Rest in peace Simon. You are deeply missed.
Simon was a wonderful pig. One of the sweetest I have every had. I loved every single pig that has been here, but he was truly one of a kind.
I am going to check out some little ones today. I have always felt that giving another animal a loving home very soon after losing one, helps two ways. It helps me heal the hole in my heart, and it takes another animal from a shelter to make room for one that needs to come in. I know a lot of people have to wait, but having a new little face to love and focus on is so helpful. This guy is not to replace Simon. Simon is irreplaceable. But my other pig, Luke, is used to having a companion, so I want to get him a buddy sooner rather than later. He has never lived alone. He definitely seems a little lost, kind of looking for Simon.
- Supporter in 2023
I think you’re making a good decision to find a buddy for Luke and have a new pig to focus on. I did the same when I lost Lacey and it helped me move forward.
Take care of yourself.
I did go yesterday to a GP sanctuary (that was a trip), and got a buddy for Luke. At least I hope eventually they will pair up. But for the time being, at least they are in adjoining pens, so they can see and smell each other, but not touch yet. Gabe is a little 7ish month old boy. I have an appointment for a wellness check next month and will discuss neutering him. I just think that it will help with having Luke accept him. Simon had been fixed, and he was just do mellow with any pigs. Gabe is a cutie pie. And it is helping by having him in Simon's pen. It was killing me to see it empty. And now with my fosters leaving, I am doubly glad we went and got him. He is giving me something to focus on besides being sad. And I am so glad to get him out of the rescue. Wish I could have taken a couple more...................
- For the Love of Pigs
Yes. That's exactly how we feel. Rest well, sweet Simon.