One person lays on the couch and is trusted to scrunch eyes closed. The other player goes and selects one of the numerous pigs, and sets it on the person's chest. That person must feel and properly name pig correctly. Players take turns and a score is kept.
Of course some are easy to identify. Some are not. One of our matching pairs I could identify by springyness and odor. One boar was more muskier.
It was a lot of fun. Those were good times. Perhaps Ian would be up for it?
Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments, you have really helped. It's been hard again just lately.
No photographs, I'm afraid, just a little update.
Flo is going from strength to strength! She had a bath and fur trim yesterday and was pretty well behaved, not up to Fairy's standards but better than the wild Poppy and Posy! They are the cheekiest pair of pigs I've ever know! Pansy has a sore front leg formed dashing around too fast, then turning too sharply and hurting herself - she felt quite sorry for herself yesterday but seems almost back to normal today. She is still biggest, heaviest piggy! Pixie is her usual calm self, she is getting to be quite the cuddle-pig.
Life has been hectic, to say the least! I didn't ever imagine I wouldn't be posting regular photos and updates on GL but somehow that is what has happened. Ian's parents suddenly both became very infirm resulting in both ending up in hospital. They now need to be moved into a care home, something I never imagined happening! They are to live not too far from us, moving in next week, quite a huge change as they lived over near Blackpool (the other side of England to us) in the same house for 55 odd years! There has been A LOT to sort out and in the next week or two we have to get their house emptied ready to sell.
My right shoulder developed a bit of a pain similar to the left one (I had that tendon repaired about a year ago as now)! Anyway, I had a scan and discovered the tendon was only inflamed and not torn, phew! A steroid injection has helped reduce the inflammation and all seems well now!
Ian has been flat out at work so I've been doing a bit of the computer stuff to help out and then the village Flower and Produce Show took place a couple of weeks ago - more work because we took over the running of it last year!! It went well and we ended up raising a good sum for the Village Hall. Very tiring though!
Ian is up in Scotland for work this week, back tomorrow, so I've been on full piggy duties! I miss his helping hand!
And I am still missing Fairy, so much . . .
Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi! Sorry to have rambled on!!!