Library cats, bunnies, and guinea pigs in the pantry — photos from our readers #Reader Round-up#cats#cross-stitch#gardening#porches/balconies#rabbits June 27 | Cat Rocketship Hello, Homies, and happy Monday! Let's take a look at what's going on in the Offbeat Home Flickr group. At my house last week, we had a bunny party. And a barbecue. No bunnies were barbecued. Just Katety's beau gave her a new library. The cats are making the best use of it, so far. Joker Venom's friends with interesting people, who have interesting collections. Have we all moved into finding landlines retro? Is that just me? Anyway, this is sk8BettyT's parents' phone. Whosjaja returns with a lovely cabinet and fresh flowers. Home tour yet, Whosjaja? I've been fantasizing about making a reading tent like so NOT cool's. This is a guinea pig pantry at a monastery in Peru. These little guys get fattened up off the kitchen. I'm conflicted about it, but also intrigued. Thanks to QuintanaRoo for the photo. Oh hai herbs! Photo by Dolly Wog. Clicky links! Elsewhere on the internet: Thanks to Community Manager Ang for this link to nerdy, nerdy cross-stitch: Hobbits, Goonies, mandroids, and more. Caitlyn sent me a link to interior moss tiles on Dornob. From Coolest Gadgets comes a nom for the coolest festival tent, VW Van tent OFFICE SUPPLY NERD ALERT: Geekologie posted a kickass stapler which also stamps a DATE just below the staple. CasaSugar found a project which sells barstools, each made of more than 200 plastic bags. Sales benefit Arts for Humanity. Offbeat Home wants your shots! Upload your photographs to our Flickr pool and we'll alllllll look at them. You can also submit stories, tours, how-tos, questions, and clicky links. Check out the submissions page for all the information. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS How tubal ligation fits into our family planning NEXT Tips from your neighborhood cat lady: the six deadliest plants for your pets Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] Aww, I love the kitty+books picture! I like to think the kitties are discussing what they read that day, kind of like a kitty cat book club. Of course, the meetings go super long because of the required nap times between questions, but it's always fulfilling for the kitties involved. 1 agrees Reply Cats and books! Yes! Reply Ah, cats and books! A winning combination! I can't say I've ever had guinea pig meat, but I know cuy, as it is called, is a big source of protein in some parts of South America. Tim Cahill writes about eating it I believe, and maybe Andrew Zimmern had it on his show? I don't remember. Want tent! Reply HERDS OF GUINEA PIGS MAKE MY HEART GO SQUEE! Since I got a guinea pig, I learned a whole lot about their use as foodstuff. It's quite common to raise little troops of piggles for noms or profit, especially in Peru and Bolivia. They generally live in the house with the family (scurrying about the floor) or in little pens like this that are secure so no big bad hawks can snatch them away. Also, Whosjaja's picture is a perfect summary of the things I admired most as a child. Reply Loving the herb idea! Reply No, landlines are not retro, they are a good thing to have in a home that too many people are neglecting these days. Having a landline and a corded phone gives you the best chance of having a working phone in an emergency where there are large scale power outages. Cell phone towers don't work if there is no electricity. 2 agree Reply This, so much. I was living in Tokyo during the March earthquake, and people were queuing up for hours to use pay phones. The cell phone network was down for quite a while. Reply I approve of the bunny party! I have a rabbit named General Bismark. He is utterly the awesome-shit. Do you know what it's like to come home to a 5lb choco bunny on the kitchen counter (not knowing how the heck he got there), ass deep into a box of cheerios passed out from the binge? I do. Or doing your daily workout to have the same little fluffster decides your pushups aren't hard enough and sit on your back for the ride? Thus is my life with The General. 3 agree Reply Bunnies! I love bunnies. Reply Golly Shaina – reminds me of the time my buns got into a bag of marshmallows. They hadn't got that far into it, and were still gorging when I caught them. Their tounges were working over time (a la bunny with a banana), possibly the funniest site EVA! Reply Those moss tiles are fantastic! I can't seem to find where to buy them on the Benetti web site, though. Probably too expensive, but I still want to check it out because SO COOL. Reply I am just so positively tickled that you included a photo of the tent that we made for our daughter's 19th birthday. I'm also overjoyed to have discovered your sweet website. I am adding it to my feed reader right now. xo Reply It is too nerdy/cool to be able to see the photo of that lovely reading tent, gasp over the rainbow blanket, hunt down the Ravelry account of the crocheter and realize it's made from the same pattern that I currently am working on, also in rainbows! Sometimes, the internet isn't quite so big after all. Love all the photos today! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Participate in this conversation via e-mail No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. 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