Tomorrow is officially “Sammie Does Piggie Stuff” Day

piggieproblems:

I got all of my projects corrected and grades entered tonight and did (almost) all of my homework, so I’m going to dedicate all of tomorrow to drawing piggies and taking piggie photos!

Well, I sketched out some stuff and did indeed take photos.  I go all day tomorrow with teaching and classes, so hopefully I can start posting things by Wednesday :)

Countdown: 10…
My friends sometimes all the time.

My friends sometimes all the time.

This episode was on tonight, and not only did it have guinea pigs but it was about the value of art!  I think it handled the argument of The Artist vs. The Artwork when it comes to artistic value very well, but that’s a discussion for my art blog lol.

I feel like the universe is trying to tell me that I was right in making my life all about guinea pigs and art by sending me signs like this.  Good.

Tomorrow is officially “Sammie Does Piggie Stuff” Day

I got all of my projects corrected and grades entered tonight and did (almost) all of my homework, so I’m going to dedicate all of tomorrow to drawing piggies and taking piggie photos!

BISCOTTI IS ALIVE! AND STILL IN THE CAGE!

Last night I let her stay in the big cage for the first time, and she’s not dead!

SO MUCH HAPPY DANCING!!!

You see - I’m no longer worried about her and Cookie.  Actually, Cookie was the reason I let her stay in there last night.  The moment I put Biscotti back into her own cage, they both starting crying for each other ;__;
The reason I don’t let Biscotti be in the big cage is because of Biscotti.  So I held Biscotti right up to my face and I said, “Ok, listen you *expletive*.  I’m going to put you in the big cage, and I’m going to walk away.  You are not - I repeat, NOT - allowed to try to get out, jump on pigloos, climb walls, get stuck in hay hangers, dig through food, dismantle water bottles, run up Cookie’s butt, or fall off logs.  You got it?  And if you do any of that, I.  Will.  End.  You.” She kissed my nose, and that was that.
You see, Biscotti has done all of those things.  I just can’t trust her to not kill herself - she drives me nuts!  But Cookie and her love each other so much now that I couldn’t separate them.  Granted, when I leave the house Biscotti WILL go into her own cage.  I trusted her through the night because they sleep through the night, but wide-awake that girl is nothing but trouble.  But I’m very proud of her progress.  She’s a pain, but she’s my pain 

Oh, and on a different note - Biscotti graduated to a big pigloo!

piggieproblems:

My precious baby Cookie broke her two top teeth practically to the gums! D:

Poppy had broken her teeth that far once, too, but only one at a time - never both.  She’s still eating (I just cut up her carrot into tiny pieces) and drinking, but I feel so bad for her.  I’m gonna keep an eye out to make sure they’re growing back.

SHE JUST TRIED TO CHATTER AT ME AND IT SOUNDED LIKE SHE WAS MAKING SQUEEKY NOISES WITH HER MOUTH

I COULDN’T HELP BUT LAUGH AT HER, BUT I FEEL BAD BECAUSE NOW SHE’S ANGRY LOL

My precious baby Cookie broke her two top teeth practically to the gums! D:

Poppy had broken her teeth that far once, too, but only one at a time - never both.  She’s still eating (I just cut up her carrot into tiny pieces) and drinking, but I feel so bad for her.  I’m gonna keep an eye out to make sure they’re growing back.

Slowing the blog down…
  • My computer is broken.  In order to get photos, I have to upload them onto my laptop, put them onto a USB, and then put them onto my computer, and THEN I can edit them and post them.  It’s a pain in the butt.  I’ll keep posting photos when I take them, but they won’t be as frequent.
  • Since I’m teaching all day and then have night classes, weekdays are nonexistent to me anymore.  I maybe get to see my friends once a week, but even that’s rare.  I don’t mind that as much, but what I do mind is that I only have weekends now to get things done and every dang business in my city is closed on Sundays and only open for a few hours on Saturday.  It makes things really difficult to accomplish, and a lot more stressful.
  • I’m finishing up these commissions I have, and then I have to close them.  I don’t have time to do art anymore.  
  • I’m also going to have to put my Etsy on hiatus.  I don’t have the time to print out more bookmarks, and where I print them out is one of the places with crappy business hours anyways.

It just sucks because there are A LOT of awesome things happening in my life right now, but then there’s also really stressful things - I can’t find a happy medium.  Yesterday was one of the happiest days of my life, but then it got shadowed by today because I couldn’t get anything done!  Ugh…I rambled on enough.  I just wanted to let you know, so that you know why the blog is a bit slower than usual.

Biscotti is a Piggie Problem.

It’s amazing that I’m able to keep this blog rated PG with language, considering all the things I call her…

Important update:

diaryofarescuedpig:

Hi humans.

Firstly I would just like to thank all of you who gave my lady human advice of bladder stones.

Today the ‘vet human’ had a big panic. He thought that my bladder was full and that I wasn’t passing any pee (honestly I could have told him he was wrong, I can pee… I just peed on the key board a bit as we speak)

Anyway the vet human made me feel all sleepy and then when I woke up he told my Lady human that my bladder is fine (told you Lady human, you should listen to me more)

But unfortunately I have something called a tumour. Vet human said that its on my gall bladder and that he can’t touch it. Lady Human and Man Human got really sad and I didn’t know why.

I’m at home now, I feel kind of sleepy from the medication but I’m okay, the nurse told Lady Human after my operation I ate hay and I tried to eat a paper bag… Because let’s be honest, a little operation isn’t going to keep me from being naughty.

So anyways this is the amazing bit…. Lady Human said I’m now allowed to eat loads, and run around loads and have millions of hugs, and she’s going to buy me new toys and posh hay and everything! She says I’m going to get even more spoilt than I usually do!

Then I told Lady Human not to be sad because I love her.

Oh Dougal!  I hope the tumor isn’t anything too bad (Poppy’s was nothing), and I am so happy that you don’t have stones!  Your Lady Human is a Best Human,and I hope she knows that.  Get better, Dougal!  Sending all of our love your way! ♥ ♥ ♥ 

I’m not very well

diaryofarescuedpig:

Hi humans.

I’m not very well at the minute :-(

Do any of you humans have advice to give my Lady Human on bladder stones/sludge? Ways to clear or get rid of it? Is it reversible as such?

Any help would be appreciated because I’m a sad pig at the minute :-(

Oh no, Dougal baby :’(

Definitely start giving him cranberry juice and (if you can) x-rays.  Bladder stones are what took my Poppy, so I know what damage they can do and what taking care of them means.  I unfortunately don’t have good news about stones, so it’s best to get him into the vet as soon as possible so you can talk to them.

I hope you’re ok, Dougal.  It hurts me to know that another piggie I love could be going through the same things my baby Poppy did :( 
Stay strong, Dougal and Lady Human!  Cookie, Biscotti, and I send all of our love and prayers.

I have a problem with my younger piggie, Peanut. Whenever he's out of the cage for a little bit, he tends to pee on the bed, or the couch, or on someone. Walter never has this problem, but we don't bring Peanut out often or longer than five minutes because of this. Have you had this kind of problem before?

I personally haven’t had this problem - Cookie has gone 3 hours without peeing on me, completely asleep, and then warns me when she needs to pee.  Poppy would pee on me, but never out of the ordinary (she could go an hour on me, some days).

Have you witnessed your piggie peeing this frequently in the cage?  Peeing frequently can be a sign of some bad things (like Poppy when she had bladder stones), so it’s important to keep an eye out for that at all times.
If it’s something that he only does when he’s on you, then I’m not too sure.  It could be a behavioral thing, like he’s too nervous, but I don’t know.

Piggie Pals: Can you help out?  Ever had this problem yourself, or know what it is?

I had my first class tonight (3 hours long, ugh), and we were just sharing stories.  I took out my phone and showed them Biscotti and said, “This little one is my life currently.”  A guy asked, “Is that a guinea pig?” and I said yes, a baby guinea pig.  He responded with, “Oh man, I know how that is!  I have a Jack Russel Terrier who’s only a year old.”

He understands that a baby guinea pig is comparable to a young Jack Russel Terrier.

He gets it.

 jamiex112 said: omg she is so sassy!

You have no idea…