Brian and I gave Toby a lot of snuggle time last night. He is a gentle, sensitive little guy. It was heartbreaking to see him going back to the spot where Otis had been laying Sunday night and yesterday Monday. He curled up under my chin and slept. I had forgotten what a good little lap piggie he can be.
This morning he was excited about breakfast, although still a little confused about things. Feeding time was always something of a ritual with Otis and Toby...they had their own little "feeding alert" formation: single file, Otis first and then Toby. No wheeking or bar-chewing, just standing at attention. It was cute.
I just hope he does okay.
If everything works out and we get the little Himi on Saturday that we're adopting from South Bend, I might try to pair him up with Toby (the original plan was for the new guy to be Josh's buddy). We'll just have to see how it goes.
Thanks again so much for the concern and support. It has meant a lot.
We got a nice sympathy card from the vet and her staff yesterday, which was also appreciated.
Toby seems a little lonely, and initial intros with Henry and Josh (separately, of course) haven't looked too promising. I have also noticed that Toby seems to be having some teeth trouble, so he'll be going to the vet next week for a dental exam...I can't see anything wrong with his incisors, so I want her to take a good look at his molars.
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God Speed Otis, please say hello to little Zachary for me too.
Maybe Toby will learn to like Henry and Josh (and the other way too). I hope they won't be to rough with him.
Before losing Otis, we were making plans to adopt a little Himi in Northern Indiana to be Josh's buddy. The timing just wasn't right, though -- we have been going through a series of things lately that have been a financial and emotional strain, and I thought it might make better sense to try to pair either Toby and Josh or Toby and Henry.
So far, though, intros haven't gone well -- Josh is an aggressive humper, which upsets Toby. And Henry is nippy and lunged at Toby the other night when I had them together on the sofa. Toby is such an extremely gentle, sensitive pig. I don't really know what I'm going to do.