Data's tales

Just an ordinary Sunday

data_profile_2Saturday we had a day without computer. Not an ordinary day for some social media addicted as we are, but we’ve decided we needed a break. And Sunday continued almost the same…  We’ve spent time with the hf, gave Spock his birthday gift, and took photos. Well, mainly just chilling like in any ordinary Sunday.

Still, we’ve checked our blog and found a spam message from a guy or lady that pretends it can write “unlimited content for our blog; 100% unique and human readable”. Really?! I mean I am super intrigued by this “human readable” thing… I thought my English is good enough for humans to understand it. I realize that my conversations with Spock can sound like some cluck for the humans, but I’m pretty sure this blog is written in a language that a lot of people can understand. I’ll talk to the guys.

Coming back to our Sunday! Spock got as a present a paper bag from The Hard Rock Café in London. I’ve heard the hm almost refused the bag, but the hf was shouting behind him “We’ll take it! It’s for Spock!”. Apparently the guy from the counter just stopped struggling to understand what was happening and our humans managed to get out before anyone could alert the authorities. We really enjoyed the bag: big enough to suit us both and a pile of hay!

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In the meanwhile, Kirk and Worf got some floor time together. But they both chose to sleep on a blanket.

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The conclusions of the day?! Two of them…

  1. A paper bag is better than any wood house, furry tunnel and other fancy accessories.
  2. If we have to choose between running like crazy in the house and sleeping on a fleece, we will choose the second option. But we are not lazy!
Spock's tales

The perfect spot

guinea_pigs_tales_spock_profileOur humans have an issue with redecorating. No, they don’t move every day the couches, but they move the small things that lay on the floor, like boxes, bags, shoes, bottles. To be honest, I don’t really understand this passion of them, but I let them with their craziness. I am too busy eating, pooping, sleeping and playing to be very concerned with the way they chose to waste their lives…

But, sometimes, their chaotic way of arranging things is giving impressive results from our point of view. For example, our rooms on some small coffee tables and a lot of small stuff under them create the perfect spot for Worf or Data to hide when the bipeds chase them. Or a pile of clothes on the bedroom floor makes the perfect spot to dig in and poop on the way to the bottom. At least this is what Kirk says…

Or the printer placed on the floor with the paper tray loos gives me the chance to check on the paper and adjust the margins in an artistic way. Her freshly cleaned slippers abandoned under the couch are the perfect spot to drag all the dust we can find in the house and store it. A forgotten piece of fleece under the bookshelf is a nice place to pee until some human realize there is something rotten in… Brussels.

But what they did on Saturday was by far the best chaos possible. Somehow our hay box ended close to one of our transport boxes, creating angles with the bookshelf on the same time. A piece of fleece was on the floor and a paper bag ended up on top of the space created this way, supported also by the camera’s tripod. Yeah, it’s hard to describe, but I’ll show pictures in the end. So, all this arrangement plus the hay spread on the floor was the perfect playground for me. I’ve spent 20 minutes bumping my head against the paper bag and producing noises. Awesome times!

Before showing you the photos, I must warn you that humans should look at them only with your supervision: the mess may cause them a panic attack! So you should be around to calm them down…

A detailed picture of the mess…

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That perfect spot…

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Of course, after all that effort, I slept like a guinea pig that I am!

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Spock's tales

Busy day!

guinea_pigs_tales_spock_decidesOh, my! I had a very busy day although I hadn’t even planned for it. I mean I woke up this morning with the very normal plan of eating, popcorning once or twice, pooping a lot and going back to sleep. But somewhere during the day the human female interfered with all this. It’s weekend and she was at home…

In the morning she sew, so she made quite a noise making almost impossible any deep relaxation and sleep. I was forced to spend two hours watching her preparing some fleece pads for our cages and to find myself something else to do, like munching on hay, pooping, getting in to small conflicts with Data etc. When she stopped and left home to do the groceries (mainly vegies for us), I hopped that was all and went to sleep. I was so tired!

But she came back from the supermarket and decided it’s time to clip our nails. True, it has not been done in weeks, but I still hate this and refuse to cooperate. When I saw Kirk getting through it, I was already decided I would give them a harsh time. I was so stubborn that it took her 10 minutes and a lot of zen attitude to clip the 6 nails from my hind paws. She asked for help from the human male and I was even more infuriated. So, I took advantage of the position and bit his ear. He was so shocked that forget to put me down on his way to the mirror. No worries, I’ve just made a very small hole through his ear, but the ear in itself is still attached to his head and in one piece.

Finally, the human female managed somehow to convince me to stay still for another 8 nails and, as a reward, I got some parsley and the opportunity to take a walk in the living room. This was very nice given the fact that we had guests and I’ve got the chance to interact with them. But not too much because I’ve discovered the camera’s tripod and realized it was not yet marked by my teeth. Also some hay was dumped on the floor and I had to interfere and clean it out.

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After one hour of playing the nice host, cleaning and inventorying the house, I felt asleep on a small piece of fleece that I found on a corner. Taking advantage of my sleepiness, she grabbed me and put me back in my room.

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But, to my huge surprise, there I found a brand new red fleece! The perfect colour matching my eyes! It was bought by the human male and now I’m pretty sorry I have bitten his ear.

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Finally, I got the chance to use the laptop and I wrote this. So I am very very tired. And I am also very impatient to sleep on the red fleece because I think it must be different from sleeping on the green one.

Yeah, now I’ll go back to my regular Saturday evening. Have a nice week-end!

 

Kirk's tales

Fleece time!

guinea_pigs_tales_profile_kirkWe already explained that Data loves to spend a lot of time on the Internet checking Facebook and other easy reading stuff. So we asked him some weeks ago to do some research regarding alternative bedding. We were using sawdust and the humans were a little bit annoyed about the amount of pieces to be found everywhere in the house. And the amount of garbage produced…

So, happy humans means good servants and we dedicated some time to find a solution. To be honest, the humans seemed lost and had no idea what else could be done. Once again we realized they really need us to guide their lives. Also, the human female had 4 days off and we tried to occupy her so to leave us alone to sleep. Whenever she is at home she is so shocked about our cuteness and feels the need to touch us and disturb our pleasant life.

Back to our issue, Data figured out a solution with some fleece and cotton blankets. We kindly hacked the laptop and introduced gradually this idea to the human female. Also, we took off from her computer any other temptation in order to help her save the necessary money. Due to our marvelous plan, on Thursday morning she had 6 fleece blankets and 4 other kind of blankets (the one used when you move) and clear instructions on how to proceed. Of course we supervised everything, but she managed not to ruin the plan.

We were very anxious to check the fleece bedding and to see if we will get along with it or not. The first attempt was made on Thursday around noon and the results were very good. I mean we’d spent some 30 minutes popcorning and jumping around. Spock was that happy that he almost got out on the couch… And Worf took a piece of fleece and cuddled in it. (I won’t publish the photo because there is a lot of poo around him.) Data never stopped popcorning since then.

The not so good part is that our poop is very visible in this way. But the human female remembered how to use a broom and a dust pan. By the way, she first tried to clean with the vacuum cleaner. Sometimes I wonder if she is as smart as she looks… But we manage to take some pictures with two different sets of blankets while there was no poop. OK, just one poop!

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Now please excuse me. I have to go pooping and peeing in a fleece…