lilly the pig is home!!

NinapearlMay 27, 2012

after hours in the back of an SUV, a transfer to the back of my van in the middle of a shopping mall parking lot and the last leg of the trip home, lilly is here. she is a sweet girl, very tame!

she was a house pig but is now happily rooting in the sand and checking out her new digs. her feet are terribly outgrown and need a good trimming. i think today is the first day in her entire life that she has not worn a harness. she has groves in her sides from it. *sigh*

she is overweight. not grossly but her belly drags the ground. we will have to work on that.

i was going to keep her separated from arnold and porkahontas but there did not seem to be much fuss among them from the other side of the fence so i went ahead and put them together so she would have access to their pool and mud wallow. right away, she found a spot in the shade where there is always a cool breeze...

i went ahead and dragged the too-small kiddie pool out and put some water in it for her, just in case she didn't want to swim with the other piggies. i let the water overflow and she really loved rooting in the wet sand!

i think she wore herself out. she dug a hole and flopped down for another nap in the cool sand.

porkahontas has shown absolutely no interest in her, no aggression (which is very common when pigs are introduced to each other). i think it's just too hot for shenanigans!

well, except for arnold. he had to show her who was boss but not surprisingly, since she outweighs him by 50#, he backed down pretty quickly. he can be such an annoying little turd! LOL

it's beastly hot here so they are all just laying in the shade. i am hoping for a smooth transition for her now that she has found us! :)

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Bumblebeez SC Zone 7

Poor girl, glad she's home now.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 3:41PM
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jomuir

aww she's a cutie. I bet she'll like being outdoors, just be sure to give her lots of lo-cal grapes!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 5:55PM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

Nina, another pig? You are becoming a sanctuary!! She is really pretty and looks very content in her new home. I hope all the piggies can get along. Looks like she will have a very nice life from now on.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 6:09PM
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camlan

I can't resist. . . Seems like Lily's in hog heaven!

    Bookmark   May 27, 2012 at 8:33PM
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Ninapearl

LOL camlan! i thought the same thing. ;)

murraysmom, i sorta consider this girl a bit of a rescue. although she came from the home she was raised in, her care left something to be desired. once i get some weight off of her and her feet trimmed and her flaky skin back to a more normal condition, she will do well out here. :)

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 10:54AM
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betsyhac

Bless your heart for giving her a home. She'll be so happy to have siblings.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 11:59AM
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lily316

Love her and all the others.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 12:16PM
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cindyandmocha

Lily someday I hope I can visit your "farm" and your mom Nina:) I always love your posts, Nina, and yes - you do have a sanctuary, but it also sounds like you have a wonderful loving home.

Hoping the fainting goats are still being a joy!

BTW, I need to post pics of Boo soon. Ginger is trying to teach him some manners, but they are indeedy a pair. He is a real pistol and has really livened things up around here. I'm having to watch his barking late at night and sometimes lock him in so the neighbors don't call the police - lol.

He's been cracking us up as he learns to chase a ball and gets distracted by butterflies and fireflies.

    Bookmark   May 28, 2012 at 10:51PM
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petaloid

I'm happy to hear that Lilly arrived, safe and sound, and is making a good adjustment to her new home.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 12:14AM
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spedigrees z4VT

That looks like one happy piggie! Glad she's enjoying the good life now.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 12:23PM
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