Sorry guys, it was another nutty week and I wasn't posting or reading enough. I can't remember if I posted this already, but here's how you hypnotize a piglet...
Da belly rubz!!
We sadly lost our little runt piglet on Friday. He started panting a bit late Tuesday, so I had the "pig vet" come by on Weds. As I feared, it was pneumonia. The little guy got a shot of antibiotics and we were hopeful, but alas on Friday he started to fade. The vet suggested waiting a little longer as the antiobiotics take 3 - 5 days to work, but Runty passed on Friday night. Right as he died, a big thunderstorm erupted. It was quite amazing, like he had something to say right as he was going. We of course were already attached to him, our smallest piglet (little black fellow.)
Luckily the other six are fat and healthy and doing great, and going outside!
Ophelia and two girls, catching some rays.
Ophelia and her "mini-me"!
What a mess! But she was happy after digging in the dirt and straw. She is such a great pig.
And guess what my Mother's Day gift was? A cat! He showed up in our barn last night. SIGH. He's about 6 - 7 months old, a creamy orange tabby with beautiful bronze eyes. Very affectionate. I'm sure he was dumped. :( We are going to have to figure this out but I'll take him to the vet this week for neutering and vaccines. Right now he's still in residence in the barn, but he already comes when I call him. He needs a name. Pics to follow. Seriously, it NEVER ENDS AROUND HERE!!!
And finally, video!
PS: Ophelia's hooves need trimming but I'm going to wait until the piglets are a bit bigger before I inflict THAT trauma on her!!!