1. Swissgreys

    Happy Ruby

    I know I often post on here about what a difficult guinea pig Ruby is, so today I thought I would share a short video of 'Happy Ruby'. Ruby is one of those strange guinea pigs who actually adores attention and being stroked. By one person anyway. If I was to try this I would likely loose a...
  2. Swissgreys

    How to sew a 'Ruby Hammock'

    To make a Ruby* Hammock you will need; 2 pieces of fleece 27cm x 34cm 1 piece of fleece 16x 32cm 4 ribbons/ties 30cm long Place 1 piece 27x34 fleece right side up. Lay 16x32cm piece along the long side. Fold ribbons/ties in half and place 1 in each corner. Place remaining 27x34cm piece...
  3. Swissgreys

    COVID-19 Corona virus by Ruby

    Right now there is a thing called Corona virus. Corona virus means that the small slaves get to stay at home all the time. This is a good thing because small slaves are like guinea pigs - they always need more snacks. So they open the fridge door a lot, and then we wheek a lot, and then everyone...
  4. Swissgreys

    Ruby - could she be any more spoilt?

    Me: You need to stop over indulging Ruby all the time. No wonder she has social issues and no idea she is actually a guinea pig. DD1: You are so harsh. Ruby is not spoilt - she just has very high standards. Me: She is a diva and you are her enabler. DD1: She is complex, and you just don't...
  5. Swissgreys

    COVID-19 Social distancing guinea pig style

    I thought it might be a bit of fun to share photos of our guinea pigs and their take on social distancing. No we can't share my hammock Harry - we are supposed to be practicing social distancing.
  6. Swissgreys

    My own fault really

    Apparently it's my own fault. If I was nicer to Ruby I could be on her team when we play Harry Potter trivial pursuit, and then I wouldn't always loose. We are on Day 3 of the corona virus lock-down and I am being beaten at trivial pursuit by a guinea pig. It's going to be a looooong month :))
  7. Swissgreys

    Ruby - Saturday is the big day

    Ahh Ruby, sweet, difficult Ruby. Our guinea pig who has fallen out with 5 other guinea pigs in the last 4 years. Our guinea pig who doesn't seem to like girls, or boys, or people (except for 1). But I suddenly and unexpectedly find myself with a boar and a sow, who live quite happily side by...
  8. Swissgreys

    Kardashians - piggy style

    Tonight my teenager came up with a fantastic plan (fantastic according to her and her teenage friend anyway). We should create a TV series about guinea pigs in the style of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Apparently there is as much drama and flouncing in our piggy cages as in the Kardashian...
  9. Swissgreys

    Conversations with Ruby.

    Ruby: Slave, slave, come and look at this. My bowl is completely empty. Not a single pellet to be seen. Frankly it's lucky I am not dead. Me: Actually Ruby I filled your bowl up less than 1 hour ago. Ruby Clearly not, otherwise it wouldn't be empty would it? You forgot to feed me and I really...
  10. Swissgreys

    Meeting the giant guinea pigs (capybaras)

    When we go on holiday everyone gets to choose one special activity, and it was no surprise to anyone when DD1 (Ruby's devoted slave) chose to meet the 'Giant Ruby's' (more commonly known as capybaras :)) ). They are wonderful creatures and very similar to guinea pigs in lots of ways. We got...
  11. Swissgreys

    If your guinea pig could talk...

    Today at lunch time we were having a conversation about what our guinea pigs would say if they could talk. Ruby Don't touch me. I don't like you. Or you. Or anyone actually. Why did you give me a green bean. You know I don't like green beans. If you touch my nails I will bite you. Lucy Thank...
  12. Swissgreys

    A Ruby question from DD1.

    Just to clarify that DD1 (Dear Daughter 1) is 13, and the one and only person that Ruby likes (aside from my Aunt who lives in Australia and is therefore not a regular vistor in our home in Switzerland). DD1: Mum, if i ask you a question do you promise to give me an honest answer? Me: Yes. Well...
  13. Teazel 2017

    Happy birthday Ruby!

    Today was Ruby's [my Sheltie] 1st birthday!
  14. Swissgreys

    Ruby's Baytril Face

    Ruby is currently on a course of Baytril to treat a bladder infection. Ruby does not like Baytril. This is now know in our house as her 'Baytril Face'. Sorry Ruby. We do love you really.
  15. Swissgreys

    I Don't Think She Is Doing Homework...

    Ah the joy of pre-teen children in the house. Me: DD1 I think before you settle down to cuddle Ruby, you should probably get your homework finished. DD1: It's ok. I am doing my homework. Me: Really? Because from where I am standing it looks like you are cuddling Ruby, and I am fairly sure...
  16. Swissgreys

    Ruby - Could She Be More Difficult?

    Hi. My name is Ruby. I like to bite people.
  17. Swissgreys

    The Best Present Ever (according To Dd1)

    DD1 (dear daughter 1) is 12 years old. She is difficult to buy for because she really doesn't want much actual 'stuff'. So this year her main present from us (Mum and Dad) was a framed magazine cover. She loved it. She also cried she was so happy, and it has been pronounced to be the absolute...
  18. Swissgreys

    Ruby Is Very Angry With Me.

    A few times a year Ruby gets a quick bum bath. Despite being a bit of an antisocial madam, she has always been very good about her baths. Last week she needed a quick rinse, so I popped her into the sink, and got DD1 to be on standby with the shampoo. Despite Ruby being very well behaved, I...
  19. Swissgreys

    But Who Will Cuddle Ruby?

    I was in the kitchen tonight, and DD1 wandered in with a note book and pencil. DD1: Mum, what are your plans for tomorrow? Me: Well once you girls are in school I will work for a couple of hours, then cook lunch, and in the afternoon I am hoping to do some sewing, but will probably end up doing...
  20. Swissgreys

    Filling The Hay Bags (or Not).

    The girls come home from school for lunch 2 hours, and as it doesn't take them that long to eat, they both usually do something with the guinea pigs or rabbits over that time (in addition to cuddling them). Today DD1 was supposed to clean out the hay trays and fill the hay bags. She did the hay...