March 15, 2004

Merry & Pippin

I'm not talking hobbits. Guinea Pigs. One of James' coworkers gave the boys two four-week old piggy brothers in December. We named them Merry & Pippin. Okay, so you can probably tell who influenced the decision! ; )

The piggies are growing large. Merry especially spends the majority of his time eating. We call him the HOG. Their "dad's" name is Samson--go figure.

Pippin is a shier (not Shire) creature. He spends more of his time in the hutch section of the cage. When I turn him belly side up to brush his tummy, he relaxes and licks his paws. Merry, on the other hand, struggles under the same treatment which is a pain because he has longer hair which mattes easily.

Evan feeds them their hay and pellets and gives them fresh water each night. When the pigs hear the bag crinkling, they squeek, "Breep, breep, breeeep!" Matthew is in charge of feeding them some parsley every day for vitamin C. Sophie occasionally feeds them carrot.

I have the joy of changing their bedding.

Enjoy the pictures!





Posted by melissa at March 15, 2004 07:25 PM