I had a bit of a scare with Stephen last night. He seemed to be having great trouble with his back legs (I posted in the medical forum). However he was back to normal within a couple of hours and is full of pep today so I'm hoping/assuming he'd twanged a something and it's gone back to where it should be. I'm keeping a close eye on him for any signs of arthritis or whatever though.
After the drama, life continues at its usual pace.
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Your pigs never fail to make me smile, clairey!
Glad to hear Stephen is doing better.
After much studying of Bobs photos, I have come to believe that Bobs' charm lies in the perfectly symmetrical white halo of fur about his black face.
Bobbins' white face bits do lead to confusion every so often thanks to the white stripe he also has on one hip. Only last night I fished him out from under the fiddlesticks, only to realise that it was his bum I was about to smooch.
There is a rescue near me (not Thistle) who seems to think that the meer thought of pairing two boars will cause every guinea pig within a two mile radius to fight. I've been given their contact details in case I need to find another pig to be Scribble's companion, with strict instructions to keep Scribble's existence a secret or to go in with a lot of evidence to suggest I want to keep them separate forever.
It's so nice to see Stephen and Bobbins getting on so brilliantly. I hope Stephen's little slip with his hind legs won't repeat itself.
I can't wait for after Scribble's neuter when he can finally join my flatmate's herd. It's probably the first time I have been planning an introduction in the future where I'm not afraid of doing the intro itself as we have enough space to just split the cage again if it doesn't work out.
It is pretty rubbish that in our neck you have to twist what you'll do with your murderous boars just to give them a chance at bonding with a resident boar!
This would have been a great photo if only he could have held that poop in a bit longer!
Meanwhile the search for Robert's eyes continues.