Paraphrasing Here – because it is an “I” not a “They”. And wee Poo-Bum Piglet also known as Jude is not scary. But you Get the picture. Jude is Back.
He’s Ba-ack! Sung in a poltergeisty kind of way. Apparently the dogs at his new home wanted to eat him. So back he came.
To Boo who was so happy to see him.
Yesterday afternoon, instead of wiping the mud off the floors and walls in the Coop – Boo and I set Jude up in his very own cosy creep in the barn. He has a toasty warm bed ( I will take photos later today when the heat lamp can come off for a few hours). And he was happier than I have ever seen him. Chewing on straw and dancing in circles and listening to his housemates. He did hate those wooden floors. And he must’ve been sad in the quiet of the house when I was working outside. Now he can follow me about. He has pigs on one side and ducks on the other side, cows out the back and a nice warm box to sleep in with a heat lamp above him.
I will watch him carefully though. And buy him a coat. And teach him to wear it when he accompanies me around the farm.
Later if all goes well I will slowly work him in with Molly’s Six or maybe the pet pigs, I will see who he gets on with once they get to know him. It will take a few weeks and he has to stay nice and strong before blending him in with another herd. But if they accept him he will be warm and well fed all winter.
It is cold- not too cold yet but I wish I had begun this process a week ago. Life sends us challenges. He is way too boisterous and pushy to be an inside pig. He is not cuddly or gentle. He will do much better in the barn. As long as he has a full belly and stays warm he will be ok. I fed him an extra bottle at 3am and his body was warm and he was energetic – happy to see me and happy to burrow back into his sleeping bag when I left.
If all goes well and they still want him he can go to his urban garden in the spring.
Merciful heavens ! This pig.
As opposed to these pigs, right!
I actually feel better having him back.
I see a sun rise developing this morning which is nice. Sunrise is 6.30 am and sunset is 4.41pm. Last night I finished chores in the dark!
But that’s ok. Jude is home and this morning my back is not hurting as much and I think today will be a good day.
I hope you have a good day too.