My First Hairpiece

Is is just me or are Guinea Pigs just like, full of cow licks?


First rate, Heather A.! (and sthuper barette)



  1. omg… i needed this. it really made me laugh. thank you. (and yes, about the cowlicks!!!1)

  2. Omg thats just way to cute! LOVE the barrette!

  3. SQUEEE!!!! She’s like a tiny little super cute princess!!!!

  4. Oh my god, it’s sooo cute! I love it~ ^____^

  5. Teehee. Veddy schweet little mop o’ guinea pig here.

    Does it remind anyone else of those My Little Ponies who needed their hair styled?

  6. I only met my first smooth-haired piggie as an adult. As a kid, I wondered how anyone would want a pet that you couldn’t pet properly due to all the cowlicks!


    I’m a piggie, big and chubby, what can I eeeeeeeeaaat?

  7. Hairpiece??

    1) Go look up “merkin”
    2) Giggle
    3) Scold Theo because he is naughty

  8. AuntieMame says:

    Are you sure they didn’t cross a guinea pig with a silky terrier?

  9. ShelleyTambo says:

    OH MY GAWD!! How DARE Meg post a pic of an obviously underage Guinea pig being tarted up with a SPARKLY clip? Sitting in a woman’s LAP with BARE SKIN in the background no less! It’s SHAMEFUL.


  10. hahah.. It’s a

    Yorkshire Guinea!

  11. ShelleyTambo:


  12. OMG! A piggie! And I’ve been waiting to tell all the CO peeps that I’m a new piggy mama!
    I adopted two little brother piggies from the humane society!
    And my little boys have cowlicks too – only not as dramatic as the little princess’s here… their hair is not so long.

  13. OH my GOD. its hair looks like it belongs to a human. alyson hannigan, no less. and i love it.

  14. Fish Eye no Miko says:

    It’s a toupee with a face… O_O

  15. TEHO!!!!!


  16. ShelleyTambo says:

    Golden, those come-hither eyes might be the beginnings of a pout worthy of a scantily dressed prostitute reclining on a street lamp. (Bonus points to anyone who knows that that’s from)

    Actually, that’s about the color of my hair, and I have been looking for a fall. (And it must be said, for my HEAD, Teho.)

  17. NebraskaErin says:

    Who’s a pretty girl? Who’s a pretty little princess??

    (Let’s hope that’s a girl piddy, anyway! Although there’s nothing wrong with dressing up a boy…my mom and I used to put my brother in dresses and barrettes when he was little. Hee hee!)

  18. ceejoe, congrats! Errr, conpiggies!

    You know what you call a HOTT girbun?

    A harepiece!


  19. wtf ahahahaaa

  20. NebraskaErin says:

    Oh, and it should be mentioned that the little piddy and I have about the same hair color…

  21. Heather S., I loved Baretta!

    “Don’t go to bed, with no barette on your head
    No, no, don’t do it.

    Don’t do CO,
    without your peeps in tow,
    Yeah, don’t do it.

    And keep your eye on the piggie.
    Though its hair looks wiggy!

    Don’t do it, don’t do it.

    Where can I go where the Nuffings don’t blow,

  22. ShellyT — well, I got the reference, but only because Google’s still my bitch.
    Never saw the show.

    (OOH I’m naughty today.)

  23. I dream of guinea?

  24. AuntieMame says:

    1. Looks up “merkin.”
    2. Raises eyebrows.
    3. Teho, naughty!

    :-0 🙂

  25. 😉 Pyrit:
    “…with the bright orange hair,
    “Floating like a merkin
    “Atop legs done with Nair”

    (apologies to S. Foster)

  26. Where I come from, that is called a spout. The hair pulled up on top looks like a whale’s spout. Well, makes sense to a pirate.

  27. Okay, peeps, what you’re looking at is what I, Redzilla, would look like. Same hair and about the same number of cowlicks.

    Maybe this is piggy is my love child? Oh, except I’ve never had relations with a piggy. I swear on my merkin.

    (Shame on you Theo for broadening my horizons like that.)

  28. ShelleyTambo says:

    Teho, perhaps the best show ever (the original British series, not the horrible American version). Def not good family viewing, though.

  29. Whew. Something to cleanse my retinas from the jailbait prolifer with the ironic collage of fertility symbols draped against the pro-life poster.

  30. Uh, a little redundant there; guess I’m still a little verklempt.

  31. Teho said:

    1) Go look up ‘merkin’
    2) Giggle
    3) Scold Theo because he is naughty”

    Yah, I thought the same thing. This particular merkin looks like a designer “original” for both/either Kathy Griffin and Clay “Achin’.” Er, available in either an “Upstairs” or “Downstairs” model.

    Either way, from either/both of them, the quote is the same: “It’th *relly* hard to talk through all thith hair.”

    (Wow, gak, pththpthppththtt, it’s like cat hairs in my mouth, talkin’ like that.)

    I’ve got your naughty, and I raise you one slightly ick … more if you push me, dammit.

  32. I’ve never had a guinea pig, so I didn’t know they have such long…. HAIR!

    Yes, because that’s what I would with them if I had one as a kid. Different hairdos. Poor things.

    Pic is sho kewt and funneh!

  33. The Paris Hilton of the guinea pigs 🙂

  34. What a beautiful piggie! And such pretty hair!

    I just wanna pick her/him up and rub my face in all that cuteness.

  35. Peegies are so cute. Do they like cuddling though? Something that cute, I must cuddle.

  36. yup. they’ve got lotsa cowlicks. they’re called rosettes, iirc from when i owned a guinea pig.

  37. pinupkate says:

    awww, she’s just like my little penelope was when i tortured her with little hair ties. i miss my little wiglette…

  38. I don’t want to be a “Beauty School Dropout,” so before I’m even admitted, I’ll practice on my pet rodent. She’ll be the guinea pig. (Get it?)

  39. Becky, guinea pigs aren’t rodents! They’re… they’re… they’re something else! 😀

  40. Oh! What a lovely, clean, shiny chestnut guinea pig! *sigh* I wish my guinea pigs were as well-groomed as she is!

  41. Fish Eye no Miko says:

    Teho said: “Hairpiece??

    1) Go look up ‘merkin'”

    What if you already know what it means?
    It’s an area rug!

  42. I’m DYING with laughter..

    I love the piggie and I love her hair and I love you people.. oh here I go again..

  43. Continue to dream, Arvay, for someday your dreams may come true.

    I doubt it, though.

    Guinea Pigs:

    Order: Rodentia (Rodents)
    Family: Caviidae (Guinea Pigs)
    Genus: Cavia (Guinea pigs, cavies)

    (I embrace my inner nerd…always!)

  44. Wow! No kidding! I guess you really do learn something new each day! I apologize. I stand corrected, and edjumucated! Thank you!

  45. I learned that Guinea Pigs were rodents and what a Merkin is.. I must say.. it’s been a full day.

  46. NebraskaErin says:

    Now the real question…who on earth would need and/or use a merkin? Why would someone come up with such an invention? What is the history of such a thing?

    Or perhaps I really don’t want to know…

  47. i wonder if the piggie would let me borrow that clip…it’s waaaaaaaay cute!

  48. ShelleyTambo says:

    NEErin, while researching the history of nail polish a few years ago (don’t ask), I read a lot about the history of makeup in general. In earlier centuries, much of it was used to cover scars (syphilis, smallpox, etc.), and merkins were created for the same reason. Or such is one theory, anyway. More info:

  49. NebraskaE, only because I care:

    Remember, Knowledge Is Power.

  50. Tony James says:

    Merkins? Isn’t that the nationality that George W Bush claims to represent? I thought I heard him say the other day that “merkins will never surrender to turrsts.”

  51. TJ — now that you mention it…

  52. Exactly, Teej.

    Aubrey, I will be singing “keep your EYYYYYYYYEEEE on the piggy” in my head for the rest of the day. In the appropriate Sammy Davis Jr. voice, of course.

  53. Teh guinea piggie is in disguise, shhhhh, it’s really Cameron Diaz:

  54. Oh, and if you click the “cowlick” link (say that 3 times fast!) Meg gave, also check out the sidebar on “mullets”. As long as we’re talking scary hair concepts.

  55. i have never wanted a guinea pig until today. now i want one just like this one to carry around in a nice handbag.

  56. Martha in Washington says:

    Aubrey-I really did NOT need to know that about THAT!

    btw, I’m jealous of all you peeps with hair (on your head) that is the same color as the piggie. I’ve always wanted to be REAL redhead.

  57. Golden – You *have* had a full day, here’s your slippers and a drink. Dinner will be ready soon. And could you take out the garbage first?

  58. Honest to cute, I totally thought this was a plush (toy) animal!! I’ve never seen guinea pigs with such luxurious hair. Do they come packaged with tiny hairbrushes to go with the little hairclips?

  59. Hi people,
    love all your comments. I’m the piggies “mom”. 🙂 Actually she doesn’t need much grooming besides a haircut every month. That’s why she has a barrette. Her hair flops right over her eyes. And she does love to cuddle! And run around the room at break-neck speed. Ha! She is a peruvian piggy, that’s why her hair is so long. And she’s a guurl, of course. 😉

  60. NebraskaErin says:

    Martha in Washington: “btw, I’m jealous of all you peeps with hair (on your head) that is the same color as the piggie. I’ve always wanted to be REAL redhead.”

    I never said my haircolor was real. 😉 However, most people are surprised it’s not my natural color.

  61. After looking up Merkin, I was ready to giggle (but didn’t) until TJ’s comment which caused a true guffaw (startling my coworkers, by the way, who normally never hear much from me besids grumbling under my breath.) I’ll have to be careful or I’ll be caught.

    Thanks for the guffaw.

  62. Heather your piggie is beautiful!!! Now, thanks to your comment & a little websearch I’m more edjumacated about guinea pigs. Who. Knew.

    I kinda doubt my cats would view them as anything other than “prey” so my own piggie ownership days are far off indeed. Dang!

  63. This year’s hottest new toy: My Pretty Piggie!

  64. ShelleyTambo says:

    Martha in WA, my hair is this color and it is in its natural state at the moment (when I went red, I went REALLY red). Sadly, piggy’s highlights are better than mine. But trust me, having the strawbery blonde/red hair and the accompanying Fitzpatrick type I-II skin isn’t always fun. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to have a nice olive complexion.

  65. I feel your ShelleyT. As I said, this is what I would look like as a piggy. I have to keep my hair long, because it’s the only way to hide the cowlicks.

    Oh, and I was thinking. A friend of mine used to date a guy with some kind of crazy hereditary full-body baldness. He didn’t even have eyelashes. (Even my nekkid kittehs have eyelashes.) Maybe he could have used a merkin to go with his rather perfunctory toupee.

  66. ShelleyTambo says:

    RedZ–pale red/blonde girls of the world unite! I think all my available body pigment went to the mole in a slightly personal spot.

  67. Heather! Are you here at CO? You need to click on *another* bookmark! Hint, hint!!!

  68. robbie:

    better than
    “my pretty merkin” by far.

    oh, wait….

  69. I think Donald Trump would look like this guinea pig if he didn’t use a ton of hairspray. And it’s almost even the same color! LOL

  70. Two words: Hair Clip.

    ’nuff said.

  71. Kristie J. says:

    I’m going out right now to get some barettes for my kittehs! Why didn’t I think of this before?

  72. Pyrit..

    I already have my robe and slippers on, so the garbage is your deal. I fed the dog, though. I’m all about being fair.

  73. Pyrit–ha.. NOT sure what happened there.. that’s me posting about the robe and slippers..not somebody anonymous…..

  74. Robbie! L@@K!!!

    Holiday dreams really do come true! I’m sure getting me one.

  75. SO CUTE
    it doesnt even look real

    p.s. all the pictures are getting so many comments these days. apparantly CO isnt a well kept secret anymore

  76. My niece would KILL for one of these.

  77. danceswithcrows says:

    Aw, such a *cute* Abysinnian pig!

    HeidStar, though you said your cats would view a guinea pig as prey, remember that a full-grown pig weighs at least 1 pound. A 1-pound pig is big enough that most domestic cats won’t want to hunt it. At least 3 cats totally ignored (or were afraid of) my smaller-than-average guinea pig Samantha.

    The 4th cat’s reaction was like this:
    Sammy–(runs right up to cat, sniffing and meeping)
    Cat–What is this thing? It’s too big to be prey. Er, maybe I’d better bat it on the head.
    Sammy–MEEP! (runs off)
    Cat–Right, maybe I’d better leave the little fuzzball alone.

    …YMMV though. When introducing the pig to the cat(s), *make sure* the pig’s a few months old and at least twice the size of a mouse, and keep a close eye on them.

  78. anomalous4 says:

    It’s so keeeee-YOOT!!!!!!!! (and I’m not into such expressions – that ought to tell you something =grin= as does the fact that I visit this site at least 3 or 4 times a week)

    I love piggies. One of my brothers and I each had one when I was in junior high They were the “cowlicky” kind too. (My sister used to pronounce it “callick.”)

    We had to give ’em baths every once in a while. They looked almost as draggly as a cat in the bath (I had one of those too – he was taken away from his momma too soon and never learned to wash properly).

    I love the noises they make. That purr is priceless!

    think the first time I saw a smooth piggie was about 5 years later.

  79. anomalous4:

    3-4 times a week? Don’t worry – we’ll soon get you up to speed.

    Purring Pigs = Priceless

  80. Piggalette says:

    Theo: I lol’d at the merkin. Hell, I’m still “s-merkin.”

  81. useta hada kitteh says:

    I, too, also, as well, have become edjumacated, thanks to that pet education website HeidiStar linked to. Who knew there could be so many kinds of piggies in the world? I think the Teddy one looks like someone stuck three different colored pompoms together. Either that or fuzzy pop-beads. They are delightful! Binny pigs. And they purr????

  82. Piggalette says:

    TJ, you are too hilarious! I laughed so loud that I startled my cats.

  83. Thats no guinea pig, thats a YORKSHIRE TERRIER!!

  84. LOL, what a pretty piggie!

    *scrolls down*

    *looks up “merkin” while raising eyebrows suspiciously at Teho*

    Oh MAN.

    What a WAY to start the morning. LOL.

    *scrolls further*

    *reads TJ’s comment*


    TJ, you’re pure genius!

    LOL, peeps, thanks for improving my vocabulary and brightening up my dismal day.

  85. Mina wrote:
    “Thats no guinea pig, thats a YORKSHIRE TERRIER!!”

    ‘Zactly right Mina! I have a pretty pretty princess pup (okay she’s seven years old, still a pup!), complete with barrettes. At first glance, I honestly thought that sweet piggy was a Yorkshire Terrier in need of a combing. :o)

    Also, my grandmother’s name was Mina. You’ve triggered some very happy thoughts for me. Thanks!

  86. DLT and Heidstar:

    I’ve got this piggie puppet:

    It doesn’t have a posh barrett, though.

  87. Hi Soxfan…glad u liked my comment. Thats exactly what I thought it looked like was some weird yorkie!! 😀 Thats cool that your grandmas name was Mina. Mina is my nickname but Ive had it for 10 years now! Its kinda grown on me. 😉

  88. Martha in Washington says:

    The peteducation link is fantastic…
    The Peruvian is unreal. I don’t believe there is an actual live animal under all that hair.
    The White Crested is wearing a little toupee!
    The Texel is just redonkulous! IWANTONEIWANTONEIWANTONE!!!

  89. Tammie in Nebraska says:

    Now this is the kinda “cute” I come to CO to see!

    Love, Love, Love this stylin’ GP!!

  90. ShelleyTambo says:

    Oh man, first sign of spending too much time on CO: having dreams about it. RedZ (who looked strangely like my friend Lydia) and I were having lunch with Teho to discuss hair color and how to make the most of it. Teho looked strangely like an older version of the “is she or isn’t she legal” chick from the buns and boobs post. Also involved were a reincarnated 18-year-old girl who wanted to marry the wife of her previous incarnation and a tricked out golf cart. No more Cinnamon Toast Crunch right before I go to bed.

  91. not cowlicks, “rosettes”.
    my friend breeds & shows g. pigs. yes, goes out of her way to match pairs to get 10 perfect rosettes per pig…, cowlicks…per pig.

    (rosette -noun 1.any arrangement, part, object, or formation more or less resembling a rose.)

  92. ShellyTambo —

    (btw, I liked the streaks idea. Run with that.)

  93. PS to ShellyT — here’s your tricked-out golf cart!

  94. What a gorgeous piggie! I love piggies! More piggies please!

  95. ShelleyTambo says:

    Teho, I was talking about the golf carts with someone last night, and apparently you can get ones that are like ’57 Chevies and Cadillac Escalades (!)

    Streaks, huh? Maybe I’ll look into that.

  96. What a cute piglick! No improvement needed…

  97. Oh My God! That is the wildest thing I have ever saw. But one of the cutest little scutters on the whole darn web.

  98. LB in Cali says:

    LOL!!! Redonk!!!

  99. Yay! My cavy is *covered* in cowlicks! Hence her professional name- “Princess Bad Hair Day”.

    *Hugs the sweetness of cowlicked cavies*

  100. OK, ShelleyT, I give up…which British show? I love the comedies…and great hairstyle on this piggie, BTW!

  101. ShelleyTambo says:

    Mia, it’s a line from “Coupling,” series 3, episode 2 (I think) (“Faithless”). Said by Jeff, of course, who has almost all the best lines.