It's week 11 of the Working on Us mental health prompt series from Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess. Please see Beckie's post for details on how to participate. This week's focus is on emotional support/therapy animals. Prompt #1 Questions: Do you own a pet for emotional support and/or service/therapy? I don't think I'd say I … Continue reading Working On Us – Week 11
My little baby monster Oreo is a barber. Most guinea pigs don't do this, but for no apparent reason some guinea pigs have their own little side hustle barbering. It involves chewing off hair, and yes, barbering is the actual name for it. Oreo will go through brief spurts of it, and then won't do … Continue reading Anyone need a haircut?
My baby is famous! Check out my girl Casper's Petz Interview with Scrappy and Rory from A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!
Trigger warning: talk of pet death As I write this, my guinea pig is dying. His name is Squeaky, and he's 7 1/2, which is well into old age for a guinea pig. In the picture above he's the one trying to climb over his best friend Zippy, who died a year ago. … Continue reading I wish it would happen faster
My guinea pigs are among the best parts of my life. Here is their year in pictures. This little octopus hideaway is made for ferrets, but it's also great for guinea pigs. I adopted these boys almost two years ago. They were geriatric and in need of a retirement home. Zippy (the darker coloured … Continue reading 2018 year in review: Guinea pigs
I adore my guinea pigs, and seems like other people like them to, so here are some more guinea pig photos. Cookie the intellectual Oreo in her harness at the park. Guinea pigs can't be taken for a walk (trust me, I've tried), so the harness is more to make sure she doesn't get … Continue reading Gratuitous guinea pig post
My guinea pigs are so important to my mental health. Watching them play is an easy way to be mindful in the present moment. They're very interactive, so even though I live alone I never feel alone. When my depression is so bad I can barely get out of bed, they're a reason to force … Continue reading Pet therapy
Sometimes my pet guinea pigs can be just as effective as any human therapist.