Hello my lovely guineapig wheekly friends!
I hope you’re having a wheekly wonderful day! So I have a very exciting announcement both myself and the piggies have set up a “guineapig wheekly piggie pal patreon group” wahoooooo!
So you might be wondering “What is Patreon?”
Well patreon is a safe creative platform for creative people from illustrators to photographers to create exciting monthly membership clubs and communities for their friends and followers.
It’s a place exclusive to members where you can access lots of exciting things you wouldn’t see outside of the group before anyone else. Each groups varies but the Guineapig Wheekly piggie pals club is split into two tiers (see the pigture below) with a variety of rewards and wheekly fun stuff!
There’s a $2 monthly club (around £1.50 in gbp *) where you receive free online downloadables (from wallpapers, mobile backgrounds etc), access to our patreon feed doodle chat videos, play a big part in the products and designs we make together and more!
Or there is my $10 monthly club (around £7.50 in gbp *) group where you’ll receive a 5 piece sticker set each month with *free shipping , a 15% membership discount in the GPW shop and all the benefits of the previous tier!
*Please note that prices may change in currency value depending on the current exchange rate from US dollar to your chosen currency and where applicable Patreon add the appropriate tax for their service (not charged by the guineapig wheekly) depending on the country you live in.
What do I intend to do with the patreon pennies via memberships?
So the money received from your wonderful piggie pal membership helps to pay for the materials used to create your kits, packaging and the postage to ship them to you, pennies for time and investing in new materials to make new content / videos to grow gpw even more! It helps to support me to keep creating and doing what I love which makes you happy to!
If you’d like to check out my piggie patreon pal group click the button below!
Hope to see you there my guineapig wheekly friend!
Katie and piggies x
We hope you all had a wheekly magical day on #nationalunicornday ! Know that you are sparkly and magical inside and out! (Please note applying a cone of icecream to your forehead maybe very cold and a waste of icecream lol piggie found this out after doing it haha!). Click here to go to my youtube channel to see how its made!
Katie and pigs x
Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a wheekly wonderful day! So today I have an exciting review to show you the latest burgess excel piggie and rabbit treats to hit the shops. Now I did purchase these myself with my own money at the pet show 2018).
Losing a pet is hard we build up really close connection to our pets whether big or small they’re our family and close to our hearts. They make us laugh , they’re there to listen when we’re sad or to sit with us when we cry and really guinea pigs are equally as special little peeps and they touch our hearts in amazing ways.
When they pass away whether you have to make the tough decision due to health problems with euthanisation or if your piggie passed in the night its really hard to deal with the emotional trauma and stress of it all. I lost Cookie two weeks back in a very stressful situation where no matter how hard I tried and rushed him to the vets he ended up passing in my arms .
Dealing with losing your guinea pig or any kind of pet is hard and I felt really down for a number of days after Cookie passed away but here’s a few things I did to better cope with it all:
1. Acknowledge how you’re feeling and embrace all the emotions to cope the best way you can . It’s good to cry and get your feelings across in times when you’re feeling really distressed and be around people who will listen to you and support you when times feel really hard. My mum was amazing when I lost Cookie, she tried to resuscitate him and comforted me when he stopped breathing. Everyone knows it hurts to lose something precious to you and being upset just shows how special something was to you and that’s nothing to be ashamed of or something you feel you have to keep to yourself.
2 . Keep busy and be good to yourself because I noticed a few days after Cookie passed I had this really heavy heart, I couldn’t concentrate and I thought about him all the time, it’s all to easy to just sit around and not do a lot at all. However keeping busy and having something to focus on is super important and also self care to so have a bubble bath, pop on a face mask, grab an early night and have a warm drink before bed anything you feel that’ll help you cope through the day and minimise further stress on your body is best to coping through the loss and grief you might be feeling.
3. Find ways to treasure the importance of your pet in your own way and have something to cherish. You’ll move forward in your own time and for many of the lovely people who reached out to me when cookie died its different for everyone some people heal at different paces and that’s totally ok. Remember though you’ll never forget your pet or how special they were to you and find ways to have something to hold onto in memory of them. This can be a drawing, framed photo, painted pebble like the ones my friend Vanessa of Cobble creatures makes or having a memory bead made from cremated ashes ( which you can see above I had made of cookie) if you have this done for your pet.
I hope you find this little piggie post helps you in coping with your pet loss and also if you’ve gone through this to and found your own special way of coping feel free to share it in the comments below! Wheek to you soon my lovely friends.
Katie and piggies x
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Happy Easter everyone from Katie and Piggies at the Guineapig Wheekly UK! We hope you had a magical weekend with lots of yummy chocolate eggs and easter egg hunts! Did you get up to something fun? Comment below!
Katie and Pigs x
Have you ever heard of small pet subscription boxes? We’ve never tried one before ourselve but were kindly gifted one by my lovely friend Elita! So here is our video unboxing of the happy bunny club box. For those interested though I’ve added my feedback below so you can get a jist of the box and whether you feel you’d like to try one to.
Guineapig wheekly impression
- Happy bunny club is a UK based company but they do ship internationally ( shipping fee is £5).
- The box wass beautifully screenprinted in pink with their branding and in inside had a wax sealed letter explaining the contents of the box and pink tissue wrap. Also the bottom of the box is filled with hay so as you can see from the video penny was happy to hop in!
- First impression of the box I was quite happy with the variety in the box. There were 3 toys and 3 treats overall but I did find with alfalfa being in some of the treats I probably would be less likely to give them to my guinea pigs.
- How long did the box last ? Well the toys are quite durable and lasted our piggies 2 weeks so far, the treats however we distributed between them all which is almost gone haha.
- The pigs didn’t like the pear pieces much but the celery bits were one of their favourites.
Overall if you want to try some new small pet goodies that might not be available where you’re from or just simply treat your pet monthly I’d give happy bunny box a try!
Have a fab day! Katie and Piggies x