Luna has gotten a bee in her bonnet the past couple of days and I've been seeing her doing runs around the entire cage, front to back; usually when she does laps she just did them around the food dish with SleighBelle.
I found this video a few days ago (had to pull things off to reformat the computer, got some virus on facebook it seems), I'm sorry it's not exactly great quality. It made me smile though. Luna is still a baby here, but a fast growing one. If you turn the volume up around halfway in you'll hear them making happy squeaks.
Last night I had a very vivid dream that SleighBelle was back in spirit, and even in my dream I knew it was just her spirit, not her physical being. She was doing her "rooping laps" around a food dish and Luna was apparently watching her and popcorning with her. She couldn't see/hear me though, and I grazed my fingers across her fur through the bars, then either she faded away or I woke up, I don't really remember which. I'm honestly not sure how I feel about the subject of spirits or anything, but I like to think it was a sign that her soul was visiting me in my dreams(though the skeptic in me thinks that sounds a little silly). It reminded me of how much I miss her, but also made me smile at the same time, remembering how she used to do her little "roop roop roop" noises around her food dishes, she even did that just the day before she went downhill and spent most of her time sleeping next to Luna. But it did remind me that I gave her a good life, how spirited she was, and how being blind didn't get her down so much. Perhaps after tonight I can stop mourning.
I'm not religious, or spiritual, BUT, I eventually found peace with their passing through my dreams - they turned from being unreal and frightening to being very real, and comforting - in my mind, they saw/knew how hard it was and 'visited' me, just for a moment, to comfort me and let me know they were ok. Honestly, sometimes I'd wake and have to take a moment to realise that it had been a dream, it was that real.
Without pushing any beliefs etc, I do honestly think that if you've been blessed with the dream that you've had you should cherish it, and take it as her message to you that she's ok over at the bridge, and that she has come to you to show you that in order to comfort you.
I hope you do find comfort and strength from that dream Cinnabuns mom, your words suggest that you have, and I just wanted to write to let you know that it IS possible, it DOES happen, and they ARE with us xxx
In about a week, assuming something crazy doesn't happen like the vehicle breaking down (extremely unlikely) we'll be going down to Lisa's rescue. This is the young non dominant female we've got her holding. I'm really excited to see Lisa again, and of course all the wheekers. I'll try to remember vegetables this time since last time we forgot to give her the bag of vegetables we were given when we piggy trained a pair of sows to Lisa's rescue.
In the mean time, here are a few recent pictures.
My mother holding our oldest cavy resident, Cinnabun.
"Does that flash mean greens?" James is getting less camera shy.
"I didn't make this mess while you were asleep, I swear. Okay, maybe I did, but I'm too cute to get too frustrated with."
Well, I just saw her eating some organic green leaf with Luna and trying to steal a peice from Luna's mouth, so maybe she's not petrified now at least. She shares a lot of looks with Luna, I won't be surprised if they look a lot a like when this little one grows up.
Yay, she took some green leaf lettuce from my hand through the grids and squeaked at me afterwords. I saw her do one popcorn, and she's eating hay with Luna. I want to give her a few days to settle in before handling her (unless necessary obviously) and taking any pictures. She is quite small but not as tiny as Luna (but then she should be around 8 - 10 weeks, I think? She was about three weeks upon arrival at the rescue). Lisa informed me that someone's dog found her in the woods all by herself (the person looked for others, but found none), who could do such an awful thing, abandon a baby domestic animal in the wild like that? I'm just glad they found her and took her to Lisa's rescue. She's amazingly social (I thought she'd be skittish, Luna was a skittish little baby unless being held with SleighBelle), she squeaked happily as I petted her rosettes in Lisa's pig room. Then tried to eat my palms and finger tips (I guess the hand soap I used earlier on in the day smelled good).
- Supporter in '13
Luna is a good girl, very gentle. The worse she's ever done is mounted SleighBelle when she (Luna) was in heat, but she rarely ever did that, and stopped when SleighBelle rumbled at her and shook her butt. She is very curious about the baby though and is following her all over, but the baby seems to be handling that well.
My fiance named the baby Lux (no offense Lisa, he wanted a theme to go with Luna's name), which translates from Latin to English as "Light".
"Better reach as far as I can, the best hay strands are always the farthest away."
"Um, Phantom? What happened to all the hay that was here?"