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Harlow’s Adoption Birthday | Beadmas Day 10

Happy Beadmas 2020! I hope you had a great week. Today, we are celebrating Harlow’s Adoption Birthday, as well as Day 10 of Beadmas!

In today’s blog post, I am sharing some of my favourite facts about my very special guinea pig. Many of you came to know Harlow on my Youtube videos. She often co-hosted with me and was a great little jewellery model. She was also (and still is) one of my very best friends. She is now a Guardian Guinea Angel. She went to heaven in the Spring of 2019.

So, if you ready! Make sure to grab a delicious cup of tea (Harlow would recommend, Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA, that was her favourite) and let’s get started!

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Many people described Harlow as more like a dog, then a guinea pig. She loved being by my side. She would come out of her habitat to find me. She also loved exploring around our home and going on adventures with us outside. She came on picnics, short nature walks (we would carry her) and once she even came to a waterfall with us! Check out my Youtube Video “In-Loving Memory” for a photo.

She was also washroom trained. So much so, that she would let me know when she would have to go and I would bring her back to her habitat.

Her favourite foods were kale, arugula, apples and strawberries. Oh, and of course Timothy Hay and her Oxbow Support treats!

Harlow also loved “tea time” with me. She enjoyed taste testing all the different herbal teas. She loved “Harlow Approving” the “tea of the day” during DAVIDsTEA 24 Days of Tea too.

Harlow was extremely affectionate and loved cuddle time. She also loved to take naps with me and would gentle wake me up when she got hungry or had to go to the washroom. I would drop her off and not long later, she would be “wheeking” for me to come back and get her.

She would also “purr” a very affectionate sound, all the time! This is one of the sounds I miss hearing the most.

I think one of my favourite things about Harlow was how compassionate and loyal she was. Whenever I was having a tough day or not feeling well, she would never leave my side.

Harlow’s personality was confident, compassionate and courageous. She was the leader (or Queen, as we like to say) of our two other guinea pigs, Zooey and Georgina. She loved bossing them around and “setting them straight”! Harlow enjoyed both Zooey and Georgina’s friendship, but she was extra close with Georgina.

Harlow also loved meeting new human friends, especially if they gave her treats! She was very social for a guinea pig

Harlow was an Abyssinian Guinea Pig which means she had beautiful rosette-like fur. It would grow in different directions and would grow out in “circular like” shapes.

The colour of her fur was a mixture of colours: red, gold, blonde and white. I also liked to say her fur was a caramel colour.

And that concludes some of my favourite facts about Harlow! She was a very special guinea pig and a best friend I will never forget.

The bond with a pet can be so strong and special, no matter their size or species! Do you have any special pets that you hold close to your heart?

The Giveaway:

Day 10 of #Beadmas2020 #BeadmasStories 

One winner will win the OHM Guinea Pig Bead.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Leave a comment down below and include your Instagram Handle, also answer the following questions in the same comment section below:
  2. What was Harlow’s favourite tea?
  3. Name one fact you learned about Harlow, from this blog post.

4. Answer the following question in the COMMENT SECTION, on my INSTAGRAM POST: What breed of guinea pig was Harlow?

5. Follow @ohmbeads and @fashionstoryteller on Instagram (if you are not already).

This giveaway ends on December 11, 2020 at 11:30 am EST . 1 random winner will be drawn. Winner must follow all instructions correctly to win. Winner must answer ALL 3 questions correctly.

Winner will be contacted through Instagram Direct message and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If I have not heard back after 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. Winner will be announced on my Instagram Stories.

This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or sponsored by Instagram, DAVIDsTEA or WordPress. 

44 Comments

  • Simone

    1. Kruemele
    2. Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA
    3. Harlow’s personality was confident, compassionate and courageous
    4. Done
    5. Done

  • Sarah

    Happy Thursday! ?
    The bond we all have with our pets is amazing. They are a blessing.
    Harlow’s favorite tea was Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA.
    I learned that Harlow purred… so sweet!
    @sarahcharm20

  • Sierra

    Aww Harlow sounds so sweet! You make me want to get a guinea pig, Emily ?. Harlow’s favourite tea was Buddha Blend from David’s Tea. And one amazing fact I learned about Harlow is that she was washroom trained – which is very impressive!!

    @allthepandora

  • ammimak

    my name on instagram is Ammimak
    the favorite te is Buddha’s Blend di DAVIDsTEA
    Harlow was sociable and loved human friends very much especially if they gave him sweets!
    he knew how to use the bathroom for his needs … fantastic!

  • Em

    Harlow was a cutie! She liked Buddha’s Blend David’s Tea and her favourite foods were kale, arugula, apples and strawberries.

    @emmalemily

  • Kelly Centeno

    @marleylovespandora

    Harlow loved Buddah’s Blend from DavidsTea

    Harlow was more like a dog than a guinea pig

    Thanks Emily & OHM

    • Conchi Villanueva

      Hi Emily!! Thank you so much for hosting!

      I’m Conchi @pandoraencantadora.

      Harlow’s favourite tea was Buddha Blend from David’s Tea.
      One amazing fact I have learned about Harlow is that was an Abyssinian Guinea Pig. Didn’t know this breed hair grow in different directions, awwww ???

  • Aali

    Harlow’s favorite tea was Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA.
    I learned that Harlow was very social and loved to meet new human friends and if they had a treat that was a bonus! ?
    -Aali
    (pandorably_charmed)

  • Rita

    1. Harlow was the best! ?? @acharmeddreamer
    2. Harlow’s fave tea was Buddha blend but also sugar plum forest, but you’re not quite sure.
    3. I didn’t know her fur would grow in different directions and would grow out in “circular like” shapes.

  • Polished dreamers

    1. Harlow was the best! ?? @polisheddreamers
    2. Harlow’s fave tea was Buddha blend but also sugar plum forest, but you’re not quite sure.
    3. I didn’t know her fur would grow in different directions and would grow out in “circular like” shapes.

  • Murielle Maurice

    Hello Emily!
    1) Harlow was Queen! She definitely was the leader of the pack of 3?? @foxy_b46

    2) Harlow’s tea OC choice : Buddha’s Blend

    3) Harlow was a Abyssinian Guinea Pig- I didn’t know that there were different types of guinea pigs. She was certainly the queen of the batch & was more like a dog ….although purred like a cat! So cute!!!
    4) done
    5) done

  • Sabine

    1. duesselperle
    2. Buddha’s Blend from David’s Tea
    3. Harlow was pottytrained or washroomtrained, I’m deeply impressed!

    I miss my guinea pig “Lara”, had a special bond with her. She passed away in 2016.

  • Angie @dailycharmaddict

    Hi! Thank you for hosting day 10! I am Angie @dailycharmaddict. Harlow’s favourite tea was Buddha’s Blend from David’s Tea! (Good taste, sweetie!). I was surprised to learn that Harlow liked strawberries! I didn’t know guins ate fruit as well as veggies!

  • Dreamkinn

    DavidsTea Buddha’s blend was Harlows favorite tea. Today I learned that her favorite foods were kale, arugula, apples, and strawberries. And of course endless hay as we guinea pig lovers know! Thanks for the giveaway today. I love guinea pigs too and loved reading about your special Harlow! My Instagram name is my name here!

  • Tatyana

    @tak_comme_il_faut
    2.Harlow loved the Buddha’s Blend from DAVIDsTEA,
    3.Harlow was outgoing and affectionate and was very attached to you

  • Liya

    @liya_dito

    Harlow loved Buddah’s Blend from DavidsTea

    Harlow loved short nature walks, cuddle time, to take naps with you, meeting new human friends.

    Thank you and OHM for beadmas ?

  • Liya

    @liya_dito
    Harlow loved Buddah’s Blend from DavidsTea
    Harlow loved short nature walks, cuddle time, to take naps with you, meeting new human friends.
    Thank you and OHM for beadmas ?

  • Liya_Tagirova

    @liya_dito
    Harlow loved Buddah’s Blend from DavidsTea
    Harlow loved short nature walks, cuddle time, to take naps with you, meeting new human friends.

  • Jill

    @PandoraGirl0
    2. Harlow’s favorite tea was Budda’s Blend and Sugar Plum Forest, but you’re not quite sure 3. Harlow loved meeting new human friends, especially if they gave her treats.
    Happy Birthday Harlow! ??????

  • Ca H

    Hi Emily, my Instagram is @our.bead.collection
    Buddha’s blend from David’s tea was Harlows favourite tea
    Harlow was washroom trained and would let you know when she needed to go

  • Myra

    Hi Emily thank you for hosting! I read that Harlow’s fav tea was Buddha’s Blend. I love how affectionate she was and how much she loved cuddles too. Cuddles are the best!❤

    @chenggggs_collection

  • Pandoraholicbgg

    Happy adoption birthday even though she is not physically there she is with you and your heart and happy that you think of her on that special day !
    Her favourite tea was Buddha’s blend by David’s tea . Harlow was a natural leader of the guinea pig pack ?

    Lots of hugs from Tedi a.k.a Pandoraholicbgg

  • Conchi Villanueva

    Hi Emily!! Thank you so much for hosting!!

    Harlow’s favourite tea was Buddha’s Blend from David’s Tea.
    One amazing fact that I have learned about Harlow is that was an Abyssinian Guinea Pig. Didn’t know this breed hair grow in different directions, awww ???

  • Jiedi

    1) @schmoolovesbeads
    2) Buddha’s blend from David’s tea ?
    3) Harlow’s love for exploring and cuddles! Also being more like a ? than a guinea ❤️

  • Jiedi

    Thank you for another cute giveaway ❤️
    1) @schmoolovesbeads
    2) Buddha’s blend from David’s tea
    3) Harlow’s love for exploring, cuddles and being more like a ? than a guinea pig

  • Kelsey

    Harlow is so cute! You are lucky to have found such a great guinea pig companion! ?

    1. @my_trollbead_beginnings
    2. Harlow’s favorite tea is Buddha’s blend by DavidsTea
    3. Harlow is washroom trained! So cool! ?

  • Stormy Hampton

    Hi there! Harlow was so beautiful and so smart and loving. ? Her favorite tea was Buddha’s Blend and I learned she had the cutest ”purr”.? She loved you so much. We are the lucky ones to have our furr babies in our lives.???

  • Daria

    1. Daria.gamanyk
    2. A mixture of the Buddha from DAVIDsTEA
    3. she was a very special Guinea pig and a best friend that I will never forget. confident
    , compassionate and brave
    4. Harlow was an Abyssinian Guinea pig

  • Aleksandra

    Hi Emily! Harlow was absolutely adorable and loving Guardian Guinea Angel!
    Her favorite tea was Buddha’s blend from David’s tea! I learned she loved kale, arugula, apples and strawberries!
    @pandora.sawa

  • Michele Courtney

    @shellcourtney

    Buddha’s Blend (David’s Tea)

    Harlow purred (I had a guinea pig when I was a teen and she (Patches) had some interesting squeaks, but not purring ) that’s awesome!

  • Elena Miryanova

    Buddha’s Blend from Dabid’s Tea was Harlow’s favorite tea.
    She was washroom trained and was giving you signs with her noise and I think this was fascinating communication between both of you !
    @elena_miryanova

  • Anna

    This post is full of love Emily! Harlow was more a dog, then a guinea pig. Her favourite foods were arugula, kale, apples and strawberries. And she loved “Harlow Approving” tea. It’s so cute.

    IG @mutaborann

  • annalavr

    This post is full of love Emily! Harlow was more a dog, then a guinea pig. Her favourite foods were arugula, kale, apples and strawberries. And she loved “Harlow Approving” tea. It’s so cute.

    @mutaborann

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