Who's a floozy?
Why is she a floozy? Because today, having just returned from Sri Lanka (and still not over the jet lag), I realized that my pig got really fat while I was away. And developed an udder. And huge teats. And then I put all that together...
Yes, Ophelia is with child. Or children. Not only that, according to my former pig-farming friend Eugene, she's going to drop those babies pretty darn soon. So we have to get her pen all set up with a farrow box and heat lamp and whatever else she needs. I am doing crash course on pig-birthing!
Here she was a few weeks ago...
Compare the back end above to...
THIS. I saw this today and that's when I knew. She didn't have an UDDER when we left on our vacation!
And she is LOVING the belly rubs more than ever ...
See? A couple of weeks ago, she was practically dainty...
And now, she is not.
The shelter didn't know she was preggars. They don't even have a real mandate to look after farm animals, but no one else is doing it, so they do their best for find homes for these critters. A pig's gestation period is around 116 days, so our floozy Ophelia was well knocked-up before she landed here.
I am IMMENSELY grateful she didn't give birth while I was away! The farm-sitter would have LOVED that.
So yeah, I was going to post more Sri Lanka trip photos today, but somehow the pregnant pig seemed like a more pressing subject. :)