Thursday, November 24, 2011

My sister would have loved this!

We have a visitor.  We are looking after her until Tuesday while her foster mama, the manager of our SPCA, is away.  Her name is Dover and she is a teeny tiny Berkshire piggy, just over five weeks old but only weighing about two pounds (instead of the 15-20 they would normally weigh at this age).  She was, needless to say, the runt of the litter, and has been in foster care since she was 9 days old.  It really is a miracle she has survived.

And she makes me laugh.

Meet Dover:

Yum! Pig mash and goat's milk!

Is blue really my colour?

I'z all tuckered out - time for a nap!

So far I have learned
  • she is a very messy eater
  • unlike potbellies, she doesn't choose one corner for her bathroom and go only there - anywhere will do, the pee pads, the floor, the blankets, her crate. Silly Pig.
  • she likes her crate, but any warm blankets will do
  • she doesn't mind the xpen but loves to explore when I let her out,
  • she likes dog toys like I-Cube:

  • and especially this twisty thing which she really worked hard to shove into her crate:

Ta da!  I'z such a clever piggy!

Charley was happy to greet her and then went back to bed;

Oh, good!  Mama brought home a piggy again! Hi Piggy!

Sadie is absolutely infatuated with her and hardly leaves her side;

Hi Pig!  Wanna share yer food wiv me?

and  Allie  is still undecided:

Whoa!  What the heck is that?

That's gotta be the weirdest looking foster dog Mom's brought home yet!

Stay tuned for more tales and photos of Life With Dover.

I can see my sister's smiling eyes and hear her laughter loud and clear.

Miss ya, sis.  Welcome, Dover.


Funder said...

Allie cracks me up. Love a skeptical tortie!

Good luck with that cute little piggie - they can be so fragile when they're young. Glad she reminds you of your sis! :)

Anonymous said...

Ooooooohhhhh, Miss Piggy and her Purple Palace. How cute is she!
I can hardly wait to hear of Dover's adventures.

And I'm glad that this uplifting little visitor gets to spend time with you right now.


Jen said...

Oh My Goodness! What a cutie!!! Thanks for pics- they totally made me smile this morning!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Anonymous said...

OMG - what a cutie-pie little Dover is!


Janice Gillett said...

Nothing like a little pig medicine to cheer you up during such a difficult time . And having watched her video i find myself thinking would Comet allow her to join up with him and teach her the things pigs need to know. And bringing her into the big house of course for the winter ... wish wish wish we were more stable financially right now. She is just little , but that is today ;o))

Dom said...

I can't get enough of her!