Meet the Animals!

Guinea Pigs

My chill and happy boy. 💕

TJ

D.O.B: Approx. November 2016
Date Brought Home: December 11, 2017
Age: 5.5 years old
Gender: Male
Breed: American
Nicknames: Potato Man, Chunky Monkey, pretty much anything else that has to do with being a chunky boy 😄
Favorite Treats: Everything edible (and sometimes unedible too)
Favorite Tricks: Stand up (and be cute – the best trick ever!)
Number of Tricks Learned: 50+

TJ is an insanely sweet piggy and so full of confidence and character! He’s incredibly intelligent but also blissfully oblivious. He’s quite a clown and always has to put his own spin on things. You can always count on him to make you laugh!

He’s also a little Houdini pig, and he will always find a way to get through any cage or fence that isn’t immaculately secured and locked. He was adopted from a local animal shelter when he was a year old. He’s now bonded with his girlfriend Willow, a spayed female.

Pretty Willow scouting out dandelions.

Willow

D.O.B: Approx. March 2020
Date Brought Home: March 23, 2021
Age: 2.5 years old
Gender: Female (Spayed)
Breed: Albino American
Nicknames: Willow Wisp, Pancake
Favorite Treats: Carrots
Favorite Tricks: Jump up on my lap (She also likes to try to stand up higher than TJ 😆)
Number of Tricks Learned: 20

Willow was adopted from a local animal shelter at around a year old. She was a lab guinea pig for the first year of her life and was then surrendered to the shelter for adoption after that phase of her life. Willow is so curious and full of energy!

When she first came home, she was quite nervous, and she didn’t even know how to eat veggies! TJ has been a great role model to help teach her the ropes and bring out her confidence. Now, Willow has morphed into a huge foodie and social butterfly. She’s an incredibly sweet girl who has come to love interacting with people and learning tricks.

Just leave the room for 5 minutes mom…. I won’t eat it all, I promise!

Peach

D.O.B: Approx. April 2019
Date Brought Home: May 12, 2019
Age: 3 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Fluffy mix-breed, possibly Abyssinian x Peruvian
Nicknames: Peachfuzz, Fluffball, Princess Peach, Divagirl
Favorite Treats: Lettuce…. But only the greenest parts
Favorite Tricks: Anything other than running and jumping
Number of Tricks Learned: About 30

Peach is the diva of the group…. Pretty and she knows it. 😉 She can be a tiny bit dramatic, but she’s also adorable and so sweet. She’s a big, soft, fluffy piggy who loves to be petted. She’s not big on active things but can be persuaded with food. Peach is best friends with Daisy.

Daisy is the sweetest girl. 💗

Daisy

D.O.B: Unknown, Est September 2018
Date Brought Home: September 3, 2020
Age: 4 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: American
Nicknames: Princess Daisy, Daisy Girl
Favorite Treats: Literally everything.
Favorite Tricks: Stand up and beg is her go-to, but she’s generally up for anything!
Number of Tricks Learned: About 30

Daisy is a super sweet and super chill girl. She likes to be petted, and she’s also the ultimate foodie. I haven’t yet found a food she wouldn’t eat. She is such an easygoing, happy-go-lucky pig who loves people, exploring new areas, grazing outside, and learning tricks.

Daisy is bonded with Peach. She was adopted from her previous owner when they could no longer care for her. She has bounced around to a couple of homes, so her age is somewhat of a mystery, but she was supposed to be around 2 years old when I got her.

Poppy always looking for mischief she can get into.

Poppy

D.O.B: Approx March 2019
Date Brought Home: September 12, 2020
Age: 3.5 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Abyssinian
Nicknames: Puffball
Favorite Treats: She’s a lettuce monster. Also, radicchio & other leafy greens are at the top of her list.
Favorite Tricks: Jumps, hoops, similar tricks
Number of Tricks Learned: About 30

Poppy is a sassy white Abyssinian girl with a subtle grey streak across one side of her body. She is always active, curious, and loves to run around and learn tricks. She is a typical Aby. Super smart and full of personality, but also a little bossy. 😆 She’s a fun piggy to have around with her cute antics and naughty personality. She was adopted from her previous owner when they could no longer care for her. Poppy’s best friend is Pansy.

Pretty Pansy loves to pose for photos.

Pansy

D.O.B: Late August 2021
Date Brought Home: October 12, 2021
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Female
Breed: Mix-breed fluffball
Nicknames: Fluffball
Favorite Treats: Green leaf or romaine lettuce
Favorite Tricks: Go through a hoop
Number of Tricks Learned: 20

Pansy is a cute girl who is bonded with Poppy. Pansy has a very sweet and inquisitive personality. She’s a pretty laid-back piggy and a bit of a diva. She’s a friendly girl and a big foodie too. She’s always eager to put her front paws up on my leg to beg for treats. She was adopted from her previous owner at about 2 months old when they discovered they were allergic to her.

Skylar testing out a new treat. She’s always first in line for food. 🤣

Skylar

D.O.B: March 2021
Date Brought Home: January 15, 2022
Age: 1.5 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Abyssinian
Nicknames: Sky
Favorite Treats: Everything… but lettuce usually comes out on top
Favorite Tricks: Definitely jumping on my lap.
Number of Tricks Learned: 30

Skylar was adopted from an owner that no longer wanted to keep their guinea pigs. She came along with her daughter Skittles (below.) Sky is full of energy and very intelligent, as Abyssinians often are. She is very friendly and outgoing and absolutely loves attention and learning new things.

She’s incredibly curious and always the first to run up to greet me when I walk into the room. She is the sweetest girl and loves to jump on your lap and beg for treats. She makes friends with new people very quickly, as long as they bring her treats! 🙂

I will take on that radicchio!

Skittles

D.O.B: November 2021
Date Brought Home: January 15, 2022
Age: 9 months old
Gender: Female
Breed: Abyssinian
Nicknames: Lil Fluffball, Crazy pants, Nutball 🤣
Favorite Treats: Lettuce, but willing to try anything.
Favorite Tricks: Standing up. She’s quite proud of herself for that one. 😂 She also loves circling to beg for treats.
Number of Tricks Learned: 30

Skittles is the daughter of Skylar, and she is such a cute and outgoing little character, just like her mom. ❤️ She is quite an inquisitive little troublemaker already, always finding something naughty to get into. She’s incredibly bold, full of beans, and also a huge foodie. She’s also very social and loves greeting people (and seeing if they brought her any treats!) She’s incredibly smart and learns new things almost instantly.

Pixie

D.O.B: Approx May 2021
Date Brought Home: June 17, 2022
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Female
Breed: Abyssinian
Nicknames: N/A
Favorite Treats: Lettuce
Favorite Tricks: N/A
Number of Tricks Learned: None yet!

Pixie was rescued from a breeding mill and came along with her daughter Piper. Pixie is a very curious and sweet piggy. She loves her food and is currently learning that people are good and not scary. 🙂

Piper

D.O.B: May 12, 2022
Date Brought Home: June 17, 2022
Age: 3 months old
Gender: Female
Breed: Abyssinian
Nicknames: N/A
Favorite Treats: Lettuce
Favorite Tricks: N/A
Number of Tricks Learned: None yet!

Piper is still a little timid, but she is a curious little baby! She loves her lettuce, and she is really coming out of her shell and beginning to show her sweet personality. She loves to be a bit naughty and snatch food to drag away into her house. 🙂

Rabbits

Jigsaw

D.O.B: March 2019
Date Brought Home: June 2019
Age: 3.5 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Mini Rex
Nicknames: N/A
Favorite Treats: Carrots, Raisins, Oxbow cookies
Favorite Tricks: Anything that involves food. She’s a quick and natural learner!
Number of Tricks Learned: 30

Jigsaw is a lovely and sweet girl. I got her from a farm along with her sister Jinx. Jigsaw is a very affectionate bunny; she loves to groom her sister and be groomed. She is very curious and a quick learner. She can be timid at first, but she’s very social once she’s comfortable with someone. She always greets me when I walk in the room and puts her paws up on my lap. She’s also a big foodie and gets super excited for her veggies and treats.

Jinx

D.O.B: March 2019
Date Brought Home: June 2019
Age: 3.5 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Mini Rex
Nicknames: Jinxy
Favorite Treats: Carrots, Raisins, Oxbow tabs
Favorite Tricks: Clockwise spins.
Number of Tricks Learned: 30

Jinx is Jigsaw’s full sister, and she is also a very sweet girl. She’s a curious bunny and loves to be involved in anything I’m doing. She likes her treats, but she’s not nearly as food obsessed as her sister. She also absolutely loves jumping into the garbage bag while I’m cleaning (no, mom, don’t throw out the old hay!)

Dog

Ally

D.O.B: December 18, 2019
Date Brought Home: February 11, 2020
Age: 2.5 years old
Gender: Female
Breed: Border Collie
Nicknames: Things not to be named on the internet. 😆
Favorite Treats: None of ’em, really.
Favorite Tricks: Be shy, jumping tricks, leg weaves & agility
Number of Tricks Learned: 50++

Ally is a water-loving border collie who loves kayaking, hiking, swimming, and agility. She is a big cuddle bug and lives for pets and belly rubs. She also loves to give hugs. 🙂

Water is her favorite thing in the world; she loves to chase the hose and jump into the river for a swim. Ally is also a huge velcro dog, always at my side. She loves her human family members intensely, and she’s always up for an adventure.

Bird

Tao

D.O.B: Approx. January 2021
Date Brought Home: September 10, 2021
Age: 1.5 years old
Gender: Male
Breed: Fischer’s Lovebird
Nicknames: Pretty boy, brat (when he’s trying to eat people 🤣). He also loves when I sing his name.
Favorite Treats: Millet
Favorite Tricks: Nod head
Number of Tricks Learned: 2

Tao is a huge bird in a little body. He is fearless, sassy, and loves to chirp! He loves people and comes right to the side of the cage to say hi (in his own language. 😝) He loves to make noise, and he gets super excited and chirps every time you talk to him.

He also loves to hang out on your shoulder. He loves to step up on my arm and fly to me, but he can be rather chompy sometimes. 😅 I got Tao when he was about 8 months old after he was left behind in an empty apartment.

Fish

Spyro (top) and Sonic (bottom).

Spyro and Sonic

D.O.B: Spyro – April 2020 – Sonic – March 2021
Date Brought Home: Spyro – June 23, 2020 – Sonic – July 23, 2021
Age: Spyro – 2 years old, Sonic – 1.5 years old
Gender: Unknown
Breed: Common & Comet Goldfish
Nicknames: Water piggies
Favorite Treats: Peas, pellets, anything else edible
Favorite Tricks: Eat from my hand
Number of Tricks Learned: 2

Spyro and Sonic are social little water piggies that love to swim around and navigate through their plants. They are very active and curious and always swim up to see if it’s feeding time whenever a person comes up to their tank.

Spyro is a slightly older common goldfish, and he is usually the first one to catch on to new things. He’s quite smart and a fast swimmer.

Sonic is a slightly more aloof comet goldfish with a longer tail and multi-colored eyes. Sonic is friendly and always a foodie, although sometimes he doesn’t notice when a piece floats right in front of his face. 😝


I also have some animals that have sadly crossed over the rainbow bridge. Forever loved and in my heart. ❤️ You can read more about these guys on the In Memory page.