The Saga of Princess Swizzle and Faylee

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Post   » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:12 am

I hope Swizzle gets well fast!


Post   » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:54 pm

Swizzle has recovered and I am in the proces of gaining her weight back and finding her a new friend. She is grieving for Faylee very bad. I believe that is the reason for her lack of appetite. She no longer wheeks and stays in Faylee's favorite hut 24/7. I have been spending a lot of time with her on my lap. So I believe that for her sake I should get her a new friend. These weeks have been such a blur I don't know what I'm feeling. I'm afraid though that I won't have as much of an emotional connection if I get a new pig sooner rather than later but time will tell.
Stay tuned!


Post   » Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:51 pm

With Princess Swizzle feeling down, and because she just turned 3 years old and Christmas is approaching fast, I have ordered a mini-haul from Petco.
I had seen a Black Friday ad for Petco and practically the whole store was on sale, plus if you ordered before 12:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving and entered the promo code 'thanks' at checkout, you got free shipping. Added bonus! So I spent $10, the usual guinea pig Christmas budget, and got 4 items. ... 102c5ca94253
So there's what I bought from Petco.
Then I went to Joann's Fabric store. They had all their fleece 75% off! So I got enough fleece for one new reversible cage liner. It was a tough choice, but after a while I decided on a cute multi colored hedgehog print with light blue background, and a navy and pink chevron print, although I very narrowly escaped coming home with half the store. I can't sew to save my life, but fortunately for me -and my wallet(have you SEEN how much they charge for cage liners everywhere)- my mother has some serious sewing skills.
Well, that's all for now. I have pictures of Swizzle coming soon, I just have to figure out how to upload photos from my camera onto the computer, then onto photobucket, then onto the forum... GAH! Techy-stuff these days are so annoying.


Post   » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:20 pm

Ok so I have just realized that I don't think I have a picture of my cage on here! This is an old picture, when Faylee was still alive.
To the left is their kitchen area, with their log hidey. They are on the Care Bear fleece (that is an old fleece blanket, used to be mine when I was 6 and obsessed with care bears). It's a 2 x 4 cage. Then they have a sock teddy bear I made which is stuffed with hay, and a nut knot nibbler from petsmart, which is...well... very DEAD now(rip). Then I have a wire basket inside a pillow case with fleece and a piece of care bear bed sheet on it. The care bear blanket and white fleece covers two grids which are attached to the cage to make a cave sort of place, which used to have a fleece forest before they utterly destroyed it. then we have a green wiffle ball I use as a treat ball, and a water bottle.
My guinea pig(s) are always in my bedroom as my father says he "will not have those stinky little rats in his house" lol and my bedroom is MINE. Yeah.... we're working on that. This makes sleeping very...interesting now that Swizzle is so lonely. She wheeks pretty much all night unless I pick her up. I've spent quite a few nights on the floor next to her cage with her sleeping next to me, and have lost some hair due to her chewing my hair through the bars, lol.
Anyway, on to Swizzle cuteness.
(sorry for blurriness)

Mommy! Treats! Now!
Yes, good human!
Notice Faylee is in the background giving me stinkeye for feeding Swizzle first.
Don't worry, she got some too.
Saxxy Leg!
Lastly, this is the first picture of Swizzle right when we got home. Such a diva, she begged for food right away. This was in the "year of the too-tiny petstore cage" as I call it. She was so friendly, even when I'd just brought her home.
All I can say is this: I definitely got a good one, and I don't know what I'd do without her. She's the reason I'm getting over Faylee's loss.

And got the T-shirt

Post   » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:24 pm

You have to host your pictures on a site such as Shutterfly (or any of the others). The references in the last post are to the SD card on your camera/computer, and those won't work.


Post   » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:24 pm

For some reason, it won't let me edit the post. When I click the edit button, it says I'm only allowed 10 minutes to edit a post and redirects me to the forums. ???

In other news, be prepared for an introduction video on Saturday!!!! I may or may not have a new addition then... :D

And got the T-shirt

Post   » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:29 pm

It won't let you edit the post because it's been two days since you made the post, which is LONG past the 10 minute limit.


Post   » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:53 am

OH I was thinking in terms of once you're on the editing page you have 10 mins to edit before it times out for some reason...LOL I didn't have coffee that day.
I need to take new pics anyway...been kinda lazy.


Post   » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:04 pm

Look what I got!!!
I brought this 2 month old little orange and white teddy sow home today! I got her from a rescue. Someone had dumped her at the rescue, no clue why. Well, I got her and here she is!!!

She is settling in nicely. She is quite outgoing, a total mini diva! More updates later, I have to go.

also, I have decided to name her, Bella Pipsqueak. :)


Post   » Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:32 am

I thought I'd give a little more information about Bella. She is very skittish, but also very curious and highly motivated by carrots. So she's let me touch her a few times and will let me hand-feed her veggies. She loves her salad. She just woke me up at 1:00 a.m. To remind me that I am a 24 hour slave and she has this far found my service highly lacking and she needed a veggie refill right away. She is very VERY vocal so the Pipsqueak part of her name fits (and also because she's tiny). The Bella definitely fits because it means beauty, and she really is SUCH a mini diva in the making. I'm sitting here thinking: GREAT now I have to pigs who won't shut up AND they are both divas. *sigh* We'll see how this works.


Post   » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:09 am

Hello again!
It is I, ruler over all, Princess Swizzle. I have entered my breathtakingly adorable self into Squeak Dreams' Christmas Photo Contest on Facebook. I am giving you permission to vote for my photo by clicking "liking" it. Here's the link ... 19&source=48

Note from Swizzle's slave: Thank you so so much in advance to anyone who does vote on our photo, it means a lot to us!!!


Post   » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:18 pm

Guess what!!!!!???
The girls were introduced yesterday, and after 2 hours of chasing humping and nipping they settled down and are now a pair! They are doing very good, Swizzle is so protective of Bella that if I try to pet her and she freaks, Swizzle comes and brrrrrs at me telling me off! So I just wanted to share some things the girls have learned from each other.
1. Bella learned that I am not a forever-hungry monster waiting to pounce.
2. Swizzle learned that humping is not how you treat stuffed animals(she still does it though)
3. Bella learned that lettuce is not a parasite waiting to destroy her.
4. Swizzle learned that if you steal from a baby, she will eat you instead. (Bella likes to chew on swizzle when she's angry)

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