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
Hey everyone! How have you all been? Hope you’re all having a fab week so far. So I finally got around to vlogging again. It’s been tuns of fun at the guineapig wheekly studio lately and I have lots to show you.
We’ve been chilling with the piggies, designing new guineapig goodies and expanding to create a exciting little shop space so I’m super excited about it all and how the guineapig wheekly is growing. I have lots of ideas for some new blog posts as I’ve missed this blog so much!
Anyway I hope you enjoy this little vlog and I’ll see you next week for another blog post!
Katie and Piggies x
Well mother’s day is right around the corner, the one day in a year where mum is a queen for the day ( get that tea and cake ready!). However although being a mum to kids is a wonderful thing …being a guinea pig mum counts to right? Where nappy changes are replaced for poop scooping being a guinea pig mum still earns a reward and here are 3 of my ideal gift ideas for any guinea pig mum this mother’s day!
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Guineapig earrings made by Bex of Animagic have such character and charm! The hand drawn doodle of the piggie with a splash of colour simply brings them to life and are sure to make any mum feel wheekly adorable when worn!
Tea for two by Rachel of Babette Artisan is simply beautiful! If you check out her website you’ll be able to find out that Rachel actually crafts these figurines herself , casts them and hand paints them to a beautiful finish! With the touching baby piggie and his mummy this figurine would have pride and place on mums desk or mantle piece for sure.
Lastly is the “A house is not a home without a guinea pig!” print by Claire of pawprintillustration. The quote says it all really a house is really not a home without a guinea pig and a mum ofcourse! This heart warming piggie print would look beautiful on any bedroom or living room wall and I adorable Claire’s detailed illustration at the very bottom she’s truly very talented.
If you like any of the piggie products here’s then the links are above for you to check out these featured makers and remember it truly means so much to support small talented businesses! Be sure to share and comment if you liked this blog post we’d love to hear from you!
Wheek to you soon!
Katie and Piggies x
Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far! So you won’t believe what happened… a very lovely lady by the name of Lea whom runs a beautiful colouring book blog and YouTube channel called Coloring queen reviewed our book!
I was so excited upon waking up one day to find in my Youtube subscription box notified me of Lea’s beautifully made sparkly guinea pig colouring book video. I’ve never before had someone review my artwork, so I was a little nervously excited?!?! Let’s watch Lea’s review together to see what she had to say about these magical lil piggies.
If you don’t have time to watch the video then be sure to check out Lea’s blog review of our book (click the image above to be magically sent there on a unipiggie :D). Be sure to check out Lea’s blog and subscribe to her channel if you’re becoming a coloring ( or colouring hehe) addict like me!
Comment below on what your most favourite colouring book is right now?
Lots of piggie kisses,
Katie and Pigs x
It’s happened…. my guineapig ate my hair! I was having some very much deserved cuddly time with Cookie and Gigi ( after Cookie had a recent abcess and dose of antibiotics cuddles are always the best medicine!). It was then that I heard this rather strange munching and being sat there like rapunzel with her hair all a flow turned to see a chunk of my hair in Gigi’s mouth!??!
Long time no see! I’m sorry I’ve been away for a while, I’ve been a bit under the weather but I have something exciting I can finally share with you all so check out this video!
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Lots of wheeky love
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When I was younger my sister and I had a guinea pig called Lofty and a rabbit he was previously paired with named Harriet whom lived outside in a secure hutch for most of the year. Now at the time we were very young and despite researching about guinea pig and rabbit care with our parents, we only brought them inside during the winter season.
Now it wasn’t until I was 24 that I got my own small pets again after coming across Cookie and Gigi one christmas. Seeing as they were both still so young, they stayed inside as indoor pets for many months and it was during this time that I got thinking about the benefits of doing so. From then on I’ve always kept my guinea pigs indoors because I feel there’s lots of positives to it and here’s a few reasons why! Continue reading