Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Fosters

A few weeks ago, we began our life as outlaws, fostering three beautiful pigs -- Little Pig, Nibbler, and ResQ. If you know anyone looking for two terrific pals to adopt, drop a line to myself or the North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue. Or if you're looking for just one adorably awesome and cuddly pig, we've got him, too.

This is ResQ. He's a beautifully marked American guinea pig. He loves to cuddle.

Here are Little Pig and Nibbler, two buddies waiting for a warm, loving home. Glasses not included. ;-)

More photos can be found in my Foster Pigs Flickr set.

Saturday, March 29, 2008


Today, Chris and I helped the North Jersey Guinea Pig & Hamster Rescue save 30+ hamsters from who knows what. We picked them up from the Liberty Humane Society yesterday afternoon, dropped a few of them off with another rescuer and brought the rest to Carla. We decided to adopt one and foster two.

To the left are Diva and Starlet, who are up for adoption. They're both very young, and incredibly sweet in spite of what they've been through.
They were rescued from a careless owner who left his/her hamsters to breed until there were over fifty of them. Three of them were so sick and injured they had to be put to sleep. Unfortunately, I was unable to rescue two of them because they had to go back to the hell they came from. I just hope the owner is responsible this time around.

Pfefferneuse III is the hamster we decided to give a permanent home. He's a jumpy but sweet little powder puff that I fell for at first site. Since we brought him home he's been relaxing a bit. As I type this, he's sleeping away.

Here's a photo I took of him before putting him in his new home. We'll hook the wheel up to his cage tomorrow. For now, I think he's content just to sleep in a dimly lit (soon to be dark), quiet room.

Phin and Bobby are as adorable and awesome as ever. I managed to get a few photos of them and Layla recently. Here's a photo of Layla the fashion model, and Phin & Bobby during floor time, playing in an old pair of sweat pants.

Layla in her new rain coat.

Phin and Bobby have a pants party.

A scrunched up Phin.

Bobby picked the cozier leg.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Happy Guinea Pig Month!

Apparently, March is Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month, a month worth celebrating!

I'm still trying to design a logo for the North Jersey Guinea Pig and Hamster Rescue, but things have been a bit hectic with the most recent addition to our family, Layla. She's a strong, sweet Bullmastiff-Labrador Retriever mix. A family member of mine had to give her up due to allergies. She loves attempting to groom the pigs, but the Phin and Bobby are so not having it!

Speaking of the boys, they are doing very well. They're fat, happy, and loved. Bobby will be a year old in about a month. Time flies! When he came home, he was about or a little over six weeks old if I remember correctly.

It's almost time for Springtime photos. I'll be sure to post those as soon as they're taken.