- Ze French Piggies
My sweet caramel has now her body covered with new fur, short but there!!! Everyone is now going back to looking normal and scratching is a thing of the past. Once in a while but I guess this is just normal right?
I wish this to nobody: this whole thing took me tons of energy....
not to mention the poor piggies being sick !!
- Obey My Authority
I know it has been a long and frustrating battle, but you did really good. :)
Again, I am so sorry about Meisie, but please know you did your very best in helping and fighting for her.
- Ze French Piggies
This ordeal taught me to be very careful when a new piggy is in : cross contamination , even if the newbie is in quarantine is very possible. I learned the hard way. Change clothes, wash hands, disinfect everything. That is a routine I will not soon forget.
I am happy that the 6 others just climbed back into life. They do have a new Hierarchy order:
Caramel: alpha piggy. The charm in person. Don't mess with the Queen of everything though...
Vanille: the "courtisane" : Caramel and her are like twin sisters, always together. She is the best kisser of all piggies:)
Nougat: the bully : not sure she earned her place yet so she brags a lot and bumps into cavy people a lot.
Charlotte: watching Nougat closely ( that piggy is a pest she seems to think)and caring for her own hair...She would be the girl in school with make-up and cool hair style;)
Booboo: the most laid back girl in the gang. her motto would be * Whatever, ok!* She lives to eat and nap:)
Neige: white as snow, pure as the newborn..and a scaredy cat ( pig?) At the bottom of the ranking and knowing her place. Always run if we want to pet her. But snuggles close to us at lap time:)
Oh! And last but not least, lisam, I owe you an apology. I was very stressed at that time. It doesn't excuse but maybe it will help understand? Please forgive me.
I just lost a piggy (named Piggy) to pneumonia, then had a second piggy get an abscess on her face (removed), then have a third get ringworm (possibly - still waiting for the test results). Don't know the origin of any of it, but I just had a light bulb go off about their sweet little wooden houses.
I painted two houses with water based, non toxic paint, to look like little Hawaiian villas... I was so proud and happy to see my little piggies enjoying their homes - thinking, "What a cool mom I am!" :-)
Now I'm thinking, even though I clean the cage thouroughly every week, I never touch the wooden houses - and they could be harvesting all sorts of bad stuff. They "look" fine, but who knows what's really going on in the wood. I can't really wipe wood down, so I just leave them be.
To be safe, they're going to be outside planters, now, and I'm switching to the standard plastic igloos. Won't be as cute, but let's hope I have to visit the vet less often...