#ThePositivePotatoFam · An update πŸ˜‰ · Guinea Pigs · The Blooming Bubble · True Story

❀love you, spikey mike❀

Hi guys! πŸ‘‹

I am back from Bright and I wanted to let you guys know about what happened to me and my brother’s guinea pig, Marshmallow. (I did a post: πŸ₯¬Meet my guinea pigs!πŸ₯¬)

We nicknamed her Spikey Mike because of the little spike on the top of her head (my cousins found this funny). 😊

I have been putting off this post for weeks because I knew it would be hard. ❀

One day, probably a week before we left for Bright, I picked up Marshmallow and I noticed that there was like a lump where her chin was and she had like a runny nose.

I didn’t think that it was normal so I showed my mum, dad and brother and they didn’t think much of it. πŸ€”

I said to my mum that we should take her to the vet to get it checked out. πŸ₯

We weighed her to see if she was underweight from not eating and she was 300g over her normal weight!

The lump must of been very heavy for her.

Mum booked the vet and we took Marsh to the vet.

The vet thought the lump could be a cyst or maybe cancer, but they didn’t really know.

They tried to drain the lump and it didn’t work that well.

They also gave us some antibiotics to try and treat the runny nose.

My Oma (Dutch for grandmother) was going to look after the piggies when we went away for Bright, but we didn’t want to burden her with looking after a sick Marshy, because with the antibiotics, there was a risk that she would stop eating and then have to be force fed, so we decided we would have to bring her to Bright with us.

A few days later, we dropped off Clover (our second piggy) at Oma’s and then the next day we left for Bright.

She did really well on the loooooong car ride to Bright, which was good. πŸ‘πŸ‘

This year we stayed in the same cabin as we did last year (that’s why I didn’t do a holiday hour tour).

Bright was soooooooo fun!! 😁

We went trout fishing! 🎣 (we’ll ignore that me and one of my cousins were the only one’s who didn’t catch any…)

We went on lots of bike rides! 🚲

Everyone was so nice and gentle to Marshy while we were at Bright. 😁

Marsh did well on the car ride back home. πŸš—

By then it had been about a week, so we stopped give Marshy her antibiotics.

I noticed that she still had a runny nose and the lump looked a lot bigger than it had before we’d left for Bright..

So on the 31st of Jan we took Marsh to the vet again and they didn’t give us good news. πŸ™

Marsh would have to be put down the next day. 😭

They also said if she had trouble breathing mum would need to take her to the 24 hour emergency vet.

By then she couldn’t even really walk around or lift her head because the lump was so big.

We couldn’t be selfish and keep her just for our pleasure.

On her last day we spoiled her with apple juice, carrot, lettuce, grain, grass and all her favourite foods. 🍎πŸ₯•πŸ₯¬πŸΉ

I said goodnight to her and went to bed quite late. πŸ•›

At probably 2am mum woke me and my brother, telling us that Marsh was having trouble breathing and mum would have to take her to the 24 hour emergency vet. 😭

We had to say goodbye in just a few minutes because we didn’t want her to suffer.

Mum took her and I cried… I ended up going to sleep at like 5am that night.

Rest In Peace Marshy. ❀

Rest In Peace Spikey Mike. ❀

See her ADOREABLE spike? *spikey mike* 😍

This was when she was sick 😒
This was when she was sick also 😒

We planted a spikey-ish flower plant in honour of Spikey Mike. ❀

Thanks so much for reading this post guys!!! πŸ˜€

Byeee guys! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

See you soon,

Potatoes Out! ✌

#ThePositivePotatoFam · Christmas πŸŽ„ · Guinea Pigs · Pic Post · True Story

πŸ₯¬ Meet my guinea pigs! πŸ₯¬+ Marsh’s 5th birthday! πŸ₯³

Hey guys! πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

I know I haven’t posted in a while ( *cough* *cough* three months) but I felt there was nothing to post about……

Today I looked in my drafts and saw Meet my guinea pigs! so I thought that sounded fun!🀩

By the way guys, happy first day of summer β˜€ and PINCH PUNCH FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH NO RETURNS!!!! πŸ€πŸ‘Š

I can’t believe it’s December already! πŸŽ…

Today we are going to set up the Christmas tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸŽ„


We got Marshmallow and Destiny (both girls) in I think it was January 2017 for Christmas 2016! 😎

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Happy birthday to Marsh!!!! πŸ₯³

Happy birthday to Maaaaarsh!!! πŸ₯³

Happy birthday dear Marshy!!!! πŸ₯³

Happy biiiirthday toooo yooou!!!! πŸ₯³

Today Marshmallow (Marsh) has turned 5 years old!!! πŸ₯³

We don’t know her exact date of birth, so we made it the 1st of Dec! πŸ₯‡

Ok back to the story.. 😁

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Me and my bro had been saving up for.. pet rats… πŸ€

At my cousins school fete I had held one and loved it! ❀

So we were saving up for 2 little rats, then on Christmas day we unwrapped a smallish wooden hutch/cage… 🀏🏠 and just sat there..

Mum and dad were like guys you’re going to have guinea pigs and we were like oh.. cool… I don’t know why we didn’t jump up and start dancing, but we just didn’t. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

I don’t really remember anything else about that Christmas… but I do remember choosing out a piggy! 🐹

We drove to the owners house and there they were: small hutches outside with lots of baby guinea pigs!! 😍

I saw a black baby piggy (the owners let me hold her and i knew this was the pig for me) and chose her, my brother chose a brownish-grey and white striped piggy. ❀❀

Mum and dad payed $20 each for the guinea pigs and then we drove home…..🚘🏑

They were in the basket pictured below and it was filled with hay so they could hide in it to feel safer. 😁


Sadly my piggy, Dest had to be put down in October 2018 (rest in peace, my piggy princess) because she had lots of problems with her teeth that were stopping her from eating (that is very bad for guinea pigs). πŸ˜₯

After she died we had to think about getting another guinea pig companion for Marsh because guinea pigs always need a friend. πŸ˜™

(pics of Dest older πŸ‘‡)

One day in June 2019 we were going to a farm that you could see and feed the animals. 🐐

At the front area they were selling guinea pigs!! 🐹

We were looking for girl guinea pigs to get for Marsh and there some were! πŸ₯³

After talking it through, we decided to get one! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

We decided to get a black one (to honour Dest) and named her Clover. πŸ€

When we brought her home I thought that it would be good to take her outside to eat some grass, so I took her outside and sat down……

I used my legs to cage her in, so she wouldn’t esape…….. then she bolted!!

The scared Clover ran through a hole in the front gate, on to the drive way and under the car!!!! 😱

I ran after her, crying and thinking its gonna be my fault that poor guinea pig runs on the road and gets run over by a car!!! (if that happened i would never be able to forgive myself! 😭

My brother came to check on me and saw the outline of a guinea pig under the car……..

He ran to get mum and dad. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

After a while of us chasing Clove under the car she ran into the bushes! 😱

It was getting late, starting to get dark and spitting rain.. 🌧

It was my dad’s idea to get a cardboard box that saved Clover from getting lost.

As she ran past, dad put the open part of the box over her and then I scooped her up in my arms. πŸ˜…

We didn’t let her meet Marsh until it had been 2 or 3 weeks, so we could see if she had sickness or something that she could spread to Marsh. 🐹

The introduction between Marsh and Clove went really well, and we put them in their brand new cage. 🀏🏠

Still to this day Clove doesn’t really let anyone touch her (she just bolts) but she is a lot better then when we first got her (she wouldn’t even eat when people were around). πŸ₯•

Thanks so much for reading this post an getting to know my guinea pigs!! 🐹

If you want you can comment about your pets and any ideas down below! πŸ‘‡

See ya soon!

Potatoes Out!