Slim Shady


Post   » Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:30 am

Slim Shady was a pig deserved the world but got crapped on. He was the spunkiest, most curious pig I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He was not afraid of humans, not even a bit. When he wanted someone, he stood right up to the grids and chatted away. If you ignored he, he didnt hesitate to bite the grids and rattle it. "Hey lady... over here...". He was also a very study, healthy pig. The only time he was ill was when he was mistreated by a foster. Some would say he was a dream pig. Not shy, wont run away, strong immune system. But somehow, no one wanted him. He bounced from foster home to foster home. In the back of my mine and Chary's mind, we always thought that a very special adopter would come alone, someone who would really appreciate him and love him. But life isnt always far and that never happened for Slim.

Now that he is gone, maybe this chronicle will finally gain him some of the attention and love he deserved. If not, at least a few other pig lovers can mourn for him with us.

I'm so sorry Slim. Why did I not just adopt you when I fostered you. You got along great with Rocky...



Post   » Mon Jul 19, 2004 12:44 pm

Slim took care of my Wocky. He was Rocky's nanny. He taught him how to eat and how to drink. I remember Slim use to push Rocky up to the veggies. He made sure Rocky was munching away before he took a bite. Then he would scoot Rocky up to the water bottle a few times each day to made sure he drank.

When someone walked up to their C&C, he would stuff Rocky into a pigloo and stood outside of it. He'd look at you as if to say, "Yea? Can I help you?", like in that second picture. Look closely and you can see little Rocky in the back.

He was a very special, one of a kind pig. Why life was so shitty for him, I don't know.

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Post   » Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:35 pm

He really was an amazing pig... no other pig could be this relaxed at an event like the Pet Expo.


He had an attitude that no one could forget once they'd met him. Poor guy. He didn't deserve such a crappy beginning... or a crappy end. At least he had some good times with you and Rocky, and with some other fosters. But he had so much more left to live.


Post   » Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:45 pm

What a precious big fellow he was. My condolences to all who knew him and are grieving for him now. I'm not much for words at a time like this. This is so heart breaking.

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Post   » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:17 pm

Please know that our hearts are with you all!

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:46 am

Oh. Poor piggie. He sounds like a sweetie pie. I've seen his pic on your website and petfinder. He looked like he knew he was well loved by your rescue group and foster parents if that is any condolence.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:55 am

Ok, I'm sorry. I feel stupid now. I just saw the other thread.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:03 am

This has been a very bad week around here. Be well, Charybdis.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:11 am

What a beautiful guy. I'm so sorry.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:29 am

(Pigglies, is that the same pig? That one looks like it has some buff around his face, but Slim looked all white in the first ones CP posted.)

In any event, he was adorable. Poor little pig.


Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 1:24 pm

Same pig. He was younger when I had him. Slim was kind of an odd himi. A semi-himi.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:19 pm

I'm really sorry to hear about Slim, CP. He was a super guy.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:25 pm

Sliim sounded like a real people-pig, and also a pig guardian for his pig brothers. I'm sorry he's gone. Sorry for your loss.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:18 pm

Yeah, he might have also been a bit dirty in the photo I took of him.

Chary told me when she first got him, she kept washing thinking he was dirty and then realized his feet really were dark! That must have been so funny.

He really was one of the coolest pigs I have ever met.

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:12 pm

This is a wonderful chronicle and memorial to a wonderful and very special little guy.

He is the "Too Many of Me" pig, isn't he?

Perhaps that picture and flyer will help others. One life saved would be a very fitting tribute to this special little one.


Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:38 pm

I think the pig in "Too many of me" was Witherspoon. One life saved? Slim Shady got burnt to death by a foster who left him and his bonded cagemate, Frac out in the sun on a 95 degree afternoon.

Slim Shady =

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Post   » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:31 pm

The "Too Many of Me" ad had that pic of Slim in it that I posted.

Maybe at least it is helping people to realize there are guinea pigs in shelters.

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Post   » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:19 am

Just read this and it made me cry. So sorry to hear about this. I wish these people could go through what the poor piggies had to go through. I hope they will never be trusted with any animals again.


Post   » Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:26 am

CP, thank you for writing this. I can't look at the pictures.

I still have in my mind the image of him being brought out to me in the cardboard box at the shelter. I went there looking for a friend for Meg after calling and being told there was a female there. I looked in the box and he looked up at me. I picked him up and saw a very large pair of testicles. But I decided to take him home anyway. And yes, I did spend a great amount of time trying to wash the himi off him before I realized. He was very dirty because they found him running around in a park.

I'm going to write a memorial page for Slim and Frac to put on the website. Since the family disposed of them without asking us, we don't even have that closure. Normally pigs in our rescue who pass away get a little urn or wooden box with a plaque stating their name. I really wish we could have that for them.

If anyone has any ideas for the memorial page, or anyone who knew Slim and Frac would like to contribute something, please let me know. I definitely am going to say something about not leaving guinea pigs outside unattended.

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Post   » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:50 pm

"Maybe at least it is helping people to realize there are guinea pigs in shelters."

That's what I meant about a life saved.

He deserved better. He deserved so much better.

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