Early this morning our micro mini pig breeder called to say she was moments away. We were so excited!!!! As she is a stranger to us and we to her we met at the McDonalds parking lot for our “exchange”. Hubby said we were acting like we were setting up a drug deal. The breeder brought Penelope over wrapped in a pink flowery blanket. She said it was Penelope’s favorite. I sure hope this all works out ok because it was love at first sight!
This little pig is just 5 weeks old. She still gets milk 4 times per day which she drinks from a bowl. She dunks her whole tiny head in the bowl and makes the sweetest slurping sound. We are charmed!!!
Penelope weighs about 2 lbs or close to it. Our cat looks huge compared to this tiny creature. I was reading up on how to train her to use a litter box. I was ready with all sorts of tricks and techniques. I am a planner…I had to be ready! Well, I fed Penelope and placed her in her litter box. She has used her litter box ever since. Not one mistake today. I have never seen an animal learn something so quickly. I didn’t get to use even one of my “tricks”. That’s a good thing don’t get me wrong…I just feel like I wasted a lot of time on that. Had I not planned that way…the pig would probably be peeing all over the place!
We gave her an extra blanket and a stuffed animal to cuddle with. She wraps herself in the blanket so all you see is a pig shaped lump in her little house. She sleeps right next to the stuffed animal. I am beyond charmed by this sweet little pig. She oinks and is just cracks me up. She cuddles like a puppy! When you scratch her under her chin she wags her tiny little pig tail…OMG!!!! Her little house is in the laundry room that she is politely sharing with another cage with 3 Coo coo moran chicks that are a week old.
I have been on a waiting list for a year to get these chicks. These hens lay eggs that are so dark brown they are called chocolate egg layers!!!! We now have 14 hens laying white, green, light brown and now chocolate-brown eggs. If you are wondering if there is a difference in how they taste the answer is no. They do however make for a lovely egg basket!
I have so much to be thankful for. We are all healthy (thank god). We love our life here on this tiny farm. I even have tomatoes growing happily on the vine with no giant horn worms trying to steal them from me yet. I know they are coming…but for now they look great!
Here are a few pictures of our new sweetie….Penelope the pig.
We are so excited! Daisy the goat may be jealous over this one….I’m not sure I would blame her!