My New Co-pets

Me eating out by the guinea pig pen

This is an article about my new co-pets but I thought I’d start it off with a photo of me. Cute as my new co-pets are, I don’t think they can really compete with a photo of me like the one above. Do you see how cute my little tongue is? Actually, this photo has some relevance to this post since I am standing behind the new guinea pig pen. My two new co-pets, Hello Pineapple and Sambal get to hang out in the pen in the evenings while my owner and I go swimming.

When Coral and Carl (that’s my owner’s daughter and son-in-law), pulled up roots and decided to basically live in their car, my owner and I ever so graciously took in their pets. For people living in a small one-bedroom apartment, they had a lot of pets. And now I have a lot of co-pets.

Maple Bunny

One of my new co-pets is also an old co-pet, Maple Bunny. She went to live with Coral and Carl about six months ago and now she is back. She’s a cute little dutch bunny but don’t let that fool you; she is sneaky.

Maple, up close and personal

Now Maple and I hang out on the front porch together in the mornings. At night she comes in and sleeps in my owner’s office. She loves to be scratched and can be a bit of a pain. Like when she climbs on me.

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You have to watch all the way to the end to see her climb on me but I think you’ll enjoy the whole video.

My other two new co-pets are Hello Pineapple and Sambal. They are guinea pigs. Guinea pigs are like little capybaras that are soft and don’t have any legs.

Sambal is shy

Guinea pigs are kind-of shy, from what I can tell. I don’t like to say it, but I like Sambal a little better than Hello Pineapple because she is not as soft. I guess I am a bit jealous of that soft fur most of them have. Sambal is more like me though. I wonder if she can swim.

Hello Pineapple (aka HP)

Hello Pineapple is pretty cute too but she is even more shy than Sambal. Surprisingly, she is also a bully. The two of them cannot be kept together because HP, who is about half Sambal’s size, will beat her larger co-pet up whenever she gets the chance. She looks sweet but she’s really a secret ninja. I am about 200 times bigger than her though so I don’t think I have anything to worry about.

You may remember that HP had a cameo on my segment on Inside Edition, at one point she was perched on my back.

I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on my new co-pets’ status in future posts. Hopefully the guinea pigs will stop being so shy and will learn to swim.

14 comments to My New Co-pets

  • Erika

    Oh my! Everyone is soo cute! But, you are still the cutest, Caplin!! Love you! Have fun with all of your co-pets!
    (Approved: 2010/06/12)

  • You have great co-pets, Capy! There is a new kitten at my house that loves to play with me. He’s a bit more high energy than me, but he is kind of funny. I hope your piggies learn to swim-maybe they can use tiny floaties! Hehe
    (Approved: 2010/06/12)

  • Teresa

    Caplin, you’re one spoiled capy! But I’m glad to hear that your owner took in the extra pets and you’re all getting along.
    (Approved: 2010/06/13)

  • francine

    HP is adorable!! I miss having pigs I hope you will share a lot. And some piggens so like to swim!
    (Approved: 2010/06/13)

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    (Approved: 2010/06/13)

  • Kristy

    Samba looks like a bunny in that picture. :) You ARE getting crowded aren’t you Cappers? Where did Coral go? Are these your new copets forever or just for a little?
    (Approved: 2010/06/13)
    I am not sure how long they will be with us. I plan on forever because I think they won’t want to go back to live with Coral and Carl, who are now vagabonds.

  • Nina 9a "Piggy Mama"

    All your new room mates are too cute! Seeing Maple makes me miss my bunny’s very much but for reasons beyond my control I had to find them a new home. But I still have my guinea pig! Mr. Tilt. (head tilts because of wry neck when he was a baby). You are so handsome, Caplin! Love to watch your home movies! **kisses on the nose**
    (Approved: 2010/06/13)
    My owner won’t get me a bird. She says I have to make friends with a wild one. Turns out that is pretty hard.

  • francine

    I always dreamed of travelling with piggens, but they hate the car! I think they get carsick like cats do. My parrot loves the car, though. You should get a parrot, Caplin. It could ride on your back, you always wanted a rider bird!
    (Approved: 2010/06/14)
    I *wish* I could have a rider bird!

  • Christie

    It’s great to see Maple and HP again! I don’t know if I missed bad news about Neptune. What happened? Sambal is a cutie.
    (Approved: 2010/06/14)
    I am sorry to say that we lost Neptune to cancer last November. No cuter or sweeter piglin has ever lived.

  • Lisa Baker

    Cute name Hello Pineapple! You have very adorable co-pets, it is so nice of you and your “mom” to take them in and care for them.
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)

  • Sarianna

    Hi Caplin! Don’t you worry, guinea pigs can definitely swim! All 3 of mine have been able to at least. My piggie Muffin really loved it too! Here is a picture of my little girl piggie Gráinne swimming in the pool with me: http://sarianna.org/public/img/fuzziness/piggie%20swim%20date%202005.jpg She didn’t enjoy swimming as much, but on really hot days she tolerated it well. She liked to swim alllll the way across the pool, jump up the stairs, and lie down in the grass by the water too! Very very funny. Hope everyone is adjusting okay to the new housemates!
    (Approved: 2010/06/15)
    I may have to get my owner to try HP and Sambal in my little wading pool to see if they like it. Your photo was very cute.

  • Capybara King

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    If this works, take a look at my cute guinea pig!
    (Approved: 2010/06/17)

  • Capybara King

    Nope, my pic didn’t work.
    (Approved: 2010/06/17)
    Nope, didn’t work for me either.

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