Friday, 14 December 2012

"Wheeky" Clean

soggy Rhiley

 Yesterday was cage cleaning day, so I put the boys in their carrier bag which I normally put them in whilst I clean their cage.  They were however very fussy yesterday and there was much rumbling and wheeking and head butting, so I decided to put them in separate carriers.  Sherlock kept running away from me and playing in his tunnel which was rather amusing.  I also decided a buddy bath was in order.

get me out of this carrier bag!

Mom I don't want a bath

I'll come out if you give me some parsley!

 So I ran a nice warm bath for the boys and plopped them in the nice water (just up to their tummies).  They don't mind the bath part so much... just the drying part afterwards!  I make sure to never put water on their faces and I just gently rub their little ears with my damp fingers.  They get their paws cleaned and I wash there little tummies and fluffy bums.  Piggies should not be bathed very often as they have sensitive skin, so once a month maximum.  Unless you have a guinea pig friendly shampoo, just warm water should be used.

We don't want to have a bath mom!

Sherlock standing so nicely in the bath

Wet piggies bonding in the bath

Rhiley looking unimpressed

 Next came the drying part... I put down a towel on the bathroom floor and placed the boys on it and rubbed them gently dry, although Sherlock kept running onto me making me nice and wet and smelling of damp piggies.  Rhiley does not like getting dried with a towel, he cries, so I make sure I am especially gentle.  On a cold day I normally blow dry them on a cool gently setting, but since it is so warm I made sure they were nicely towel dried and put them into their nicely cleaned hutch with some nice veg for dinner.

Towel Dried Piggies

Rhiley was very cross with me

 When they were nice and dry I decided to do the first Christmas photoshoot with the boys since they looked so clean and fluffy.  So I set up a chair with a blanket and some nice parsley in front of the tree and clicked away!

 Can't wait to get started on the boys gifts!  Will be blogging soon... cheers!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Deck the Halls with Bunches of Parsley

The Boys' Tree

As the holiday season fast approaches I have been setting up my Christmas tree and buying presents etc.  I decided it was only fair that the boys get their own tree, so this is their little tree which I will put their presents under.  I also got them some cute little Christmas hats for the boys (I can see the photos already!).

My Tree
Things have been so busy at the moment with work about to close, but I have promised the boys lots of fun things for the holidays!  I am going to make them a nice outdoor play pen, some new beds for Christmas and I am going to plant a nice veg patch!  I think they will be excited to have mommy all to themselves for a whole month!
Piggy Love

Can we have parsley for Christmas mom?

I can't wait to get going on all my projects!  I am also going to visit a piggy breeder with a friend of mine who loves piggies as much as I do!  We are going to have to do some serious resisting this weekend as I would just take home as many piggies as I could carry if I could!  So wallet will stay at home...

Don't bring home any more piggies mom!
We want you all to ourselves!
In my next post I will hopefully have some super cute piggy Christmas pics!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Good" Wheek"end

You know it's going to be a good weekend when it starts with a visit from granny and some yummy parsley...

My mom came to visit this passed weekend and she loves to spoil the boys with treats, cuddles and toys.

nom nom nom

The boys have really bonded nicely now, there is almost no rumbling from either one and they enjoy snuggling together and will seldom allow me to hold them apart.  It makes me very happy to have them snuggle up with me on the couch and watch tv without arguing or rumbling.

some tv after a long day of eating and sleeping, it's tough being a piggy

I am planning on making all kinds of goodies for them during my leave over Christmas  especially since they love the things I have made them in the passed.  They really love their fleece forest the best, so hopefully I can make them some toys they will love just as much for Christmas!

Fleece Forest!
 Otherwise we had a fun weekend, got to play on mom's bed which is always fun, and had to pose for a few pictures, much to our dismay...

Yay play time!

I love snuggling with granny

No more pictures mom!

Is this my good side?

My close up

Sleepy time

Off to have some yummy veggies for supper!!  Bye for now!

nom nom nom