Always fragile, Jude the rescue piglets health has taken another loop downwards but he is warm, drinking his cereal and milk, barking at Tima through her gate and harassing Ton.
He is so much more active in the barn – even with it so cold. He ignores the food and water placed on a heating by his house but leaps up from under his heat lamp every time I come near or I find him rooting in barn corners far from his bedroom.
He needs rest and quiet now. The cats are curled up close to his circle of heat light and Ton watched him all day, a stick in his mouth, on the alert in case the little piglet ran amuck amongst the hay bales.
As usual he moves way too fast for any decent photos.
Yesterday was a grey, sunless, sallow kind of day. A little wind, low cold thick cloud and no hope. The kind of day that you just work through. Head down.
My next guests arrive sometime today. I will feed Jude then finish in the Coop (two more beds to make and bread dough to turn out for it’s second rise, floors to finish) before starting chores.
I wish I had more time to visit you at your blogs. I keep thinking things will settle down soon. No such luck yet.
Have a good day.
Poor piglet. Fingers crossed he makes a significant health breakthrough soon.
Hope Jude will settle down — such a big world to explore – he looks happy to see Nanny Boo! He and Ton have quite the color match! Glad the Coop is producing an income, even though it means more work for you.
You work so hard. When I visit your blog I ask myself “would I even survive?”
Maybe his play-date with the piglet-eating dogs was a bit too stressful, poor little oinker. At least for Boo and Ton he’s a Farmy person rather than a potential pork chop.
Yes I agree. I think a lot of it is stress. His bloated ness has dissipated this morning and he is looking much better.
It’s what you said all those months ago with Wei; we don’t think of pigs as animals sensitive to stress, but they are; they’re aware and intelligent.
New surroundings has his system in a whirl again… Talking to Tima I am sure helps him. I’m sure she is thinking Oh Great another boar to boss around! Men! First Tane, then that pot belly Wai and now this little wee Jude! What is Ms C thinking! My trotters are full with just TANE!
Thought I was imagining things when I first started reading today, Celi; but it sounds like he’s loving his new digs so here’s hoping loads of company are just what the doctor ordered to get him back on his feet permanently.
Sounds like another pig needing education from Auntie Sheila!
Things never settle down on a farm! Hope Jude recovers soon…
He’s a fighter…has he met Wai Wai? Maybe they could share some words of encouragement. They are both little miracles.
Here’s hoping for a turn around for Jude and the weather. Laura
oh gosh= Jude is a challenge. Hope all goes better soon. We all love Jude and Boo and YOU!
I’m sure Jude is thinking: It’s so much more interesting in the Barn! So many busy things to do. 🙂 New friends to make.
I thought he left for his forever home. Must have misread your news.
He was brought back the day before yesterday. Her dogs were trying to attack him. So now he will stay here. Where he is safe .
I just read yesterday’s message. I had a hard day yesterday and couldn’t read anything until this morning. Oh I’m so happy for Jude that he is home but sorry his health is so fragile. This makes it so tough for you having to work and worry with and about him. The barn sounds like a great place for him. I sure hope he adjusts physically fast. He’s already adjusted emotionally! I’m going to look up “barrow “ right now.
yup ~ I think Piggy Jude better stay with Boo and TonTon ~ safe on Celi’s farm!! And especially so he Boo can babysit and they can curl up together!! He loves the Boo!!
Such comfort and familiarity for him with Boo.
Jude has found “his people” in the barn ☺
Boo must be thinking, ‘Oh, Jude has gone into another world. Will he ever survive on his own?? I miss the little guy already! *sobs*’ Nanny Boo misses the little guy, doesn’t he?
Eva – Jude is back here now – living in the barn.