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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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Posted by on 05/12/2016 in Spotlight Thursday

 

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Bacon’s Show and Tell

YAY – Welcome to February’s Bacon’s Show and Tell.  This month my brother Easy suggested to share the story about the day you (or your humans) were born.  This time around, I’m going to talk about the day I was born.  Alright my friends, bundle up around the keyboard for an adventure.

“It was September 15, 2011.  My mom, Bertha, was in the barn in Bruxton, Georgia.  I remember the world being dark and then all of a sudden there was light. I felt hay underneath me and I could feel my mom.  Her tongue started lapping at me and when she did, I let out my first squeal.  I was the last born in what they call our liter.  That was my first thoughts of being in the real world.

As a couple of days passed, I realized that my mom had her hooves full with my brothers and sisters.  And those brothers and sisters, they looked so much bigger than me.  They bullied me around and I learned real quick last one that saddles up to breakfast is the loser.  And unfortunately my little piggy body didn’t have the strength as the others.

I remember the farmers coming in the barn and watching a lot for the first couple of days.  They would whisper and point at me so I knew they were discussing what would happen.  The lady farmer finally said she had enough and took me into what she called the big house.

The big house was awesome.  The lady farmer was so nice and would feed me with a bottle some mushy stuff.  I assure you – this kind of service was a lot better than fighting with my siblings for the breakfast buffet with mom.  As the days passed, they said I got stronger and stronger.  I even adapted to living indoors and being held.  At that time, I even thought I had it made.

But everyday the farmers would come in and say that my siblings were being adopted out to families.  All except for me.  They kept calling me a runt.  I wasn’t sure what that was but sometimes it didn’t feel like it was a good thing.  The lady farmer kept saying there would be a day that my forever family would come for me too.  We just couldn’t give up hope.

Then one day, the lady farmer got a phone call.  It was some woman inquiring about piggies.  The lady farmer told the woman they only had one left that was a runt – but the piggy was so cute and loving – but looking for their forever home.  The woman asked the lady farmer to send her a picture and she did.  A short time later, the woman called back and I could hear her voice and how she oohheed and awweed over the picture.  After they hung up, the lady farmer told me that my forever family was coming for me the next day.  Who would have thought?!  I was the last to be born and the last to be adopted but I was going to have a family too.  But then I stopped with the excitement.  What if they didn’t like me?  What if I didn’t like them?

I hardly slept at all that night – part in anticipation and part regretting having to leave my first home.  Then, the moment came.  The woman on the phone showed up and I recognized her voice.  OMP!  As soon as I saw her, I was in love.  The lady farmer showed her how to hold me.  Once I was in her hands – it was like heaven and coming home.  I crawled up to her neck, breathed in a deep smell of her and gently went to sleep.  The lady farmer told my new mommy that meant I loved her.  And, we have never looked back again.

 
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Posted by on 02/25/2015 in Bacon, Bacon's Show and Tell

 

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Snorticles –

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Sometimes I find the funniest things on line when I’m surfing the net late at night. Some people have some really great imaginations. I’m not sure who came up with some of these, but they are hilarious. And with me loving commercials, I could place some of the innuendo’s and some of them mom had to explain to me.

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This cat reminds me of Hemi here at the Hotel Thompson. I’ve seen Hemi do this exact some pose here in front of the fireplace. You know, like he just can’t do another thing because he’s either (A) so tired or (B) so stressed. I mean really, what does he have to be stressed about? He can quit being tired if he would quit chasing this little pig around the Hotel Thompson and slapping my behinny. I’m just saying – PLOL (pig laughing out loud) . This little pig is made for LOVING not for slapping the hindquarters. Those extra digits hurt.

 

 

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And this one I just snorted over and over. I got the meaning of this one really quick because I ‘used’ to tweet. It took too much time away from my wonderful friends here. And we all know that my friends here come first.

If it wasn’t for you, I would be a lonely little pig on line. And hey, they haven’t made a Pig Harmony yet that I can sign up for – snorticles.

Have a great Saturday my friends.

Hogs and Snout Kisses – Bacon

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P.S. these pictures were found on they Internet.

 
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Posted by on 06/23/2013 in Bacon

 

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