Napo <3

friends,

to what appeared to be the start of a good week, turned out to be one of the worst in my life.

My best friend of 5 years, my guinea pig, my baby boy, my adoration, Napoleón…left my side on october 28.

You don’t know how sad it makes me. I am heartbroken. Someone pulled my heart out and ran with it and my emotions; now I’m empty, left with sadness. All I want is to never leave my bed and sleep and maybe cry some more.

Some might say I’m exaggerating, but my goodness, I am not. That little man meant so much to me. You don’t know the number of nights I would come home from school stressed about life, and he would be there, ready to be carried by my arms to cuddle. I would put him on my chest and we would talk; he would make his piggy noises and I would tell him my day and how much I loved him. Suddenly it was all better. He made me better.

Other times he would just cry or touch me with his paw, and that his way of begging for me to carry him, and once I would do that, the crying would stop. He really was like my first kid…

I had him in my arms minutes after it happened– and thank God I was with him because he did not deserve to go alone– and I could not fathom what it would be like to come home to no one needing me. No one waiting for me to cuddle. No one to call by those unique nicknames one thousand times per day. I just… I would just see him, looking so peaceful, and part of my mind didn’t want to believe it and was hopeful he would wake up. I just really couldn’t comprehend. I also couldn’t understand how in the same year I had lost my childhood best friend, grandpa, and my young-adulthood best friend, Napoleón.

I have another guinea pig, Linda. I love her. I can tell she misses her buddy too. If I say her name she just looks up. If I say his name she goes crazy excited. Lately all else does is sleep. I go to her cage, play with her, give her floor time, and snacks, but I know she’d rather be alone (She bites me when I try to touch her). She’s just more independent than he was. However, I want her to know that I am here for her so I still get out of bed and spend time with her. She needs me now.

This is hard.

I got the flu too. I feel sick all over. My muscles ache. My head is pounding. I can’t breathe through my nose. I miss him terribly.

I just wanted to let you guys know since I consider you my friends, dear readers. I’m moping. And I didn’t want to keep it inside because I’d feel worse. I haven’t told anyone else other than those extremely close to me. I’m just not really in the mood to hear “I’m sorry.” Mostly cuz I’ll just start crying again.

The thought of the days to come without him feel out of place, weird, wrong, but with time I’ll learn to accept it. I know he lived a good life and did things many piggies don’t get to do– getting featured in a magazine, being a finalist in an instagram guinea pig contest, getting a blog named after him, changed people’s perspectives on guinea pigs (Oh, I’m so proud of him!).

I know someday I’ll see him again. I know he’s in a good place. I know he’s healthy and happy and probably has a plethora of his favorite foods with him.

He was an amazing, loving guinea pig.

There is so much more I want to say, but I can’t find the words to write or a way organize my thoughts. For now, I have memories, my writings, and pictures.

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By the way, today November 1st is the Day of the Dead in Mexico. I wrote this yesterday, but I waited to post this today because I felt it was appropriate since we are supposed to celebrate and honor those that have passed on by remembering them.

I love you Napoleón.

Thank you for everything.

p.s. I made a tag called napo in case you want to get to know him better or see pictures of him. I know I’m gonna do that just now.

september photo challenge: week two

i told myself i was gonna post these photos every five days to have enough for the whole 30 days in september. but i’ve been bad about it :( school has been getting tougher and tougher. this week, for example, i have tests and reports almost daily. it’s horrible, but i’m surviving! i miss writing for my little blog though. so today i took a little time to bring you something i was supposed to post saturday. (oops). not that i am forced or anything, but i love doing so, and writing this + reading your blog posts makes me happy and gives a break from writing reports and memorizing things i’ll probably forget next week, sadly. so, without further ado, the second week of my september photo challenge! :)


DAY 6 – AFTER DARK
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picture my boyfriend took of the moon with a $5 telescope we found in goodwill.
DAY 7 – SOMEONE THAT INSPIRES YOU
grandpa. forever.
grandpa. forever.
DAY 8 – ROUTINE
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my uni’s library, where I spend more of my day
DAY 9 – SOMEONE YOU LOVE
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two someones I love: napo and david
DAY 10 – CHILDHOOD MEMORY
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photo challenge i’m following here (although i changed most of it to make it my own). pictures from my boyfriend’s iphone and my white diana mini.

have a nice week. diana :)

watching over little napoleon at night

My little baby.

I loooooove him!<3

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I know he seems alright, but I was scared that maybe he was sick cuz I had offered him watermelon and he didn’t want it when he usually loves it, and he didn’t even come out of his bed when I called him when he’s usually the first one to wheek and run toward me. Then I brought cilantro and he only ate some. Linda ate both the watermelon and the cilantro and she ran to my feet when I called her name, in comparison.

I’ll keep an eye on him tonight. I think he was just tired or not hungry. Maybe it’s even his teeth that hurt, I don’t know. He’s a pretty big sleeper at night, so I hope it’s that. Either way he’s sleeping with me tonight just in case. (I keep peeking under my comforter to see him. He comes out and sleeps next to me occasionally. Right now he’s next to me foot.)

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My poor baby. I hope you’re fine. :(

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I was cleaning my laptop when I came across these two pictures from 2010. 5 years ago. The year Napoleon came to be my pet and hairy roommate.

Oh how I love this little creature. Every day he makes us all laugh, he follows me around my room, and whistles like there’s no tomorrow whenever he hears someone in the kitchen.

He’s also such a nice big brother to his little sister. He’s such a good leader when it comes to exploring new territories. He sometimes doesn’t like to share his food or bed, so he grrs and chases Linda. But that’s just normal brother-sister love!

Also he’s a little grump. But I wouldn’t change him for anything in the world!

Well, I’m off to pet him and try to convince him to sleep with me (although he almost never wants to :( little man likes his freedom and his own bed, haha).

I just wanted to share those two pictures with you because I really liked them and because I can’t believe he’s been with me five years already! He has taught me so much and he doesn’t even know it.

I love my piggies so much.

Goodnight!

twenty-one & five

guess what little boy that makes my heart pop just turned five years old?

him!

he got a happy belly full of bell peppers. i think he might have even gained a few ounces! but that’s all right. the fluffiness will make him look cuter!

& I, his mother, just turned 21 earlier this week!

my family showed me so much love even if I didn’t celebrate the way they would have wanted me to (sorry mom). but, oh, i had the greatest afternoon-long nap that day!

i got a lot cool gifts, birthday cards and calls from my closest family members. they’re the sweetest and they made me feel special.

david’s gift: do I have the best boyfriend or what?! he knows me well.

two perfect birthdays..

how was your week? :)

 

 

a new addition to napo’s cage!

napoleon got a little yoda picture for his cage! he’s now one of the cool guys with posters on his wall. so rebellious. all he needs now is a pink floyd one!

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don’t worry, star wars fans, i don’t think he’ll eat the picture. he’s a pretty calm piggy; doesn’t even chew on toys.

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^ admiring his poster. i guess every boy wants to be jedi! ^

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!! :)

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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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last year (we had a mini photo shoot):

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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!

meet the piggies!

i have two guinea pigs: one male, one female…

this is napoleón:

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napo for short! he is a 4 year old guinea pig who loves to eat and enjoys sleeping next to my legs. i love him so much.

this is linda:

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napo’s little sister who just turned one! she’s loud and jumps and runs around in her cage. she also has very messy hair. but we love her like that!

i got both my guinea pigs the same way: without permission from my parents and out of a “love at first sight” impulse. i just couldn’t help their fluffyness! and when i held them i knew they had to come home with me. and so they did:)

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^ the day we brought linda home. poor baby was so scared she never got out of her tunnel haha she was so tiny! ^

unfortunately i couldn’t find any good pictures of the first day i brought napo home ): but he had crazy hair and would always stand on top of his food to make sure nothing happened to it! haha

napo and linda now have each other to keep company and be happy piggies forever! :) they’re pleased to meet you!