One of my roommates is a tricolor Abyssinian guinea pig. We spend a lot of time making up songs about her, to the tunes of other songs. Her name is Stella, but it's also acceptable to call her G. Pig, Peeg or Guin (which we pronounce, "geen").

I'd say the #1 staple song is sung to the tune of "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" by Dr. Dre, which is altered into "Ain't Nuthin' but a 'G' Pig" and includes lines such as, "carrots and lettuce are the things they feed me."

Lets talk about pets, baby.
  • "Let's talk about pets, baby."

When guinea pigs are hungry, they make a whooping sound. That's what the sound is mostly called, but it usually sounds like a backward water drip, unless it's very excited, in which case it gets high pitched. The term 'whooping' is often included into the songs, such as "Stella Guin Is a Whoop Pig" sung to the tune of "Bo Diddley Is a Gunslinger." That one sometimes includes the line, "I got a story that I really wanna tell, about Stella Guin at the whooping corral." I guess this is to illustrate that the guinea pig's whoops is substituted into "wild" western culture, kind of like Back to the Future Part 3, but not really.

Other random lines (you can figure the songs):
"Sexy G Pig, what have you done, you make a whoop for everyone." (It's totally not appropriate to refer to a guinea pig as "sexy")

"She's the one who likes all the lettuces and she likes to eat the hay and she likes to eat peppers, and she is the sweetest guin, is the sweetest guin, is the sweetest guin, whoop whoop."


You simply must have songs that you sing about your pets, right?

PS. I saw The Descendants movie with George Clooney last night. It was a total snoozer!