*It's floor time rather than free range time for Simon because, despite Graham jumping out and in right in front of him, he can't work out how the cage opening works. It's no bigger a jump than into their big kitchen tray so it's not that he can't. I suppose it's easier to wheek sadly and look lost and wait for the staff to pick you up and plop you where you want to be.
Now that Graham has his free range time again, the Important Opinions are back. :) He's now being less snippy with both me and Simon. He just seems to need more stimulation than the average pig. When he's bored he gets frustrated at the world.
That's not to say it's all sunshine - he and Graham bicker a lot more than I'd like. It must look and sound worse than it is though because no one has been injured. I'm going to be honest, I was never sure if serene Stephen would be able to handle living with Graham full-time. Graham is a lot of pig and he's boisterous. So Simon is a bit of a saint for not losing his temper with him or being intimidated by him.
But Graham would still very much like Simon to groom his ears, please.
"Hmm, I'll think about it."
He's just long and tall and broad all at once. He can easily get his whole head over the grids when he's begging. In fact, there's nothing really to stop him getting over and out if he wanted. Hence I keep cushions stuffed 24/7 in furniture gaps where naughty pigs could cause trouble, just in case.
- LS in AK
- Upside-down & Backwards
You are wise with the cushion-stuffing. My pigs have never hesitated to launch themselves off of things. Never heard of look before you leap, I suppose (more like they have no concept of falling, being built to trot along so close to the ground all the time.)
Sending internet tribute to his lordship, Sir Simon, and nose rubs to Mister Graham (I just want to run my finger right up that white stripe on his face!)