Piggy Power! Chestnut and Angel! And I was shocked As Angel Is Now Blind!


Chestnut Guinea Pig

I thought it had been a while since you saw my girls so here we are! Chestnut is the brown one and Angel is the white and caramel one. They are both my angels though and I love them to bits. These photos were taken last month, the day after they were bathed – 16th of March. It is the very last photo taken when Angel will be able to see out of her eyes, as now she is completely blind.

They were having treatment for mites at the time, and I was shampooing them a few days after their first lot of treatment at the vets. Although no mites had been found, the vet did see the white flaky skin, like dandruff, that was on Angel’s back, and agreed that was a sign of mites so gave me some medication for it, which I had to drop onto both of their skin the following week. Otherwise, they were, (and are), happy and healthy. They were still jumping around in-between scratches. Angel did start to thrash her head from side-to-side at one point, and she did not seem to be biting at the same time, so I was worried about this. The vet said so long as she does not do that after the mites have gone, she should be fine and it will have been the mites, otherwise it could be a brain issue. Her eyes, heart and teeth, were all checked and fine. Strong heartbeat, which is good. I decided to be positive about this, as I think it was the mites, and I hope not to see her doing that again and that she will be okay in this respect, she is only 1 year and 10 months old. Guinea pigs, naturally do a thing called popcorning when they are happy, and they can twitch and do the most weirdest of movements with their body, but this was different as far as I could tell, and when I said “Angel, what you doing?” She stopped doing it. Here is a video of another person’s guinea pig popcorning and you will see what I mean about weird movements.

And if you want to see more piggy power, check out this amazing video from another guinea pig lover.

I started to write this post before she had her last trip to the vets on 3rd of April, so have updated it before posting. I had notice on Saturday 24th of March, that her eyes had started to become a bit cloudy when my mum had asked how my girls were doing. I thought maybe it was just the light in my room and the reflection of light into it. 6 days later and it was clear that her eyes were not right and I Googled it and it said there could be an infection. However, as she was jumping around her cage, playing and eating and drinking fine, and in no pain and had no eye discharge, it was like there was nothing wrong with her, because her behaviour meant there was nothing wrong. She even jumped up on my arm as usual to take her out for cleaning, so there appeared to be no sight issue. I seemed more concerned than she did.

On Saturday 31st of March, I made an appointment to see the vet on Tuesday 3rd of March, after the Easter weekend. They saw no urgency, as her behaviour was normal. My mum and dad offered to take me and my mum kindly paid for the check-up and treatment as I am currently unemployed from an employed job (still redundant). She was still scratching which was a worry. (The vet was not the usual head vet, as he was away on vacation and she has a further check-up with the head vet very soon, on Thursday 12th of April.) He examined her eyes in a dark room and declared she has cataracts in both eyes and is stone blind. She cannot see anything. I was in shock, my heart heavy and sank to my stomach. It hurt me more than her I think. She is still behaving like there is nothing much wrong with her, which I am very grateful and thankful for. And now I praise her on her beautiful pearl eyes. They take some getting use to as they are like bright white marbles. They don’t operate on cataracts in guinea pigs I was told. I feel upset that my baby girl is less than 2 years old and will never see me with her eyes again. I love her so much and feel like a furry mother in agony. In fact I am shedding tears as I write this to you, but better out than in. People around me, don’t show much emotion sometimes and I am an emotional person, I need to let it out, to feel better. She has finally stopped scratching, as the vet gave her some more mite treatment, after her cataracts diagnosis. Fingers crossed when she sees the head vet on Thursday this week. She is currently munching food as usual.

Until next time, stay quirky and write soon

Sandra xx

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Angel Guinea Pig Sends February Love – Angel Poem – Once There Was A Little Furry Kid!


Angel Guinea Pig makes her YouTube debut. This is her very first video on YouTube. Angel wishes you lots of love this February. Once There Was A Little Furry Kid Poem.

Hope you love to see her as much as I do xx

Baby Angel’s First Christmas!


Baby Angel’s First Christmas and Baby’s First Christmas card.
Funny Photo of Angel Knocking her card over and my Christmas bear in the background.
Chestnut with her ‘Daughter’ Christmas Card.
Chestnut

It was baby Angel’s First Christmas last year and I got her a card and my furry kid daughter Chestnut too. Happy New Year from them and me again! 

Have a furry good time! Happy wheekmas! Ha! I couldn’t help myself. Had too much Appletiser and feeling merry and loved up on my Quirky life as usual. You can never get enough quirky!

Lots of happiness is wished for you throughout this coming year, so don’t forget to spread the love, the joy and the cheer. Remember to be yourself in all that you do, and never stop believing that you are beautiful.

Poem by Sandra Bellamy xx

What Can You Do First?


Angel after being dried from her first bath!
Angel has just had a bath for the first time and is now dry!

Doing anything for the first time can be scary but as I reflect back on this year to date, I have done a lot of firsts and will do more next year.

Angel had her first bath a couple of weeks ago and the bathing went surprisingly well – the hair drying took a lot longer and she decided to repeatedly try to climb under or over my arm at lightening speed. It must have taken twice as long as it should but because she is so gorgeous and so funny, it didn’t really matter because I love her so much. It will be her first Christmas soon, baby’s first Christmas is always good and a memorable one!!

So my firsts for this year:

  • I succeeded in learning how to use Photoshop so now I create all of my own T-Shirt designs and do the artwork for them.
  • I got tiered up to the next quantity of T-Shirt designs so I can sell more at one time on Amazon.com
  • I wrote and published my ‘How To Get Started With Twitter, Get Going and Get Growing A Step By Step Guide” book.
  • My Asexualise My Asexual Life YouTube channel has grown to over 150 subscribers.
  • I interviewed over 40 asexuals for my Asexual Perspectives, Love Life And Sex, ACElebration Of Asexual Diversity book and I am trying hard to get the Kindle version published before Christmas.
  • I completed a Marketing course (still got to action all the modules now though).
  • I learnt how to use IMovie and can now create my own videos.
  • I did an’ Inspire With Video Materclass’, so I can create my own inspirational videos.
  • I completed a “Your Next Bold Move” course at the beginning of this year and it helped me to plan and be more productive for the rest of the year.

What first have you had this year (2016) and what firsts are coming for you next year?

Stay quirky

Sandra

I Am Sharing My Angel With You!


Angel Bellamy
Angel
Angel and Chestnut in empty laundry basket
Angel and Chestnut in an empty laundry basket while being cleaned out so there is no chance Angel can jump out like she used to try to do all the time with the smaller pink box
Chestnut and Angel
Chestnut and Angel

Baby Angel is growing and starting to get a little tamer, but she has the most loudest and well used squeak you have ever heard! She eats more than Chestnut who is two and a half years and happy to have a companion.

You Are My Angel!


Sandra and Angel Selfie
Sandra and new baby daughter furry kid Angel – Selfie!
Sandra's mum holding Angel
Sandra’s mum holding new arrival Angel
Sandra's Dad holding Angel.
Sandra’s Dad holding baby Angel
Sandra holding Angel for first time - still visibly upset after Snow!
Sandra holding Angel for the first time – looking upset around her eyes after the loss of Snow
Angel and Chestnut
Angel with Chestnut
Angel clinging to Chestnut
Angel clinging on to Chestnut
Angel squishing Chestnut a bit
Chestnut is a bit squished by Angel

So you have now met my Angel when she was 7 weeks old on 5th of August. She was part of a small little but her mother and father seemed normal size and her brother was a bit bigger – I saw them all! She is used to being outdoors so not used to living in and been trying to escape her waiting-to-be-cleaned-out box!

Yesterday, Angel and Chestnut were examined by the vet – teeth, tummy, heart and weight, are all good, and no sign of any mites after Chestnut finishing her treatment, so both of them can now live togther. – And I can breathe a sigh of relief that finally I have two healthy piggies right now! And I only have one cage to clean out again! Yipee! 

Once my own health has improved more, then I will be flying. I have neck pain and numbness in my hands today along with ear pain and feeling a bit outof it/dizzy, but it may be from lifting the top half of the cage and twisting it around to fix the platform with one of it’s stoppers that had come out. Although the hand numbness I have had on and off over the last couple of months, with some dizziness and lack of energy – not like me!

I have some exciting news! Tomorrow I am going to be featured on a USA Expert Business podcast called New Inceptions. It is a full-length interview that will be on ITunes and not to be missed! Watch this space tomorrow!

Stay Quirky and Write soon

Sandra

Fogot to mention that Angel does like the Celine Dion song – You are my Angel!