Guinea Pigs Rule the Day at the SoCal Pignic

guinea pig winners veggie eating contests socal pignic

The annual SoCal Pignic was held on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Over two-hundred people and about 80 pigs stopped by to enjoy the fun – and it certainly was a lot of fun. After all, I can’t imagine gathering that many piggies in one place and not having a great time. Each guest was treated […]

“Pignic” Benefit for Guinea Pig Rescue Features Fun and Games For the Whole Family

guinea pig, Watson

Orange County Cavy Haven, a 501(c)3 nonprofit animal welfare organization, will be holding their second annual “Pignic” at the Irvine Animal Care Center on Sunday, July 15th. Location: 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618 Time: 12:00pm until 4:00pm The “So Cal Pignic” will feature adoptable guinea pigs, vendor booths, a silent auction and raffle, guinea […]

Summertime is Pignic Time for Orange County Cavy Haven!

Souther California Pignic

Summertime is Pignic time! I was so excited to see photos of the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic show up on my Facebook feed a couple days ago. Believe it or not, even though I’ve been in the guinea pig world for five years now, I had never heard the word “pignic” until last year. […]

Sunshine and Guinea Pigs at the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic

Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic

Last Sunday, June 10th, was the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The guinea pigs in attendance had a beautiful day on the Town Hall Lawn, also called “The Bowl.” Tammy Raabe Rao of Cavymadness, who organized the event, gave Guinea Pig Today the inside scoop on what was going on. Tammy tells […]

Guinea Pigs Steal the Show on “A Little Bit Country”

Corinne and her guinea pigs

If you haven’t caught the new Jenny Garth show, “A Little Bit Country,” you might want to check it out. The premise of the show, which airs on CMT Fridays at 9:00pm (PST), has the recently separated Garth leaving Hollywood to raise her children on a ranch in rural California. So why am I recommending […]

The Success of Boston’s Cavy Cabaret

Oliver Twist

On Saturday, December 10th, guinea pig enthusiasts in the Boston area were treated to the first Cavy Cabaret. This indoor pignic style event was organized by Tammy Raabe Rao of CavyMadness fame. Rao tells Guinea Pig Today, “This is new territory for CavyMadness; while Pignics take a little planning, they are a bit of a […]

Guinea Pigs Pignic Inside At Boston’s Cavy Cabaret

papua bells

We’re very excited to be launching the first Cavy Cabaret in the Boston area on Saturday, December 10th of this year. This has been something many years in the making. I attended my first Pignic the same year I began CavyMadness – in 1999. Back then, the New England Pignic was held in Western Massachusetts, […]

Christmas Comes Early to Australia


While the Guinea Pig Today staff was bundled in the cold on Saturday, our friends Down Under were braving the heat for the fifth annual Pignic in the Park. This year’s event, sponsored by the Australian Cavy Sanctuary (ACS), was Christmas themed and guinea pig owners were invited to bring their guinea pigs, family, and […]

Australian Cavy Sanctuary 2011 Pignic in the Park

Australian Rescue

On Saturday, November 26, the Australian Cavy Sanctuary (ACS) is proud to once again be hosting our fifth annual Pignic in the Park at Teralba Park in Everton Park. The unique annual event is the organizations major fundraiser for the year and also aims to raise awareness of current animal welfare and environmental issues, while […]


MGPR Pignic

The Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue’s PIGSTRAVAGANZA! pignic just outside of Baltimore, MD last Sunday was a success despite the inclement weather. At one point, nearly 70 guests were to be found under the pavillion in Reisterstown Regional Park. The Boston Fall Pignic which was to be on the same day as the PIGSTRAVAGANZA! wasn’t so […]


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