Continuing Life In The Pigpen

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:15 am


Aw! My one tip for you is to use much more light - diffuse light - which will help brighten the pics and make things crisper (low light levels can end up with slight blur).

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clairey

Post   » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:27 am


It's just luck how they happen. My flat is natural light-challenged and I don't have a garden.

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goosey1019

Post   » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:43 pm


I am so in love with Simon!

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clairey

Post   » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:31 pm


"That's understandable, I'm a lovable kind of guy."

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"Just look at my dewlap!"

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"I'm pretty sure I could have a future in modelling."

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"Me too! Me too!" *duck pout*

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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.

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snowflakey
E's Moriarity

Post   » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:34 pm


I can't wait to hear about how their meeting goes, once they get together!

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clairey

Post   » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:43 pm


My big worry is that I only have space for a 2x4 at the moment. That's tight for 2 young-ish boars and could tip the balance the wrong way. I only have floorspace for 2x7 maximmum. To give them bigger than 2x4 would mean moving Bobs to the bunny cage and I don't want to do that. Although that's where Simon is now, he's unlikely to have ever known bigger so I don't feel too bad. It'd feel like I was plonking Bobs in Shady Pines though.

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goosey1019

Post   » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:46 pm


Simon, you definitely have a future in modeling. Look at your shiny coat!

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:56 pm


Hey, more calendar possibilities! Are either the first or third Simon pics big and crisp? If so and if you're interested, I'd love a couple more pics to choose from!!

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AldenM1
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Post   » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:02 pm


Not to IN ANY Way denigrate Stephen's memory, but... I've TOLD you it was your water and not just his mojo. You have a way of relaxing pigs that's just uncanny.

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.

Erinspigs

Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:23 am


In the middle photo he appears to be doing his rabbit profile pose.

He is just too cute, those lips!!!

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clairey

Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:23 am


Goosey, his shiny coat is once more thanks to Gorgeous Guineas shampoo. It wasn't in bad nick when he got here, just felt a bit dusty, but the shampoo has brought out his shine.

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.

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pigjes
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Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:13 am


Great pics! Love the sniffing expedition.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:42 am


Your pics are great! I am pretty sure Simon will be a calendar guy!!

C Cole-Chakotay

Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:23 am


I love the dewlap picture!

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Armcavy

Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:32 am


Lips! Lips! I love the lips!

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clairey

Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:21 pm


:)

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.

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AldenM1
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Post   » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:40 pm


Wait who's getting introduced? I thought Simon was meant for graham?

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clairey

Post   » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:08 am


That's right. But if they get on it means Graham and Simon moving into the 'main' 2x4 that Bobs is in and Bobs would have to move next door to Graham's 2x3. I feel really guilty for some reason about moving Bobs.

Maddy_harper

Post   » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:12 am


I am sure you will do the best you can for your pigs. Its difficult not feeling guilty though. Pigs are very good at making you feel guilty i have found :)

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MildredM
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Post   » Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:20 am


Simon is absolutely gorgeous - and he knows it!

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