9.23.2014

Guinea Pig Paw Prints Tutorial

Poof with guinea pig paw print keepsake

Forget baby hand prints... check out Poof's piggy paw prints!

As promised, here's our craft tutorial for making guinea pig paw print keepsakes. Instead of using a pre-made pet kit, this easy DIY project makes use of ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry.

9.16.2014

Bay Area Pignic 2014



"So many guinea pigs. Everywhere, " exclaimed a girl to her brother as they peered at the furballs scampering around the pen. Herds of guinea pigs and their owners turned up to support the Bay Area Pignic last Saturday.

8.31.2014

Guinea Pig Paw Prints Preview - Abby-Roo

Guinea pig Abby-Roo's paw prints 

Clay paw prints. I've seen premade kits sold for for babies, dogs, and even the occasional feline - but never for guinea pigs. So I figured I'd try making them myself.

After experimenting with a few DIY mixes I finally got a good set of imprints. Abby-Roo's came out particularly well. Even though she's no longer the smallest in the herd she still has the daintiest little piggy feet!

Anyone interested in a craft tutorial on how to make your own guinea pig paw print keepsakes?

8.14.2014

Got Apples?

Guinea pigs Belka and Poof love to eat apple

Thanks to the drought, the few apples we managed to grow this year were much smaller and more tart than usual. Not that the girls minded. The golf ball sized fruits happened to be just the right size for cavy consumption.

7.31.2014

Farewell, Beloved Peaches

Happy Peaches

It is with a heavy heart that I write to share that Peaches has crossed over to Rainbow Bridge. Our feisty, stubborn little pig bravely fought malocclusion for over three months.

From an early age she made clear her love of food - especially romaine. There was a period of several weeks where baby Peaches wouldn't quit wheeking until she was given her favorite veggies. Not green lettuce, red lettuce, Boston lettuce, or any other type of greens. It had to be romaine or the wheeking wouldn't stop. Thankfully her enthusiasm soon expanded to include other foods.

7.21.2014

Join us for the 2014 Bay Area Pignic

Bay Area Pignic 2014 Small Animal Rescue Fundraiser

Mark your calendars! This year's Bay Area Pignic will be held on Saturday, September 13 at Linda Vista Park in Cupertino.

For those who haven't had an opportunity to attend one of these events, pignics are a gathering where guinea pigs and their families come together to socialize. Picture a picnic lunch in the park while your guineas snack beside you on the grass. Multiply that scenario by a few dozen and you have a pignic! If you're as fond of these creatures as I am, it is an event not to be missed.

7.08.2014

Pig Sized Pillows

Abby-Roo pillows 

Some time ago I found a woodland creatures themed fleece pattern and sewed a couple of pillows for the pigs to use. Initially, the girls were duly unimpressed. "Is this edible? No. Well, then is it a cozy? Hmph, too small."