Three boars, one cage.

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MildredM
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Post   » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:15 pm


Good to read they are doing well. Sorry about Buddy though.

You have such a fab set up!

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Sidera17

Post   » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:47 pm


Aw, the babies are so cute! I'm sorry you lost some of them. That is really hard. I'm glad Mom and the others are doing well.

Also, Scribbles is full-sails to the wind there.

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serelixyue

Post   » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:24 pm


Wow, love the setup! Cow!!!! I also like Runt :)

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:29 pm


I have a bit of a dilemma...

I had been hoping to write up an adventure story with Scribble and drawings and photographs and - and - and - I even made a boat out of cardboard! I am ashamed to say that Scribble has gotten too big for the boat that I made for a smaller baby boar. So, I'm going to shelf my guinea pigs and adventures until after I've finished my Java Certification for work which needs me to study, study, study.



This past weekend boyfriend and I went on a mini-break to Thistle Cavies with the mini-pigs (Scribble stayed at home to keep his unwell friend company and because he hadn't met Meribel properly before that day)

Meribel and the mini pigs travelled very, very well... though we did learn something about the two little boys and one little lady during our visit which was quite important.
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While I do live in Scotland I live in a city which is more in the "south" of Scotland (there are areas more southern than where I live but south is south if you live very north :) ) the scenery changes dramatically. While I would love to live further north in the future living in the city means that 45 minutes of travel takes me to scenery which I've seen before but never fails to capture my imagination and awe.
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Especially when we came upon a stag during one of our dog walks!
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We were kindly gifted some fleece toys from Thistle and immediately put them to good use when we got home. Susie and I immediately began to put together a "Grandpa Buddy with his Granddaughter Maple (Runt)" scene.
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The mini pigs continue to grow bigger every day, putting on about 10g each day though Meribel seems to tolerate them suckling less and less each day.
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On Saturday, little Cow will be 3 weeks old and will be moving in with Scribble and Buddy (neutered) until he is old enough to go and live with his new owner at 6 weeks old. His new owner will be coming to visit him soon, I invited her not only so she can meet (and rename) Cow, but also so I can accept that Cow won't live here much longer.
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The big news we learned concerned Lefty (now Maisy) who is very much a little lady piglet and who will still be finding a new home at 6 weeks old. She's quite the little cuddler and seems to enjoy falling asleep on a warm lap if she can't hear her brother and sister wheeking for their mum.
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Finally there is little Runt (now Maple) who is quite a fierce and determined little piggy. Who could blame her as she has to constantly fight Cow and Maisey for her mum's attention. I did think she would become a bit of a mummy's girl as she use to always stick by her mum but now I can see she was manipulating the milk ;)
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As for Scribble, he has been enjoying living with a sickly piggie who has an owner desperate to see Buddy eat a meal quickly and on his own. You can imagine that he must think Christmas has come early with all of the snuggle sacks, heat pads and various forms of mashed, sliced, diced and blended food which has descended upon His Majesty's palace.
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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:39 pm


A wonderful bunch of photos!

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Piggywig

Post   » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:26 am


Darling baby piggies! Oh!

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clairey

Post   » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:37 am


Grandpa Buddy looks so massive compared to Maple. You'll need to take a pic of her on that chair on her first birthday so we can squeal all over again.

Scribble is handsome and he knows it.

Those armchairs are a pain to wash but worth it for the cute factor when you see a pig draped over one.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:51 am


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Cow, Lefty and Maple.

The mini pigs are 30 days old.

Cow has been living with the boars since he was three weeks old. At 4 weeks his new owner came to meet him and I began to say goodbye. He is such a plucky little chap and it will be hard to see him leave. He still wheeks for his mum and she still looks for him.

Lefty had a little bit of fungal on her nose which has quickly cleared up after we used some GG on her. Her new owner (a GLer!) lives a bit further away so has been "meeting" her through facebook pictures. Both she and Maple have had time to learn some bad habits from their mum, Meri, and now beg from the top of fiddlesticks and try to jump into hay racks.


I was after a "family photoshoot" today and since boyfriend was over I was feeling brave. With instructions to pick up Cow if he mounted anyone we added cucumber, lined them up and then...

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waited for the perfect group photo opportunity.

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and waited...

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Tried moving Cow who seemed to just want to bury himself under mum and nap...

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but the girlie-eggs decided it was the perfect opportunity to have lunch.

Decided to try and get a nice picture of Cow with his mum
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But the presence of mum seems to mean "Get under" which I suppose is better than "Get on top!"


We didn't even think about trying to add Scribble to get an "NoCable's Pigs" group photograph. Even though he looks incredibly shiny today after his GG melt and bath last night with Buddy.
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Webs
Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:04 pm


The Three Little Pigs are so cute!

I miss pigs - first job, then pigs! (I know you know which ones!)

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:48 pm


Scribble has stolen my heart!!! Look it this photo:
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He looks so much like my old Eve.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:24 am


Webs, you really have had such a rubbish year. The next time I visit Thistle I'll let you know. Hopefully Maple won't be too much older and you can get a mini-pig snorffle and we can argue about who Marley likes the best (ME!)

eschimpf!! Eve is a Scribble double, complete with crazy-hair!

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:28 am


She so was. I miss her so much and seeing him brought back all those good memories. I found the GG melt made her fur super soft, as I'm sure you've found with Scribbles.

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:11 am


Eschimpf I did notice that too. It was my first time using a melt on his fur, I've previously just used Posh n Go which made him smell nice and made his fur easier to run my fingers through but didn't really change how it looked. I've never seen his fur so soft AND it has a shine on the black patches.

I will be sure to take many, many pictures of Scribble for you and for Eve's memory :)

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serelixyue

Post   » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:37 am


Yes - I thought of Eve too when I saw Scribble, aw!

NoCableisSafe, goodness...look at the little ones growing up so fast. Okay, I'm really really REALLY partial to Cow! <3

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clairey

Post   » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:41 am


I love the picture of Meribel grooming while the girls grab some lunch.

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eschimpf
SweetPea

Post   » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:45 pm


"I will be sure to take many, many pictures of Scribble for you and for Eve's memory :)"

Awe! Thank you. I look forward to many photos. <3

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NoCableisSafe

Post   » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:15 pm


I am sorry to admit to Cow's growing fan club but Cow is now called Chomsky and left for his new home with an older boar called Pablo on the 14th December. He is getting on very well with his new buddy.
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This weekend "Lefty" will be going to her home as we are expecting Trick to come for a visit to pick up her new lady.
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I am sad to see them both leave, though I've only watched them growing up for the past seven weeks. It will be lovely to watch them continue to grow and to learn how to manipulate their new owners from a distance.

When Cow left I expected Scribble and Buddy to at least look for the mini pig but they both seemed delighted that it was veggie time and slightly confused as to why I was hesitating.
I think because this kind of thing often happened: mini pig liked to share.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/larkadragon/11189347244/

Besides packing off mini pigs to forever homes and working hard at trying to become a better programmer I have been working on a web comic which I'm hoping will only get better with each post. I'm still trying to find my style though I've finished writing up the outline of the story.

I really hope you will like it when I am brave enough to share it.
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Today we picked up our Christmas tree (our last one didn't make it to the stage of being planted in the garden but hopefully this one will) and decorated it.

Merry Christmas :)
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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:50 pm


Looking forward to your web comic!

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clairey

Post   » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:25 pm


Wait, wait, wait. Lefty is going to Trick? Is Lefty going to be Foster's new girlfriend then? Oh my!

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GP_mum
Supporter in '13

Post   » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:22 am


That's a lovely cat in the photo with the Christmas tree. I hope Chomsky and Lefty will be happy in their new forever homes.

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