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Germ Monsters Do Not Fight Fair

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

PIP DON’T LIKE VIRUS! IT IS NO GOOD! WASH YOUR HANDS, PEOPLE! DO NOT BE CRAZY! PIP IS NOT CRAZY! PIP IS HAPPY THAT HIS AMELIA IS HOME MUCH OF THE TIME. THAT IS GOOD. ONE TIME, PIP’S FRIEND WALLY IS DOING SCHOOL RIGHT IN THE VERY KITCHEN OF OUR PERFECT HOUSE! YEP! HE WAS! WALLY TALKS TO HIS SLEEPY STUDENTS RIGHT IN OUR VERY KITCHEN AND TINY STUDENTS ON THE COMPUTER ARE LISTENING TO HIM, MANY TINY STUDENTS IN SQUARES ALL OVER THE COMPUTER. IT WAS NOT NORMAL, PIP DIDN’T THINK. AND WALLY SAYS TO PIP AND TEDDY TO BE QUIET, PLEASE! DO NOT DO LOUD GUINEA PIG STUFF OR ESPECIALLY NOT WORDS WHEN HE IS DOING THIS THING FOR HIS COLLEGE KIDS. THEY NEED TO LEARN ABOUT ECONOMICS SOME MORE, AND THEY WILL NOT PAY ATTENTION IF THEY HEAR US SUPERSTARS GOING ON BEHIND HIM. SO NO SIRENS OR BIG WHOOPS OR ANYTHING ELSE FUN. PIP DID A BIG SIREN ANYWAY (TEE HEE!) AND THEN WALLY MOVED HIS COMPUTER-CLASS FULL OF TINY SQUARE PEOPLE TO ANOTHER PLACE INSTEAD. TEE HEE! PIP CAN STILL HAVE FUN EVEN WHEN TIMES ARE WORST. TRY TO HAVE FUN BUT NOT THE KIND WHERE YOU MAKE PEOPLE FEEL BAD OR GET SICK. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF, PEOPLE. LISTEN TO PIP. PIP WILL SAVE THE DAY, BUT PIP CANNOT FIGHT THE TINY GERM MONSTERS, LIKE TEDDY SAID. THEY ARE VERY SMALL, AND THEY DO NOT FIGHT FAIR. THE END. BE SAFE. WASH YOUR HANDS. DO NOT COUGH ON PEOPLE. THE END.

 

PIP

 

 

Look Out for the Sick-Monster!

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The typing human said to talk about life in real time. That means life right now in the house and life of Teddy, Pip, Wally, and Amelia. So Teddy will do it. There is a thing out there, a sick-monster. It is bugs and bugs who are tiny and small and get people when they are not being safe. It is a bad, scary thing and people get sickly. There is coughing and hot and cold and other bad stuff. Teddy says this is no good and so people need to not get that thing. Okay? Okay! Stay safe. Do not do crazy stuff. Tiny teeny germ-bugs are hard to see and fight. Not even Pip can save that day, Teddy don’t think. They are teeny tiny monsters who want to sneak into people’s . . . persons. And then there is not-feeling-well, and nobody wants that. Soplease do the right things, people, okay? If you are in the college of my Wally, please do not sneeze or cough on him, okay? Do not sneeze or cough or drippity-drool on anyone. Okay? Wash your human hands and wash them again. Wash wash wash! Clean clean clean! And eat your veggies. Humans need to do more than that, so take your vitamins and drink water and wash your hands! Do not be sticky or full of germ-monsters. Do not do loud-talk close to other humans who you don’t know and love. Pip knows what I am saying about that. Don’t be like Pip, for now. Unless you are covering up your face with cloths, then maybe it is okay. But maybe not. The germ-monsters are very small, and they can fly onto other people! Don’t give them a headstart! Teddy is doing a big shudder-shudder about this blog. It is NO GOOD stuff! Be smart, people. When this is over, we will do usual and normal. But for now, we have to do . . . other stuff. Play with your pets, especially guinea pigs. Read books. Be loving of your family and wash your hands. Goodbye, germy-monsters, goodbye! The end. Wash your hands real good. Don’t sneeze or cough on people. Or guinea pigs.

The end.

Teddy

 

Fall Update

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys!

It’s time to do some blogs, right? Been a while. Well, life sure hasn’t been very normal, has it? Ever since, like, early springtime? Whoa. Totally not normal. One thing I miss so much is seeing my grandma club. It’s super hard to not be able to hug them and sit by them, play cards and all that fun stuff. No more bringing Teddy and Pip (and other pets) to Shady Acres for fun parties. For now. That’s the thing to remember. That’s what Mom keeps saying. It’s not forever. Just for now. So for now, what I can do (and do do) is see them through the windows. And I write and make cards a lot. I got phone numbers, too, so I can call up and talk to them one-on-one. So my advice for all of you, if you have people you love in your life who are older or who are in danger of getting sick, do what you can to let them know you are thinking about them. But don’t be risky with their health. They need to still hear from you somehow. They need it so bad! Just saying.

 

Other stuff . . . well, I have a bunch of different cloth masks that I wear. Mom made them with fun cloths. I have (of course!) a guinea pig one that is SO CUTE! They make my nose feel funny. It isn’t a bunch of fun to actually wear them – BUT! But I do it because I don’t want anyone who I like or love to get sick. Or me either. Our house rule is to wear each one once and then dump it into a bucket in the laundry room to get washed and don’t touch it any more than you have to! Pretend it’s totally gross and full of germs – eww! Anyway . . . It’s so weird that it isn’t so weird to see masks on people anymore, right? You see people wearing these things and don’t think it’s weird. Right away. Until you think about it more and then it hits you that it’s SO WEIRD! I miss seeing people smile and stuff. I can’t wait for this to be over.

 

School isn’t exactly normal this year, but I’m lucky that I get to go in person. Not everyone does, and I’m sorry for people who are still or mostly at home. We did online school at the end of last year, and it made me kind of jumpy and my eyes sore. I missed my teacher and my friends and lunches together. . . . We have to wear masks all day at school and sit far apart and do other different things than usual. We get our temperatures checked every morning, which was super weird at first, but is feeling more normal now, I guess. It’s a big relief to go outside because then we can take off the masks for a while.

 

Daddy has been working at home for a long time now. He sits in his office all day long and gets lots of work done, he says. He doesn’t think he’ll want to go back to driving to the city after this stuff. Mom likes having him home and he sure loves having a super-good lunch with her every day. Tweets is happy too because he gets extra people around! I think pets have no problem at all with life right now.

 

Mom says lots of people are baking, so she can hardly even get the stuff she needs for making bread. Weird, huh? Like, all of a sudden, everyone is a cook. Or has no choice because they don’t want to, or can’t, go out? And there was, like, no TOILET PAPER for a long time in the beginning. We are all glad that that problem went away. What in the world was up with that? Daddy had a birthday back in April, and somehow, his dad found him a bunch of TP, and that was his present and Daddy was SO HAPPY! Weird.

 

Wally is a college teacher, as you know, so he has a lot to deal with. He does some of his teaching on the computer and some in classrooms. He has to wear a plastic face shield and says it makes it hard for him to talk right or loud enough. Kids in college can be kind of cuckoo, so he has to be extra super careful to stay away from their germs. In case they aren’t following the rules. But Wally is being real careful because he needs to keep Amelia safe. Teddy and Pip wouldn’t get sick - this is only a human thing, by the way.

 

Max is doing college online for now. He lives at home instead of at the school and watches his classes on a computer. He says it’s okay except he gets sleepy and sometimes falls asleep and misses the whole thing. I don’t think that’s going to work out very well for him.

 

Mom and Amelia’s lives aren’t too different, except for wearing masks at the store and in church and stuff. Mom talks on the phone a lot more than she did before instead of getting together with friends for coffee or whatever. Amelia keeps on writing her books. I guess she hasn’t traveled or done signings for a while, but she doesn’t seem to mind. And the guys LOVE IT that she hasn’t left the house hardly in six months.

 

I think most people are so tired of all this, like, totally sick of it (pardon the pun!), but it is what it is, as Daddy says. It’s still out there and we have to be careful. It won’t go away just because we don’t like it. We can’t pretend those little tiny germs aren’t real. Sorry if my blog sounded like a big school-like lesson. By the way, the new book - which is coming out for Christmas! - is going to be about real normal life. I mean, normal like not about the virus. If that makes sense. We all decided that would be more fun for everyone. I wish you all luck and good health! Please be safe and keep everyone you love safe too!

 

Over and out,

Molly J. Fisher

 

NO BITING!

Posted on April 18, 2020 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

PIP IS TALKING NOW! HE DON’T HAVE MUCH TO SAY EXCEPT WALLY AND AMELIA ARE HOME ALL THE TIME AND THAT IS NOT BAD! PIP LIKES IT! ALWAYS WE ARE TOGETHER AND ALL BEST FRIENDS TOGETHER IS THE BEST OF TIMES! PIP IS WRITING HIT SINGLES AND NO ONE THINKS THAT IS NOT OKAY.

 

 

HERE ARE THINGS PIP WILL SAY ABOUT THE TIMES THAT ARE NOW. YOU CAN MAKE THEM BETTER TIMES BY NOT BITING ANYONE. NO BITING. NO DROPPING HAY ON ANYONE, EVEN IF IT WOULD BE FUNNY. DON’T DO IT. PIP KNOWS THAT THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. DO NOT MAKE A MESS EVEN IF IT WOULD BE FUNNY. DO NOT TEASE OR POKE ANYONE. DO NOT BITE. ANYONE. DO NOT SCREAM VERY MUCH. DO NOT SAY LOUD THINGS THAT MAKE PEOPLE SCARED OUT OF THEIR HEADS. PIP DON’T KNOW WHY NOT, BUT PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE THAT. VERY MUCH. TEDDY GETS GRUMPY ABOUT THAT STUFF. DO NOT SNEAK UP ON FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND SAY THE WORD OF BOO REALLY LOUD. OKAY? OKAY. BE MORE QUIET AND LESS LOUD. TAKE NAPS WHEN YOU NEED TO AND DO NOT SQUEAL OR WHEEK REAL LOUD WHEN IT IS STILL DARKLY OUTSIDE. EAT ALL YOUR VEGGIES AND DO NOT TELL YOUR MOM JANE OR DAD DAN THAT DINNER IS NO GOOD. OR EAT ONLY CANDY FOR DINNERS. THAT IS NOT OKAY. EAT LOTS OF VEGGIES, KIDS. PIP IS WARNING YOU.

 

 

MAYBE YOU ARE A ROCK STAR, LIKE PIP. WRITE SOME SONGS AND SEE IF YOU ARE. DO NOT SCREAM THEM LOUDLY, BUT SING THEM QUIETLY. THAT IS WHAT PEOPLE PREFER. FOR SOME REASON.

 

 

THAT IS ALL, PEOPLE. BE GOOD. BE NICE. NO BITING. NO SCREAMING.

 

 

PIP IS BUSY NOW WITH HIS ROCKING AND ROLLING, SO I NEED TO STOP BLOGGING.

 

 

THE END.

Not So Normal Times

Posted on April 18, 2020 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi guys, it’s Molly. Teddy is letting me share his blog today because I don’t have my own yet. That’s okay with me - don’t worry. I’m more of a talker than a writer most of the time. Anyway, I wanted to give you some ideas for how to handle this time of being home a lot, not being able to see friends and all that stuff. I know it’s weird. Believe me. I have a good imagination, and I couldn’t have come up with this in a zillion years, I don’t think. But that’s how it is and we need to do our part, right? My biggest suggestion is this, and it won’t surprise you guys very much: do nice things for other people, especially your grandmas and grandpas. I have lots of them because I adopt every one I meet. But all of them like to get cards and letters and phone calls. Make sure all of the people in your life who you can’t see right now know that you are thinking about them and love them. My other idea is to spend lots of time with your pets! I think those guys are the ones who are happiest about all the crazy stuff. Lots of long walks for the dogs and extra attention for the rest of them. Tweets and I are spending lots of time together, and I am hoping he will learn some new words. Or else a mystery will come up for us to solve together. Of course I specially recommend spending extra home-time with your guinea pigs.

 

 

The other thing is reading books. Find something you really like and read a lot. For one thing, it gets you "out of the house," sort of, and into some other place. In your imagination. I think that’s pretty cool. You could come to my house, for example! Read the Teddy and Pip stories, and that’s like hanging out with me! And Max. And Wally and Amelia. And my mom and dad. And, of course, the guinea pigs. Even if you've already read a book, I think it’s cool to read it again, especially if it makes you laugh.

 

 

Hang in there, everyone! If you want to get in touch with me, you can send me questions on the Q&A page of the website. I promise to get back to you as soon as possible. And send questions to Teddy and Pip, too. They love that.

 

 

Molly J. Fisher,

 

Over and out




 

 

 

Hello friends and fans! Teddy now talking. Teddy talks and the human types and types and wow-y wow can she type fast! Words and words and words . . . and Teddy really hopes she tickety-types what he is saying and not different jokes and tricks. Did Teddy say that stuff before? Maybe. That is what Teddy thinks about when he is doing blog.

 

 

So, hello. It is Teddy, Theodore Hamilton III, talking to you today. It is springtime and there are birds and birds in the outside and also many squirrels doing their squirreling in the very yard of Wally and Amelia. Pip and me watch them doing their things and run-run-running and it is some fun. We do not like to see the neighbor dog of Nubb. That is a big dog who has a mouth that is too big and a bark that is too loud. Eeek! We very much want to never see that thing in our perfect house. No thank you.

 

 

Teddy would like to say the thing of be nice to your guinea pigs. And to your mom and dad and brother and sister and even to your cats and dogs. And all others. All are home and squishy-squished and times are not normal. That is what my friend Wally says. We are not doing normal. For a time. So we need to be kind. Pip is having a hard time with that thing, but Teddy knows how to be kind. Most of the time. Guinea pigs need extra petting and veggies. Yes, veggies are good. Kids can be kind by not dropping stinky socks on the floor for their Mom Jane to pick up. Do not put garbage here and there – PU! And always be quiet when the Dad Dan is napping. Read books, like Molly Jane says. Books about Teddy and Pip are the best. We like to share our adventures. Do not watch TV all the day long. That is no good. TV is funny and fun, but not all the time. That is what Teddy thinks. Pip would like to watch TV all the time and all the time, but Wally and mostly Amelia take away the remote control and say it is reading time and that is that. Best of times! Ask your mom or dad or other kid or your smart pet to read books to you. That would be very fun. Or read them to yourself. And maybe do helping around your houses with clean-up and taking garbage away – PU! Yes. That would be good. Keep guinea pig houses clean and give them treats. Lots of veggies.

 

 

Times will be more normal again and that will be good. Be safe and sound and remember to be nice to your guinea pigs.

 

 

Love & Wheeks,

 

 

Teddy

Teddy Wishes All the Happiest and Jolliest!

Posted on November 24, 2019 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello, people! Teddy blogging. Or speaking. Or talking. It is Teddy here, is what I mean to say. Pip and me are saying hello and howdy and coming to you after a long time of not. Of not saying much. Sorry. It is not our fault. It is the human who is supposed to tickety-type away what words we say. Anyway and anyhow, Teddy does want to talk to you a lot more times than he does. Teddy loves the people, especially best friends who are reading the blog! I will not say about Pip. Pip likes to sing and rock and scream more, Teddy thinks. But he, too, loves the people. Believe Teddy about that stuff.

 

It is a favorite time now for many and also Teddy. It does not matter to us guinea pigs if the outside is hot or cold or white or green. We have seen white snow and snow and snow, and maybe we do not prefer it. But we also do not like outside no matter what color it is. We prefer inside where we are safe and sound. So it does not matter about white Christmas or any other color. Sometimes it is brown or green. Maybe there are not other colors. Teddy does not know for sure. I will ask Wally and Amelia and get back to you.

 

We like times of being with our favorite and best friends, and that is why we like this Christmasy time of the year. Pip and me like the songs and stories and also the treats when they come to us. Presents are good too. We do not mind that one bit. Most times, we get a new book to get read to us, and we like that a lot. Some books scare us out of our heads, and we do not prefer that. We like fresh new cuddle cups or sleeping bags and maybe chew toys, too. Sometimes Pip gets a jingly ball to push around, and that makes our cozy home very loud, loud, loud! It is also less wonderful when Pip gets noisy music stuff like xylophone and other horns. Oh boy. But Teddy still likes and loves his Pip, no matter what.

 

Wishing you and your favorite people all the happiest and jolliest of times this Christmas!

 

Love and wheeks!

 

Teddy

 

FA LA LA LA BLOG

Posted on November 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (2)

PIP DON’T DO BLOG, BUT HE HAS DONE A HIT SINGLE ABOUT THE HAPPY HOLIDAYS OF CHRISTMASTIME, AND NOW HE WILL SING IT TO YOU! LISTEN!!


 

Deck the halls with holly jolly

Fa la la la la, la la la la – LA LA!

What even is that thing called holly? (DON’T EAT IT!!!)

Fa la la la la, la la la la - LA LA!


 

Jolly jolly holly holly

Holly holly jolly jolly!

Fa la la la la, la la la la - LA LA!

Fa la la la la, la la la la - LA LA!


 

What means deck the halls, Pip don’t know!

Fa la la la la, la la la la - LA LA!

But do it anyway ‘cuz Pip told you so!

Fa la la la la, la la la la - LA LA!


 

Merry happy times are coming!

Fa la la la la, la la la la - LA LA!

Be nice to your pets and people!

Fa la la la la, la la la la - LA LA!


 

FA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA! TEE HEE!!! BEST OF TIMES!

THE END!

 

New Best Friends and Regular Times

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Hello to every reader! This is Teddy now, talking and watching the human type type type with fast fingers every word that Teddy even says! It is something to see. I hope that person is making the typing words the same as what Teddy is saying and not doing tricks or jokes instead.


Teddy is happy to say that new friends are coming into the club from a school in a state that is not so very far from New Jersey where we live! That state is called Virginia. It is not so far away like Mini Soda or that place of Molly Jane’s cousins called Wiss Consin. We are glad that you people are closer to us. Pip and me would not be sad if our Amelia only went to your state for her trips and not farther and farthest. But the thing Teddy wants to say most of all is hooray for the new friends and school kids! Welcome to our adventures! If you want to ask questions of Teddy or that crazy Pip, or any of the Best Friends Club (or EVEN Mom Jane), you can do that stuff. We like to talk about our ideas and thinks.


Blog is about whatever Teddy wants it to be about. That is easy and hard at the very same time. Teddy likes to talk about veggies, but maybe kids do not want to talk about them so very much. I do not know why that would be true, but Molly Jane tells Teddy that kids like more to talk about candy. So Teddy has to love veggies only with Pip and our friends who are not kids. Teddy would love to love veggies with all of his best friends. So think about it, okay kids? Okay!


Teddy will also say that no crazy adventure is going on in the life and time of Teddy or his Pip for right now. That is a good good thing! Guinea pigs like regular and peace and quiet and no times that are a good story for humans to read. So, for now, this blog is what you get to read. Until something no good happens and then there will be a book.


Time for Teddy to take a nap, if he can get that Pip to stop rock and rolling so much. That is not an easy thing to stop.


Love and wheeks,

Teddy

Pip Don't Know What to Say

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Hello friends, fans, and others! Pip here, doing the blog. The writer person says it is time again to do that stuff, so Pip will not say no to that. Not now. Later, he will be busy with rocking and other things. Pip does not have all day to do bloggity-blogging and other stuff like it, so, do not think he will do that all day long. But do not worry because now is the time for that and so, here I go!


Pip don’t know what to say today because it is not the time of Thanksgiving this time around. So, he will have to think some thinks that are different. You will have to wait while Pip does his big thinking. Maybe I will need to ask Teddy, my friend, to help with that stuff.


Okay. Here are things that Pip likes and does not like – best of times and worst of times. Do you like that stuff for a bloggity blog time? Teddy says already Pip has talked about stuff he does not like and so he needs to talk about something nicer. But I say this is what I will talk about anyway. I will talk also about good things that I do like, so it is fair and okay. Okay. Here we go!


Pip likes crunchy crunchy veggies. Lots and lots of that stuff. Lots and lots of times. Yum yum yum!

Pip likes reading time very much.

Pip likes TV.

Pip likes run run running.

Pip likes to scream and scream and to watch humans do the stuff like cover ears and say, “Whoa!” Tee hee! It is much fun and funny.

Pip is fun to be.

Pip likes his best friend Teddy and also loves his Wally and Amelia. And Molly Jane Fisher and Dad Dan.


There are other things that Pip likes and loves, but I do not have all day, so now I am going to talk of what I do not like or love. And then I will go work on my rock songs. Here goes!


Pip does not like Do Not Say The Name. Or Vader. Or other bad guys. No way no how! Eeeeek!

Pip does not like baths or toenail trimming.

Pip does not like grab-grab-grabbing hands – only just gentle and careful hands from best friends.

Pip does not like the words of “no” or “wait” or “not yet” or “I don’t think so” or “maybe not” or other things that mean Pip does not get what he wants.

Pip does not like turkeys.

Pip does not like MONSTERS!!!!

Pip does not like tapping and clicking and scary sounds or other scary stuff.

Pip does not like maps or elephants or reindeer!


The end!

Imagination

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Think about this: every person who reads, or has read to them, my Teddy and Pip stories will have a slightly different picture in their head of what Molly looks like. And Mom Jane, Dad, Wally, Amelia, Tweets, Nora, Benny Nubb and the houses they live in. Taylor Drive and the school will also be different for every reader. Uh oh, is that a bad thing? Do I really want or need for everyone to see these people and places just like I do?


No, it isn’t bad. I actually think it’s a good thing for all of us to use our own imaginations to ‘see’ the characters and places. It’s fun to create a little world, if only in our minds, and to go there for a little bit now and then. As a writer, I find it comforting to pop in and hang out with the Fishers, or with Wally and Amelia, to get my mind off of things sometimes. I think, in general, that’s what reading can do for us. It’s nice to be in charge of the world, too, I guess. Heh heh. Sometimes. For a while.


Have you ever read a book and really loved it and then watched the movie and thought the movie was just not quite right? Or was really wrong? The characters didn’t look and sound like they should. Why not? Because you finished them up, in your imagination, when you read the book. I’m not saying movies aren’t good – and sometimes even great. I’m only saying it’s . . . a thing. Even my favorite story of all time (The Lord of the Rings) gives me moments of “Hey, that’s not right!” when I watch the movies. And I LOVE the movies! But the story, as written by the writer, gave me pictures in my mind and that’s how it IS. And, also, they do change the stories around in order to fit them into a shorter timeframe. Or to add more action and adventure. After a while, if you watch the movie(s) more than read the book, the books can seem to be not quite right – which is really odd. Know what I mean?


Okay, I am rambling a bit today as I write this, as you can tell. Maybe because of the cold weather. It has been REALLY cold here in Minnesota, with temperatures dipping into negative numbers plus wind chills. I can’t sit at my computer near the windows, for now, so I am in the kitchen. We know how to bundle up around here, so it’s fine, don’t worry. We are tough up here and practical and have lots of fleece and fuzzy blankets. But I am trying to get going on a new T&P story and also work on my YA novel (Silver Linings), but sitting still too much mean I need to put on some gloves to keep my fingers warm. And then it’s tough to type. Crazy, huh? But that’s how it is in the upper Midwest. Sometimes. Some other times, it’s very hot. We truly do get it all here. That was Lisa Maddock, with the weather. Now back to our regular blogging . . .


I will end this rambling blog by saying to all new readers, and especially to the families of McHarg Elementary school, welcome to the world of Teddy and Pip! I hope it is a fun place to hang out. I hope you will let your imagination finish up the characters and places for you so you can ‘see’ them. I hope you will not get Pip’s melodies stuck in your head for days and days and days . . . unless you want them there. Tee hee! Then it’s fine. I love the idea of families sitting together in Virginia, reading my story. It gives me such a happy feeling. Best of times! So, have fun!


Happy reading to all!


Lisa

I Am Thankful for YOU! - by Lisa

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello to all who follow Teddy and Pip, and happy Thanksgiving to you! Stay tuned because very soon, I will offer the special Christmas prices on all of my books! I wanted to take this opportunity to, once again, thank you all SO MUCH for your notes and comments and appreciation of the stories. You can’t know how much it means to me to hear that Teddy and Pip are known and loved all over the country and even outside of the country. If you like Teddy and Pip, could you let others know? You would be helping me so much by encouraging other readers to check them out. If you have a minute or two, could you (or your parent) tell people that you like Teddy and Pip by writing a review of the books on Amazon.com? I believe those reviews really help get the word out and encourage more readers to give my books a try. I also encourage all of you to contact me, Teddy, Pip, Molly Jane, Wally, Amelia, or even Mom Jane through the website. Share a comment, question, idea, a good joke, or even a picture of your own guinea pig (or other pets!) to add to the pet page. We love hearing from fans here at Cavidae Press! Have you seen the list of best friends lately? Tee hee! Okay, I will end this now and get back to work on the next story. Thank you again for being there and for liking (or loving!) Teddy and Pip!

Love and wheeks,

Lisa

Thanksgiving - by Pip

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanksgiving is a day for food

Thanksgiving is a day for thanks

Thanksgiving is good if you do it like you should

Thanksgiving is a day for friends


Thanksgiving is a day for cooking

Thanksgiving is a day for a mess

The people set up and then clean up too

But kids do not have to do that stuff (or guinea pigs either! Woo hoo!)


Thanksgiving is a day for games

Thanksgiving is a day for football (I guess)

Thanksgiving is a day for people together

And guinea pigs get extra salad and attention

The end! (BEST OF TIMES!)


That is a song about the day of Thanksgiving. Pip will finish it and make it longer and add guitar solos later, okay?

Be ready, people, because the new adventure story is coming! It is! It is coming and so you need to be ready! Teddy and me did adventure and there were monsters and bad guys and . . . Pip needs to not tell too much or you will be scared out of your very head.

Teddy talked much of reading books, and Pip says yes, that is true and good. Pip likes TV, but Pip likes books, too. Yes. Books are good, and they mean Wally or our Amelia sits and reads to us and does not go away and also there is cuddling and that is good. Yes, Pip likes that. Even Pip who is a busy rock star likes that stuff. That is my secret and it is out, fans. Mostly, Pip likes to rock, but sometimes, Pip likes petting and cuddling and quiet reading. A guinea pig cannot always be screaming, you know. The end.

Bye bye, people!

Pip

Read Books! - by Teddy

Posted on November 22, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Teddy is here bloggity blogging in the time of November. It is the day of Thanksgiving tomorrow, but we already did blogging of the His Story and talked about food a whole lot, so far. So your friend Teddy today is going to say to you fans and people and friends that it is a good good thing to read BOOKS. Yes, that is what I am saying to you here and also now, even though it is the time of Thanksgiving. See, books are good for you, especially for kids. Books mean a kid can grow a thing called imagination. Imagination means you see things in your very head and make up stories and ideas and not only just look at TV or other things like games on little screens and machines. Books are good. Read them. Okay? Okay! Ask your mom or dad or brother or sister or aunt or uncle or grandma or grandpa or any other nice person you know or like or love to read to you. Okay? Okay! Pip and me, we do not read, not so far, and so we listen to reading. We like it very much. It is one of our favorites! I will now say that the books to be reading, most of all, are the ones about me and that Pip and our adventures. Tee hee! But it is true. Those books are best of times. I am sure of it. Also we like Dickens and sometimes Potter, but sometimes that stuff scares us out of our little heads. Molly Jane and others say to us that that stuff is only imagination and not real, but Pip and me are not so sure about that because our stories are about us and we are real, not imagination. It is some confusing.

Now I will end my blogging by saying a little bit about food, because eating is my favorite thing I think of at all times. Yummy salad and crunchy crunch veggies are coming and special hay and good water and . . . yay!

Have a happy day of Thanksgiving, everyone! And remember to have thankful ideas and thoughts in your head and not only just think "yum yum yum" and watch the football. Okay? Okay! I love my fans and friends!!!!!!

Teddy

November 30, 2016

Posted on November 30, 2016 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I thought it was time to have my say in the form of a blog entry after all these years behind the scenes. So, first of all and most importantly, I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of my readers! Your appreciation of my stories means more to me than I can even express. The notes I receive in the form of emails or comments or reviews really keep me going, and that is the truth. So thank you - very much!

 

On that note, I am happy to announce that my newest creation, Teddy and Pip’s Big Adventure, is now available! You can find it on Amazon.com - probably by the time this blog is posted, and for sure within a day or two. Best of times! I am taking pre-orders right now on my website. If you order before the 19th of December, I will get the books to you by Christmas.

 

I have always thought books were great gifts, and I treasured my own as a child and young adult. I can still recall curling up in a favorite chair during my week off of school with a new story to read. If you, like me, are considering the gift of books for Christmas, I hope you will check out my “2 for $15” sale! Any two books for a total of $15 (plus tax) on www.teddyandpip.com.

 

For those of you new to the series, here are the stories listed in order:

 

  1. A Tale of Two Guinea Pigs
  2. The Bridezilla Who Stole Christmas
  3. The Trouble with Max
  4. Nubb Trouble
  5. The Case of the Halloween Spy
  6. Teddy and Pip’s Big Adventure

 

As long as I am on the subject of gifts, I ran across some really cool items for guinea pigs - who, of course, need presents too! Tee hee! Check out these cool non-tip bowls! I don’t know about you, but my guineas have always had a habit of tipping over their bowls and spilling food. The treat ball would be a great stocking stuffer too! Please take a look at the links below and support Janice and her daughter in their exciting and fun guinea pig-friendly venture!

 

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And how about these cozies? I just love these things!!

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As November wraps up here in so-far snowless Minnesota, my thoughts, like most peoples’, turn toward the busy bustling holidays. There are lights to string and halls to deck and, of course, gifts to buy. But in the back of my mind, I am beginning to plot out the next Teddy and Pip story. And in the middle or front of my mind is the finalizing of Silver Linings – a novel for teens – which has been very close to my heart for many years. I hope for that story to be available soon, so those of you with young girls moving into the tweens and teens can check it out.

 

Well, that’s all for now.

As Pip would say, “OVER AND COPY!”

And Teddy would say, “Over and over!”

 

Lisa

 

TURKEYS - by Teddy and Pip

Posted on June 8, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)

This blogging is from both Teddy and Pip today because we have a worry in both of our heads right now and it is called turkeys in the yard. Yes, friends, there are those things in our very own yard nowadays and we are not happy about this. It is not the time of Thanksgiving - it is the time of summer, so it is not making sense to us that there are turkeys on our minds and in our very yard.

Turkeys are scary, and their beaks are big BIG BIG! They will eat a guinea pig if you let them, so do not let them into your houses, people!

They walk and walk and walk and sometimes chase, and then they peck and peck and peck and scritch-scratch with their big turkey feet. They truly do! WORST OF TIMES! They want to eat everything, and that means guinea pigs, too. They will knock on the door with their beaks and want to come in, but do not let them in, okay?

They have feathers and feathers and feathers and wiggly red on their faces, and always they are pecking.

They do not say the word of "gobble," but instead it is words like "bloog bloog glob glup gloop." So do not believe the stories about "gobble gobble" – they are not true.

The bigger or biggest turkey is the boss and he has the feather-fan going on and walks real slow like he is in charge of the whole world. He scares us most of all, so especially do not let that one come inside.

Thank you for listening to this blog about turkeys. Have a nice day. Do not let them in.

Over and out,

Teddy and Pip

Garden Treats - by Teddy

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (3)

It is the time now of get ready for a garden! Garden veggies are the best of the best of times. You know that thing, I know you do. Grow some veggies for your guinea pigs and they will be happy. Gardeny sweet lettuce is a favorite thing of Teddy and his Pip. Our humans grow it for us and sometimes when outside animals do not eat it all up, like rabbits or others, we get to eat it up our little selfs. Mmm mmm! Also gardeny peas are best of times. Roly and poly and sweet. Teddy likes food very much so that is why I am doing blog about food instead of songs or other things that Pip likes to bloggety blog about.

But yes, Teddy’s song is a good time and I thank you fans for liking it and saying I am a twinkling star some of the time.

I hope you are all happy and well and having a springy springtime!

Read books and eat veggies!

Love and wheeks,

 

Teddy

Teddy Is Not a Rock Star - by Pip

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (3)

THIS IS PIP TALKING AND I WILL SAY TO YOU HUMANS THAT TEDDY IS NOT A ROCK STAR. HE MADE A SONG AND IT IS SOME GOOD, YES, THAT IS TRUE. BUT ONE SONG DOES NOT MEAN ROCK STAR IS HAPPENING. DO NOT BE AFRAID BECAUSE PIP IS STILL ROCKING AND THE HIT SINGLES WILL KEEP COMING! PIP IS NOT THE THING OF JEALOUS BECAUSE PIP DOES NOT DO JEALOUS. SO DO NOT HAVE WORRIES ABOUT THAT TOO OR EITHER. PIP IS ME AND FUN TO BE!

ROCK ON, FANS.

PIP

 

Things That Are NO GOOD - by Pip

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Today I will tell you the things that are NO GOOD from the clickety Best Friends Club sign-up. If you are not a best friend so far, this will help you to get a double gold star. And that is okay. It is a better thing to know these things about Pip and Teddy instead of thinking wrong things about us and what we like or love. Or do not like one bit.

- Elephants (Scary!)

- Max (NO GOOD! Tee hee!)

- Baths (NO WAY!)

- Tap water (NO GOOD!)

- Buckets (WORST OF ALL TIMES!)

- Toe nail trimming (NOBODY LIKES THAT!)

- Mom Jane (MOM JANE IS NO GOOD!)

- Corn (NOT FOR PIP!)

- Maps (MAPS ARE NO GOOD!!!!!)  

The rest of that list are the Best of Times things, so there you go. You’re welcome.

The end.

Pip


Here is a bonus: MY SONG ABOUT CORN – by Pip

Corn corn corn corn…

I don’t eat that thing called

corn corn corn corn…

I don’t know much about

corn corn corn corn.

The end

Unplugged - by Teddy

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello people! This is Teddy and I am going to talk to you in this blog about things to do that are not about computers or phoney-phone-phones or TV or anything else you need to plug in or charge up. These are things kids can do even if there is a big boomy storm and the stuff called electric goes away for a while. I know this is hard to think about and maybe some scary, but do not worry, it will be okay.

 

Talking is a good thing. Take it from a guinea pig who does that thing, it is a good thing to do. Talking with a person who wants to hear what you are thinking about is much good and makes happy feelings. Teddy likes to sit with best friend Wally, best friend Amelia, or best friend Molly Jane and talk about things that we all like. Food is a good thing to talk about, and sometimes we talk about Pip and his crazy behaving. Molly Jane sometimes has troubles to share and her guinea pig friends have the answers to those things. Other times, we make up stories to make laughing happen and it is much fun! Try a talk with a human or guinea pig today!

 

Molly Jane likes to do a thing called crafts. This thing is about sparkling stuff and glue and paper. Sometimes other things. Guinea pigs are not to eat these things or even chew them up, so it is only a human fun thing, maybe only human girls. You will have to ask Molly Jane for more about that. Lots of times, she does crafts and they turn into happy loving words on paper for grandmas who really do need that thing. Send love and words to a grandma or a bunch of grandmas – and grandpas too, but not with so much pink or sparkles. Ask your mom about this stuff and they will help and then tell you to clean up the mess when you are all done. Do not let your guinea pig eat sparkles, glue, or anything sticky. They can chew on some paper if they want to.

 

Running. I am a guinea pig who sometimes likes to run. Mostly, I walk, but there are times when I want to run and run and it is some fun. Humans like to see this and do a lot of tee hee about it. People and guinea pigs should let their legs go the thing of “nuts” sometimes and have fun with full speed. But in a safe place with no dangerous cars, like in a big park with grassy grass. Guinea pigs can run anywhere in a house where it is safe and sound and the humans can be in charge of that safety thing. Pip and me have a special racetrack house and so we can run when we want, which is best of times. Pip can do much speedy speed and it is sometimes a worry for us all. After running, it is a good time for water, a snack and a nap.

 

Grow a garden for guinea pigs because fresh garden veggies are the best of best times. I think there was a blog in other days ago that I said this thing, but it is a good one and needs to be said again. There are these things or places called Farmer’s Market and there are veggies there from gardens of other people called farmers or gardeners, maybe. They know how to do the growing and those veggies are much good. Make sure the veggies you choose are safe for guinea pigs and then clean off the muddy mud mud, we do not like muddy or dirty stuff. PU.

 

Games and cards are good things, too, that are not plugged in and so do that, too. A family of humans can bring those things anywhere, even in a tent, or a fort that you make out of chairs and blankets. Molly Jane very much likes to do that thing in her house and then to use a flashlight light, and then Teddy and Pip can come in that dark tenty place for a while until we are scared out of our heads and need to get out.

 

Okay, I need to be done with this blog now because it is time for reading with Amelia and then we will do some music listening. Time with best friends is the best of all and I will add those two things to the good list I just finished – reading with friends out loud is the best of times and sometimes much funny, too – especially especially books about Teddy and Pip. And music is a good thing, if there is electric. Otherwise, you can sing or hum with your own voice, I suppose. Pip does that very much, as you all know.

 

Happy August and summer time to all!

 

Teddy

Little Yellow Birds - by Pip

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello fans, this is Pip speaking. It is time to blog. Maybe it is past time and I am sorry for that. I am a very busy dude, as you surely know, and my words are wanted by many many fans. So listen up and enjoy them when you can get them.

 

Amelia puts a bird feeding tube outside the window. I do not know why she did that thing, but now little yellow birds always are coming and going and going and coming all the day long. They make the sound only of FWEEEEEP! but do not talk with words. Molly Jane’s scary bird says words, but we do not like to speak of that bird. (Ooops! I spoke of him just now! Tee hee!) Anyway, those little yellow birds do not come in our house so we are safe from their claw feet and sharp beaks. That is why I am not afraid of them. Plus, they are teeny and tiny compared to us guinea pigs. Plus again they do not want to do anything but eat – little tiny black seeds, not guinea pigs.

 

Little Yellow Birds

Tweet tweet tweet

All they do is tweet and eat

 

I am working more on this song, it is not finished. It will surely be a hit single.

 

Summer is a good time for watching little yellow birds do what they do, but do not try to understand them, or any bird, because it is not possible.

 

Guinea pigs rule!

 

Peace out, dudes – Pip


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