Saturday, May 21, 2011
Hey everyone! I'm finally free of my exams. It's such a wonderful feeling even though I'm still sick and stuff.
I haven't been gymming alot, and I haven't been controlling my diet so diet-wise...not so good. However! I went to gym yesterday and I realised I only put on 0.5kg which is pretty good considering I've been reaching out to potato chips and chocolate pretty much on a daily basis.
Next up, the babies are doing great! Sweetpea is such a sweetheart. Toffee is really the more dominant one, so she doesn't seem as dependent on me as Sweetpea. But that's ok. Here's what they look like now:
Sweetpea sometimes sleeps on my chest and Toffee loves to stand on my shoulder and just look at everything. I heard guinea pigs are short sighted though so I cannot imagine what she could be seeing that's so interesting.
Both of them are kinda toilet trained now. About 75% of the poop goes into the litter tray which is brilliant! And Sweetpea refuses to pee on me. Haha. I was sitting down with her while studying and she was just chilling in the folds of my very large shirt when suddenly she started fussing and running around. In spite of giving her a little treat (a tiny piece of apple) she still wouldn't settle. This went on for a good half hour before I put her back into the cage. After which she promptly backed up a few steps and started peeing. Such a good girl ^^
I'm just done cleaning their cage and because both of them have been sitting in their weewee they need a little butt bath. Sweetpea hated it. She also hates that brush that I use.
Again in other news! I rebonded my hair to make my fringe (and my mane) more manageable. I kinda miss my curls. But who knows maybe I would wait till my real hair grows to an acceptable length and cut it really short. Maybe when I've lost enough weight so I don't look like a butch. I wasn't in the best of moods yesterday but let's not get into that.
I also got a new phone! A Samsung Galaxy Ace. Saheed chose it for me, seeing as I have no idea what to choose. There were so many choices! Here is the phone cover which I customised on my own cos I was bored.
That's all I have for today. For the one remaining reader who made it here, you get a prize!
It's a picture of a 3 week old white teddy guinea pig. Her name is Sheepy and she already has an owner. But the sight of her really makes me smile. Look at how fluffy she is!!!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sunday, May 08, 2011
My babies have grown so much! I've been training Sweetpea and Toffee to stand on command and now, I can proudly say that they have learnt how to stand! They need to have a nice juicy treat in front of them to be able to do the trick but still, I don't expect them to run after my fingers trying to eat/lick it.
Toffee has taken in sitting in her own pee. *sigh* It doesn't really cause her alot of harm, but I don't like seeing her tail fur all matted up. So I trimmed her fur at the back-end and give her bum a weekly bath. Surprisingly, she prefers cool water to warm water. Hmm.
My little baby after her weekly bath
I've been trying to feed them as big a variety of vegetables as I can. They'll have at least two kinds of vegetables everyday! Lucky things. Both my little sister and mom commented that the babies lead better lives than us. Ah well what can I say?
An assortment of hay-containers have been tried, including a hay trough, which didn't work. Because the hay trough is so big, the babies are able to jump in and they poop and pee in it. More work for me = bad.
Recently Toffee has taken to sitting in the litter tray looking really round. See the photo below? It's only half as round as how round she looks when she sits there. She literally looks like a little ball with a face. As for Sweetpea, she loves to stretch out along the side of the cage or in a corner and just doze there. They are soo sweet and I love them.
So far I've been pretty busy with exams and have been spending less time with the babies. I feel guilty but I do try to spend quality time with them in the morning when I feed them, when I get back to give them their supper and at night when I tuck them into bed. (Yea, I just put their bed into the cage. I take it out during day time so they have more space to run about in.)
More updates soon! Can't wait till they're all grown up. Heehee. They've been growing so fast it's unbelievable! I always look at the pictures from when I first got them and it's so hard to imagine how far they've come. So proud of myself.