Milkyway - From Hell to Here aka Mikly & Friends

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MildredM
The-Fairy-in-my-Heart

Post   » Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:33 pm


I've really loved seeng your photos, Tex :) Your guineas look very happy with life!

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TexCavy

Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:43 pm


Thanks y'all. They really are happy little pigs. Except when I am late with dinner. lol

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AldenM1
Supporter in '16

Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:22 pm


They look like it's going super-well. And you have such creative hideys for them!

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MildredM
The-Fairy-in-my-Heart

Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:03 pm


Yes, very secure hideys, Alden!1. They probably even have padlocks on them to keep out those sneaky guinea thieves :)

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GP_mum
Supporter in '13

Post   » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:22 pm


Roden seems to have made himself right at home. Yah for having friends.

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TexCavy

Post   » Tue May 13, 2014 7:33 pm


I know I don't share enough of my piggy pics here. If you ever want more pics of my herd and are on facebook its the way to go. I post them there more because it is just one step and to post here it is many. Lazy me. Anyway Roden is in this picture contest. If you wish to help out by voting for him and are on Facebook, go here https://www.facebook.com/666257336734799/photos/a.8750895525 ... pe=1&theater and click like to vote. Also You may enter your own piggy pics in the contest by messaging them to Kevin the Cavy with the pig's name.
The pic of my Roden:

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And if you wish to enter your pig Kevin the cavy's main page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-the-Cavy/666257336734799

Have fun piggy pals.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Tue May 13, 2014 8:18 pm


OK, he got my vote!

Crazy4me

Post   » Tue May 13, 2014 9:18 pm


He also got my vote!

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TexCavy

Post   » Thu May 15, 2014 5:57 pm


Thanks, y'all. I went through all almost 200 entries so far and voted for a bunch of adorable pics that stood out from the rest. But all pigs are so adorable! The contest goes till the end of the month if anyone else wants to send in pics to Kevin the Cavy.

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skinnypigs1
Supporter in '12

Post   » Sun May 18, 2014 8:58 pm


I clicked like! Adorable picture.

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TexCavy

Post   » Fri May 23, 2014 3:28 am


Thanks. Still time to vote or enter your own pigs.
Contest is on till the 31st.
If anything, like it on facebook if you have FB, he posts great piggy stuff.

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linshad02
Supporter in '13

Post   » Fri May 23, 2014 9:14 pm


He got my vote. :)

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TexCavy

Post   » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:05 pm


A MEMORIAL and an INTRODUCTION.
The Bad news then the good.

Ruby was about 5 weeks old when she came home from the rescue with her two adopted sisters. Ruby is below on the right.

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She was always a very sweet gal. Very athletic in cage jumping from one level to the next across hayracks and pigs etc. She was the sentry pig, alerting us to munchie time even in the middle of night if she saw me walk by the room. She also chirped. Click on sound cloud link below to hear, she is quiet at first but gets louder about 30 seconds into it.
https://soundcloud.com/texcavy/ruby-chirping

She had a habit cleaning other pigs faces and eyes though it was not always welcome attention. She was a petite girl her whole life though and no pig ever got after her much. She was like the baby of the herd.
She was always a sweet cuddly lap pig, giving daddy many kisses and jumping into my hands from him to me when time to go home for veggies.

A year ago she had a huge urethral stone removed and recovered well. More recently she had a huge aggressively growing cancerous lump removed. She did not recover well from this. We lost her about a month ago to her cancer. She was a dear sweet piggy and will be greatly missed. May she popcorn free now and make the Rainbow at the bridge another pig brighter.

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Now I will begin work on a post announcing the good news.

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TexCavy

Post   » Sun Oct 05, 2014 2:59 pm


After Ruby passed I knew the herd still needed a third gal piggy. I began looking immediately because I didn't want anypig mourning long. I had a few hopefuls of really needy pigs and then things fell through on each of them. Then one just an hour away showed up on Craig'slist. This one turned out to have been well cared for. However it seemed her 12 year old owner was facing an illness and needed a good home for her beloved little baby piggy. She found one. And I am sure this is the right piggy for our home.

Previously Jelly Bean, now named after an exotic Hibiscus liquer from Mexico, Her name is Xaica, pronounced like "Shy-cuh" rhymes with American pronunciation of Micah. She is young. They estimated 8 to 10 months but lookit her, she may be younger and that food bowl is far smaller than most. She sure is a hyper little gal too.

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She had a tiff with Tika.
I translated it to human from guinea pig for your convenience:

Tika - Don't touch me.
Xaica - I can touch you right?
Tika - I SAID. DON'T. TOUCH. ME.
Xaica - Can I touch you here?
Tika - no
Xaica - Can I touch you here?
Tika - No.
Xaica - How about here?
Tika - NO!
Xaica - But what about---
Tika - N!!! - O!!! NO! (then Tika chases Xaica away down the ramp or whatever.)
Eventually Xaica got the message, Tika doesn't like to be touched by other pigs.

Tika with a bit of Xaica fur in her mouth.

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Do not worry, I am experienced with intros and have even had a case of severe domestic violence between a betrothed couple. (boar was neutered) I am prepared for and am monitoring the transition of Xaica into the herd. One positive, they have not been this lively in some time. Tika is the only one who had any issues and hopefully this will all be worked out in no time.

One more adorable Xaica picture for now.
Actually it was breath she was sticking her nose up about. heheh

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:04 pm


Some great pictures, TexCavy! I like your stories.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:45 pm


So cute! Who is your big orange fatty? I love the picture of biggie and little-ie next to each other.

Crazy4me

Post   » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:47 pm


I think that is Roden, snowflakey.

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TexCavy

Post   » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:26 am


Yes, Orange biggie is Roden. :)
Thanks, glad y'all like. Sorry I messed up Ruby's pics by posting one twice and leaving something or other out. OOPS.

This is Roden during floortime. I was on the floor on my belly propped up on elbows and he walked right over and used my arm as a pillow. heheh

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:34 am


He is fabulous! I lurves him.

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tashab

Post   » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:51 pm


Look at his dewlap! He looks like a lovely chub

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