The Flying Scots-Man

Our Scotman has arrived on a plane and now we have a full complement of workers. 

Last night he and the girls all went for a walk after dinner – I think they are going to get along just fine. 

Wai the rescue potbelly pig refused to let Alissa cover him while I was away at the airport, snapping like a turtle at her.  These flat one dimensional images do not do justice to the sheer bloodymindedness of this pig. The wounds you are seeing are indented into his body. Some between a 1/4 and a 1/2 inch deep. I can feel his joints under my fingers.  When the skin is healed he will have extraordinary scars. All my workers visibly blanch and swallow when they see him. His survival is astounding.  All that healing and still has time to be an ordinary fussy bad tempered wee pig. Love it!! 

I think he has made friends with Tima too which is amazing. Tima is not known for her good nature or kindness to animals.

After giving me a full week of perfect weather the forecast now shows a chance of rain every day until Sunday. And I have cut all the hayfields. And I need one more day of drying. Just ONE MORE DAY!

Fingers crossed.

I hope you have a lovely day. Me too!!

Love celi

Weather. I guess this is the variable part of yesterday’s forecast.

Wednesday 07/19 50% / 0.04 in
Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  High 88F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

Wednesday Night 07/19 20% / 0 in
Mainly clear skies. Low 73F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.



44 Comments on “The Flying Scots-Man

  1. It probably takes Wai a few weeks to trust a new human – I noticed how talkative he is in the Instagram video. It’s good to hear that Tima is being kind to him 🙂

  2. Part of the variability we have had this year is the rain showers which go around us, I will cross my fingers that is true for you today!

  3. Aroha Wai Wai, toa ngakau toa… such a brave boy. He looks as if he’s been gouged by huge claws and blasted by fiery breath. I wonder if there are any dragons in his past! I bet your pig rescue lady finds him changed – for the better – past all recognition.

    • Yes, so much change, hey? Just look at all the weight that’s fallen off already… You can really see his face & rib cage now and he’s getting “baggy-stocking-ankles” of loose skin. Such a tough little fellow! And who wouldn’t be gruff, with his life’s experience?

      • Yes, much of his fat has been literally dropping off – he is on a very good diet too – plenty of fruits and vegetables and a boiled egg for protein – now is not the time to be on a weightloss diet but he is getting thinner anyway. Of course much of that puffiness would have been edema caused by the shock and the burns themselves. The fluids pathways being burned out. c

  4. Wai has decided you are his #1 human 🙂 Hoping Michael comes with his Granny’s short bread recipe? Holding thumbs here for 2 more dry days for the hay 🙂 Laura

  5. It doen’t sound like Tima makes friends easily 😊 so what are your thoughts about Wai going forward? Is he destined to be a Farmy pig? Or will he be rehabilitated for another family? Or maybe it’s too soon to tell?

    • My hope is for him to go and live with Tima and Tane. Just as soon as he is allowed out in the sun which will not be for a while. He will stay here – I am not sending him away after all the hours he and i have spent together cleaning and dressing his wounds and spirit

  6. Here’s to the better of that 50% chance of sunshine! For me, one of the most difficult parts of rescue is the unknown past. I bet Wai will learn to trust Alissa, it will just take time.

  7. It’s wonderful to hear how Wai has come to love and trust you. I’m sure he will be wary of strangers for quite some time. I don’t imagine he likes John.? Enjoy listening to that dreamy Scottish accent : ) sigh…….

  8. Some friendship. I think they must have had a tiff. The cat on the fence rail seems to be enjoying Tima’s sulk behind the post while Wai waddles away muttering, “pigs!”

  9. Lady Astor and Ton Ton seem to be having words! Glad all your helpers are with you now, some much needed help. We had thunder storms yesterday. I hope you keep dry today.

  10. Oh I am so glad to hear that Wai will be able to live out the rest of his life with you on the Farmy! After all he’s been through and has just now found some goodness and compassion, it would not be good for him or you if he had to move on. You two have worked too hard together…
    Have you been able to find out yet what exactly happened to him? I truly hope it wasn’t intentional. He is looking sooo much better, day by day C. Bless you..

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