These 4 pigs have 2 days left

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Post   » Tue May 18, 2004 4:57 pm

The one Long Beach boar (Barney) has an ear infection. Otherwise, their diarrhea has cleared and they just have the regular parasites. But they ARE old & worn out. I would consider them sanctuary pigs.

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Post   » Tue May 18, 2004 5:09 pm

Like I said before, quarantine isn't a problem, but the cage space afterward is at a premium. Me taking more sows in would be better, as the boars require more space.

Edit: Out of the two of us, CCI has immediate access to the better vet. It's just blocks away from there. Mine on the other hand is almost 30 min away, and not as readily available for emergencies.


Post   » Tue May 18, 2004 8:48 pm

Just wanted to say that in case Chary is too busy to worry about combining pigs at this point, it is fine to bring them the way they are. I have enough cages as is and can spend time over the next 2 weeks to do further intros and see what will work out.


Post   » Wed May 19, 2004 9:41 pm

The piggies have arrived. They all seemed pretty good considering they had just made a 6 hour trip.

I got all the care instructions from Chary and will continue on with their routines, in hopes of having everything cleared up before they hit the road for Denver.

I cannot think of anything to report that Chary hasn't already said.

Hanky is pretty thin, so I best get to chopping up their fresh snacks for the night and get him fed.

Perhaps I will get to a photo shoot so you can all see how gorgeous they are. I must say this is an attractive group of pigs.

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Post   » Wed May 19, 2004 10:30 pm

I want to see them, maybe we should come in person.hehe

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Post   » Thu May 20, 2004 12:43 am

Great! Fantastic! I've been wondering about them all day. Glad to hear they all made it and are doing well.

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Post   » Thu May 20, 2004 1:08 am

I'm glad they arrived. Can we come over soon for a personal piggy viewing?

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Post   » Thu May 20, 2004 1:21 am

Isn't Hanky just the cutest? I tried to steal him, but Chary wouldn't let me.


Post   » Thu May 20, 2004 2:15 am

Pigglies, Hanky is adorable. Of course all the pups steal my heart.

Brianna and Robyn - Unfortunately, playtime won't be an option as they are going to be in quarantine the entire time they are here. My quarantine room is pretty small to start with and now very full with cages. Not to mention the ones that have parasites and other ailments. Playtime just isn't an option right now. Keeping strict sanitation is of utmost importance. I have to be very careful about the order that I handle them all in, etc.

Must get to bed. Good night.


Post   » Thu May 20, 2004 9:58 pm

Thank you for taking them in. It was good to meet you and all your animals. I don't know how you do it.


Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 12:02 am

No problem Chary. They are blending into the routine pretty nicely. I am really growing fond of some of them.

It was great to meet you! I am glad you enjoyed meeting my menagerie and you didn't act too shocked. Most people think I am just a crazy lady. With a few exceptions, I tend to take in the animals that are less likely to be adopted by other people and I do my best to make sure they all have great lives. I think everyone is pretty happy here.

I hope the rest of your trip went well. Thanks so much for taking the time to save all these piggies lives and driving them all here. You are a very dear person.

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Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 11:33 am

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you Chary! I had been looking forward to it. Maybe some other time.

Isn't Becci's place amazing though? I could never be that organized.


Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 6:08 pm

The pigs are doing great and looking well. Penelopig and the little red/white teddy boar are the most shy, but good eaters nonetheless.

Wheeky - I will be giving the 3 older pigs their 2nd dose of Ivermectin and Advantage on Tuesday. It is my understanding that the others have not had any treatments yet. Would you like me to just give everyone a dose of at least Ivermectin on Tuesday so they get their first round or do you only treat the ones that look like they need it? I treat everyone here with Ivermectin before they move into my shelter.

Let me know if you would like me to get them started.

Chary did a great job getting the 3 older ones cleaned up. The sow with the most hairloss has very clean and healthy looking skin she just needs to regrow her hair. Barney has some dandruff. The DEW is the the main concern. His bald spot is a significant size and it looks irritated. I think it looks better though. He has real greasy hair on his back, is there anything I should do about that? Chary gave them a Nizoral bath on Tuesday before she brought them.

Thanks for any input.

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Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 6:49 pm

Thanks for the update.
If your up to it, go ahead and treat them all on Tuesday. That's up to you, if you think they need it right away.
I usually treat all incoming pigs with three doses also, bathe, watch for a few days and then re-evaluate who may need extra doses.
If you want to get them started that's fine, if not, that's fine. Just send a list of who got treated and how many times with RB when she comes up.

The DEW, if his bald spot looks irritated, let's wait and see if the ivermec gives him some relief. Let's finish his run of ivermec before bathing again.
I don't know about the greasy spot. It may just be dietary. It may resolve itself now that he's receiving appropriate food. I'll be sure to check it out when he arrives.

Again, thanks for taking them in temporarily.


Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 7:41 pm

Anyone know how my Penelopig is doing? She's a real sweetie.


Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 7:52 pm

Thanks Wheeky. I will probably just treat them all on Tuesday and I will certainly compile a list for you of any treatment I provide so you will have a record. I have a feeling the greasiness will subside with time, but I haven't seen such thick grease before, so wasn't sure. Chary said that the one little open spot appeared after his bath with Nizoral, so I don't think bathing him again is a good idea. He is in tough shape right now, but is going to be one Handsome pig when he is healed up and well again. He has striking features and is quite the character.

Pigglies - Penelopig is doing fine. She is one of the most shy that doesn't want to come out of her hidey hole until I leave the room. Just today she came out when I gave her fresh food and then turned my back. She sure is a cutie.


Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 8:21 pm

Pigglies? Me no pigglies.

She's a bit shy but if you get your hands on her, she seems to like head scratches. She needs a friend to teach her how to eat hay.


Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 9:43 pm

Sorry Chunky Piggies - I just looked at the Avatar and assumed it was Pigglies. I didn't know you took Rocky off.

I haven't had much time to hold Penelopig. Since she hasn't received any Ivermectin yet, I have to be careful as I don't have enough T-shirts to keep changing between the quarantine room and my shelter pigs. I do agree that she needs a friend because she is just sleeping on that lovely bluegrass hay. I will see what I can work out. I also haven't done much in the ways of intros yet.

I'll keep you posted if I work something out.


Post   » Fri May 21, 2004 11:09 pm

Thanks! Its actually Penelopig on my avatar now. She was pretty patiently posting for me (think was just toscare to move much).
She has much to learn about hay and certain veggies. I dont think she can recognize too much. If I had the room, I would have kept her.

Oh and keep an eye out on that bald patch on her back. The fur got ripped off by an AC officer when she was trying to "hold it to see if its friendly and its NOT cuz it ran away!" Effing moron.


Post   » Sat May 22, 2004 12:58 am

Thanks for the heads up on her bald spot. I wondered if that was her in your avatar. She sure is a cutie. She is currently living with "Carlene" who is the tortie ridgeback from Carson. They seem nervous but are settling down.

I have "Ted" (red/white teddy) in the running pen with "Gordon" (spectacular agouti ridgeback) and am hoping they can become friends. So far it can go either way.

I have named the pigs and will not be offended if they are renamed once they move to Denver. I just cannot stand to have an animal around without its own name.

I have been holding Hanky this evening for some cuddles. He is such a sweet guy. His tummy is round and full so I think he is doing well eating. He sure dives into the fresh food when it is passed out.

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