JIFFY's FUNKY HAIRDO!
Okie doke, let's kick off the new chapter with Jiffy and his funky gunky hairdo!
I swear I didn't do anything with him, lol, I just woke up in the morning and found him like this! I had to snap this pic, lol. By the looks of it, his girlfriend Shirley is equally baffled!
here's our not-so-petite-anymore Shirley
Look at her, lying sideways like a lady...
Checking our her sexy butt!
making sure her pretty poshy white scarf is in place...
Showing off that gorgeous white mane of hers!
*Snoopy is currently photographically UNavailable, she is too fat and round...and is on a diet before making her next appearrance*
Puffy is a Fairy Fan!
So...look what we got in the mail today A wonderful beautiful rug kit from Fairy and her mom, alll the way from UK! Sprinkled with Fairy Magic dust!! It almost looks like Fairy is really there, lol
"Hi Fairy Mittens! Will you be my girlfriend?"
"I check out your blog sometimes, and I know you will be the perfect wife for me!! *blush*"
"don't listen to him, Fairy...you have no idea what you're getting yourself into....!!"
"So whaddya say, Fairy dear?" *puts on irresistable face*
lol, what a cute pair:P
Disneyland and Ocean Park ^^
Sully says hi!
This is oneof the 4 pandas in ocean park....we were so lucky to catch him during lunch time! Most of the time they just sleep, lol. He was soo enthusiastic, eating bamboo, one stalk after another:) There is a video of him in the Video page
This panda is older than the one above, he and his wife was give to Hong Kong in 1997 to celebrate the return of HK to China after 100 years as Britain's colony....O_o. This big guy weighs a little more than my dad, and is 30 years old!!!
The red pandas!! They are also called Fire fox, isn't that a pretty name?
They look soo much like raccoons^^ which they are related to.
Remember our own raccoon?
and what is the best part of Ocean Park? er...certainly not the crazy rollercoasters that *someone* makde me go on the front car of every one!!! Npt the totally overpriced food and water....not the rain. NOT the 50m turbo drop...but the Sourvenir Shop!!! Like me panda bag???
Back to the piggies...
Sorry everyone for my long absence, I've been really terribly busy lately><'' But fret not, here are my beautiful piggers!
Okay a quick update...so
news #1: Puffy got Snowy pregnant in the weeks after his neuter....
news #2: Puffy has developed 3 lumps around the same time his wife is pregnant, and isn't too well
Thus, I separated him from the big cage so he can get some peace/quiet in a smaller cage. I was also worried about the lumps...and didn't want him to move around so much in that giant cage....
Puffy just couldn't understand why he was suddenly isolated? why? It seriously tortured me more than it did him, to see him stand up with his head popping up, wondering what kind of evil joke I'm trying to pull on him
"Hey mom? This is a joke right? haha, very funny. NOW PUT ME BACK!"
"Any girls on the right?"
"what about on the left??"
"On the other side of these evil bars?"
I have to say I was rather impressed by his agility when it comes to trying to get to his wives...He is standing on a single wire bar, with his teeth locked up against the bars so he won't fall off....
"Ma! Did I do something wrong..? Please put me back...please..."
I just realized that I never posted pics of Puffy's before/after balls on here yet...so here he is, before the neuter:
Presenting....Mr. BIG BALLS!!
Oh man, I miss those water balloons of his! He has the biggest, dangliest jumbo-sized testicles in the house!!!!
This is after the neuter.....
Here are his balls after the neuter. See the hair is shave all around, an it is much smaller now><'' Puffy has lost his trademark!
I remember looking at the incision scared me, specially how it looks like it's going to burst open at the slightest touch! The neuter site was very hot to the touch, too.
Here is my brave boy, bracing a smile for the camera.
"what happened to me??"
Immediately after the neuter, he was alright. Of couse, he was a little tired and slept a lot, but he did perk up in a few days, and once I hit the 2 week mark, I plopped him back in with his wives. Who knew that he still had some sperms left in him....and got a certain someone *pregnant* !!
But about 2 months+ after the neuter...I noticed him being rather listless, just lying in the corner of the cage and not bothered with anything. He also lost about 60g from his max. weight. I was freaked out!!!
Off Puffy went to the vet....and after he had a good feel of the lumps in his balls, and the third one on his belly...he said that it could either be an abscess, (in which case I should not squeeze it!!), or it could just be a harmless collection of tissues, as a reaction to the surgery. I was thinking it's been 2 months since the surgery...has the lump always been there?? I never noticed?? I'm such a bad mommy
Anyhow, the doc subscribed Critcal Care (apple banana flavoured!) metacam and antibiotics for 5 days, and I was told to put him in a separate cage and observe him.
This is his freshly changed cage....I picked the softest Hello Kitty fleece.
Here he is...lost all his zest for life *cries*
His appetite is still not up either
For the next 7 days, he recieved Critical Care 3 times a day, as well as the meds.
This is the antibiotic, it was a thick white liquid, and Puffy thinks he is perfectly qualified to run for the "Got Milk?" Commercials!
What about our pregnant mommy?
While Puffy is figuring out those lumps inside him.....we have something else to keep a close eye on in the other room!!!
Presenting our beautiful, fat, expectant mommy *drum roll*
Look at that large belly...This is Snowy's favourite spot in the cage, using the bed a a pillow, lol
Still looking so very sweet
I noticed that she's been eating and drinking a lot more, as expected. As that tummy of hers ballooned, she lumbered about the cage obliviously and could still stand for parsley, lol. But as the delivery day came close, she also preferred to lie down quietly
Snowy gave birth in the evening. I was so lucky to have caught it! My boyfriend and I just came back, and we picked Snowy up to examine her, we could feel a lot of movement inside!! She was looking so much the pear shape, lol. After about half an hour, we saw Snowy go into a corner and lie down. That was no different from her usual behavior lately, but what caught our attention was we saw her vagina contracting!!!! She is going into labor!!
A lot of people may wonder whether a guinea pig brith is just as painful as a human birth...I mean we've all seen characters giving birth in movies, they basically scream their heads off and look like they will literally, die from pain. But worry not! It's a much less distressing event for a piggy. What is the major difference between humans and pigs? (Yeah, that too. PIgs are far cuter) It's that guinea pigs walk on 4 legs, while we walk on 2. Although walking on 2 legs has enabled us to be intelligently superior, as we can use our hands for so many things....it also means that there is more weight put on 2 legs, and as an evolutionary result...our pelvic bones are far closer, so that the gap is very narrow, making giving birth a real effort ><'' pigs, on the other hand, don't suffer as much:D
Okay, sorry about the boring science lesson. HERE SHE IS!!! She gave birth to 3 babies first, and then there was a long wait and we thought she was done...but no! here are the last two. She's cleaning and licking them right now.
This is the second last one, she is a girl. She has dark grey hair and red eyes! She was covered in a sac, which Snowy was smart to nip away so the baby could breathe. After they get licked all over, they start to dry up
Here are the first 3 babies, the white one is the first to come out! He's also the biggest....he weighed around 80g at birth.
The white one has red eyes. the one in the back has straight smooth hair while the other two has curly.
Here she is, snuggling her babies to keep them warm.
What was really sweet was that while Snowy attended to her last 2 babies, Shylie came over and although she isn't pregnant, I believe every female has some maternal instinct. She let the babies crawl under her and kept them warm, she even licked them, too!
The first few days, they always stayed together. The LOVE the tunnels. I always have to be very cautious whenever picking up a tunnel, for there will always be some babies inside
Here she is....aren't we happy for her
"Baby shower for me yet?"
I'll add quickly that Puffy eventually DID recover. He started gaining his weight, and eating pellets again. I stopped the cc feeding....and finally put him back in the big cage, reunited with his family!!
The first thing he does when he gets into the cage, is seek out his two wives, to make sure they are still the same ones
When he came up to Snowy...he did a mini double take...babies!!!
I can't say Puffy is the father-material.....O_o.....most of the time he was more interested in his ladies than the babies, lol. But I do see him playing tag with the little ones sometimes, it's so cute!!!
"Hey I did a pretty good job! 5 offsprings! Beat that!"
The babies have established the corner at the bottom of the stairs their favourite spot. They are ALL there!!!!
Snowy is still fat, even after the pregnancy, lol
Poof! I say the mama is tired out!
Finally...some peace and quiet..........