TeddiAnna making her debut with a pork chew, her favorite vice =) She is 2.5 lbs of pure woman. Her favorite activities include bone chewing, toy chasing, and pulling clipped Bella hair outta the trash. She is the top fashionista and diva of the household even though she is the smallest. She tends to get hat head a lot and puts up a fight when the brush comes out.
Teddi, Bella, and Cruiser. As you can see, Cruiser is a mellow fellow. These women are always duking it out. You know how those fashionistas can be!
Bella is 5 lbs of fierceness. She growls whenever you move her. She is half cat/half dog. We don't really know. Her favorite activities include laying in the sun, sleeping on faux fur leopard print blankets, and chasing rabbits. She can be hard to photograph because she is so dark. She prefers men and will cuddle up to any man who comes around.
Bone wars are a daily occurrence in our household. No matter how many bones are laying around, Teddi always wants all of them to herself. Go figure. Cruiser, holding on at 90 lbs, is no longer the master of his domain. He usually lets Teddi take most of his bones, only letting out a combination grunt/sigh.
Cruiser is the only male dog in the house. As you can see, he only has one thing on his mind and it ain't women. Nope, balls are his vice. He is obsessed with balls and I like to tease him a lot. I wake up with sore muscles and in extreme pain some mornings because I throw the ball so much for him. Cruiser prefers my pitching skills to my boyfriend's because I can throw those balls pretty far. Besides his ball obsession, Cruiser also likes to lick sweaty armpits, fart whenever you are eating pizza, and chase magpies.
Oreo (with Bella in the background) is a male long haired guinea pig. He was up for adoption at Petco and when I saw him he was in such a sad state I had to rescue him. He had clumps and clumps of matted hair that needed to be clipped out. I don't think his hair had ever been brushed before. He was also living in this tiny cage next to another guinea pig. He had no name listed on the paper left nearby his cage, just some writing saying that these two pigs do not get along. I had to leave the other pig. I know, it was difficult. His nails had never been clipped before either. Now Oreo has a name, gets his hair clipped regulary (otherwise he gets a badass mohawk and can't see and his hair is draggin on the ground), and has a great dig next to Paris (he is madly in love with her). Oreo died on December 16th, 2009. RIP Oreo. I miss you.
The hoodlums checking out Oreo. I love the black and white color scheme going on here.
This is Paris, the lone female of the guinea pigs. As you can see, Teddi is very curious about the guinea pigs. Paris was up for adoption at Petco and she was in pretty good shape when I got her. I think I was just sick of having all male guinea pigs so I took her in. Oreo is totally in love with her so I have them living next door to each other. Don't worry, I am not breeding, just rescuing. Six guinea pigs is my limit and they are a lot of work.
Bernie & Clyde hanging out in their spacious pad.
Clyde was another lucky one I rescued at Petco. I came in one night and I saw him there, but somehow I walked out without getting him. First of all, he was pretty big. In fact, he was the biggest pig I had ever seen. He also had dry, flaky skin. The main reason I left him there was because I already had 5 guinea pigs and I did not need anymore. Three days later I was at Petco again and he was still there. The really funny thing about Clyde is that he had no name listed and his papers said he was a female. Also, they said he did not get along well with other pigs. Well, Clyde had some pretty big balls for a female if you know what I mean. He also loves being scratched under the chin. He is as sweet as can be and he lives with Bernie.
Bernie is on the left and he was the first guinea pig I adopted. He had papers and a name already. Apparently, his previous owner was a girl with nice handwriting who worked at Applebee's. Bernie was not on a good diet nutrition-wise when I got him. Guinea pigs are not supposed to eat any seeds, only pellets. Beware of the foods they try to sell you in the pet store that are labeled suitable for hamsters, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Each one should have a different mixture of feed. Bernie will always be my first love.
I adopted Cocoa (along with another pig who I was told was his brother) when he was just a tiny thing. I love the color of his fur. He is a very mellow pig, much more mellow than his brother Pebbles.
This is Pebbles (Cocoa's alleged brother) and he is one wild child. He is quite jittery and always running off to hide in his igloo. When I found these two at Petco they were with another guinea pig. The guy working there figured out they were still with their mother and then separated them when I started inquiring. I did not adopt the mother because he warned me that she was probably already knocked up by her own sons. This just shows you how stupid pet owners can sometimes be I guess. Makes me sad, but I am happy I rescued these two. It is just too bad the two of them hadn't been separated from their mother earlier.
Cocoa & Pebbles. Naming your pets after a cereal is always a good thing, right?
Guinea pig cages I built out of coroplast so they can have more space and also be able to interact with each other. They are very social creatures!
Teddi and Bella. Don't worry, they weren't stuck in there for very long. Just long enough for me to take some photos of the pigs. They look so cute in there. haha.
I showed Bella some of the nasty comments left on my blog and this is what she had to say about them. Thanks Bella =)
This is me in the morning wearing my boyfriend's clothing. I had just finished cleaning the guinea pig cages and was heading in with dirty rugs and dirty houses. My hoodlums were following right behind me, as usual. It is always best to use your boyfriend's clothes for the dirty jobs, right? Life as a fashion blogger isn't always glamorous.
Me trying to carry two hoodlums at once. They are always up to no good!
Teddi needs a trim pretty bad. Her bangs are always getting into her eyes. I hear about this happening with a lot of fashionistas =)
What Cruiser is usually doing whenever i am blogging or reading and commenting on other people's blogs. I think this is his favorite position. Hey, at least he doesn't chew on shoes. His worst offense is his shedding capabilities. Watch out if you are wearing black because he will be after you.
Teddi joined in on one of my photoshoots. Gorgeous couch portrait of her, isn't it? She is quite the model.
Pre-photoshoot with my girls. Sometimes these are my favorite photos. No mascara on my eyes.
Teddi running for the ball. She loves to play ball with Cruiser and follow him and the ball around the yard.
Cruiser looking all proud of himself for retrieving the ball. He looks pretty handsome in that golden light, doesn't he? Nothing comes between him and a tennis ball =)
This is how Cruiser spends most of his days, scratching himself.
Cruiser scanning the yard for suspicious activity such as congregating squirrels, magpies, and the lone coyote/fox.
Teddi doing what she does best, bone chewing.
Teddi posing with a huge bone, her prize conquest from Cruiser. One day she swears she will finish off that bone. She really poses much better than I do =)
Bernie enjoying grass in the yard while I am cleaning his cage. Isn't he pretty? I love his coloring and he doesn't have to live with Clyde anymore. Now he lives next to Paris and he is not complaining.
Awww, Bernie looks so cute here. I love him.
A sleepy Teddi before bedtime.
I spoil her rotten. Can you tell? These are only some of her toys and trust me, she doesn't like it when the other dogs go near them.
Bella loves to sleep. If you need someone to cuddle and sleep with at night, she would be the girl for the job.