Monday, November 27, 2006
Okay, whew .... Let's Lighten The Mood Around Here
My trip to Southern Select Show Pigs in Omega, Georgia was successful. This morning, I'd like you to meet #413, who is still waiting on Jr. to come up with a real name.
Knowing him, it will probably have Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings connections, but you never know.
We've never raised just one show pig before since Katie was also involved, but now that she's so OLD and in college, she can't play.
We were concerned about separation anxiety. Pigs are very social (not socialist, you hippies ;) and we had heard that a single pig would sometimes refuse to eat and be depressed.
To make her feel part of the herd, we spent alot of time with her this weekend, talking, grunting, chewing loudly with our mouths open, and generally just hanging out with her. It seems to be working.
I put a an old blue lawn chair next to her pen and Jr. and I would go in and sit with her off and on yesterday.
She's eating great and is already letting us rub her back and sides. I think she's adapting very well to being an only child. She will be with us until the Suwannee River Livestock Fair in March.
Don't forget, all name suggestions will be considered, but in the end, Jr. will make the decision.
Anything will be better than last year's name choice ....
Posted by R.Powers at 6:31 AM