I went out to the barn for Martin's grain and hay, and I'm sure I heard the rustlings and soft breathing of piggies in the stall. No doubt it was just a mouse or a bird fluttering around, but I found myself having a quick look ....just to make sure. Nope, no lost little piggies - the barn is achingly empty.
The transport went well - much better than we could have ever hoped for - and the piggies are now safely settling into their new home at Hearts on Noses Sanctuary. Photos and stories are forthcoming, but for the next 24 hours or so I must devote all my time and attention to marking end-of-term papers.
Thanks, everyone, for your positive vibes and warm wishes.