Monthly Archives: April 2010

Fairy On Manoeuvres!

Fairy is very good at posing for the camera. She is a consummate professional  – keeping still, applying just the right expression to suit the scene, she could not be more cooperative. She seems to know exactly what is expected of her and provides it willingly! Seeing her posing for the camera and taking into account she is blind and deaf, you may wonder how Fairy copes ‘on manoeuvres’! Well she has a remarkable ability to memorise where objects and obstacles are. She methodically explores an area until she is happy, and if the mood takes her, builds up her pace until she is zooming around at high speed, expertly leaning round the corners, accelerating on the straights and pulling the odd wheelie!

Here’s a short film of Fairy in action.

Fairy Bee DVD

Some countries do not allow the video with the accompanying music. You can view it without, but it isn’t quite the same.

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Christmas Comes But Twice A Year!

Christmas was a very special time for Fairy. Not only was it her first Christmas ever, it was also a time of giving of gifts and receiving surprise presents in return! The highlight of her day was Christmas Dinner. Mr Bear joined Fairy for a not quite traditional meal.

Oh yummy! Look at my Christmas Salad, Mr Bear! It looks lovely. Those cakes are probably quite tasty too, are you going to try one?

Lunch for Fairy and Mr Bear Xmas Day Best

This leafy stuff is my favourite! Nom, nom, nom . . .

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Nom! Oh! Where DID it all go? Can we get seconds do you know?

Lunch for Fairy and Mr Bear Xmas Day Best (2)

Please Note: Although she ate quite a lot, Fairy did not eat ALL the salad on her plate. Guinea Pigs should be fed a balanced diet including fresh food, hay and pellets.

Bears should not be fed knitted cakes.

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Push Ups!

Although, like most guinea pigs, Fairy’s favourite pastime is eating she is also very aware of the importance of exercise. And what could be better than combining the two!

Fairy’s little hay tin contains some chopped ‘special blend’ hay. Each ‘Push Up’ results in a small treat! The perfect combination!

Fairy and her hay tin (2)

What a great game!

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Minty’s Marvellous Wedding Dress!

Fairy took Minty to choose her wedding dress the other day. Plans are well under way for ‘The Wedding Of The Year’. The invitations will be in the post any day – look out for yours!

Here’s Fairy to take us through the proceedings.

Morning, Mr Bear. It is so kind of you to offer to make Minty’s wedding dress. We spotted some of your marvellous creations when we went up to London. You are so talented! We want nothing but the best for Minty.

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Come along now, Minty, behave yourself!

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Yes, this is a gorgeous fabric, this cotton matches perfectly.

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This is a beautiful shade too . . . pale pink, just like my ears!

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. . . what do you think, Minty?

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Haha! You look so funny in THAT!

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Well now, that is divine too . . .

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. . . and this pale blue is so pretty! Is it pure silk do you know?

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Oh! Oh! Oh! I am going to . . . SNEEZE! Atichoo! S’cuse me!

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Yeees . . . . it is quite lovely as well.

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Hum . . . those ribbons would tone in perfectly too.

What do you reckon, Mr Bear?

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The shade suits your fur colouring so well.

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Hang on! I’ll ask Mum – Muuuuum! do you like it?

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And, more importantly, what do YOU think?

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Let’s try it on then!

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Oh my whiskers! Just look at you! Mr Bear, you are a clever tailor!

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You look simply amazing, Minty!

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I think I’ll just have a nap while you do all the measurements and things, Mr Bear.

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Minty, you are going to be the most beautiful bride I have ever seen!

Monty is a very lucky little mouse!

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Handle With Care!

Fairy is usually a very clean piggy but occasionally she gets ‘kebab toes’. Grubby little paws from paddling though ‘unmentionables’. If she washes herself with these ‘gloves’ she resembles a tiger with her pig-made stripes. Very un-Fairy-like!

It isn’t quite as pleasant cuddling a piggy with grubby toes and stripy fur – especially if she is a little smelly!

A soak in the bath and a Fairy sized nail brush are required to remove these baked on gloves. A good wash with some Gorgeous Guineas shampoo, Fairy favours Posh’n’Go, and she is back to her usual spick and span self once more.

What a lovely day.

Portrait of a Fairy (1)

Hum . . . . is something wrong?

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Oh! You are looking at my ‘gloves’!

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I’ll hide them!

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A couple of hours later . . . . .

They’ve gone! I have had my bath.

Look! Thanks to Gorgeous Guineas Shampoo I’m all clean

and shiny now and my toes are just like new!

Portrait of a Fairy with clean toes (2)

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