Monday, May 10, 2010


Update: I successfully took care of the pig while Kaela was away, or so I thought.

He doesn't usually eat his normal food, because he loves hay so much more. I didn't see any of the normal food and figured we were out, so I didn't worry about giving him any of that. Apparently we did have some and I just deprived him of it for a few days. He's still alive, no big deal.

I also realized one day that his water was gone. I wondered how long it had been gone, but filled it up and he was ripping the dispenser out of my hands before I could even reattach it. He proceeded to drink water for the next 5 minutes, so I think it might have been a little longer than I initially thought. He's still alive, no big deal.

Rephrase: I somewhat succeeded in taking care of the pig while Kaela was away.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Parent Test

As I have previously mentioned, I'm not the most gifted animal care taker. Kaela is going out of town from tonight until Saturday. I have to remember to feed both the pig and the cat. Especially the pig, because if Bella runs out of food she will just eat paper or bugs and if Stud runs out of food you'll never hear the end of it.

Let's hope I pass the test.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Birthday Celebrations

When Stud Muffin was adopted he unfortunately didn't come with a birth certificate. So we don't know when his exact birthday is, but we decided to make it during the month of May, because that's when Kaela adopted him (plus May is just a great month). We're going to go with May 15. Conveniently my birthday is on the 12th, so we are planning joint festivities. Although poor Muff won't be able to accompany us to dinner or out on the town, we plan to make his special day really great.

He will be a whopping 1 year old, so it truly is a special day. Since cake isn't really an option for guinea pigs, we're going to get him some sweet treat, since he has recently boycotted Yo-Dips. We'll have to check out the pet store for some options. Also, I would really like to get him something special, maybe a new decoration for his cage or a little outfit (I guarantee we could fine something that was meant for a cat or one of those dogs that's the size of someone's foot). He's a little large for his age/species, so I'm sure we could me something work.

I believe a song/dance should be prepared, so we're going to finish the lyrics to our "Guinea Pig" spin on "Lollipop" (not the Lil' Wayne version, but the good ol' Chordette classic), and maybe we'll add some choreography, although I'm sure he'll be so frightened by all the action that he'll just retreat to his igloo anyway. Maybe we'll even get him in on a little bit of the dance action. We have always wanted to make a video of him dancing, he's really great at it.

Pictures will be posted following this fun day. Get excited.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Am Loved.

Today I played with Stud Muffin. I took him out of his cage and let him run around, fed him a carrot and best of all, he didn't pee or poop anywhere! It made me feel better about my failure as of late. I think we bonded on a fairly high level and I felt a sense of forgiveness from him. I think it's going to be a good day, maybe even week.

P.S. I'm pretty sure Muff's birthday is coming up soon (at least the birthday we have given him). Surprises are in store.