Wednesday 30 April 2008

I Miss You

Sadly, Tilly, the guinea pig I mentioned in my previous post, died on Sunday. She wouldn't eat earlier, so I kind of expected it, but it still knocks you sideways.

Lotty we still have, but she's all we have. Although she seems happy, it breaks my heart to see her all alone in the big cage we'd only bought a few months ago. Plus, we have two big runs we made not long ago. I've been looking online at guinea pig and animal rescues, but some are too far away and they all mostly seem to be boys. We've had boy piggies before and loved them, but it would mean waiting until he was 'seen to' to put him in with Lotty. I'd prefer to get an older rescue guinea (or two) as we were planning, after 15 years of having guineas to no longer have any, but with Tilly leaving us sooner than expected (she was 3 1/2) it's left me scratching my head.

If anyone knows of anyone in the Cambridgeshire or Norfolk area that has an older piggy (or two) needing a home, drop me an email or include it in your comment.
Lotty is in the video with Tilly when she was just a few weeks old. Turn up your speakers to hear Tilly 'chatting' away.

I miss you Tilly.


Friday 25 April 2008

New Bear!

I have at last got around to finishing this little chap! What with house buying and trying to empty Mum's house, it's been hard trying to concentrate of late. Plus, two, slightly three, of the cats have colds. Alfie is picking up after feeling very sorry for himself. Lily is as cheerful as ever, but not fending hers off so well with her being 15. Harvey has been quiet today, but so far no sneezes. It's not nice being sneezed on by cats. They don't have our good manners to cover their noses. Also, one of our two guinea pigs is off colour. Piggies go downhill so quickly. Something else to add to the worry pile!

Anyway, hope you like the new little man. He's yet to be named!

Have a good weekend when it arrives. We are off to a friend's 94th birthday meal Sunday! Yum!


Wednesday 16 April 2008

Pickle and Nose Warming

Pickle (previous post photo on right), is now on, say 'Hi' to him here . Ebay can be a hard nut to crack, so wish me luck!

The above photo is of Harvey and Alfie showing nose warming techniques. Cats lose a lot of their heat through their nose, like we do our heads I suppose. Here they are showing a couple of the many ways of insulation!

Friday 11 April 2008


It never ceases to amaze me how I can have bears sat waiting for homes and never think to photograph them together. A lightbulb came on in my head yesterday and I toddled outside to take the above photo. Is it just me, or does Pickle (right) look a bit apprehensive of the camera?
Things are going smoothly with our purchase of our next home. I've not been able to buy anything 'housey' for about two years, what with the sale of our last home and renting where we are now. I've been excitedly looking at sofas, kitchens etc and worn myself out so much, that I can't think anymore! I won't say anymore in case I jinx things!
I'm now off to do some display labels for one of the local museums. Exciting? (not).

Friday 4 April 2008

New Website!

Ta da!

I have this evening uploaded my new website - or new website design I should say.

Sarah's Bruins

What do you think? I feel its so much better than the dark brown I had and much softer visually. Although I liked the dark brown, I didn't feel it fitted in well with my bears. There's so many styles of website I like and so many colours, etc, that I'll always feel, should I have done it this way and that. But I'm happy with it and I can always change certain pages as the mood takes me. My two new bears are on there, Pickle and Forest. I love the way these boys turned out! So very different in character, yet the same design.

Thinks are looking up on the house hunting front. We've viewed one twice and may be putting in an offer! It's scary but exciting. I'd forgotten how nerve wrecking it can be!

Have a lovely weekend everyone! Lets hope the sun keeps shinning!