linda: peruvian piggy

I’ve seen many people specify the types of guinea pigs they have. i have tried to figure out what mine were just for the fun of it but never actually came to a final conclusion. (as a matter of fact, i don’t even know all the types that exist. i just know two by name: abyssian and peruvian. but if i saw piggies, i wouldn’t be able to tell what kind each was.)

the other day, though, i was on instagram and saw a piggy that looked just like linda! the owner of the piggy described her as a peruvian, so i knew linda had to be that.

so ladies and gentlemen, an explanation to linda’s crazy hair: she’s a peruvian :D! yay!

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^ linda’s reaction to this recent discovery ^ 

for those of you who own piggies, do you know what type napoleon might be? it would be cool to know!

how we’re dealing with the weather

first off,

happy new year! :)

we hope you had fun over the holidays! did you eat as much as we did? we still kinda are, to be honest.. why is food soo good haha! but, gosh, can you believe that we’re already 10 days into january?? wow!

this year brought with itself really cold weather! (ok, maybe our city doesn’t have it as cold as others do, but still, it is pretty cold for us!) especially when there’s wind. regardless, i still really love this weather. i like going outside and seeing the dark sky and my surroundings as if they had a blue filter on them, and feeling like i need to get wrapped up in a big jacket and snuggle. i also like that i can go in bed and feel the perfect temperature under my comforter. not too hot, not too cold. just right. ahh! so cozy! <3

my pets are still getting used to the cold. they are potty trained to go outside, so whenever they get an urge, they go do their business, and come back running as fast as they can! especially angie, who has to wear two sweaters and sleep under big comforters in order to not shiver. poor thing! jimmy doesn’t seem mind to mind it. he still runs around and takes naps in the concrete. at night though he does go into his cage and sleeps in his blankets. max doesn’t get bothered by the cold either. his rolls keep him warm all day long! except when he goes outside. he doesn’t spend as much time exploring lately, but i don’t blame him. that little nose of his probably freezes. plus, he hates wearing sweaters so that’s not a way to help him keep warm, sadly. cake is the smart one! she’s loves taking naps on the floor, but since it has been super cold lately, she goes into my grandfather’s room to nap there since he always has the heater on. and at night she sleeps in a recliner he has there. she has it all figured out..

napoleon and linda jump from corner to corner of their cage; from floor to their blankets. they always do that so i don’t know if they’re actually cold.. they have a lot of thick hair and seem the same to me.

today, however, i carried napo and wrapped him in a big scarf i was wearing. he loved it! he was so comfortable that i felt bad for putting him down.

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to make up for it, i put my scarf on his bed so he could cuddle with it, since it was still warm from the both of us.

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he melted!!

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i think that means he loved my idea..

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linda figured out how to open her cage and jump from it to the floor and back in. i don’t know how she figured that one out, but she did. she’s always been rebellious though.. her wild can’t-be-tamed spirit :p so i often find her under my bed in a blanket that fell or a pillow that the piggies have now conquered and proclaimed as both theirs.

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how cold is it where you live? what do you and your pets do to keep warm? :)

p.s: did you see we changed our theme? i like it! i hope i don’t miss the other one too much to change it back.. we’ll see!

have a nice day!! :)

fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-linda

merry xmas, dear readers!

i wanted to share with you some pictures i took this and last year. i know in some we are missing pets, (sorry about that) it’s just been kind of crazy lately. but anyway, i hope you are well and that santa brought you all the gifts you wanted! :)

enjoy!

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linda and her big tushy! 

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angie

last year (we had a mini photo shoot):

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napoleón

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angie

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cake

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linda.

have an amazing day! thanks for stopping by! :)

nice fall afternoons

i know i always post pictures of my piggies outside, but i just love seeing them happy and exploring, and how cute they look eating everything around them! yesterday i took them outside while i cleaned their cages, and i couldn’t help but take out my camera and take pictures. i thought they were so cute, so i wanted to share them. i hope you like ’em as much as i do :)!

i took the top of their cage and put it on the floor. (i don’t just leave them run free because it’s our front yard and if they hear something they might get scared and run and i won’t have control over them, etc. too much work. and i also don’t want them to get hurt.)

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^ if i’m next to them, i do open the side of their cage though ^

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^ i let napo go outside his cage because i know he’ll listen to me. linda on the other hand is a runner and won’t >:( ^

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^ she tends to do that with her butt; i don’t know why! but hey, at least she’s comfortable, right? haha ^

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^ little napo photo shoot! he gives such good poses to the camera! aw, little model! and he looks so fat! no, jk, he’s not fat! it’s just fur and lots of love! ^

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^ linda and her wacky hair! either she’s really active, or really lazy. she would lay down and put her leg out, all while eating! so hairy; i love her! even if she bites me.. ^

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^ the grass was greener and more delicious on linda’s side, huh, napoleon? ^

aww, my hairy babies!

we hope you have a very nice day:)

linda enjoying the weather

the weather changed randomly here. from one day to another we went from thin tees to knit sweaters. i love it though. fall is my favorite season, and it’s finally feeling like it. i just wished i had more appropriate outerwear to keep me warm.

the other day my boyfriend and i took napo to the vet to get his teeth trimmed. linda stayed home.

(fyi: rodent’s teeth never stop growing, thus, they have to constantly be chewing on things to keep them short. napo, however, is one of those piggies who doesn’t like to chew on things, so his teeth got long and eating uncomfortable, so we took him. he’s better now!).

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the vet told us to take the piggies outside more often so they could eat grass and all that is green, cuz those things are good for them. once we got home, i put linda’s harness on and took her outside.

(napo’s teeth were sensible, and since the day had been stressful enough for him already, we decided to take him to his bed so he could rest)

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linda outsideit was a little chilly, but i don’t think she even felt it cuz of her crazy hair and because she was super excited! she jumped, ran, got comfortable, and ate.

even angie and cake joined!

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^ and no, don’t worry, linda wasn’t eating those plants. she was just hiding between them and exploring ^

i plan on taking both piggies out more often. i have done it before, but the last time i took pictures was when linda (left) was a baby:

baby linda outside   mijo outside last year

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relaxing and eating. yup, that’s the piggy life!