Human, entertain me!

data_profile_2We’ve been asked on Facebook how we amuse ourselves. Well, I won’t talk on Kirk’s and Worf’s behalf, but I will for sure explain you a little bit about my daily amusement sessions with Spock.

First of all, you need to understand that our biggest amusement is to eat, poop, sleep, repeat. I don’t know who said this, but he or she was a genius! So, trying to keep us busy with toys and different objects may or may not work, depending on our mood. One day we could find a paper bag amazing and the other utterly boring. You, human, should not abandon the purpose of amusing us and you should keep trying finding potential nice things for us to play with.

Now, back to me and Spock… I think our biggest amusement source is fooling around with the wood houses. The human puts under them some puppy pads because we usually sleep, wee and poop inside, but we just love ramming them around making a huge mess! Usually, I fall asleep in one of them, Spock decides he wants to sleep in the same one, I refuse to get out, and he starts pushing it with me inside. Before this, he growls and prowls around my house in a futile attempt to convince me to step out. Of course I refuse.

We only have photos because every time she tries to record us, we stop. 😀

Sometimes we just move the wood houses with the sole purpose of making a mess and see the hf’s face when she discovers what we’d been up to. She tries putting everything back in good order, but in 5 minutes the mess is back! Also, sometimes we are just not in the mood of elongating us for the hay and we push the wood house under the manger and then comfortably install ourselves on top of it and chew hay.spock_data_wood_houses

Except this very demanding activity, we also get from time to time some willow stuffs to chew on. For example, a willow tube. It takes weeks to finish it, but it’s super fun to drag it all over the place, get inside, come up with a chewing strategy and consume it. Some paper bags filled with hay are also a nice way to pass the time, especially when the bag is large enough for one piggy to sleep in, but not for both of us. So, the other one needs wait his turn and pushing the bag around it’s a no go due to the fact that it’s not as solid as our houses.

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Oh, and I almost forgot! Stealing veggies from each other’s months and running in the wood house and hiding with them can be also super fun.

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So, see, human, we manage to amuse ourselves very well. Anyway, before buying/giving us new toys, make sure they are safe for us and we couldn’t get heart or poisoned by playing with them.

How to keep your humans mentally fitted

spock_profile_2It is well known that the humans tend to relax and forget their main duty towards us if we only act cute and ask for food. So, from time to time and with no exaggeration, we need to give them a gentle push and activate their sleepy neurons. OK, maybe is not always gentle the push, but it is needed.

As I am super busy planning the world domination, I let Data dealing with this. Just because I’ve noticed the hf became super relaxed and more preoccupied with shopping for the future little biped. Data thought and thought about how to activate her brain and the only solution found was to make his wee reddish every other day. In the beginning I had no idea what was happening. I’ve just saw Data super preoccupied with his urine and the human turning white face one morning.

The hf had no idea which of us was responsible for the reddish liquid, so she became even more whitish. Just that the next day our bedding was normal again. And after one or two das again some reddish traces… She became so desperate (there were no other signs of illness) that she started to take photos to see what happens with our wee pattern while she is not home.

After 10 days of intermittent stress applied on her brain, she took it very seriously and almost decided to separate us in order to check which of us was responsible and then to take us to the vet. That was the moment when I felt it was time to interfere and ask Data to put an end to this joke. I really felt that we would end up in the vet cabinet with some injections in our white butts… So, on Sunday morning Data revealed to her that it was he the one peeing reddish, but forgot to tell her also why.

The hf spent the whole Sunday taking photos of Data’s wee and discussing the issue with some very experienced human servants. Finally, while she was washing her hair, her brain woke up and she realized that Data was chewing more than me from a willow tube and that the reddish colour of his wee was connected to this. I suppose that while she was washing her hair some water got to the brain and helped irrigating it…

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After this mystery was solved, she relaxed once again. But not for long! 😀 Because Kirk decided to help us and produced no poop at all on Monday night. I have no idea how he did it and I really think it’s amazing for an athletic piggy like him to eat a significant amount of veggies, pellets and hay and produce no poop during 8 hours. But it was sufficient for the hf to get stressed once again. Just that this time she asked the hm to check on Kirk’s poops the next day. But Kirk couldn’t keep the prank for longer than that night and the day after pooped also what he kept inside for the night. Sorry, we have no photo with Kirk or his poop.

So, this is how you keep fresh the mind of your human servants.