There's a Mouse in the House!

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iastate09
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Post   » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:50 pm


(continued)

Q, (my fiancé) thought Oliver needed a friend (yes, he's a keeper), and we ended up adopting a trio (yes, trio) of boys from the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines. Meet:

ImageIMG_1514 by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

AJ (dad of other two boars - they were "happy accidents" )

ImageIMG_1516 by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

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Post   » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:15 am


Good to hear from you!

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iastate09
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Post   » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:22 am


Rocky (baby boy #1 - loud obnoxious, typical Abyssinian)

ImageIMG_1515 by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

And, McElroy (Texel cross - he is the cutest little Brillo pad!)

ImageIMG_1517 by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

After quarantine, they survived the least eventful intros, and are living happily as a 4-boar SuperHerd!

ImageImage-1 (2) by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

More to come, hope everyone is well!

~ Ashley

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iastate09
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Post   » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:28 am


**Fiancé picture didn't load, I'm done now!**

ImageABI-69 (1) by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:28 am


I'm glad things are looking up for you! That is one lovable dog, too!

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:25 am


It's so good to get an update, and such a happy one at that. I'm so happy for you and your lucky furries.

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Breadfan4

Post   » Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:35 pm


I always remember you and your stories of Mouse fondly. So glad you still have pigs in your life, as well as an adorable puppy and a great guy!

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iastate09
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Post   » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:48 am


Hello from Iowa! It is finally spring here, and the pigs are glad to see the sunshine!

We have transitioned from a snuggly winter to aaaaalmost summer! Picture heavy post, will keep text to a minimum - we all know you are here to see the pictures anyway! :)

McElroy
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Purdy
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Superherd! (from bottom, clockwise: Rocky, Oliver, McElroy, AJ)
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The superherd is thriving, and everyone is all grown up!
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Flashback to last year, when they were so tiny! The boys' "gotcha" day is on May 1, and will mark one year!
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The herd patriarch is doing well also (knocks wood)
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Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying spring!

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:47 pm


What a great crew you have!

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GrannyJu1
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Post   » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:19 am


I think so, too!

bpatters
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Post   » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:22 am


Good to see you, iastate09! Impressive herd you've got there.

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iastate09
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Post   » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:48 am


Hello!

Its fall here in Iowa, and I figured I should update with some pictures!

Not super exciting photos, but last night was spa night, and everyone got their nails done :)

Rocky:
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AJ:
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McElroy:
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Oliver!
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The boys also got a cage expansion!

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Last but not least, the pups!

Purdy is in training to possibly do novice agility next summer! (And, she loves it, so we go!) Here she is being a good girl at class:

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Here she is again, but notice her puppy-cousin (my sister's Berner) in the background! What a good sit.

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The wedding is also approaching quickly, 5 weeks from Saturday! We are busy but loving it!

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GrannyJu1
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Post   » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:55 am


Wow, I'm impressed by pigs and dog!

Can't wait to see some wedding pictures (hint, hint).

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:56 am


Wedding? Wedding? Have I missed something?

Purdy is a cutie!

[edit - I found reference from a year ago (!!!)]
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=64381&p=2278001&hilit=marry+married+wedding#p2278001

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iastate09
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Post   » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:00 am


Lynx, I briefly mentioned wedding back last November, but it was a year out at that point! :)

It seemed like forever away, and here it is in a few weeks! Egads!

Wedding pics will for sure happen :)

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Post   » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:01 am


Oh, I did my edit before I saw your post. Yes indeed, I have NOT lost my mind!
(a year is a long time in Lynx Land)

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GrannyJu1
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Post   » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:01 am


"The wedding is also approaching quickly, 5 weeks from Saturday! We are busy but loving it!"

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Catie Cavy
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Post   » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:26 pm


I have to disagree about your photos. They are super exciting. Pictures of your cute, clean, happy piggies are always super exciting.

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iastate09
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Post   » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:29 pm


Dang, I need to be better about posting!

Boar herd is doing well - The only bump in the road recently has been having to separate.

I thought I had a magical unicorn of a herd, with 4 intact males all getting along. Wrong!

Lately, someone has been chirping, and we had one injury to my sweet Hufflepuff pig, AJ. Someone chomped down on his ear, and he understandably pulled away, creating this:

ImageIMG_2610 by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

I wrote it off as an accident, and all was *mostly* well for the next couple of weeks (aside from the normal tussles)

Last week, the SAME thing happened to the SAME pig, other ear. :(

ImageIMG_2609 by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

We decided to separate (for now) and tried a few different combos, until realizing that he was bullied in all situations. We are now a two cage household, with a very happy lone pig, and a boar trio. *sigh*

Boar trio is housed in a 2x4 C&C, attached in an L shape to a 2x3 C&C. AJ is now in a 2x3. There is no more chirping, or hiding in the hay feeder:

ImageIMG_2630 by Ashley Hall, on Flickr

I surmise that the chirping was AJ, and was stress related. While a cute, unique sound, husband was tired of a 2am wake up call from the pig room :)

Once we make it to a new page, lest I get shamed, I will post wedding pictures!!

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:53 pm


Ouch on those ears! I hope they heal fine.

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