Moving Right Along: Snickerspants Part 6

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pigjes
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Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:45 am


What a great heartwarming story!

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MildredM
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Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:52 am


Aww! She is gorgeous :) I am so pleased - what a beautiful herd you have! Happy New Home, Claudia . . . !

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rshevin

Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:01 am


Congrats Alden and Snickers on the new resident. She's adorable, as always!

So, does she know about the hair stylist thing yet? :P

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:06 am


C C is beautiful! I'm so glad she's working out with Snickers. She's probably already figured she now lives the good life!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:10 am


If she will HOLD STILL, we won't have a problem, will we? :)

I cut GeorgeBailey's ear on Saturday because he was thrashing so much during a trim. I didn't notice until I looked down and realized I looked like I'd just murdered somebody. Soooo much blood. At least all Albert suffers is a choppy haircut!

Albert is having particularly wet, soft poops -- last night it definitely crossed the line into diarrhea, but today was back to blobs. So he's off to the vet tomorrow. (I'll pack CC along with to see if we can get a small-head diagnosis yet.)

Anyway, the heartwarming part of this story is that I separated the two halves of Team Snowflake last night so that Albert could keep his poops to himself. I didn't think this would be a particular problem because Albert and Cookie ignore each other 99.99% of the time -- I just told STF yesterday that of all my pigs I could see Albert being a solo guy with no need for a roommate. And indeed I don't know *why* he had a burning need to be on Cookie's half of the cage, but he sure did. He chewed the divider all. night. long. I wasn't awake enough to think to remove it, but my sleep was not at all restful.

Speaking of which, I'm also pretty sure there was chirping at some point last night -- louder than usual, and it stopped as SOON as I moved, like the instant I moved, which makes me wonder if it was CC instead of Cookie. Or maybe it was Cookie upset about new pig smells and missing Albert and his poops. She was rooting around the divider this morning trying to get over to him.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:12 am


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minismama

Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:41 am


Dual cozy cup folding skills. Not bad.

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linshad02
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Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:48 pm


She's a pretty girl. Looks a little plump. As the proud slave to a Silkie, I know that if you take away the pretty flowing locks, they are teeny like #NakedAlbert.
I had to hashtag to keep some of his dignity in place.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:26 pm


Well, she's teeny because she's young, too. And because I haven't had time to fatten her up...

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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:49 am


I'll tell y'all, I don't know nothin' bout birthin' babies, but if this piglet isn't in the family way then she is the pear-shape-iest pig ever. It's weird picking her up, it's like the center of her gravity is different from all my other pigs.

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And oh my goodness is she SOFT. I'm so used to crinkly, frizzy, and spiky pigs that until today I would have told you Cookie was soft. But what Cookie is is smooth. This pig is SOFT. I can't wait until she feels comfortable letting me pet her more.

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clairey

Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:35 am


Oh look at her.

So has Snickers tested her temperament or did he learn all he had to from the green pepper incident?

I don't want to wish that she is in the family way but if she is, I can't even imagine how cute her offspring will be. I saw what must be her male relatives on AMGPR's Facebook. In the event she is, thank goodness for your pigcam.

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linshad02
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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:03 am


There's a super soft spot of hair near the side belly, under the first layer of hair that I love to pet on Alice. Also the belly, near the girl bits area tends to be like baby hair because I shave that area.
Good luck finding out if she has small head disease.

slavetofuzzy
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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:18 am


We may have to talk Alden into setting up a live pigcam if she is pregnant, and when she gets close! Snicky will be a good nanny boar.

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Hunybee

Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:48 am


My male sheltie Nikka was pear shaped, while Jasper is long and lean. Hopefully she doesn't have small head disease, but if she does, I think you'll do fine.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:04 am


The pigcam is always live, but we will definitely figure out a way to make it public if that happens!

And Snickers is being a little feisty. When I got up this morning he was chasing her around the cage and she was half-whining at him. But she didn't seem that upset. And when he noticed I was awake and came running over for potential snacks, she did too, and stood just behind him.

Both CC and the Butterbeanus Alberticus went in to the vet today. Because they're going to be there all day I had them in the transport cages instead of the tiny carriers, and my car just barely can hold two transport cages side-by-side if I angle them a little. About 15 minutes into the ride my car was suddenly flooded with loud, fairly aggressive squeaking. I looked over my shoulder and found them each standing on their hind legs, nose to nose, squeaking like crazy at each other. I'm not sure exactly what they were saying -- knowing Snowflake, he probably said something rude, and CC was probably being outraged. But it was pretty cute. And now CC has met Albert.

She had also vanished by the time we got to the vet. Apparently she has already mastered apparating...

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serelixyue

Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:47 am


Yes yes! I know just what you mean. Snoopy is all frizzy, Flubby is just like Cookie, she's a cuddler but there just isn't enough softness....her fur is too smooth, and can't really run my fingers through it, because it's so flatly pressed to her body. But when I cuddle Minipuff or or even Pom Pom, it's a palmful of soft, soft hair. Just makes the whole experience so much more....cuddly. Ugh, my vocabulary is so limited.

Look what I did in my study break!
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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:59 am


ZOMG look at the picture of teeny-tiny baby Snickers!! :)

I remember when I got Snickers, I thought I was getting a baby -- I knew he was a couple of months old and I didn't really know what that meant, size-wise. When I first saw him, there in the parking lot of the Big Chicken, I was kind of disappointed that he was already full-grown. But now I look at pictures of him from back then and he just looks so babyish and adorable and SQUEE to me.

I'm going to be a MESS with actual babies, should that occur!

Anyway, buckle your seatbelts, here are some pictures.

"Let's be honest. It doesn't matter how gross my poop is or how often you've had to wash my feet. The adorable is too much for you to handle."
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"Yeah, I trashed the cage on the drive up. You think because I'm small I don't know how to work around binder clips?"
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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:03 pm


Well, we have an official diagnosis. Dr. A is mildly worried about Albert and is putting him on SMZ, decreasing his benazepril dose (because of his decreased weight), and requiring a recheck in a week or two. She also wants him on a teeny-tiny serving of pellets daily because he really is dreadfully skinny, even adjusting for the optical illusion that is his terrible haircut.

...oh, it wasn't Albert's diagnosis we were all waiting for?

As for CC, we have a definite confirmation of the dreaded Small-Head Disease. At least two little parasites are lurking within. Dr. A is worried mostly about the malnutrition all three little piggies have experienced -- she thinks CC may be even younger than 6 months and can't tell how the cat-food diet would have affected babies. But they have spinal cords, skulls, and beating hearts. So far so good!

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clairey

Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:18 pm


Poor little Albert. Hopefully the re-jigging of his meds will put him back on track.

At least you hopefully have a few weeks to get lots of good calcium rich (won't that be novel?) food into CC to give her and the babies the best chance.

CavyHeart

Post   » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:40 pm


Oh, Albert, please hang in there and get better soon! My Texel boy, Hallelujah (more commonly known as Tribble) sends his regards. He also sends his sympathies for bad hairdos after spending the first part of his life with a piggy who was the most, um, dedicated barber I've ever seen. Things have been rearranged and the locks are growing back, though, so there's hope!

Also, my best wishes for C. C. and the impending mini-me pigs! I hope you can keep them!

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