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He’s overly joyed because his arthritis supplements kicked in, and his human mom saved yet another day!
I knew that the moment would come that he would decide that the meds were working, so he needed no more of that icky stuff, lol. He flew into a hidey and instantly pretended to sleep!!!!! I warned Binky that it was time for his meds. He knows that we never pick him up whilst he is asleep! I said "Binky, don't fool me, you are not asleep!". So, he opened his eyes and sighed when I picked him up! Cheeky devil!!!!!!! I had to laugh so hard!
Binky had me in stitches again a few days later!
I always say bye-bye to Binky when I go to sleep, and add a hand movement with my arm stretched up high, clapping the 4 fingers up and down twice.
I was just about to go to bed, and he softly wheeked at me. So, I looked at him, he saw that, and he waved at me, trying to mimic the same bye-bye movement as I do. Leaning on his one front paw, sticking the other above his head and bending his toes twice. Seriously.
I could not believe what I saw and could not stop laughing, but it surely was rewarded with an extra treat!
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We had a massive storm here in June, which sounded like a mini tornado. We never heard anything like that before. The noise was deafening and Binky was as scared, as we were. That scare resulted in an outbreak of mites, which can lay dormant in pigs for years. So, I ordered a treatment instantly when I noticed the first signs, which was a flaky skin and one bite mark on his back. The treatment was delivered within less than a day.
I told Binky upfront that I would get rid of the crawlies, as soon as I spotted it. He listened. He had no clue, but as he tilted his head when I said the same thing several times when I grabbed him for his meds and a kiss, he listened well enough to realize that something was up. I repeated it before and after when he got the treatment, which has a distinct smell.
When I treated pigs against mites in the past, they were angry at me for days. Binky is the first to be the opposite. He scratched, scratched, ran around, drank water, ate, just anything to keep his mind of the itch in between scratching. This started within 10 minutes of administering the treatment, and had stopped the next morning. So, a treatment works FAST, first time I had a clue about that. Grabbing him for his meds the next morning, he gestured to want to lay in my neck, so I let him. He smiled at me, snuggled so close, and gave me a kiss. I think I made a new best friend.
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I will have to switch to another account to upload pics. Look what they did to all my pics at Photobucket, sigh. And they ask me to pay for it.
Yesterday, day 7 after the first mites treatment, Binky complained and showed us both this morning 3 times that he has an itch again, with a worried look on his face. He waits till we look at him after whimpering, then scratches, and looks at us again, repeat 3 times. That sure was clear to us, lol. Told him: "Later, I will kill the crawlies!" 3 times. It had to be done at midday, no sooner. He got it, he went to eat. He's the first pig I ever had in over 50 years who overcame his instinct to hide a medical problem, as he has done before, which no pig ever did. He's so smart!!