IT'S FURBABY FRIDAY!
Today, you get to meet one of MY pets! TOOEY! He is very outspoken and full of opinions, so he will conduct you through today's feature entirely alone!
Well....it's about time I get a page devoted to me! After all, I AM the reason this feature ever got started! I am Tooey-King of the house. Though there are two other cavies here (yes, that is the correct name) I am the only male, and I might add, the favored one. It's because I have such a feisty, fun personality. My mom can't ever walk by my container without talking to me or picking me up.
This is Andrew. He's my hero. I was in a cage in a pet store that was closing. My cage mate was a very handsome, gray and white silky guy, nice physique, blunt nose...all the good stuff. When Andrew and his mom came in, they were just 'looking'. I'd heard that before! Translated-"We don't want anything here, buddy!" But then his mom saw my cage mate. I guess she had always wanted a gray guinea pig. And then the owner said that magic word that makes humans do weird things.
Yeah. We were free with a bag of food cuz he was closing. So she said, "Ok. I'll take the gray one!" So there I was. Going to be left...all alone. No other piggie in the shop. That's when the kid stepped in. 'But, Mom! What about the other one? He's all alone now!" Then she said some mean things about me having a pointy nose, looking like a rat (how rude!) and already having two other guinea pigs at home. But the kid persisted. "You can't just leave him here! Pleeease get him! He's FREE!" And he won! So I was rescued from who knows what and brought to a new home!
It didn't take my mom long to see that I was the one with all the personality! The other guy was a big bore. Just sat around and looked sleek. But not me! I ran loops in the living room, talked to humans, was little ( I still am little!) and won everybody over. Here I'm playing peek-a-boo.
Sometimes I get myself into trouble...BIG trouble! But it's not every day that you get to see something like THIS enter your turf! I HAD to look! Thankfully, he decided I was too small and hairy to bother with...WHEW!!
And this is one of my favorite things-going for car rides!! I LOVE it! I have no idea what's out there, but I stick my nose up and try to get a whiff of everything we pass. I get to wander all over the seat and explore for crumbs. It's just the best!
OK. This is embarrassing. Isn't this supposed to be a private thing? YUCK! Come on, Mom. Can't we take this one out???
Isn't she cute??? I know I'm only going on 3 years, but I am the very proud grandpa of this fine looking very athletic granddaughter, Roll! Her sister is Tuck. She actually climbs out of her cage ALL the time-just pulls her little body up and over the sides! Haha! Her humans had to get a larger cage with very high sides.
And here we are all together in the pool (tub). My sisters Thea and CG, who were rescues, and I are all taking a swim. We look like little bullets zooming through the ocean. Great exercise! Gotta keep up my good looks ya know!
So there's the scoop! I just love being here. I have many friends and even my mom admits that I was far superior to my cage mate and is so happy I'm here. You know how that makes me feel???
And here's a secret. She has this online shop, CatCalls. But she has NO cats! Only guinea pigs! Actually, she's not allowed cuz the humans who own this place don't allow them. And honestly, I'm pretty happy about that. I just might be mistaken for a rat again!