Guineas And Other Friends

Well, here it is again!

An Annual Small Pets Show

Not small in terms of numbers

But around 900 guinea friends

Squeak, squeak!


And other small friends too

Meeces, rats, hamsters

Gerbils, jerboas

'Wee timorous beasties'

Yet not so timorous...


We've had mice and hamsters

As well as the current guineas....

They can be assertive

Scurrying around thier cages

Building their nests

And with sharp teeth and claws!


Ahh, I could not leave one guinea alone

In its cage at the pet shop

They may be brothers!

So I brought them both

To join an existing piggy

Who looks giant-sized now

Bigger than both new piggies put together!


Btu stay not alone too long, you guineas

Exhibited in separate cages

You need company

Friendship - don't we all

Human or non-human


I'm half-human, half guinea-pig

Don't ya know?

Well, in my madder moments!


Aww, why you say to me......

"That'll be 99% of the time then!"





  • orchidee

    Nor have we got that many guineas, as in the clip!

  • Neville

    A smashing deviation from the hymn poems Orchidee. and what a pleasure to read this fine mane my friend..... N

    • orchidee

      Thanks N. Squeak, squeak!

    • Michael Edwards

      It's a world I know. I was brought up in a fur and feather environment attending shows all over the country (Dad's speciality was Siberian rabbits) so this has a lot of meaning - enjoyed the read.

      • orchidee

        Thanks M. We had a 'Fish, Fur, And Feathers' Pet Shop. It closed down, but some years later we had our office there.

      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        Thanks Orchi
        I'm glad they all have companions
        Lovely creatures
        I think of our own dear toffee every time I throw away cabbage scraps he loved hem.
        I bet you can't guess what colour he was

        • orchidee

          Thanks Andrew. Erm, toffee-coloured?! Sort of sandy or ginger?

          • Andrew Charles Forrest

            Oh! you guessed...

          • 3 more comments

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            ANGELA HERE - 10:30 pm SAT ! Sailinng in he Bay today - 16C = 61F Spring is here ! Love the |GP Video & Poem ! CONFUSIUS he say *The smaller the Beast the bigger the Care* - It applies to humans too ! Love the whole veggie feeding GNAW SOUP ! We visited on house in PERU where about 30 GPs (Thats a lot of Doctors !) were running round on the Floor ! *What do you do with them all ?* I asked O she replied we make Plenty Soup - Stew - Casserole etc etc. They were on the Menu in the Hotel but we thought of our Friend Steven and declined ! Now you know why most Peruvians resemble GPs ! Think about it ! Never leave a lonely GP in a Pet Shop he might end up in the POT ! Brian & I have gone CHINESE TODAY ! Tang Poetry & 20th C chines music - ENJOY !

            Blessings & Joy to You & Fido & GPs !
            Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

            • orchidee

              Thanks B&A. Phew, you did not eat them. Some countries eat dogs - ugh!

            • Christina8

              Wonderful write devoted to your guineas.

              • orchidee

                Thanks Christina.

              • Goldfinch60

                You and your guinea pigs are great friends almost as friendly as you were with your triceratops, both of you and me with my tyrannosaurus rex had some great times eighty three million years ago.

                • orchidee

                  Thanks Gold. Oh yes, I remember us being with them from years ago!

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