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Saddle Guinea by ursulav Saddle Guinea by ursulav
The guinea pig is not known as a smart or reliable steed, nor even a terribly fast one, although they can put on a good scrambling turn of speed when panicked (often into walls, while uttering a frantic "WHEEP! WHEEP!" as they go.) But they're cute and good-natured and exceedingly docile, and they utter a charming purr when happy, so people insist on thinking they're a good mount for the elderly and infirm. This has led to the regrettably common sight in many cities--first the distant piercing "WHEEP! WHEEP!" and the thin screams of the invalid tied to it, then the scrabbling gallop of the frightened saddle guinea, then at last, it comes into view, a panicky cavy charging through the streets, bowling over the populace, flailing senior in the saddle hauling uselessly on the ears (they're steered by the ears, but not well) causing havoc, knocking over melon carts and market stalls, before at last the whoops of terror fade into the distance, another guinea hit-and-run come and gone.

But damn, they're cute.
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Ahem. This is just a quick and tiny little 5 x 7, one of the paintings for Anthrocon, which I will be attending in Philadelphia from the 7th-11th. Come by the table! Visit the art show! Bid on this piece! I'll have prints as well, and scads more art, which won't be uploaded 'til after the Con, but I wanted to put at least one up, and this is the smallest.

Prints available for $10, drop a line!
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:iconmarlenatelep2loader:
Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Tosia will surely leave Blackie.
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
Tosia is terribly afraid of loneliness and I think I hide it terribly. I put it on the bed, covered the place in which it was hiding and terribly wanted to hide and then loudly probably squeaked loudly.
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
Or surely he'll hear Blackie.
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
Yesterday, Tosia was near the cage and began to get a loud hoot and probably suddenly ran to Blackie.
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Brother named swinke Tosia grrrr, perhaps the worst name for a guinea pig.
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
*Brother named pig
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
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Marlenatelep2Loader Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018
Brother named mumps.
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Midnights-Starlight Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Pfffft this is amazing
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CobaltHorse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute! It looks awesome!
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NightlifeDweller Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Guinea pigs are the best
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Luve1024 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
AHH SO ADORABLE 
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DarkFang00 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
ITS SO ADORIBLE I LOVE IT :3
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catmak800 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG THIS IS SOOO CUTE I FRIKING LOVE THIS PICTUREAkari Akazaki (Smirk and Cries) [V1] 
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
So cute! I remember back when we had guinea pigs we would talk about what if guinea pigs could be steeds
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Cloudclawz Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute.
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CukooCatCreations Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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Manderline Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
He is so cute !!! :love: :heart:
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JLKArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This cracks me up hahaha The picture is so cute and the story just makes it haha
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Tamamakitty Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
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AshenLights Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a brilliant idea!! :D
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cavialottecavia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
So cute
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CreativeSoup Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
HAHAHA!
Great drawing and love the explaination underneath!
When I'm a senior I don't want a boring mobility scooter, I want a guinea pig to ride! XD
Mine have some growing to do before I can ride them tho. 0_o
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Blindseer95 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Small correction: Guinea pigs are swift reliable creatures that are both intelligent and hardy animals. That is all.
Other than that, you've inspired me to write a story of miniature people that live in south america and use guinea pigs for recreational activities and as steeds of war and agriculture. XD Thanks!
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luvblackberryz20 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
CCUUUUUTTTTTTEEEEE
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GuineaBunny Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
So cute! I love the idea of a guinea pig as a steed.
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thirtysilver Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Adorable!
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Petranef Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
This is really cute.
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asianpuppet Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mwahaha! so cute!
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SimplyStudios Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Um this is kind of a rip off of a Valenth adoptable I saw...
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cavylover139 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Try steering it with a carrot on a string. That would work better
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cavylover139 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Student General Artist
:rofl: They'd probably come back and eat the melons they knocked over.
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ladydaisy1515 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Oh, that's so cute! I love his fur!!
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Yenenda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
cute! Guinea pigs are awsome animals, so cute no matter what they are doing!
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mooincow10 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
I hav a guinea pig called flower, i drew her:
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pigs r SO cute rnt they?!
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
They are like smartcars...they look fun to ride but soon they become accident prone soon or later. XD
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elizabethpevida Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable! :)
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FlyingHorses101 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Very cute, but I think I'll stick to riding horses to avoid this following scenario:

*sits on regular-sized guinea pig*
*squish :cries:*
*brings out genetically altered giant mutant piggy :D*
*gets lost in its fur but eventually climbs into the saddle*
*Feels around for reigns "how the heck am I supposed to steer this thing"?:confused:*
*GIANT piggy turns its head and yawns:yawn:*
*:shocked:AHHH ITS RAZOR-SHARP TEETH ARE LIKE TWO FEET LONG:shocked:*
* jumps off piggy and runs away in terror :sprint:*
*is pursued by giant leaping piggy*
*SQUEE SQUEE SQUEE WEE WEE WEE*
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PinkOkami880 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
I have two and it is soo sad how people in different countries eat them as food! PEOPLE! NEVER eat a guinea pig!
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toadette1998 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
i have lots of guinea pigs...one just died tho...cool art
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SawItComing Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's awesome, almost make me want to get another piggy.

If I wanted to use guinea pigs as a mount in a short story,could I, or are they copywrited/patented, ect.?
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Ritawolf Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
thats the cutest thing :D
I love the coloring!
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Narcissa714 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Adorable!
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gunmetalcygnet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student
wow.. its so adorable ~ :heart:
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HorseLoverNoOne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
GO this pic luv it lol I have 14 of ma own ...
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ManiakMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha genius :heart:
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jazzshewolf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Yep, that how it go if one where to ride a g-pig....
~~:fuzzydemon::heart::fuzzydemon:~~
Me: How did you know in 2.7 seconds that I was crazy?

Sycho: Your eye's.

Me (confused): You said that there optimistic......

Sycho: They are, normal people's eye's aren't. Only crazy people have optimism in their eyes, crazy people and children.
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canadiankazz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
I love the pic and the description.
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Rwhitewings Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Student
Awww I have a guinea pig he's on the chubby side and he is always sleeping cos he's getting older but in his younger days he would have made a great steed. This drawing is so cute and your description of how a they'd make a steed is so accurate. lol loving the mental pictures as well
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EvenFreaksNeedLove Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
wow. That's basically the cutest thing ever!! Awww!!
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