Thursday, June 30, 2011
Hi, Truffle here again! Two posts in a row, it must be my lucky month - then again, since my birthday month (July) is right around the corner, that must be why! As you may know, whee piggies here at the Cali Cavy Collective are active on Twitter (give us a wheek @CaliCollective). Most of the time, Coppy is tweeting on the slaves laptop, but I managed to steal one of their phones today for tweeting purposes. Oddly enough, they call it a "blackberry", but I think they are wrong, because it does not taste like a blackberry at all. I sampled a blackberry myself once before, so I should know. Especially because I did not like it very much. Anyways, here are some pigtures of me having fun!
Monday, June 27, 2011
|SmartPig is busy shopping online|
Hi everyone, its Truffle here! So our Editor-in-chief Coppy has decided to start a new series called SmartPig! The term "SmartPig" is a play on the word smartphone. The idea is that this series would be about us piggies exploring a variety of tech toys, like cell phones, computers, scanners, programs and more, sometimes with amusing results. For example, like the time Belka was playing with a scanner and decided to scan her underside. But that is a story for another day.
Friday, June 24, 2011
|Me giving the humans big hopeful button eyes to get more treats|
Hi again! I, Belka, am back! Here are some more pigtures featuring me perched at the food bowl eating one of my favorite foods (aside from grasses and hay) - pellets! I am particularly happy in these pigtures because our slaves order of Kleenmama's timothy pellets finally came in. They ran out and served us Oxbow instead for about a wheek. I like Oxbow pellets a lot too, but nothing can compare to my favorite from Kleenmama's Hayloft. They are the freshest and greenest, fortified with special attention to a piggy's nutritional needs. Healthy and yummy! Nothing at all like that unhealthy, high fat commercialized mush masquerading as pellets sold by Kaytee. Pumpkin seeds, bird feed, nuts, raisins, sunflower seeds, banana chips, and papaya?! Whee aren't birds or squirrels, and definitely shouldn't be fed like one! Not to mention, those are also choking hazards.
As a piggy pellet connoisseur, I could talk about the different subtleties and nuances for ages, but that Abyssinian spike-butt Poof wants to look for more piggy videos on YouTube again, so I'll stop for today. Any fellow pellet connoisseurs are welcome to discuss pellets with me, just leave a comment or stop by on Twitter. Bye for now!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
|Our herd posing with the completed puzzle|
Today whee want to show you some pigtures of the fun whee had putting our Caplin puzzle together! This puzzle starring Caplin and Neptune the guinea pig has a bit of a story behind it.
Caplin ROUS was a very well known and beloved capybara who lived with his owners and co-pets (including but not limited to piggies, rabbits, and horses). Although his home was in Texas, he had quite an international presence and was adored by many around the world. His legion of loyal fans delighted in hearing about him and his daily adventures.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
|Happig 1st birthday Peaches!|
Happy birthday Peaches! June is her birthday month - whee don't know her exact birth date, and neither does she, but our slaves estimate she was born in June. Hard to believe she's one already - time sure passes by quickly when you're in a herd. Must be all that competing for food. Anyways, our humans gave her a little silver birthday hat they made, as well as a cupcake and mini cake to pose with for her pigture shoot. Peaches says she didn't get to sample any of the cupcake, but she did get spoiled with her favorite foods afterwards! Sounds like a fair tradeoff to us. Again, happig birthday to you Peachy-Peach!
XO, the Un-Birthday Cavies from the Collective
Monday, June 13, 2011
|Peaches and Poof in a standoff|
Every piggy has his or her favorite foods, but one food that all of us LOVE is corn husks! Since it's summer, corn is now back in season, which means our humans get it for us quite frequently. See the ensuing tug of war battles as whee all pounce on our unsuspecting prey!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
|Me engaging in one of my favorite activities, eating|
Hello all, it's me, Belka! Today I am sharing a few pigtures of myself with you. As the story goes, there I was, munching quietly away at the food bowl, minding my own business and enjoying my solitary meal when all of a sudden, I was startled by this bright white light. Kind of like a flashbang grenade. After I recovered from the momentary blindness, I saw that the slaves had decided to sneak up on me while I was eating to take my pigture!
Apparently they thought I looked funny perched on the side of the food bowl like that because they could see my "chubby tummy flab". I have no idea what they're talking about. I personally think I am very lean and fit so I found this extremely offensive. Hmph. Then they proceeded to try tickling my tummy - while I was still eating! Of course, Peaches and Poof had to come upstairs to investigate what all the fuss was about, and after that, it was no use trying to continue my nice quiet meal anymore. And that was that.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Yesterday, whee were inspired by Sparty Pig (also known more formally as Spartacus), who was recounting some of his favorite piggy proverbs on Twitter. Growing up in a herd, whee have also heard more than our fair share of these *grumble grumble durr* so whee could think of quite a few of our own. Of course, everyone knows that humans have their versions, but a lesser known fact is that whee cavies have proverbs too! Whee decided to compile a list of piggy proverbs and sayings to share with you all. If anypig can think of more to add, you are welcome to send us an email to add to this list :) Enjoy!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Hello again, here is our most recent, final installment in the Piggy versus Watermelon trilogy! This set of pigtures was taken three weeks after the last ones. Sadly, while whee lost the size battle the last two times, I think we can safely say that we piggies won the war because we got a nice dinner out of it! What could be better than that? Well, except some nice leafy greens.. a sizable pile of freshly cut grass... hay to burrow through... hmm, this list could go on for quite a while.... and now whee are getting hungry..... *scampers away to eat
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Welcome to the second edition of Piggies vs Watermelon! These pigtures were taken about two weeks after the first set. As you can see, clearly the watermelon is winning this round in size... even though whee munched lots and lots. *chews on hay