Thanks Kleenmama, for my pigs!

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Post   » Tue Jan 29, 2002 8:36 pm

I got my two new ones from Kleenmama today. They are both so friendly!

A little black baby boar, the kids want to call him Darth Vader, to be a companion for our adult boar Artoo. There has been a little more chasing than I expected, but they seem to have settled down. Except for THAT smell. How do you get dried cavy semen off of a pig?

The little silver sow is so pretty. She hasn´t been introduced yet to the other sows. She is so tiny, barely bigger than our runt Shmi.

And of course it was fun to visit with Kleenmama again!

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Post   » Tue Jan 29, 2002 9:25 pm

Congratulations! She has some fine pigs and knows how to soften them up. I hope they lead long and healthy lives. I am certain she feels good about having you adopt them.


Post   » Wed Jan 30, 2002 9:31 pm

Semen is a pain in the neck to take off. It´s like crazy glue!

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Post   » Wed Jan 30, 2002 10:38 pm

When my kids wanted to know what that was on the little guy´s back, and I told them it was dried semen, I expected to hear "oh yuck" but just got a "oh, I thought it was slime".

I introduced the little sow to B´Lanna today, and even though she is half B´Lanna´s size and the new pig in town, she proceded to keep B´Lanna crying and cringing in a corner. My kids have named the new girl Captain Katherine Janeway (I call her Katie) since they have run out of female Star Wars names and am now going with Star Trek.

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Post   » Wed Jan 30, 2002 10:38 pm

For what it´s worth, I´ve had this trouble quite a few times.

We have gone two ways with this: cutting it out of the hair or washing it out. Cutting can leave the fur with an ugly-looking patch. I prefer washing. I dunk the "object of affection´s" bottom in warm, shallow water. While someone else distracts him with parsley, I take baby shampoo and massage the area underwater, loosening the "glue" and gently sliding off as much as I can.

This doesn´t get it out 100%, but it does get most of it out for me.


Post   » Wed Jan 30, 2002 10:44 pm

Congrats on your new piggers!

(PS I vote for cutting!!!)

I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:13 pm

I´m so glad you like them! I told you the sow was small, and she has been a Mom! Poor little thing.
The boar is quite the little trooper. He was also quite small in a cage with two other boars, who are brothers. So he was odd man out.

It was great visiting with you, Lisam! I just wish the time was not so short. We live too close to not visit more frequently.....

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