Wof's tales

Update on us

worf_profile_2Well, it’s been a while…

I have no idea what we are doing and why this blog is not updated more often. I must complain to Data, who is the social media responsible for our team.

I also have no idea about what I should write. So I will just note down everything that crosses my mind.

In Belgium is raining and although the grass is green in our garden, we can’t really go out and enjoy it. I must ask the humans to bring some grass inside for us.

Due to the whole hustle with DHL, the HF refuses to place more than one order by month and she had to renew our hay supply from the pet shop. Lucky us! Because she got the really nice dry herbs.

The little human rascal got the idea with the daily cleaning of our rooms and she grabs a bag, the dust pan and the broom and tries to do it. I hope that in few years she will be an expert on refreshing our penthouse without disturbing us.

The HF had this weird idea that we were stinky and insisted on washing our tunnels. Thanks all gods she didn’t try to bath us. Was rude enough that she called us stinky!

Of course we’ve got paper bags to keep us busy and it was super fun. Especially to roam around, make noise and keep the HM awake.

And now the humans are talking about leaving for 10 days and we will be left home with a sitter. I hope we can convince her to give us more pellets.

Oh, about the pellets… The HF bought some weird ones that were supposed to help my poop get better (she has the impression my poop is too soft). But they taste funny. At least this is what Kirk and I think. The white boys like them. The bag is empty now, so thankfully we returned to our usual ones.

Well, this is it. I’ll end with a photo of us eating colours.

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Data's tales

Our first trip in the garden

data_profile_2Well, apparently we are passing through a period of firsts. Among these first times was also a walk in the garden to get by ourselves the grass.

First to get out was Worf, who froze in the middle of the grass. He started moving only when the hf went and comfort him a little. Then Kirk arrived. He fast saw the grass and took the opportunity to gain some grams. Of course Worf got some courage and followed.

Then the hm brought me outside and put me opposite Worf and Kirk hoping we wouldn’t meet. Spock followed shortly. And he did what he does best: acted like no ordinary guinea pig. He started to explore the garden, checked the corners and other plants. Of course I followed him, so we were pretty busy site seeing instead of consuming grass.

At some point Kirk realized we were there also and he started moving towards us. The humans managed to avoid a meeting between him and Spock, but not to stop me getting in his way. A little fight burst out between the two of us and a wisp of fur was lost in the wind (the owner remains unidentified). But we ended up just fine.

So, to sum up: we had some grass, took some nice photos (see below), I picked a fight with Kirk, Spock explored the garden and Worf didn’t bother with anything else except chewing grass.

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Too bad the weather in Belgium is mostly rainy and we can’t get that often in the garden.

Oh, by the way, there are some video records from this trip but they still need to be processed.

Spock's tales

The first harvest

spock_profile_2We’ve told you at some point that we have a little yard where the hf planted grass just for us. She tried hard to have a nice lawn but after few attempts she realized it is almost impossible because our back yard is in the shadow. Still there is a nice space with long grass.

The plan was that from time to time we would get to go out and trim the lawn. Unfortunately, the weather in Belgium is not very suitable for this, especially that we are used with a dry home and a nice temperature. It is raining a lot and the soil is wet. Moreover, we are afraid we’ll get super dirty.

So, we have grass but no access to it. What can be done? Especially when there is a baby in the house and she sticks to the hf like she is glued or something. We almost lost any hope of tasting that grass in the next few months. Until two days ago!

Apparently this baby likes guinea pigs because at some point she decided to give a break to the hf. This way our faithful servant got 20 minutes to go out, cut some grass and bring it to us for dinner. Of course we’ve asked for photos! And this is what she caught on camera.

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I must admit: the grass is good. We are waiting for the next portion.

Spock's tales

Green, green grass

spock_profile_2For us it’s just an ordinary Saturday: sleeping, pooping, eating… On the other hand, the humans were put to work for us because spring is here (at least in theory) and summer will soon follow.

Last year when the humans were searching for a new apartment, we had a major role in the decision making process. They had to find something with a living area big enough to accommodate us and them and, preferably, with a garden or a little yard. The garden was asked also by the hm who loves having barbeque from time to time, but for the hf we were the main reason – grass for us! They managed and found a place like this and now we have a little garden.

But there was no grass in the garden. Moreover, the soil is not quite nice and the former renters had put a concrete terrace over the garden. Thanks all mighty guinea pigs’ gods they had to take it out, but they did a not so good job in removing all the stones and debris. Consequently, when the hf tried to plant grass last autumn, the results were not awesome. So, action was required.

Yesterday the hm was sent to buy some bags of nice soil. He came back with two of them, 80l in total. Today the hf (heavily pregnant, just for the record) went into the garden, cleaned the dead leaf and branches, spread the new soil and some new grass seeds. But she still needs more seeds, so she has to go shopping later.

Now the garden looks like this:

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The whitish things are the seeds and we are waiting for some Belgian rain to help them grow. In two weeks the hf will spread new ones to fill in the gaps.  Hopefully, in May or June we will have nice grass and we could go out and play in it. Of course, if it won’t rain all the time. The hf even thinks of buying or improvising some kind of fence to keep us away from the areas where other plants are, about which we have no idea if they are good or not for us.

In the meanwhile, we comfort ourselves with grass in pots. I know: it’s a hard life!

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By the way, if you don’t have a garden, but you still have a balcony or some space in your house, you can put soil in some wood boxes (form wine, fruits etc.) and plant grass seeds. The bed doesn’t have to be deep for this kind of culture, 2 or 3 centimetres being sufficient. Than you can either cut the grass and give it to us or let us in the box to have some fun.

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