Misadventures of Max (and others)

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:23 pm


The boys are still being themselves. Fang/Junior is more interested than she used to be, but for now she can only play with her toy guinea pig. I don't trust her not to try to bite the real ones.

I just realized it's been almost three years since Steve passed away. Wow. It doesn't feel that long.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:15 am


Fang. And you say I'm a very strange person :)

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RavenShade
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Post   » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:27 am


What? If the bite-mark fits...

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JaneDoe

Post   » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:58 pm


I have recently reconnected with a family friend through Facebook who posted about her "baby," who is now 33 years old. I wrote "he was such a cute baby."

Reminds me of Gopher.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:16 am


When arranging the fridge for Good Cat's medication, I came across an old bottle of pain meds for Steve. I put it back in there because while it's expired, I just wanted to mull some thoughts for a while before I threw it out.

I miss Steve and Jules. And Max. My current pigs are not nearly so cuddly and snuggly, although they do have their pros. I wish for Junior's sake that we had snugglier pigs. She wants to pet them, but they just run away.

We are status quo. Neal still needs a bath sometimes. Still lurks in the pigloo until he's convinced there's something worth coming out for. Gopher still lies about wanting to eat Red. Red still says he will eat Gopher. Gus just wants to eat.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:09 am


I felt the same way when I cleaned out the fridge -- found what I think was some Meloxicam -- can't remember for which pig.

This pic of the Pisner quintuplets was in "Newsweek" a couple weeks ago. When they were about a year old they had a pic taken in the bathtub. Here they are now: http://www.newsweek.com/id/201839

Reminds me of the little savages in the cuddle cup.

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CavyCastle
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Post   » Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:08 pm


I just took the whole morning to go back and read all 9 pages. Wow, I knew you were an incredible mommy (of a variety of creatures) and that you told a wonderful tale, but now I am in complete awe. Not to mention your great names!

Thank you for letting a humble padewan learn from the greats.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:43 pm


I forget. Why does Neal need a bath? Because of his personal hygiene?

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RavenShade
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Post   » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:30 am


Yes. He's always been a little slacking on his grooming.

cutemomomi
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Post   » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:26 pm


Gopher still lies about wanting to eat Red. Red still says he will eat Gopher. Gus just wants to eat.
If this ain't a dysfunctional family, I no know what is! :p

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RavenShade
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Post   » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:22 pm


As Neil Gaiman put it, that's just a family.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:06 am


And then there were two....

I let Neal McNeal of the Clan McNeal go on Saturday, October 17, 2009, just after his 6th birthday. He had not been doing well and although he seemed to rally a little, I did not think his quality of life was very good.

I had brought Manfred (Red) to the vet that day, too, because he was circling and not walking right. We thought it was a bacterial ear infection.

Sunday morning, Red was unable to stand at all, and had trouble swallowing his Critical Care. He also seemed to be having seizures. I held him and fed him for several hours that morning, and then Mr. RS fed him twice before I came home that night. Sometime between the 6:30 PM feeding and when I checked on him at 9 when I got home he passed away.

Neal and Red were buried together.

I'm just kind of numb.

I still have two of the "Red Brothers" (Red, Light Red, and Agouti Red - aka Red, Gus and Gopher).

If Gus and Gopher remain well, I'm going to try a reintroduction. Gus is laid back and will probably let Gopher run the pen, which is Gopher's big desire.

They are the last of their immediate family.

I hope they stay well for a long time.

It's been a rough weekend.

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Fossil Barb

Post   » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:38 pm


Good bye precious piggies. So sorry for your loss.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:24 am


I'm sorry.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:46 am


Two Gs

Last night I put Gus and Gopher in the same pen. I was worried about Gus because he seemed a little listless, but I think it was just being alone in the pet taxi. He went from being in a trio to being alone in a weekend. He perked up immediately when I put him with his brother.

Gopher rumbled and chased Gus. Gus went for the food, water and Gopher's pigloo.

This morning, they were each in pigloos. Gus had Gopher's and Gopher had the one I'd moved (and cleaned) from the other pen.

It was good to see them together again. It was good to be greeted and not need to fish anybody out, prop anybody up or handfeed anybody.

In some ways, the introduction reminded me of Steve and Jules. Jules just wanted food and sleep and while Steve wanted to assert himself, it wasn't much of an event.

Live long and prosper, guys.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:45 am


Glad to hear it went well.

They need each other.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:09 am


Sounds as if it's working out. I hope they spend a good long time together.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:33 am


I think so, too.

So far so good. They both have the same sort of floppy ears their "cousin" (similar age, maybe a bit older) has so maybe they've escaped some of the bad genetics.

I do think it's funny that Gus stole Gopher's pigloo and Gopher got stuck with Gus' old pigloo. If Gopher tries to follow Gus into the pigloo, he's met with a smack on the nose. He's "in charge" but only because Gus lets him think he is/doesn't care. Food is a higher priority than fighting for Gus. Gopher is not a bad pig, really. Just misunderstood.

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JaneDoe

Post   » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:13 am


They crack me up. I look at the pics of them in the cuddle cup when I need a reason to smile. That and the anti-floor time. Jules on the cat perch is funny, too.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:05 am


Gus talks to himself when he eats. Munchmunchburbleburblemunchburbleburble

He's also wheeking again. He was very quiet for a few days. I'm glad to hear he found his voice.

Gopher seems happy with a pal. No more bar chewing. I always felt a little bad about making him be a neighbor but given the dynamics....

Yeah, the antifloor time. Neal never did like floor time. And Jules....one of a kind pig.

Junior has become very jealous. She keeps trying to sit on the pigs when I have them in my lap. Kind of reminds me of Bad Cat. She'll pet them nicely and then be like, "Okay, you go now. This is my lap."

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