Teeny Weeny Eeny Blini

Say hi to the newest member of the Icarus family! This is Blini! (A blini is a buckwheat pancake, fun fact of the day).

Blini is cute and soft. She is also the most remarkably calm guinea pig I've ever seen. I accidentally fell asleep with her today. If I had done this with Onigiri she would have been either on my head or in my shirt within about ten seconds.

Yes, it was 4 pm, and I was still in my pajamas. Don't judge me.

I am a little worried about Blini though...she may not be in good health. I've been keeping an eye on her, but sometimes pet stores aren't super reliable about checking guinea pig health before they're sold. If you could send some prayers of health Blini's way, that would be much appreciated. Technically I should probably return her, but I grew irreparably attached about three minutes after I first saw her. So I'm just going to take care of her and hope for the best.

Just in case, she's going to be kept quarantined from Onigiri (my other guinea pig) for about two weeks.

29 Comments
29 Comments
Posted by Samimista

Ah! She's so cute. She may be ill though? I know what you mean. When I bought Sega (my hedgehog) I made sure to get her from a breeder as pet stores usually don't check how healthy their pets are. I'm exactly the same way though. Once I hold an animal I grow instantly attached to it. Such a wonderful feeling.

Posted by _Cain_

Awwwwwwwwww, She's cute!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

dawwww stay golden Blini :)

Posted by Referee

She is adorable and the two of you make a cute couple.

I'm so jealous!!!!!

Posted by The_Roman

Cute.

Posted by lykopis

Beyond adorable -- the two of you. :)

Lots of well wishes sent to Blini -- there cannot be anyone better to take care and love you than our Icarusflies.

Posted by White Mage

That pajama pic is just precious.lol

Congratulations!

Posted by Mercy_

she's adorableeee

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Posted by JediXMan

Very cute.

Why do you think she's sick?

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Posted by Deranged Midget

That's absolutely adorable! Why must you attempt to destroy whatever heart strings I possess! :P

Posted by Icarusflies

@Samimista: I know I probably should get my piggies from a breeder, but I've never actually had issues with pet store pets before. : /

But its absolutely a good idea to get more exotic animals like hedgehogs from a breeder.

I'm glad you like Blini!!! :)

@shadowknight666: I know, right! :D

@Jonny_Anonymous: Awww. ^_^

@Referee: Hehe, thanks! :)

@The_Roman: :D

@lykopis: Awww, thank you!!!! ^_^

@White Mage: I woke up and my mom was shoving a camera in my face. I was more than a little confused. O_O

And thank you! :D

@Mercy_: Isn't she just precious? ^_^

@JediXMan: She's quite lethargic. It's hard for me to tell if this is due to illness, temperament, or just adjusting to a new environment. Usually if I get a baby they have an older guinea pig 'mentor' who helps them out, but I don't right now so Blini's adjusting a little more slowly. I'm trying to keep an eye on her and see what she's up to, so I can take her to the vet if I need to.

@Deranged Midget: :D

BECAUSE THE BABY GUINEA PIGS EAT THE HEARTSTRINGS TO GAIN ADORABLES

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

What do you think she is ill from?

Posted by Aiden Cross

Adorable! I'm sure she's healthy and strong but i'll send her my best wishes anyway, just to be safe ;)

Posted by Blood1991

Daaaaw she's so cute! Hope she is healthy and gets accommodated quickly.

Posted by Icarusflies

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: I dunno. Sometimes baby guinea pigs just pick up stuff while they're at the pet store. It's unfortunately not all that uncommon.

@Aiden Cross: Thank you very much!!!! (And your av is adorable btw!)

@Blood1991: Thank you kindly!!! :)

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Posted by Ms. Omega

Awwwwwww too much cuteness having a cuteness overload :)

Posted by Icarusflies

@Ms. Omega: :D

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Posted by satyrgod

What's the point of naming a guinea pig? Will it learn to come when called?

So, it is a New Guinea pig?

Posted by slacker the hacker

Well ain't that neat.

Posted by minigunman123

@satyrgod:Probably not, but you have to distinguish it somehow from the others, and you'd sound like an idiot if you called it "guineapig" forever.

"here's my guinea pig, guinea pig!"

"Wanna see guinea pig?"

"I love guinea pig!"

Sounds like a person who learned English as a second language.

Congrats, Icarus! Hope you love the thing, and hope it's healthy!

Posted by Icarusflies

@satyrgod: Well, firstly I name EVERYTHING (I named the capybaras at the zoo, even though I'm sure they have their own zoo-given names), secondly I have more than one guinea pig at any given time, and thirdly guinea pigs actually do learn their names and can come when called. And yeah, this is a baby.

@slacker the hacker: :)

@minigunman123: LOL, very good point.

And thank you!!!!

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Posted by satyrgod

@minigunman123: "Probably not, but you have to distinguish it somehow from the others, and you'd sound like an idiot if you called it "guineapig" forever."

Consider:

"Here's my guinea pig!"

"Wanna see my guinea pig?"

"I love my guinea pig!"

Yeah, saying "I love my blini" sounds much better!

If some guy invited me over to see his "guinea pig" I'd be thinking along a somewhat different line."

Posted by Decept-O

She's awesome. Will def pray for her health and that she brings you more joy to your life.

Posted by MonsterStomp

I use to call my ex girlfriend Teeny Weeny. I hate you! *runs off crying*

:P

Posted by God_Spawn

@satyrgod said:

What's the point of naming a guinea pig? Will it learn to come when called?

So, it is a New Guinea pig?

Do you have any pets you don't name? Maybe he has taught guinea pigs to come. I've taught 2 geckos turtles to come when called by name sooo why not someone else with a guinea pig?

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Posted by satyrgod

@god_spawn said:"Do you have any pets you don't name? Maybe he has taught guinea pigs to come. I've taught 2 geckos turtles to come when called by name sooo why not someone else with a guinea pig?"

I don't know much about rodents, aside from lab experiments, so I asked. And, yes, I've had fish that I didn't name, because it seemed pointless and both disrespectful and presumptuous to name them in a human language. I have houseplants that I haven't named. They won't come when their called, either.

Posted by Icarusflies

@Decept-O: Thank you! :D

@MonsterStomp: ....

@satyrgod: Why are you arguing over whether guinea pigs should be named or not? I already said that guinea pigs can be taught to recognize their names and come when called.

@god_spawn: I didn't know those could be taught, that's cool! :D

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Posted by satyrgod

@Icarusflies: I'm not arguing, I said that I didn't know so I asked. Not a big deal.

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

Dear Jahveh, God of the Christians (and Jews, maybe, I don`t know who is the God of Jews, sorry) let Blini live a long guinea pig-life. Amen.

Is that good enough?