We discussed whether or not to send Eddie (Edison), but decided we'd just keep him here so Hanky (now named Thomas) would be able to stay w/ his dad, so he could teach Thomas how to be a big pig.
We sent Gordon along, as he was constantly harrassing Ted ever since they arrived. Ted now has a huge glop of Gordon's boar glue all over his butt end. He'd just squeal, and not do anything to get Gordon away from him. So we'll pair Ted up w/ a kinder gentler friend who's not going to abuse him. *L*
The two lilac sows will stay with us for a while. They're both getting really restless and we figured they're getting really close, so we're not going to move them again until after they wean their babies.
Steiner is now a permanent resident. He's now my husband's new buddy. I don't know if he'll rename him or not. We already have a pig named Einstein. I just love his blue ears!
Penelopig, while a cute name, reminds me of Porky Pig. So she's now named Lily. We're going to try to pair her with Andromeda, one of our single young sows.
We would have liked to have kept them all, but we just can't right now. They are all really sweet lap pigs, though. I have no doubt they'll charm someone into taking them home.
Glad to hear the Thomas and Edison will be staying together. They seem to get along well.
The trip and yet another change must have done Gordon in. He and Ted were the best of friends while they were here and could always be found laying side by side in their hidey holes. I am glad you will have someone else for Ted to room with, he is a sweety.
Does Shannon post here? I would love an update on whatever happens with Barney. If she doesn't post here, could you email me her email address? I won't be a pain, I just want to keep in touch until I find out where he ends up. He was my other little heart throb.
Thanks so much for letting us know where everyone is and how they are doing. I cannot wait to see photos of the babies. I am just so curious as to what colors they will be.
I forgot to tell her that Betty and Barney were once bonded, so I sent her an email after she left letting her know that Barney could be neutered and they could/should get put back together if possible.
They're hard to let go, even after just a day. We took each of them outside and video taped them for posterity. My husband really liked Gordon's cool hair, but he also liked Steiner too. I told him he had to choose. If he had his way, we would have kept them all. I would have too, if I thought we had the room.
That is the experience that we had with Gordon and Ted too. Critterluv, did you remember to tell Wheeky about Ted's hopping?
All of the piggies are doing well, and eating tons! No, there's no babies yet, we're *still* waiting.... The mommas have been renamed Maggie (the lighter colored, VERY pregnant one) and Amelia. We thought Maggie was going to deliver soon a couple of days ago, as she was getting very territorial about her 'personal space'. But, not yet.
Ted is now Leonardo DaVinci. I still haven't seen any hopping when he' s out for floor time. We've discovered he's a jumper and escape artist when we go to spot clean. He'll jump clean over the dustpan, and calmly goes walking out onto the floor four or five times while you're trying to sweep, like he takes that little 'stroll' everyday. He's so funny.
Steiner's a goof as well. He had just had his cage cleaned and a new pile of hay put in, and he goes tugging on his towels, dumping his pellet crock, and burrows under them, thoroughly making a huge mess out of his nice clean cage. Pellets and hay *everywhere*, I tell you! We laughed so hard because he looked so silly looking up at us from under the towels, like "What did I do?"
I need to email Shannon to check on my Barney boy. I haven't been in touch with her yet.
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Wheeky - sorry to hear you lost your Hedwig.
I am glad to hear they are all doing well.
The trip up there went really well I think. We stopped regularly to dole out veggies and check up on everyone. When we stopped for the night in Grand Junction, we found our way to a Walmart and picked up a bag of carefresh-like bedding and attempted to sort of clean and replace some of the bedding. Everyone got a few minutes of run around time/cuddle time on the bed on some bath towels we brought with us.
We realized that we had forgotten to mention that Gordon had left that lovely spot on Ted's bum. We saw it when we stopped for the night and tried to rinse it a little with no success. We figured you'd see it pretty quick though. Poor guy. Gordon was going nuts over our one-night stop. I think he smelled all the girls near by and couldn't stand it. After we moved each bin to a separate part of the room, they all calmed down significantly.
We really fell in love with Barney. He was the perfect gentleman the entire trip. He was the only one that consistently ate every veggie we gave him, was always calm, cool and collected, and loved when we'd pet him. He's such a sweetie. We thought he was quite a good looking pig too with his unusual coloring. I wish we could have kept him, but I hope he gets to go back with Betty eventually.
We were very relieved that no babies arrived during our journey. It was our biggest fear. It was good to meet you Wheeky. All of you have very big hearts to do what you've done. Give Steiner a pet from us. He's a charmer.
The car ride must have sent Gordon over the edge as he and Ted got along great while they were here. I am pretty sure RB can vouch for that as she saw them snuggled together in their hidey hole while she helped me slave away on cages. I am not crazy. Perhaps it was the easy listening radio station I play for them in quarantine. :-)
I knew it was a good thing to allow Barney to carry on, if I had kept him RB wouldn't have been able to love him too.
Maggie gave birth about 11 am, and about 10 min after, Amelia gave birth also.
Four babies each, and they all look really good. Both mommas are helping each other clean babies and nursing.
I have an appt., so I have to leave soon. But if I can get the video thing to work this afternoon when I get back, I may be able to get some stills from the video we took to post later.
Looks like Gordon was possible the father of both litters.