Hello Again! I thought that this time for real I would do some animal pictures. I will start off with the saddest transformation of all. My piggies! :-(
As weird as this sounds to most all of you, I actually got attached to them. And as many of you think pigs are awful creatures, they aren't. I would also like to put that pigs really are intelligent animals and they do have the intelligence of a 3 year old. We also found out that they bond very well with other 3 year olds! Noelle also liked them very much and would go down and talk to them and also yell at them when they got out. She told me once that Ethel was SO naughty for getting out of her pen at least once a day, that I needed to give her a spanking, but that I would need to wash the spoon after because they had just rolled in mud. I tried my hardest not to laugh, but as you can imagine, it was quite difficult not to! Anyway, we found out when I taught them how to play hide and seek and tag how intelligent they really are! They learned that even after we put several large rocks in their big water tub, they could work together to tip it over to roll in the mud, even if I had just made a mud puddle for them!
Using their water bucket to make a mud puddle.
After installing what I called "the finishing touches to our Pig Concentration Camp"(barbed wire on the bottom and in between the electric fence), Ethel would use innocent Piggybank as a stool to hop over the fence. They never got out after we installed the new fencer though!
Ethel also found it great fun to push Piggybank into the electric fence after we installed the new fencer. At first I didn't know if they were just playing, but after watching her we knew she did it purposely. She would walk back to their house, look at Piggybank and wait for her to either munch on grain or treats, or start drinking water, then run full speed right at her and literally ram her into the fence, and then proceed to run back to the house and act like nothing happened!
We found that if you gave them attention and actually did stuff with them they were much better behaved and they didn't get out as much. So here are some more of our beloved pigs...Hopefully you all enjoyed the stories and pictures leading up to their difficult departure from us. I can't bear to write any more about them! No, just kidding, but I do have to go now! Hope you enjoyed, I'll do the chickens next. Love on behalf of all, Lindsey