Some of you lucky people who follow my antics on the super-duper Guinea Lynx Forum will recall the recent excitement when I held a little competition to guess how many beds, cosies, hideys and houses and things I had acquired.
Here’s how it all came about.
Gather round, make yourselves comfy as I announce the winner of the Grand – Fairy Gives Away A Treasured Possession – Competition.
The judges have conferred, double checked, rubbed their eyes and started all over again – but at long last a proper, verified, official conclusion has been reached. I am happy to substantiate the result with genuine Photoshop free, photographic evidence proving conclusively what a truly well be-bedded, some would say thoroughly spoiled, (although I would argue that there is definitely room for extra spoilings) piggy I am, Iam.
In between weekend showers I sought out all the beds and things I could put my little fluffy paws on. After arranging them in a logical sequence on the lawn, I set out to record them with clip boards and special, complicated adding up type machines.
After feeding all the data into a specially commissioned bed-data-base the results are ready for your perusal – and I am delighted to announce – We have a WINNER!
Before I go any further though I will be happy to take you through the truly complicated procedure – we even had an Auditor/Daddy type person to ensure fair play and everything.
Zroooom. Right – lets get this competition on the lawn – time to get counting!
Yes! You can get off that rotund bottom and come and help too, Mariella.
1, 13, 7, 41, ssh – I’m COUNTING!
16, 3, 37, 49 . . . have you counted THAT one, Mariella?
45 . . . has anyone seen Marigold?
478 . . . is she hiding in there? Oh! Mariella! You made me loose count. Never mind . . . I’ll just carry on where I might have left off.
68, 72, 77, 108 . . . and that one makes 110!
Yes, that little one counts too.
Oh crikey . . . look at this little lot . . . 123, 125, 142, 156 . . . come on, Mariella, keep UP!
It’s no good, there isn’t time for a rest.
Look at all these spots, my poor brain . . . 158, 166, 168, 169, 188. Err, I might have counted one twice, so let’s say 190.
193, 195, 199 . . . big breath . . .
Time for a rest . . . phew! I need a snack!
She is NOT giving MY bed away, Mariella. Let’s sit fast and try not to get involved – it must be time for some nibbles soon.
Nearly there now . . . 301, 423 . . .
This must be nearly the last one . . . 566 . . . probably.
Yep! All done! Did you manage to add them all up?
Just checking . . . psst where’s Daddy with the answer?
(Oh and this is YOUR last chance to guess how many before I reveal the total!)
Trumpet fanfare and all that sort of thing!
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
If it was up to me I would send ALL my friends a bed – especially the close guesses – Pennie (47) and Buffy (45) I personally think you should have a consolation prize. Well done, Snickers and Ouiser (42 and 43), Clover and Pixie (44 and 49) and Bella (48) and I thought your guess was good Patrick and Pebbles (249), I am going to make that my aim!
I know you will all be busy counting them up in the photo – and you’ll get 45! BUT . . . that little white fluffy pad is a bit hidden behind another bed! It WAS there on the day . . . so it IS 46! How did YOU do?
hey fairy !!!!
what an amazing collection of beautiful, wonderful, cuddly ….. things !
you are a lucky girl …. and mariella and marigold too ….. :-)))
I am delighted …. what a life you have ….
so funny and so happy. kepp it up !
bussi and hugs from me and my 9 guinea-piggies-friends here.
Wow what a nice collection of comfy, soft beds you have. Nice of you to share with Mariella and Marigold. My piggies are now complaining they have too few beds. Piggy kisses from Piep, Mimi and Gimli 🙂
Where do you get all those neat beds? My mommy has been looking for a perfect one for me, but she hasn’t found one yet?
There are some wonderful guinea bed creators in the UK and the USA. Many of mine are from Auntie Jenny at pimpmypiggy.homestead.com
In America there’s The Cosy Cavy, Jen’s Custom Crafts to name but two. Links to more may be found on the Guinea Lynx Forum (under GP Related Products).
Fairy says: Having such a huge stock of beds, it has been suggested I might like to open a shop myself!
Wow! What amazing beds I think I’ll put one of those on my Christmas list.