Firstly, thank you so much for your incredible outpouring of support yesterday. It means so much to me to hear such care from so many of you.
For the moment I will stay public and if I do take the blog private I will come back to yesterday’s comments and send a note to each one of you. Thank you all.
And now to the normal chat of the day!
Jude the little rescue piglet is being a bit naughty- I have to be careful that his behavior now will be appropriate for a two hundred pound pig when he is grown so jumping on people and biting at dangling hands, etc has to stop. I think that most of the problem is lack of parental piggie company.
So I have created a little door that allows him to visit Tima and Tane and Wai but still return to his warm light whenever he chooses. I spent a good part of yesterday blocking holes from the field to the outside world to ensure he is safe while still allowing the ducks to come and go. It is taking a bit of sorting out. We don’t want Tima getting out either. But the more time Jude spends with the other pigs, who will discipline him, the better.
He is spoilt!
I go away to California for a Christmas in a week so I need to have it sorted by then.
Tane’s back problem was very bad yesterday and I was in tears with the realization that he might not last the winter. He is so crippled. Not eating properly and he seemed unable to swallow. Then in the afternoon he chased me around the field, running on all four hooves like a trotter and ate a huge dinner. So, I don’t know.
I have got another batch of his pain medicine from the vet and we have nice mild temperatures ahead as far as I can see so that will help. His back problem comes and goes. Poor chap.
The three Grouchy pigs have a bed full of rags that they burrow under and Wai came out with this on his back yesterday.
He is so overweight but only ever eats a small ration – my theory is that his burns went so deep that they have compromised his system. Some areas of his body have no fat at all but his jowls ( that were not as badly burned) seem to collect all the fatty deposits.
However he is happy and quick on his feet and such a friendly fellow with visitors and looks almost festive in his little girls dress up coat.
Manu continues to improve which is good but time will tell if his penis is permanently damaged.
When I let the dogs out earlier it was still raining so this mornings chores will be pretty messy.
I hope you have a good day and once again – thank you for yesterday.