Our new piggie, Vincent

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Our new piggie, Vincent

Post by Amy Morriso » Sun, 04 Jan 1998 04:00:00

After a trip to the mall today, I was feeling kind of bummed loking at
all the little piggies. Especially when I saw in one pet store, one
black abby with its hair falling out, and below it, a cage of six babies
(1-2 months) with no food! Not a speck! I will be calling the Humane
Society on them in the morning (it's a Pet City in the Chapel Hills Mall
in Colorado Springs). But the other pet stores we went to kept their
piggies much better. Although I did see what I thought was a dead,
dessicated rat in a cage of feeder rats at one place. Ewwww! But the
piggies there seemed okay. When I went into the North End PetsMart, I
was looking at a cage full of tiny males. Then my fiance pointed out a
cute one with a white stripe down its face. Then we noticed that that
piggie had only one ear! It was completely healed up, not ***y or
scabbed, so I knew it hadn't happened at the pet store. I knew that he
couldn't have been at the store very long because he is so small. He
fits in the palm of my hand. I had a terrible feeling that no one else
would want to buy him because of his chewed off ear, and he was only
$17. So I bought him, even though my fiance said we need another guinea
pig like we need a hole in the head. And then I went back and bought the
large corner pan that I went in for! :) What else could I name a
one-eared piggie but Vincent? I tried letting him on with our males, but
of course they both tried to establish *** over him. The didn't
seem to be trying to bite him or scratch him, but our two males are so
big, I was afraid he would get ***led. I tried putting him in with our
females (he's too young to get them pregnant) and they accepted him
warily at first, but our older female got rather testy when he tried to
nurse from her and charged him. Fortunately I had just bought some new
underbed boxes and lids, so now he is in his own box, partitioned off.
He can "talk" to all the other piggies, but I am afriad he will get
lonely. At the pet store, he was in with quite a few other piggies, and
they were all sleeping together in a pile. He also is quite a climber,
he constantly tries to climb up in my hair when I am petting him. He's a
shorthair tri-color, with a tortiseshell body, white feet, one white
leg, and a black face with a white stripe running up the middle.  He is
our first smooth, we have one longhair and three abbys.
Amy M. in Colorado Springs


Our new piggie, Vincent

Post by ~ Queenie » Sun, 04 Jan 1998 04:00:00

What a perfect name! I'm sure Vincent will be happy in his new home. It
sounds like he'll have lots of love and companionship.

~ Queenie and Pinky ~
"We are the music makers. And we are the dreamers of dreams." ...Willy


Our new piggie, Vincent

Post by Mr. Jy » Fri, 09 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Deep fried ears are such tastey little morsels.  You got ripped off not
getting a whole pig.


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yesterday's vision of the future.