Dollar tree is a great place to get fluffy beds for them, I visit them Sunday afternoons sometimes, and look in the car care section. They have the softest small blankets there. I always wash them first, and the boys love them. Last night, their tummies were full, and they had new blankies, and I didn't hear a peep out of them as I was going to sleep. Super-sweet content piggies.
Attack of the piggies!
wheatgrassattack by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
Not so blurry... looking calm.
wheatgrassgroup by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
You can see that Louie has calmed down a bit -either that or lost some of his appetite for hair- because Smokey's pretty mane is growing back.
Still wish I was at home cuddling with them, feeding them nibbles and listening to their little noises close to my ears.
They've had time outside before, together, in a smaller enclosure, so I figured they'd be OK. I checked on them a few times, and all seemed well. When I came back for them, to take them to their freshly cleaned homes, Louie, Snickers, and Smokey were all lined up against one side, the hay mountain was demolished, and MoonPie was standing against the opposite wall, saying, "I am the BOSS of EVERYBODY!"
He's kind of a turkey. I don't think anyone else really cared. They were like, "you can be the boss of this house. Heck, you can HAVE it. The hay's all eaten or peed on anyway."
They made a huge mess in the 2 x 2 (which I have yet to clean up).
They are all doing pretty well. MoonPie is trying to set a new record for water drinking, and Louie has decided the best way to keep a paper towel roll from rolling is to get mad at it and hop over it. So silly my pig. :)
I liked last year's Halloween pictures a lot, but Louie doesn't have one, of course. So, I decided he needed one, and everyone else got to rest on their cute laurels and just have last year's photo. I put the four into a collage 8 by 10 and picked it up today. I'm going to take it and put it on my desk Monday.
Didn't have the same background blanket any more -- I think I had it, well, I won't go into what happened to it, it is kind of a sad story. But, I had a black background, and I think it worked. Vive la difference, right? I'm hoping to come around more often. Soon.
Here's Louie's photo from Friday - he looks like he might have a tiny smile - and the boys' from last year.
louiehat by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
MoonPie takes a nibble
moonright by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
Snickers matches his hat
snickleft by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
(MoonPie and Snickers were HARD to photograph; I remember.)
Here is my Count Smokeula
smokeyfront by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
I vant to bite your hat
smokeyside by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
I wondered if Lynx would be interested in Count Smokeula for the calendar? I know she doesn't often use piggies in costumes.
I already have an idea for Thanksgiving photos; it's just up to the boys if they want to cooperate. No hats are involved. So far.
Time for fall... time for piggie kisses and autumn leaves.
louandsmokefallnoses by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
louandsmokefall by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
fallboys2011 by friend2kitties2011, on Flickr
Hope the weather is pleasant wherever you are...
Very loud chirping. He is quite the vocalist. He didn't stop until I got up and went to him to make sure he was OK. I patted him and talked to him, and he stopped.
I guess human interference stops all communication with the Mother Ship!
I took a photo of them all together, the only one I have where everyone is looking at the camera, but because of the lighting and because Snick and Moon had to move their little heads (naturally), they look like they have no eyes. It freaks me out a little.
A friend with photoshop might be able to fix it for me... until then, here is video where everyone's eyes are visible. :)
Hope it helps you get into the spirit! Have a wonderful day!