Misadventures of Max (and others)

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:58 pm


Thanks for the tips!

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:54 am


This is definately a "misadventure", but I'm not sure what exactly transpired.

I went to see the boys for dinner and discovered everything was in shambles. Half the cage was on the floor (?!), Gopher was in the wrong pen, one of their brick steps was pushed off, Red had a gash on his nose and was limping. Because he's still putting weight on it I think it's just a sprain, but I'm keeping an eye on Hopalong. He completely freaked out when I tried to inspect him and I didn't want to make it worse. I was able to tell it's not swollen or gashed and he seems to be a little better this morning.

I put everyone back where they belong, put in a divider to keep Red from running around too much, and reinforced the divider between Gopher and the other guys.

I'm really not sure what happened, but they all look guilty.

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snowflakey
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Post   » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:33 am


Teenage boys. They were probably in the liquor cabinet.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:49 am


I'd love to blame it on the alcohol, but they're all over 2 yrs old and don't have thumbs.

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1aicha
Ze French Piggies

Post   » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:00 pm


They had an open-house party while you were gone....:)

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JaneDoe

Post   » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:28 am


Hope Hopalong is better. Any suspects?

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:46 pm


He's still hobbling around. His inability to run fast makes him a prime target for enforced human love. Mwahahahaha.

The suspect is the usual one - Gopher. I have to wonder if he had help from Neal, who knows how to shove the block of wood (and did, in fact, to bother Steve before he and Steve were cagemates). Neal isn't talking. He's still basking in the glow of a friend gushing about how pretty he is (she used to have a white rat, so PEWs don't bother her).

Tammy

Post   » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:09 pm


*sigh* Humans just love to take advantage to love and snuggle. Poor pig!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:33 pm


Neal is pretty. How many pigs are there who look like him?

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RavenShade
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Post   » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:20 am


Enough, I'm sure. All his littermates were PEW abbys, too.

cutemomomi
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Post   » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:50 pm


How are all the suspects doing today? :p
Is the gash and foot looking better?

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JaneDoe

Post   » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:21 pm


Wow. Wonder if Neal's sibs all grew to be his size.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:48 am


Nose looks fine. Red is doing well enough to elude me, and seems to be hopping far less. He's seriously enjoying the cuddle cup Winde made them.

I don't know if Neal's sisters got that big. Kind of doubt it.

Last night Gopher helped me do laundry (by hiding in it) and spent some time on the couch with me and Mr. RS. It was funny, he didn't want much to do with me. He kept going over to Mr. RS and laying against Mr.'s arm. No respect for the one that feeds him!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:28 am


Funny!

Has he forgiven you for calling him stupid?

A family of PEW abbies would be pretty. Especially if they all weighed three and a half pounds.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:04 pm


The Boys Do a Good Deed

They were featured on GuineaPinny's blog. They (and I) hope that the stories help people consider rescuing a pig instead of breeding or buying.

There are misconceptions that boars will never get along, or if they do, they have to be siblings and not have been bred. Steve and probably Jules (we're not sure if the other pigs were his siblings or children) were bred and both of them ended up being terrific pigs that got along after being introduced as adults.

The picture of the six pigs made me smile. My bookends are gone (sniff), but the other four are still here, even if Gopher and Red can't agree to disagree.

Neal lurks in his pigloo and turtles around in it as much as he can. He's such a dork. It helps to not have Gus on the roof (Mr. and I think it looks like Snoopy vulturing). Daft pig SLEEPS up there.

Red loves soft things. The bed Winde made them is a favorite. If I stand to the side and they know I'm not going to pick them up, I can pet Gus and Red as much as I like, and all they do is squint at me.

Gopher has not learned anything. He still tries to tell me that nnooooo, he will be nice to his brother and not try to eat his face. He lies. He also seems to think that Red will not retaliate said face eating (or other behavior, for that matter). Red does not lie. Red admits he will fight back. Gopher and Red only visit under supervision.

Don't breed or buy. You might miss out on some really wonderful pigs just waiting for a new home.

Happy Halloween!

cutemomomi
Obey My Authority

Post   » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:04 pm


Woohoo, and now they are celebrities, and for such a good cause. :)

Each of your babies is such a character with his own quicks and personalities.

Wonder RS, thank you for reminding is why do we opt to adopt these little guys in the first place.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:47 pm


May you live in interesting times!

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RavenShade
Thanks for the Memories

Post   » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:40 pm


Aw, thanks. As much as Gopher is a stupidhead and Neal is a grump and Red thinks I'm going to eat him and Gus only cares that I bring him food, I do enjoy the little guys.

Although I'm not sure I want that fortune, Jane! My times are interesting enough already!

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JaneDoe

Post   » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:48 pm


It sounds as though Gopher really has not learned anything.

>Sigh<

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RavenShade
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Post   » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:59 pm


He's learned things. Just not the right things.

He's learned he can lurk on his pigloo same as the house he fell off of. He's learned that he can hassle his brothers next door. He's learned that he can turtle around in his pigloo. He even learned that if he's enough of a jerk, he can get into the other pen (and knock everything over in the process).

I learned after that one, too. I made him a sturdier pen with more zip ties.

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