Data's tales

How to look innocent

data_profile_2When Spock decided he could share a room with me, the humans were a little bit shocked. First because they never expected Spock to tolerate some other piggy so close to him, and second because they had no idea what kind of personality I have. I mean I was always bullying Worf, but towards Spock I presented myself submissive.

Next human thought was that maybe Spock will learn something from me, will become less agitated and more willing to accept cuddles. Well… Let’s just say it was not the case. He managed to teach me how to get out on the couch in the first two hours. And since then I’ve learned a lot of other interesting stuff, but Spock is still agitated and not willing to cuddle for more than 30 seconds (but you need to get him first!).

Now, the humans still think I am the innocent one and that Spock is teaching me mischief. The truth is I just know how to look and play innocent. For example, whenever Spock is growling and playing the dominant, I put up my crying voice and it sounds like I’m in distress. True, lately I can’t help myself popcorning while playing this game with him, so the humans are less and less inclined to jump and help me.

And whenever the humans are not around, I play the dominant with him, so he needs to run and hide. Oh, and you think he’s the only one pulling and pushing the wood house while I am inside?! Well, check twice, I also do this but only when the humans are not around. Although I believe they stopped pitying me a while ago when they realized I am happy and popcorning actually.

But the funniest thing is about the food. I always take a piece and hide in a wood house and the humans think I have traumas from the four months spent in a pet shop with rabbits. Just that… it’s not quite that. It’s just that I like to still food from under Spock’s nose. And sometimes I don’t run with it, I just eat it on the spot. Like with some celery…

caught in the act

So, the secret is to look and sound innocent.  😀

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Data's tales

Some (serious) updates…

guinea_pigs_tales_Data_profileI see that my house mates write only stupid, funny things, like life resumes only to that! So, I think it’s up to me to give you some more full of substance updates regarding our lives.

First, we all got fatter. A little bit, don’t imagine we are obese!  Just that now we are all on diet, meaning that the human female really pays attention at how many pellets we receive. Because we all gained weight due to some over feeding with pellets while the other humans were visiting. The not so funny part is that we are all on diet because of Kirk: as he is already over 1.35 kilo, the human female is afraid he will have health issues if we don’t keep it under control…

Next, on Sunday we had a difficult moment… We were all captured against our wills by the human female and had our nails trimmed. True, Kirk was the least upset, but he was sleepy so I suppose he never really knew what happened. Even Worf was not pleased. Of course, Spock was the most difficult and I followed closely, as I am learning from the best.

Not only that she clipped our nails, but she also checked on us, mainly for any traces of mites or lice. You know we had two baths each during one week one month ago and on Sunday she wanted to see the results. Well, for sure it was not a mites infestation! Most probably lice and the shampoo from Gorgeous Guinea saved us from a trip to the vet, more chemicals and a huge expense for the humans’ pockets. Now, we do not encourage self medication and when in doubt you should always take us to the vet! But in this case the signs were not consistent with the one of mites, so we’ve tried the mild solution for lice.

By the way, now that we are clean, we are super busy with finding a concept for the Christmas photo session. The human female has a lot of naughty ideas, but I am not sure we will cooperate. Only if she promises we will get some nice presents… Most probably we will try to shot something this Sunday. And maybe we will come up with some other profile pictures.

And last, but not least, I’ve decided to keep a close eye on the human female. So, whenever she is on the couch, I stare at her and whatever I do, I don’t lose her from sight. You can notice this in the video she made last week-end with me and Spock sharing one chunk of celery.

Data's tales

My precious food

guinea_pigs_tales_Data_profileYou all know by now I had a harsh start in life being left in a pet shop for four months. But this made me stronger, actually. I mean bringing rabbits to order is not an easy job! By the way, Data here.

Well… I forgot what I wanted to say… Sorry, I’m popcorning…

Yeah! So, I’ve spent few months in a pet shop with no vegies. When I first saw some green stuff, I was surprised. But my true nature came up quickly and I’d started to devour vegetables, especially fennel, celery, cucumber, parsley, endive… OK, OK! Everything that is green, including fresh grass.

Now, although I have my own room aside from the other three piggies, I still have the habit of protecting what’s mine and try to take my vegies and hide in the wood house. Also, I have the impression that the humans are considering stealing my food… You know why?! Because they are providing me large pieces of vegies so I can’t really hide them. But my instincts work better.

For example, one day the human male fed me an entire carrot. The entrance of my wood house is about 10 cm large and the carrot was about 14. If I grab it in my moth horizontally and I run, it blocks at the entrance. By the way, it is horrible to stop because the carrot is stuck. But I am stubborn and perseverant: I’ve tried few times until the carrot gave up and broke in two.

Another time the human female put some celery greens behind the door in the bedroom. Her thought was that she would catch me that way to put me back in my room. But… I grabbed an 80g piece of celery and run fast under the bed. Considering that my weight is around 800g, I am amazed of my force.

Sometimes I compromise and it’s just me hiding in the house, but I keep my vegies close too!

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Kirk's tales

How Guinea Pigs can use humans

As you already have noticed, we live with some humans. I think almost every Guinea Pig in the world lives close to a human… And this is not because we can’t live without them, but the other way around, no matter what they actually say. So you may ask yourself what you should do with the humans around you. I’ll share some of my experience with you.

First of all, it is a pleasure to watch them fooling around us. They feel the need to talk with us in a funny way. More, whenever we start wheeking they think we are awesomely cute and they are able to spend minutes looking at us. I even saw the human female watching us while sleeping and I also have the proof – lots and lots of pictures. Awkward! It’s like having a TV with free Human Planet…

Then, they are always useful when it comes to food. I could definitely go by myself to the supermarket and get as many vegetables as I could eat and not paying a thing. (I’m not talking about stealing, but I’m so cute I’m positive no one will ever ask me to pay for my food.) But it’s easier to stay home, sleep, and wait for the food to come to you. Especially when I decide upon the menu. And it is always funny to imagine how the other humans are looking at your human in the metro because he/she has some celery getting out of the backpack.

Let’s not forget about our need of having a maid. I’m too busy thinking to have enough time to clean my room. So, I have two humans dealing with this. The human male is in charge of buying and bringing home huge bags of 20 kilos of sawdust and the human female needs to refresh our habitat every evening.

Also, if we wouldn’t have humans around, there won’t be any couches or beds with pillows and blankets to pee and poo on. It is amazing how funny it is to run around, find a place in the blanket and do your “job” there. Even more amazing is the fact that we are allowed to do it, but other humans not.

So, my dear furry friend, control well your human(s) and don’t forget: you can live without them for sure, but life is funnier and easier with them around. 😀

guinea_pig_tales_kirk_anorak(Written by Kirk while sharing an anorak with the human male.)