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Read Me A Story – Mark Your Calendars

Greetings blogville friends!!  Me and Auntie Sharon from Gentlestitches are co-hosting a Read Me A Story day scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016.

We are asking for all of our friends to participate on this date by video taping themselves reading a story to peeps/anipals here on the blogs.  Doesn’t that sound like so much fun?  It can be a short story, the first chapter, something everyone knows or something new.  And the video doesn’t have to be long, 3-5 minutes would be awesome.  You know long enough for all of us anipals here in blogville to get involved in your reading.  And don’t worry about video taping – it can be of the book, it can be of you reading it or it can be of your anipals while you are reading.  Be creative and have fun with Read Me A Story my friends.

Please share this posting and badge with your friends on your blog.

We hope to see you reading a story next month 🙂

UPDATE:  If you don’t have the capabilities of video taping your story, don’t fret.  You can write it out – draw pictures – use post it notes – be creative and don’t miss out on this great day.  The most important thing is to have fun with it. 

 
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Spotlight Thursday – Meet Madeline and Prissy

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  Today we bring you interviews on two piggies that mean the world to us.  Hope you enjoy!


Name:  Madeline

Age:  3

Location:   The Bonnell Farm in Hampton, Georgia

Web/Blog Page:  The Bonnell Farm

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  I squealed for joy – on second thought I actually squealed all the time. This was a ploy of mine to make my new owner know I was in charge, too bad it did not work

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  I knew I was in my forever home when the food and treats came to me at scheduled times. But really, 1 cup of Mazuri mini pig food twice a day? I’m debating to know if my owner understands I’m a pig.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?   It was when I was moved out or grew out of my inside pen and was moved to the outside barn and pasture. Now some of you will think that’s pretty good. What you are not seeing is there are four goats already there! Chewy, Dewey, Louie and Huey, my new stepbrothers. Pretty brutal to start out as they butted and rolled to me quite often. All is well now since they found out I can bite!

 Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  I have mom all wrapped up. She still likes to cuddle and talk to me. Dad keeps bringing up breakfast with bacon, I’m not sure about him!

 What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  My family really thinks it’s neat to dress me up for the holidays. Really, a wig for Halloween and antlers for Christmas! I play their game, not because I’m ignoring the situation but because my mom puts this gaudy stuff on me and then gives me a treat. Hey, I’m a pig and I love to eat!

 


Name:  Prissy

Age:  2

Location:   The Bonnell Farm in Hampton, Georgia

Web/Blog Page:  The Bonnell Farm

What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?  Well….. I have two momma’s!  Momma #2 (Debbie) delivered me and fell in love with me because I would always walk out to her when she would come down to check on all of us!  Momma #1 (Sylvia) loved me right away. Her human man was shocked because I was a Christmas surprise to everyone but her.  But he likes me now and helps feed me sometimes.  He tells people about me but always starts off with, “it wasn’t my idea to get a pig,” then says how petite (he says small, but the moms say I’m itty bitty or tiny – it’s a girl thing) I am.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?  It was my first winter when I lived on the sun porch and momma #2 worried and fretted I was gonna freeze to death even tho I had a heat lamp, a heating pad and enough blankets to outfit a girls dorm.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, Now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  Well, I’m a barn and pasture pig. My birth momma (Madeline) is in the pasture next to mine with my four goat uncles, Chewy, Dewey, Louie and Huey.  She’s pretty crabby most of the time and when I got a little older I got sassy with her and she tried to bite me through the fence. Boy! The uncles are afraid of her and run when she gets in a mood. It’s usually when we get treats.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Momma #2 is a bigger push-over because she always worries if my barn bed has enough straw. I’m the smallest of all of us and I have enough straw to build a piggy straw house!

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?  People think pigs are stinky! That’s so not true! In the summer I like to stand under the hose sprinkler and get into my pool. They also think we cannot be trained. Well, even though I’m an outside pig I can sit for a treat. Momma #2 taught me that. She has a lot of patience. Momma #1 told me she read somewhere that pigs are the third smartest animal.  She reads a lot.  I cannot read. But I bet I could be taught how!!


I hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Madeline and Prissy – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!

 
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