Squeakypig Escape

This is why I avoid writing the blog until late at night – because otherwise something exciting happens and I haven’t mentioned it. Like a guinea-pig escaping and making a bid for freedom!

So Alice & I were getting the GPs in from the pen. We put Hamlet in the box from the pet shop, labelled the Port-a-Pet, we call it the Port-a-Pig. And while we were trying to grab Horatio, Hamlet looked at the sides of the box and did a vertical leap of ten inches or so and jumped out of the box. He circuited the pen a couple of times then made a break for the dinosaur garden. (Thanks Hammie, at least I get to mention that category again). Now GPs may be useless creatures, but their one USP (unique selling point) is that they are good at evading capture. He streaked through the dinosaur garden like the purple snake thing on “Vision On” (I will be losing younger readers here). Fortunately GPs have a secondary USP; they are inherently stupid. Hamlet came to rest under a fern in the dino garden, on the basis that if he couldn’t see anything, then nothing could see him. I recollected my GP-capturing skills of 36 years ago, dived in and seized the squirming bundle of fur…

Also this evening, I called up a couple of work pals, one IBM, one ex-IBM, both with similar misfortunes to mine, and had a good chat. Neither are on Facebook, and sometimes the phone is just better than e-mail. Thanks Richard and Paul.

About hodders

Husband and proud father of two daughters. Now a widower. Trying to balance between not dwelling on Juliet's death, but telling the world how much I loved her. Tricky.
This entry was posted in Dinosaur garden, Guinea pigs. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Squeakypig Escape

  1. rebecca says:

    Good to hear that guineas don’t change,as we know they can survive several weeks in the wilderness


Don't be shy - please do leave a comment - I'd love to hear your views - they will add interest to the blog.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s