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GARDEN TIP: Plant Your Guinea Pigs Now
Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to start planting your cool-weather crops, if you haven’t done so already. Lettuce and broccoli are seasonal favorites, but don’t overlook guinea pigs!
Whether starting from seeds or sprouts, start your pigs in a small pot in a warm, but shady spot. Avoid direct sunlight if possible. Be sure to water your pigs daily, and use plenty of carrot tops, celery and lettuce as fertilizer.
In about 2-3 weeks, you should see some new growth. After the fourth week, your pigs should be ready to transplant into a small pig pen, lined with cedar chips and an exercise wheel. Enjoy!
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GARDEN TIP: Plant Your Guinea Pigs Now

Spring is finally here, which means it’s time to start planting your cool-weather crops, if you haven’t done so already. Lettuce and broccoli are seasonal favorites, but don’t overlook guinea pigs!

Whether starting from seeds or sprouts, start your pigs in a small pot in a warm, but shady spot. Avoid direct sunlight if possible. Be sure to water your pigs daily, and use plenty of carrot tops, celery and lettuce as fertilizer.

In about 2-3 weeks, you should see some new growth. After the fourth week, your pigs should be ready to transplant into a small pig pen, lined with cedar chips and an exercise wheel. Enjoy!

Via wabbajackette.

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Guinea Pig Refuses to Upgrade to Windows 8
A 5-year-old guinea pig named Plumca (short for “Plumcake”) is reportedly the last hold-out in her office when it comes to upgrading her PC.
"She absolutely refuses to make the jump to Windows 8," says Tom Halifax, the Director of IT at Coleridge Mutual Insurance Co. "I mean, I can’t really blame her. Windows 7 is a beautiful OS. And what’s up with the whole ‘Metro’ thing? Who needs that? But still, the latest updates close a lot of security holes in our network."
Plumca’s resistance has included hunger strikes and chaining herself to her laptop.
"I’m not sure they can fire her over it," says Judy Crosshaven, a co-worker. "But she’s not making the bosses happy, that’s for sure."
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Guinea Pig Refuses to Upgrade to Windows 8

A 5-year-old guinea pig named Plumca (short for “Plumcake”) is reportedly the last hold-out in her office when it comes to upgrading her PC.

"She absolutely refuses to make the jump to Windows 8," says Tom Halifax, the Director of IT at Coleridge Mutual Insurance Co. "I mean, I can’t really blame her. Windows 7 is a beautiful OS. And what’s up with the whole ‘Metro’ thing? Who needs that? But still, the latest updates close a lot of security holes in our network."

Plumca’s resistance has included hunger strikes and chaining herself to her laptop.

"I’m not sure they can fire her over it," says Judy Crosshaven, a co-worker. "But she’s not making the bosses happy, that’s for sure."

Submitted by Claudia C.

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Guinea Pigs Meet Romantically Over Parsley
Most couples can only dream of having a “how we met story” as adorable as guinea pigs Ozzie and Harriet. 
The pair were vacationing separately on a cruise in the Caribbean when they found themselves next to each other in the buffet line. As the story goes, both piggies simultaneously reached for the same piece of parsley without realizing it. 
When they got back to their tables, which by coincidence happened to be adjoining, neither Ozzie nor Harriet realized that they each only had half a piece of parsley on their plates. So they started munching on opposite ends.
Their lips met halfway, and the rest, as they say, is history.
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Guinea Pigs Meet Romantically Over Parsley

Most couples can only dream of having a “how we met story” as adorable as guinea pigs Ozzie and Harriet. 

The pair were vacationing separately on a cruise in the Caribbean when they found themselves next to each other in the buffet line. As the story goes, both piggies simultaneously reached for the same piece of parsley without realizing it. 

When they got back to their tables, which by coincidence happened to be adjoining, neither Ozzie nor Harriet realized that they each only had half a piece of parsley on their plates. So they started munching on opposite ends.

Their lips met halfway, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Guinea Pig Clubhouse Lifts ‘No Girls Allowed’ Rule
The Piggy Club, a posh and exclusive guinea pig club located in the downstairs cereal box, has long been male-only. But, today, history was made as the club elected to admit its first female member.
"It’s about time," said guinea pig equality activist Sylvia Lytton. "This isn’t the same world that the Piggy Club was founded in back in 1923. I’m happy this day finally came, but it should have come years ago."
The club, which will celebrate its 90th birthday in August, released a statement indicating unfettered excitement for this new chapter in its history.
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Guinea Pig Clubhouse Lifts ‘No Girls Allowed’ Rule

The Piggy Club, a posh and exclusive guinea pig club located in the downstairs cereal box, has long been male-only. But, today, history was made as the club elected to admit its first female member.

"It’s about time," said guinea pig equality activist Sylvia Lytton. "This isn’t the same world that the Piggy Club was founded in back in 1923. I’m happy this day finally came, but it should have come years ago."

The club, which will celebrate its 90th birthday in August, released a statement indicating unfettered excitement for this new chapter in its history.

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Guinea Pigs Forced to Share Carrot
Charlie and Vladimir don’t get along. In fact, the guinea pig roommates have loathed one another for years.
"They met via Craigslist," says Jim Sanchez, a mutual friend. "Vlad was looking for a roommate, and Charlie could make the rent. But immediately, he wasn’t thrilled about the way Charlie would throw his cedar shavings everywhere. It’s been tense ever since."
Given their history, it was no surprise they weren’t thrilled to share a carrot on Monday morning.
"It was the last one in the fridge, and they were both starving," says Sanchez. "Breakfast was awkward, to put it mildly."
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Guinea Pigs Forced to Share Carrot

Charlie and Vladimir don’t get along. In fact, the guinea pig roommates have loathed one another for years.

"They met via Craigslist," says Jim Sanchez, a mutual friend. "Vlad was looking for a roommate, and Charlie could make the rent. But immediately, he wasn’t thrilled about the way Charlie would throw his cedar shavings everywhere. It’s been tense ever since."

Given their history, it was no surprise they weren’t thrilled to share a carrot on Monday morning.

"It was the last one in the fridge, and they were both starving," says Sanchez. "Breakfast was awkward, to put it mildly."

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Guinea Pig Wins iPhone Photography Award
High-end photo sharing site 500px has announced the winners of its first-ever iPhone Photography Contest. The winner in the photojournalism category was Carabelle, a guinea pig, for her series documenting living conditions insider her cage.
How did a guinea pig manage to win such a prestigious award?
"Well, let’s be clear here. Carabelle won in the guinea pig division,” said 500px communications director, Jennifer Lee. “There were only like 3 entries. Most guinea pigs have no idea how to use an iPhone camera. In retrospect, it was kind of silly for us to have an entire section of the contest for them.”
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Guinea Pig Wins iPhone Photography Award

High-end photo sharing site 500px has announced the winners of its first-ever iPhone Photography Contest. The winner in the photojournalism category was Carabelle, a guinea pig, for her series documenting living conditions insider her cage.

How did a guinea pig manage to win such a prestigious award?

"Well, let’s be clear here. Carabelle won in the guinea pig division,” said 500px communications director, Jennifer Lee. “There were only like 3 entries. Most guinea pigs have no idea how to use an iPhone camera. In retrospect, it was kind of silly for us to have an entire section of the contest for them.”

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Guinea Pig Celebrates Birthday With a Salad
What’s the best way to celebrate your 3rd birthday? If you’re a guinea pig, you munch on a great big parsley and cucumber salad.
That’s exactly what Malcolm, pictured above left, a guinea pig from Scotland did on his recent birthday.
"And he loved it!" reported friend Camille Preston. "Salads are his favorite, so it’s really not a party without one."
Next year, Mal is supposedly considering adding red peppers to the menu.
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Guinea Pig Celebrates Birthday With a Salad

What’s the best way to celebrate your 3rd birthday? If you’re a guinea pig, you munch on a great big parsley and cucumber salad.

That’s exactly what Malcolm, pictured above left, a guinea pig from Scotland did on his recent birthday.

"And he loved it!" reported friend Camille Preston. "Salads are his favorite, so it’s really not a party without one."

Next year, Mal is supposedly considering adding red peppers to the menu.

Via Castaway in Scotland.

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Guinea Pig Builds Own Gaming PC
Florida guinea pig Max isn’t content to purchase his computers off the shelf or from a website. The tech hobbyist likes to build his towers from scratch using the best parts he can buy and afford. Why?
"Mostly for gaming," says friend and fellow PC builder Jonathan Tegan. "His current PC is a pretty sweet rig: NVidia graphics, 8 gigs of RAM, quad-core processor. He spent a little money on this one."
But on average, Max ends up saving about $800 by purchasing individual components online, rather than a retail machine. So what does the piggie play when his rig is up and running?
"Mostly Minesweeper,” says Tegan. “You obviously don’t need a dedicated graphics card for a dumb game like that. But I know Max likes to have power under the hood, just in case.”
Submitted by Dori Emerson.

Guinea Pig Builds Own Gaming PC

Florida guinea pig Max isn’t content to purchase his computers off the shelf or from a website. The tech hobbyist likes to build his towers from scratch using the best parts he can buy and afford. Why?

"Mostly for gaming," says friend and fellow PC builder Jonathan Tegan. "His current PC is a pretty sweet rig: NVidia graphics, 8 gigs of RAM, quad-core processor. He spent a little money on this one."

But on average, Max ends up saving about $800 by purchasing individual components online, rather than a retail machine. So what does the piggie play when his rig is up and running?

"Mostly Minesweeper,” says Tegan. “You obviously don’t need a dedicated graphics card for a dumb game like that. But I know Max likes to have power under the hood, just in case.”

Submitted by Dori Emerson.