It's been hot. We have an old house, which takes several days to retain the heat. Therefore, we have not bothered installing the AC downstairs this year. After a couple of warm evenings, though, the house is heating up, and all of us are reacting to the warmth. The pigs have been blobby. So have the humans.
I peeked in the cage last night to find a pair of guinea pig puddles. They're not totally spread out, yet, but they're working on it. Begging is at a minimum unless they know veggies are about to arrive. There's no movement as I walk through the kitchen, but I do see noses when I come to the cage bearing gifts.
The girls chow down their treats with gusto, but immediately return to flopping mode. I have been weighing them daily to make sure the heat isn't adversely affecting them.
What kills me is that I have tiles and ice packs in the cage, but have yet to see either pig utilize them. Too scary? Not hot enough to bother? I figured Bertie had enough brain power to work out their use. Vicky was my last pig that willingly snuggle up to a frozen water bottle. I figure if it gets warm enough, the girls will overcome their aversion. I just hope they don't melt, first!
We're all looking forward to a break in the weather.