Ok, this is part of why I've been busy lately and not on here alot. I recently got in 4 new girls from AZ. Yep, they're all the way from AZ. How in the world did Jenn get 4 piggies from AZ when she lives in the middle of IL? That's what ya'll are thinking, huh? Well, let me tell ya. One of the APPR's (Arizona Piggie Poo Rescue) volunteers/foster families decided to take an RV from AZ to MI for vacation. And this family offered to deliver any of APPR's piggies to anyone on their route. APPR took in about 13 himi/PEW mixes. I was only supposed to get 2 piggies (Jetta & Halo) but at the last minute I found out that they were getting ready to take in 100 breeder piggies. I had hem & hawed about two other piggies but decided not to take in 4 until I found out about the breeder situation. Soooooooooooooo, Jenn opened her home up to 4 piggies instead of 2 in order to help APPR free up spots for the breeder piggies.
*WARNING* The following paragraph has some graphic details.
This breeder is just horrible. From what I've learned, the breeder treats these poor babies terribly. The piggies are in a garage w/ no air-condition, no ventilation and crammed into small wading pools. The breeding sows are the worse off. I've been told that the "people" would perform c-sections on the sows that were half dead or dead to get the babies out. (The people were suppling GPs to a particular petshop in the TX and surrounding areas.) They would perform amputations on piggies feet for bumble foot even though it's treatable. And other disgusting conditions.
So, here are the new kids on the block. They arrived on July 4th. I finally have a self-black piggie in the house. There's always been two specific piggies that I wanted a himi (which I now have 2 himis & 3 himi/PEW mixes) and a self-black.
Jetta Midnite Star (aka Jetta)-Jetta is the youngest at about 6mons old and she's a self-black piggie.
Halo Heaven Leigh (aka Halo)-Halo is a himi/PEW mix girl around 8mons old. She has these really cute smudges on each side of her nose. It's like she was eating chocolate and didn't wipe her face off well. She's the most skittish of the group.
Abigail Irene Storm (aka Abbey)-Abbey is probably the oldest of the four. She's around 13mons old and a Peruvian/Abby mix girl. She and Josie were cagemates. I fell in love w/ Abbey before I knew about her cagemate. Once I saw her cagemate and heard about the 100 piggies needing help, they were the next two to make the trip.
Josephine Raelyn Thunder (aka Josie)-Josie is a doll baby! She's around 10mons old and is a full Peruvian girl. She has some long flowing hair. I have another long haired girl, Mia who is a Peruvian/Silkie mix but her hair is long from her head towards her butt. Josie's hair is long all over. She has bedhead every day. On top of being a peruvian, she's also blind in her right eye which is a weakness of mine. She doesn't need any special treatments just to make sure she can get around the cage w/ no problems and she does!
So, there you have them. The four new kids in the herd. I've recently split up my cage to have two larger herds and a smaller one plus our summertime piggie. I tried to get my two neutered boys to get along but they fought so badly that they drew blood and had some major puncture wounds. Luckily, they both healed and now each have their own harem of women.
So we have Rascal (one boy) living w/ Piper, Luna, Roxie, Jetta, Halo, Abbey & Josie. They're pretty much the younger herd (2yrs and younger). The other herd is Patches (our other boy) living w/ Lily, Mia, Callie, Bailey, Khloe & Puddin. The smaller herd live my two senior girls-Angel & Gracie w/ Coco. Coco is almost 3yrs old and hasn't been feeling well. To help her not lose so much weight, I put her in w/ the slower girls. And then we have Hunny who we are pigsitting for the summer. We inherited her the last day of school. She'll be going back in a few weeks.
Well that's part of what's been keeping me busy this summer. I really enjoy my piggies. I think piggies and doggies are my favoritest animals of all time. I came this () close to getting a 8mon old pug a few months ago but knew that the landlord would have a cow. *sigh*
One day we'll get my pug.