Six pigs in need of a home in Watertown, MA

Ledasmom

Post   » Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:32 pm


I tell ya, I'm pretty nervous about it, though Whiskers is looking lively (relatively speaking) right now. There's a shallow tray serving as her kitchen area, maybe an inch and a half high, and I thought I'd have to cut it down on one side so she could get in and out. As soon as she saw the hay she trotted over and hopped right in, big belly and all. She's at least twice as loud as the boys about demanding food.

Ledasmom

Post   » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:24 pm


Whiskers just had two babies. Her first is a skinny and her second is mostly red with a little white patch near the rump. We don't know if that's all, but she looks considerably deflated. They all look all right for now - both the little ones are up and, well, staggering, and after a period of total befuddlement Whiskers is licking them off.

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micmik326

Post   » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:28 pm


Yikes, more babies...babies are everywhere. Can't wait to see pictures. Hope everyone continues to do well!

Ledasmom

Post   » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:34 pm


I've just been talking to mmeadow, and she says that both Baby (the mother) and Milky (the baby) are doing better; to quote her, they're "optimistic rather than guardedly optimistic".

Ledasmom

Post   » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:04 pm


This is my first attempt at posting a picture. This should be a picture of the new babies - apologies for the view through the grids; we'll be taking everyone out tomorrow to change the fleece, and should be able to get better pictures then.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:04 pm


We are back--mom and baby are now thriving! Pictures to come.

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mmercedesmom
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Post   » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:33 am


mmeadow and ledasmom,

How wonderful to hear these sweet babies and moms are doing well!!!! Can't wait for more pics!!!

Ledasmom

Post   » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:20 am


Mmeadow, when would you like Whiskers back? I think she'd be glad of some adult guinea-pig company. She and the babies continue to do well, though it's difficult to pick up the babies (much too fast). They are nursing and eating everything we give them and growing. There's some (not great) pictures of them over in Cavy Chat.

Talishan
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Post   » Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:41 pm


All y'all totally rock.

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mab0615

Post   » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:51 pm


Glad moms and babies are doing well. Hope you were able to relax a little on your vacation.

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mmeadow
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Post   » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:00 am


First pictures from last week:

Milky has ears like dried lettuce. They popped out later in the week as if suddenly inflated.

Milky might be getting some milk from mama...

but probably not enough because Milky is very thirsty for his replacement milk formula

Pictures from today! Baby and Whiskers with their pups
Cousins

Pigpile

Nursing two skinnies at the same time

Harriet (teddy baby) scrunching under mama Whiskers with froggy legs
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Tracis
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Post   » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:06 am


The new families are adorable! I just love baby ears. :)

Your "Pigpile" photo is very cute.

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mmercedesmom
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Post   » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:16 am


Just precious pics. Little Milky is going to be very bonded to you.
Babies do need to grow into those ears too. Although I don't think the skinnies ever really do. I love those flappy ear sounds.

Ledasmom

Post   » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:45 am


Cute pictures! I see Whiskers' pups figured out pretty quickly that there's more than one mama pig. We're all missing them, but I bet Whiskers is happy to have other adult pigs around.

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