March is "National Adopt a Guinea Pig" Month
After a few days, my family figured out that apparently Miss Piggy had spent her whole life in the cage, never being able to come out to get exercise or never socialized. We have read where it’s best to have 2 guinea pigs since they are social creatures but ma says 1 is enough. A few days after we got her, we let her settle in, that is when we decided she needed a bigger cage plus hers was cracked on the bottom so ma was afraid she might be pinching her feet on the plastic. When she took her out of the cage and inspected her for fleas and general health. Miss Piggy’s nails were so long that they were curled around 3 or 4 times! Ma and dad worked slowly and cautiously to clip her nails as much as they could without getting in the quick that grew really long.
|You couldn’t see the curly toe if the photo was b/w|
|Another photo of curly nails|
After they clipped her nails, ma and sissy Sarah gave her a bath because she stunk like pee. Miss Piggy did not like that bath , she was so scared. Sissy Sarah wrapped her up in a thick towel and held her while ma cleaned up the mess that was made when Miss Piggy first got wet. Then ma took Miss Piggy and sat in front of a heater to warm her up. Miss Piggy started talking up a storm. She makes noises that sound like a little whistle. When they went to change her bedding, ma said the cage was so stained and the pee pee was a inch thick so she soaked the bottom of the cage. After 2 days of rinsing, the smell wouldn’t come out so that is when Miss Piggy got to upgrade her home to a dog crate that she was temporarily staying in.
Miss Piggy loved all the room she had. She would run around the cage, flip over on her side and roll or just stretch out as far as she could. Things were looking up for Piggy as she is called now. One thing Piggy did was found a way into Ma’s heart. See, this is why ma isn’t a good foster! She is a failure, yep I said it!! My mother is a FOSTER FAILURE! But that is a good thing 🙂
|she loves to cuddle with ma|
Now Piggy’s life routine is getting brought out of the cage almost daily to be socialized, having her nails clipped and a monthly bath.She doesn’t mind any of it now.
This also means us, fur kids, get to socialized with her. When ma cleans her cage out weekly , Piggy gets the run of the kitchen. Ma blocks us off but we can still see her. In the evenings when ma brings Piggy out she gets to play in a blanket. Piggy loves to burrow herself in the blanket. Sometimes she will snuggle with ma on the bed and watch TV. Yes , Miss Piggy likes to watch TV. She likes “House Hunters” or ” Say Yes to the Dress”
|Now she likes to play on the carpet with us|
When she wants Piggy can now get on the carpet in the living room and we all can play. Piggy has no problem chasing us around the room now. It’s all fun and it doesn’t last long but we don’t mind. When piggy is ready to go back to her house , she does it by herself.
Ma and Sissy Sarah chuckle when they see Piggy walking. Those little legs can sure move. BOL! Now Piggy has gotten to the point to where if ma is gone for a while when she walks in the house, Piggy lets out a high pitch squeals that sounds like woof whistles. It makes ma feel good that someone notices her! Piggy has found her forever home. I am glad that Piggy likes us and likes to socialize with us. I am happy that they lady brought Piggy to the Humane Society because if it wasn’t for that , we would have never had the pleasure of knowing what it was like to have a guinea pig as part of the family.
Did you know that you can find guinea pigs in shelters and rescues? Next time you want to get a guinea pig before buying one in a store, I ask you to please search on Petfinder.com. I am sure you will find one that is waiting for you.
Since this is Black and White Sunday I hope you liked Piggy’s black and white photos. I have not figured out how to make b/w videos but I hope it caused you to smile.
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