Memories of first ever piggies...

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Howard&Vince

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Memories of first ever piggies...

I had guineas as a child. I remember buying two from a rescue - mine was called Scruffy as he had loads of rosettes over him and my brother’s was called Flash as he had a white flash down his nose. We were merrily playing with them on the front lawn and all of a sudden Flash escaped and ran under a privet hedge. At the time we did not know piggies were so highly allergic to privet and sadly Flash died a short time after we had had him. It was SO sad! 8...

As my brother did not have a piggie we got another one and we called it Rosie. However we had another shock about a week later when she had 6 babies! They were so so cute! We called them Ginger, Kylie, Jason, Midnight and I cannot remember the other two! Sadly Midnight died as it was the runt of the litter but the other five grew up well. I kept Ginger and we gave the others away to a loving home.

Also as Scruffy was a boy he was also given away to a loving home, but I still remember what he looks like!

Rosie and Ginger were wonderful piggies... very loving and friendly.

Also my OH loves piggies! He had one called Monty who had loads of character! I think he may have photos of him, but sadly I have none of mine!

So, what are your first memories of piggies?
 

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Many, many years ago, my first piggies were pink eyed whites! Sister's named SnowWhite and SnowFlake. So very pretty and noisy too! x)
 

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My first piggy was called Patch. He was a black smooth haired boar, with one white foot. My sister had a ginger abby called Twiggy. Sadly, Patch died at 4 years old When my sister went off to college Twiggy became my piggy. He was 10 years old when he died.

We brought them from my mums friend. She had two litters of baby piggies.

The first of many!
 

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Our first ones were called Bubbles and Toffee. Bubbles was my girl, Toffee my sisters, though she was only 6 so I did most of the handling etc.

Bubbles was a pink eyed Himalayan x abby, she had some random rosettes on her back, and Toffee was a black and ginger abby.

Couple of days after we got them we noticed Bubble's hair was falling out and she was scratching a LOT...yup, mites...back then (circa 1995) the spot on stuff wasn't around, so it was bathing twice a day, every day, and as she was my pig, it was my responsibility! I was only 9 but I did it religiously every day. As a result she was a very calm, cuddly pig, I have a photo of her on my lap somewhere!

We lost Toffee quite young and then got Peggy and Pickles, mother and daughter a friend was giving up. Peggy was a Teddy and she was lovely, such a great temperament, Pickles was a nightmare, she bit everyone except me haha! She just hadn't been handled enough as a youngster so I spent time with her. She hated Bubbles though and attacked her so the idea to have them as company for Bubbles kinda failed. We lost Peggy in a horrific accident where she got her head stuck in her run, it was awful, she died in my Mum's arms :( Pickles calmed down after she lost her mum but never accepted Bubbles so they had to stay apart sadly.

Bubbles was my piggy of a lifetime, I can still remember when she died and when we buried her and planted a rosebush on top. She was around 7 years old so did pretty well bless her. The rosebush still flowers every year. When I went to get my boys the lady had two himmies for adoption, and when I held one I just cried...I could never have a himmy again as Bubbles is just irreplacable to me.

Pickles died not long after and Mum said that was it, we got rid of the hutches, and our garden was animal free for some time until we got the girls, amazing how at 20 the 'oh mummy pleeeeeease!' still works hehehe!
 

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Our first ones were called Bubbles and Toffee. Bubbles was my girl, Toffee my sisters, though she was only 6 so I did most of the handling etc.

Bubbles was a pink eyed Himalayan x abby, she had some random rosettes on her back, and Toffee was a black and ginger abby.

Couple of days after we got them we noticed Bubble's hair was falling out and she was scratching a LOT...yup, mites...back then (circa 1995) the spot on stuff wasn't around, so it was bathing twice a day, every day, and as she was my pig, it was my responsibility! I was only 9 but I did it religiously every day. As a result she was a very calm, cuddly pig, I have a photo of her on my lap somewhere!

We lost Toffee quite young and then got Peggy and Pickles, mother and daughter a friend was giving up. Peggy was a Teddy and she was lovely, such a great temperament, Pickles was a nightmare, she bit everyone except me haha! She just hadn't been handled enough as a youngster so I spent time with her. She hated Bubbles though and attacked her so the idea to have them as company for Bubbles kinda failed. We lost Peggy in a horrific accident where she got her head stuck in her run, it was awful, she died in my Mum's arms :( Pickles calmed down after she lost her mum but never accepted Bubbles so they had to stay apart sadly.

Bubbles was my piggy of a lifetime, I can still remember when she died and when we buried her and planted a rosebush on top. She was around 7 years old so did pretty well bless her. The rosebush still flowers every year. When I went to get my boys the lady had two himmies for adoption, and when I held one I just cried...I could never have a himmy again as Bubbles is just irreplacable to me.

Pickles died not long after and Mum said that was it, we got rid of the hutches, and our garden was animal free for some time until we got the girls, amazing how at 20 the 'oh mummy pleeeeeease!' still works hehehe!
 

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My first piggie was also called patch and he was a Tortoiseshell Aby. I *think* we got him from a friend of my Grandparents. He was a very friendly little guy who loved a cuddle and would talk back to the Clangers :))

We had four pigs at one time, but sadly did not know then what I do now and they were all kept side by side.

It was Patch (and also his lady-friend Jinja) who gave me a love for little pigs :)
 

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my first guinea was when i was 5yrs old , now 28yrs old, he was a PEW and name Dibs, he was a wonderful guinea pig and loved to sit on my knee for cuddles x

gone but never forgottonxx>>>xx>>>xx>>>
 

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My first guinea pigs were when I was 10yrs old. I had been asking for 1 for ages and my mum came across an ad giving them away free. Turned out the owner had purchased what he thought were 2 females but were actually a male and female, and had gone breeding mad mallethead. Theyre were only 2 left a male and female. I called them Bubble and Squeak, Bubble was black with a white belly, white along the front of his face and 1 balck paw he also had a tiny ginger patch near 1 of his back paws, Squeak was brown with a white belly nose and white line running along her shoulders. There names suited them well as when ever I opened the back door Squeak would squeak. Unfortunately 5 months later she died, we dont know why, but Bubble was left on his own :(. I had him for 7 years, and it broke my heart when he died :0 He was such a character. I did purchase another 4 after that but when I fell pregnent I had to find them new homes as I just didnt have the time :(. I have though recently purchased a new guinea pig for my son and hes a peruvian cross called Roacky and my son adores him :))
 
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My mum had a PEW called Pepe when I was really little, I can remember him being in a toy box. We lived in a flat at the time so I'm not sure if that's where he lived or whether that's where he got put when he was getting cleaned out:{
 

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Way back (very late seventies) I had Winnie, then we got Minnie to keep Winnie company but Minnie arrived pregnant so we had 3 more and they were Guinea and the 2 boys Bill and Ben. Dad wasn't very pleased as he had to build an extra hutch but they were so lovely and Winnie outlived them all x)
 
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