Daisy Is A Real Pig

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  1. Ed Marsh

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    Good evening to all-
    I enjoy reading about your animal family members. We have a "Family" member- or in her idea, and family director.
    It's long story how Daisy came to live with us, but suffice it to say that when my wife saw this pitiful little bundle of misery at the chicken swap/animal sale, I knew without asking that we would be taking a pig home. She was tiny, starving, and scared. She got over all of those conditions very, very quickly.
    It seems that pigs are smarter, cleaner, and easier to house-break than dogs or cats.
    Anyway, she lives on the porch now in her crate- with padding beneath her, a fan to cool her in summer and a heater to warm in winter, and she is just about ready for her evening meal- which she will demand in loud voice any moment now.

    She's a real pig.

    good evening to all- Ed bama snow 062.JPG
     
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    Daisy looks like she hasn't missed very many meals lately. What a beauty she is!
     
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    Love the name Daisy :)
     
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  4. Ed Marsh

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    Good morning to all-

    Patsy Faye- She is called other names, too. Some of them can't be uttered in polite company.

    good morning to all- Ed
     
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    Hee hee very funny :p
     
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    I love Daisy's little tail - so cute!
     
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    When is the barbecue?
     
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    Daisy has a neck like a football player. How do you keep a collar on her?
     
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    Nancy- she lets me slip a loop made of the leash over her head, and then she steps out of her crate and slowly walks outside to her pooping place. The leash is totally a gesture. she can shake her head and throw the leash off at any point she wants to. I don't worry about her ever running away- she knows where her next meal is coming from, and it is not out in the wide world. And she would never run away- she doesn't feel running is appropriate for a pig of her age and stature.
    good day to all- Ed
     
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    Again, good morning.

    Here's what Daisy Pig looked like when we brought her home. We were told she "get about as big as a Boston Terrier." And she did- for about fifteen minutes.

    good day to all- Ed
     

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    @Ed Marsh:

    Just one more question: . Do you have to keep her hooves trimmed?

    I'm curious because we had a small herd of goats at one time, and hoof trimming was a big deal. :p I'm thinking a herd of pigs might be much easier. ;)
     
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    Nancy- Now you have touched on a very stressful subject. We TRY to trim her hooves, but imagine wrestling with a 200 pound chainsaw that screams at the highest volume of a rock concert guitar amplifier and makes it very clear that she DOES NOT want her hooves to be trimmed, and you have a little bit of an idea of what trimming a pig's hooves is like. And vets WILL NOT let us bring her in for this work. And farriers will not come and work on a pig's hooves.
    We have tried giving her a beer or two- she loves beer, by the way- to sedate her, and it works- a little bit. We usually get the tip of one hoof trimmed before she notices what is up and puts a stop to it.
    Actually, now that I think about it, goats and pigs have a lot of things in common- mostly that they are a lot of trouble.

    good day to all- Ed
     
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    Well, who could have resisted that little cutie?
     
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    You crack me up...shame on you.
     
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    I feel for you Ed. Goats don't make any noise when you trim their hooves, they just jerk their legs continuously. It's a rodeo. I think Daisy's legs may be too short to jerk. :p
     
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