...it is from that hour that I incline to date my Spiritual New-birth, or Baphometic Fire-baptism; perhaps I directly thereupon began to be a Pig.

November 03, 2005

we are maude and bessie


Well, you knew this was coming: a pigblog. Think of it as an outlet for all my pigtures and pig stories which allows me to not bring them up in conversation all the time.

So this week, Bessie came out of her two-week quarantine to meet Maude. We introduced them in the "neutral environment" of the hallway. Teeth chattering, squealing, nipping and chasing ensued, and on the whole they behaved like nasty little kids, or maybe dogs. From what I've read that's normal, but not pleasant. Now they're both in Maude's cage with a barrier between them, which should prevent any serious injuries while they get used to each other.

The funniest thing was when Alex and I noticed Maude doing what's called a "rumble strut" in front of Bessie -- that's usually how male guinea pigs try to pick up the ladies. They make a motorcycle noise and do a slow march in front of the other pig. We were like, oh snap, is Maude a dude? But after looking it up, we found out that it's just an act of dominance that any pig will do. So Maude wants to be "head pig" -- I guess we'll see about that.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weekedaieeeeeeee! Me name is Jamal and I is been lookin' for a pigblog. Now I ain't familyer with all da process here. Dos I gets the pigs since I is like, the first bidder? I's been going to de pet shops and sayin' tings like 'me wants to buy a guinea' and they is like 'cool.' and i is like 'yeah' and they is like 'do you need a cage?' -you know like they is tryin to pawn me all da axsexeries and shit. but i is like 'no mon, i dun need no cage.' and they like 'oh, so you gots one already?' and i is getting annoyed at this point cause i just wan' da guinea. but i is like 'no mon, i don't have no cage' i just wan' da guinea'. they be like 'well you need a cage if you wan' da guinea' and i'm like all up in der' face now 'cause i don't wan' no cage and i says 'no mon, i don't need no cage i just wan' know hows long he gotta go in the micro for?' and then they don't sell me no guinea and kick me outta da shop. i been all over the eastside already. so dats why i is so happy that i found your pigblog. so like then 5 quid for the pair is good? yeah jamalblack@gmail.com i is expectin to here back from u soon like. peace.

10:10 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanted to add that Twister does the rumble strut, but then Chase jumps up on his back, as if if to say shut up dude or maybe he is saying something else...

7:28 am  
Blogger m&b said...

anon #1: hello, CHRIS!
anon #2 (aka, Kate): that's cute! I think it's probably best if one pig is all about dominance and the other pig doesn't take it too seriously. Otherwise, you'd have a whole master-slave thing going on, and that's no fun!

9:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only things more funnier then an pigblog is anon #1

10:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I is not trying to be funny. I wan' buy da guineas. Me mom she come from Peru and grew up on da guinea with all mod cons. Me dad is from da eastside and hates da shit, but he be a cheeky wanker (pardon). If yous thinks its bosh, check it:


So is I up to 10 ackers now? I dig the silent bargan.

jamalblack@gmail.com to make da transaction.

2:09 am  
Anonymous Sheila Kemp said...

What a great idea!Is there any jealousy over hair styles and colors?If so,Alex could give Maud a Mohawk shave for hot summer.Bessie an organic color rinse and velcro rollers for curls.Then there's Xmas-baby sizes in stores? for Xmas outfits?With their permission of course so as not to mocked by jealous cats and dogs.The ideas for poems and adventure stories for these two are endless.M & B in the bayou. A Victorian Xmas for M & B.A crest or logo is a must.A club. I'd like to join.Auntie Sheila(who shares their love for eating).

8:20 am  
Blogger m&b said...

Sorry Jamal, they is not for sale. Check it, yo, these be my guineas, what I keep as pets, ait? Like I don't want nobody eatin' dem, ya dig? So no deal, man. Peace, bra.

11:14 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys!
Mike just told me about pigblog and so I'm checking it out for myself now. I really didn't believe him that it existed (I didn't think that there was anyone possibly cool enough to start something like this). I must admit that its pretty hilarious. Kudos. Pigblog has been bookmarked, so I expect frequent updates.

10:12 am  

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