10 posts tagged Guinea Pigs
10 posts tagged Guinea Pigs
Our friend Anne Wheaton, co-creator of VandalEyes, has been working on a heartwarming Tumblr site that we like so much, we want to make sure you know about it too. Called Rescue Pets Are Awesome, it celebrates those pets people have adopted from animal shelters all over the world in effort to encourage others to seek out new furry friends in need of rescuing. There are always so many animals in need of adoption.
Nothing gives you that warm fuzzy feeling like looking at photos of adorable animals and reading the stories about how they came to be rescued. And, as much as we love cats and dogs (which is a lot), we appreciate that Rescue Pets Are Awesome pays tribute to all sorts of pets, including rats, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, and even tarantulas.
Anne Wheaton also recently completed a 2014 Celebrity Pet Adoption Calendar featuring portraits of celebrities with their beloved adopted furry friends. It was created to benefit the Pasadena Humane Society.
People often assume that the average guinea pig can’t do much more than eat, sleep, poop, and look cute, sometimes all at once. That’s simply because they’re too proud to mention their noble warrior heritage. You don’t see many guinea pig knights these days, but, should they be called to battle once more, their tiny suits of armour are still passed down from generation to generation, which, if if you know anything about guinea pigs, is A LOT of passing down.
Sadly, there isn’t always an heir to be found. That’s probably why mightys0x decided to auction off this awesome set of hand-made guinea pig scale-mail, which belonged to his dearly departed guinea pig named Lucky.
"This hand-made scale-mail and tiny steel helmet will keep you guinea pig protected and secure in all situations. The scale-mail is made from polished steel scales and steel rings. It was painstakingly "woven" by me over several weeks in an effort to better prepare my guinea pig Lucky for the dangers of the modern world. The helmet was purchased at a Renaissance Faire later as it was the perfect finishing touch.Lucky mostly wore his armor to begrudgingly pose for photos - once on top of a remote-control jetski. Don’t worry - he never rode the thing in the water… I don’t think he would have had the balance.”
The auction ends on June 21st. Proceeds from the sale of Lucky’s armor will go to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia, the wonderful nonprofit organization from which Lucky was adopted years ago.
Anyone who has spent time with a guinea pig probably knows how much they love to eat vegetables and endless piles of hay. (Pretty much more than anything.) But did you know that some guinea pigs also like to dress up in stylish clothing and headwear that reflects their unique personalities? Perhaps that’s why Japanese designer Maki Yamada opened an awesome online shop called Guinea Pig Fashion. There you’ll find a variety of clothing and fashion accessories custom-made for cavies. It’s undeniably cute and delightfully strange.
For the cavy who fancies lovely blonde locks topped by an adorable hat there’s the Straw Hat + Blonde Hair Extension.There are all sorts of pretty Dresses and Kimonos. The stealthy pig can don a tiny Ninja Costume while the more generally active and sporty pig has a selection of adorable Tank Tops< from which to choose. There’s even a frilly Guinea Pig Wedding Dress and White Veil, which pairs perfectly with the Guinea Pig Wedding Tuxedo with Base Tank Top. (But we caution you to keep an eye on those brides and grooms. It takes barely the blink of an eye for two guinea pigs to turn into six.)
“In the deepest, darkest wilds of Peru they encountered the savage ‘Chanchos de Muertos.’ The ‘Pigs of Death.’ The outside world considered them a myth, but they soon discovered the terrifying truth…”
Jason Chalker, a multi-talented artist and designer based in Dallas, Texas, sent us a link to this awesome B-movie poster that he created so we could add it to our slowly-growing collection of art featuring guinea pigs. Thanks to Jason we’ve learned that there is a dark side to those cute little cavies. Sometimes they can be savage beasties!
Have you made something awesome that you’d like us to see? Submit it here.
May the force be with you little guy.
Lesley DeSantis is an artist based in Burlington, MA who has an adorably awesome Etsy shop called… wait for it… When Guinea Pigs Fly where she celebrates cuteness by creating art depicting guinea pigs and other cute animals. There’s even a section called Yoguineas featuring guinea pigs assuming different yoga poses. Here you see some of Lesley’s anthropomorphic guinea pig paintings, which are available as prints in the shop.
You know what the world needs? More fine art featuring guinea pigs.
This awesome painting, entitled Whispering Grass, was created by British artist Angela Lizon. It will be shown as part of a group exhibition entitled Trailblazers, opening at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong on February 28th, 2013.
Visit Hi-Fructose to preview more pieces from the Trailblazers show.
This Samsung commercial illustrates eight different uses for one of their phones demonstrated by an assortment of ridiculously cute animals doing surprisingly human things. Hamsters go to the movies and chow down on popcorn, bunnies contend with the daily grind at the office, other bunnies work out at a health club, puppies make use of a photo booth, guinea pigs take a road trip, baby chicks hit the dance floor, and a hedgehog supervillain sits in his lair watching his evil plans unfold. (We’re trying not to think about what was going on between the kittens in front of the fireplace.)
Yes, it’s a commercial. But there’s so much anthropomorphic cuteness happening that it’s an easy fact to overlook.
Hey, why aren’t they broadcasting the 2012 Guinea Pig Olympics on TV? Yes, yes, human athletic competitions are all well and good, but check out these furry little Olympians! They’re in peak physical condition and there’s no sport they can’t conquer.
Thank goodness photographer Paul Cocken has been on the scene documenting these exciting events for the rest of us.
If you want to commemorate these inspiring events you might consider getting a 2013 Guinea Pig Games Calendar.
Visit thaeger to view even more awesome photos of Guinea Pigs athletes doing what they do best. . that is, besides eating and sleeping. Hey, maybe those are events too!