"Just look at my dewlap!"
"I'm pretty sure I could have a future in modelling."
"Me too! Me too!" *duck pout*
Bonus video of Graham realising he could smell Simon on the blanket: https://youtu.be/4e0c17dNlbo
I think Graham has decided he loves Simon even without meeting him. When he smells Simon on me, he snuffles, makes his 'happy chicken' noises then flops down on me. The happy chicken noises are saved for his very favourite things. Stephen used to prompt happy chicken. His nasty wooden house prompts happy chicken. It's like something about Simon reassures him. His bratty loud "OMG I'm so LONELY!" stuff has petered out to almost nothing, thank goodness.
Simon, meanwhile, is neither particularly excited nor alarmed by knowing Graham is around. Oh except when their duet across the room last night prompted Simon to bust out a popcorn. How things will go, I think, is pretty much in Simon's paws.
Robert joins in with the songs at mealtimes and quite enjoyed peeking at Simon earlier but that's as much involvement as he wants right now.
- Supporter in '16
I forgot all about Simon's impending arrival, shame on me. Then tonight I had to leave a dinner in a restaurant to rush home because I remembered! He is so, so beautiful. I love him, and I cannot wait for intros.
Roger that, Lynx. When I pinch and zoom the originals his whiskers aren't blurry so I think the pics are sharp enough. The top one needs cropping though thanks to my fat fingers as you'll see.
Alden, shhhh! It's not a success yet. I've done nothing! Simon is seriously just a very relaxed/confident pig. From day 1 he hasn't startled when I walk past the cage or lean in to touch him. Even Bobs and Graham get taken by surprise sometimes but Simon just looks at me and carries on with his life. It's like he's seen it all before. Maybe he knows he's bright orange and has accepted that if house eagles exist, he's done for no matter how he tries to hide.
Simon is the easiest to photograph pig ever.
Intros were going to happen tomorrow but it might be put off til Sunday. Bobs isn't having a good day today and how he is has a knock-on to any plans. It's been a couple of weeks since he had an off day. With any luck this will be the same and he'll bounce back soon. He's off his veggies but I presented him with a heap of corn husks and he's valiantly demolishing those. He's been eating hay too. If he's not feeling great I don't want to upset his world and swap the cages round just to suit the younger guys though.