Wednesday, March 21, 2012

If Guinea Pigs Could Tweet

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This is a fab new idea for a meme from Slummy Single Mummy.

You can read all about it by clicking on the badge but the bottom line is we’re going to attempt to summarise our week in seven tweets. They can be tweets you actually sent or just a 140 character summary that you write in retrospect. Can’t be that hard, right?

Now, it's not often that something bites me in the bum and inspires me but this idea lit a flame under my tush. I have to say I don't want to give you my own week of tweets as nothing much happened apart from me having a blocked toilet, but what about tweeting as the Queen, Kate Middleton or Graham Norton? The sky is literally the limit! So whose weekly tweets to try? Obvious really. I have adored my kids' guinea pigs for six months now. So why not ask one of them - the Alpha Female Marshmallow - to give me her week in tweets?

Genius!

So here we go, I give you Marshmallow - superstar extrordinaire - putting paw to keyboard to give you her tweets. She is forced to share a cage with her brown colored pal Peanut. I hope this week in tweets will show, once and for all, that guinea pigs have a lot going on between their ears.

Hi, Marshmallow speaking


My nemesis - Peanut - don't be fooled by the innocent face

Marshmallow's Week in Tweets

Monday - Peanut has been farting uncontrollably all day. I told her she had a mung bean intolerance but she doesn't listen. Made her sleep in the other hut

Tuesday - We were let out of the cage today and Peanut chewed through some electric wires and then looked innocent & blamed it on me. I got shouted at!

Wednesday - Decided enough is enough. Buried Peanut in bedding and didn't answer when she wittered on about whether we'd be getting hay cookies today or just plain old guinea pig food

Thursday - No more Mr Nice Guy. I was having a nap while we were fed and Peanut ate all the strawberries and peed excessively on every surface. This is war.

Friday - Peanut is molting all over the place. At this rate I will be able to spin wool out of her fur and knit a hat with ear flaps out of it

Saturday - Peanut taken out to have her nails clipped. She came back looking depressed but I told her one has to suffer for beauty. She farted in reply

Sunday - Peed on Peanut's food dish to show her once and for all that I'm King Pig around here.

Now, next step, Marshmallow would really love it if you joined in. If you do fancy taking part, grab the badge and start writing.
What have you been doing this week? Give me your week in tweets (or your daughter's, pet's or famous pal's) Please leave your link below! Marshmallow and I promise to read them all.

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19 comments:

Steve said...

I feel quite depressed. I have a less exciting life than a Guinea pig.

I feel like some mungbeans...

Expat mum said...

I was just about to attempt to "do my week in Tweets" but it's only Wednesday. As we know, anything can happen!

EmmaK said...

Expat Mum....to be perfectly honest I am not sure Marshmallow knows her days of the week!

Look forward to your tweets!

Glowless @ Where's My Glow said...

A week in tweets! LOVE IT! Will be joining in for sure.

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

Love the blog!! just added you to my follow list, hopefully we can be blog buddies!!

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EmmaK said...

One Bolt Short of a Toolbox...pleased to meet you! I am in awe at your DIY skills. I can barely bang a nail in a wall without bruising my thumb.

BavarianSojourn said...

Sounds more exciting than my week as well, and their house is much tidier than mine ( :

mylittlegooberblog said...

Lol this is so cute! I had a Guinea Pig when I was a kid and loved it. I am now thinking of getting my son a guinea pig. We have lots of room for him/her to run around.

EmmaK said...

Bavarian Sojourn...oh that doll's house is just their weekend house. Their usual cage is quite an eyesore and full of chewed up cardboard boxes!!

Trouble Doubled said...

Oh, guinea pigs are our faves. We only have one at the moment, but if she could tweet, she so would. Great post. Love the farting references. GPs are ace at them.

Lifeasmummymax said...

they had a more exciting week than i did hehe

cheekybaby said...

Loving the guinea pig tweets.......

Much more exciting than my week in tweets that's for certain.

Melksham Mum said...

Poor Peanut and what a life your guinea pigs lead, puts me to shame. x x

About Last Weekend said...

I have not been brave enough to venture into tweetland. - I'm sure I should though...Facebook has been enough of a time sink for me. Your wee hamster has quite the URL life!

EmmaK said...

About Last Weekend...twitter is for peeps like me with ADHD!!

Metropolitan Mum said...

Peed in the food dish? You show that pig!

Memphis Steve said...

That was really funny tweeting from the perspective of a guinea pig! It has never occurred to me to tweet from the perspective of one of my cats, but now I'm tempted to try it.

I love Graham Norton, by the way. I don't know why I mention that. Great show.

Kate Lord Brown said...

The pug's week in tweets: slept, snored, frantic half hour tail chasing (rpt). Love Marshmallow. Just watched 'Need to Talk About Kevin' and the moment the guinea pig came on screen it was white knuckle time ...

Ann Staub said...

LOL... hilarious! When my dog tweets, it usually has to do with sleeping, food, or complaining how I make her wear costumes or pose for photos. Also, she always complains that I hog the computer too much and don't let her on her Twitter account enough!