So, we had our friend Luc put up a dog run around the little outdoor pig house this week...
...a pig magically appeared in it!
Okay, not that magically...
Meet the pig formerly known as Rosie. I picked Rosie up from the OSPCA today. Why "formerly"?
Well, because when I got "Rosie" home, I realized Rosie had... man-bits.
SO did Dahlia, seen here setting up camp outside "Rosie's" enclosure!
Good thing I noticed that Rosie wasn't a girl! We are going to have him neutered before letting him frolic with the others. The last thing I need is seven pregnant pigs.
Jersey (left) and Dahlia (right) were both quite taken with the sexy new youngster!
Buttercup sauntered by too!
I first heard about Rosie in February. The manager of our shelter told me that a local police officer had found Rosie in a ditch (in February!!!), put "her" in his squad car, and called the shelter. He said he was brining in a pig, but the pig looked hungry, so he was stopping at Tim Hortons and getting it a cheese bagel first.
Is that not incredibly sweet?!
I told the manager that if she hadn't found Rosie a home by spring, we'd take her in.
So today we did! I picked her up at the shelter this morning. The minute I put the crate in the car, "she" promptly had the longest pee imagineable, followed by a large poop. As I was driving home with the windows rolled down, I turned a corner (carefully, I might add!) and the crate rolled over, pig and all.
Luckily, Rosie was fine and the towel I'd put in the crate had absorbed all the pee, so I don't need to get my car detailed tomorrow.
We'll see how soon we can get Rosie neutered. I'm getting the vet in to trim all the pigs hooves (they are atrociously long) and to vaccinate and deworm them all.
Everybody is pretty darn chunky after a winter spent lounging in the straw, eating and sleeping!
Ophelia enjoyed a nice scratch with a stick.
And a belly rub! Rosie is getting a new name. I will keep you posted.
Meanwhile, I think Redford is a little put out by all the new cats. He hopped my lap while I was sitting in the RTV, so we had a nice cuddle...
Such a handsome boy! I have to get him and bunch of other cats to the vet for exams and vaccines!
Buttercup is thrilled that winter is finally over.
But Redford won't let her drive the Kubota!