to build a square or rectangular cage, to split it in 4 and each of us to have he’s side. We could all see each other, we could communicate, but we won’t be able to try our teeth on the others fur. OK, for the moment Worf and Data are sharing the same cage, but I don’t think it will last long. 😀 Even if it lasts, they could have half of the cage and me and Kirk each a quarter. Now, I was thinking we could call our house USS Enterprise. It would be also fun to decorate accordingly. I want a leather chair and a console! Back to the potential format of the potential new house, I need to make it clear for the humans that I still want to be able to get out on the couch and chew things. Life is boring without cables and paper in my stomach…

So, our humans are very busy coming up with solutions and I totally understand: I shared the very small cage with Kirk when we were only 2-3 months old and it’s too small. I don’t even know why they sell that in a pet shop as a room for Guinea Pigs… But we are also busy thinking to this blog. When we’ve started it two months ago, we were alone. Now we have two new potential buddies, that we have never seen or talk to, and whom might be willing to join our initiative also. Than we should change the name because “The tales of Kirk and Spock” will no longer be appropriate. Maybe “The Star Trek gang” will do the trick. But this depends a lot on if they want to be part of this or not. And we won’t be able to talk to them and see if they can really write for another 38 days. So, we’ve got a problem!

I’m thinking… I’m thinking…

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See?! We are very busy pigs!