|Bertie wonders where the corn husk went|
The forum post inspired me to start taking photos. Or perhaps I should blame it on Pinniped's recent behavior. It's amazing how much badness can be wrapped up in a little rodent.
It was Pinni's constant eating and guarding of food that caused me to separate Willow from the Newbies. Now that Bertie hasn't been feeling her best, I've seen some of Pinni's bad behavior returning. Bertie can hold her own, for the most part, squaring off against a single pig. But Pinni pushes her advantage whenever she can.
This Spring I had to add chew-guards to the coroplast edges on the cage because Pinni insisted on scalloping the edges. Even now, she chews on the protected edges to get my attention if I'm in the room. I swear she knows it drives me crazy and does it on purpose.
Any attention is good attention, right? Even if it leads to being picked up and squeezed? Well... maybe.
|Signs inspired by Willow and Pippin's behavior|
Being stuck in the time out pens hasn't seemed to affect my girls in the least, although other pignic-goer's reactions have ranged from horrified to amused at my tactics. I have seen a few sulky boars in the time-out pens, but their attitude had less to do with feelings of guilt than the aggravation at being pulled away from their victim(s).
Tammy and I had some fun at our last Pignic, posing with a couple of the signs. I guess I'm as unrepentant as my pigs.