By Mildred on 24/04/2010
It has been a very long winter. Five months of what seemed like perpetual cold, wet and windy weather. According to the experts however, this weekend promises to be the warmest of the year so far! A mini heat wave no less! Good! The gang (piggy and people alike) can’t wait to get back to serious lawn mowing duties!
They have a custom built, (by Daddy), secure outdoor run arrangement enabling them to spend a couple of hours safely nibbling the grass, romping round and snoozing in the spring sunshine.
When the sun is shining everything seems a lot more exciting. The days are longer and there is more piggy quality time available!
A few weeks ago on a bright and crisp Spring morning, I introduced Fairy to a little taste of what’s to come with a few minutes in the sun a’top Big Mavis.
Mmmm, this is lovely! I could quite get used to it.
I can ‘see’ for miles perched up here! Oh look – is that Mariella over there?
All this freshness has gone up my nose! The air smells so . . . . tasty!
Soon be time for home-grown grassy nibbles.
Have a sunny weekend!
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By Mildred on 22/04/2010
Like most guineas Fairy likes to feel the warm sun on her fur!
Front AND back!
It is nice to sit out with your friends too.
Even if you can’t go out, it is good to know the sun is shining!
It warms your whiskers . . .
. . . and makes you feel . . . sleepy . . . zzzzz
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By Mildred on 20/04/2010
In September Fairy had some friends over to join her for an pignic.
Here she is with her friend Ginny enjoying some salad snacks.
Ginny is 6 years old and is just about the cuddliest piggy I have ever cuddled!
And with Baby-Maybe. She lives with Ginny.
She was one of the beautiful guinea pigs we rescued along with Fairy’s mum.
There’s Marigold looking for some grass!
Fairy enjoying a romp!
And having a ride in the barrow with Marigold and Matilda.
Posing for the camera!
That’s Big Mavis in the background.
After such a hectic day all a little piggy wants to do is sleep!
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By Mildred on 20/04/2010
Fairy was born on June 11th 2009.
Her mum, Brillo, was a ‘rescue piggy’, taken from an unpleasant situation, along with her many assorted brothers, sisters and other relations.
Here’s her Dad, Ernie!
Fairy was a very small piggy. As well as being blind and deaf she also had many problems with her teeth.
Her food had to be sliced up very small and a lot of the time she was hand fed to ensure she ate a balanced diet. It was difficult, at times, to entice her to eat anything! With patience though it soon became apparent what foods Fairy liked.
With lots of care and regular trips to the dentist, a trained Rodentologist, Fairy thrived, steadily putting weight on and coping better with her handicaps.
Here she is aged 16 weeks.
As the weeks and months passed Fairy’s character developed.
She liked nothing better than spending time with Marigold and Matilda!
Going for a spin!
And taking things easy!
But best of all, she liked being with her pals.
Grazing alongside Matilda!
Having a word with Mr Bear!
And chatting with her dear friends, Monty and Minty Mouse!
There will be a lot more of Minty and Monty soon!
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