Friday, May 23, 2014
I first plunked her down on the carpet, since she's not as leaky as Pinniped. The carpet would give her traction and wouldn't be so scary. But I gave up on that when, after a few minutes of sitting in one spot, she backed up and started to pee. No! Bad rodent!
So the next stop was in the kitchen. Neither pig is fond of the hard wood floor for the lack of traction. Pinni will get her bearings, and if necessary, creep to her final destination. Cannoli? She sat in the same spot for several minutes. Would. Not. Budge. This is not what I had in mind. I really figured the two pigs would do their echo-location thing and Noli would get moving. But no.
Finally, Pinni decided she needed to find Cannoli, came out to the edge of the fleece on the floor and chortled a bit. (Although, she may have caught wind of the celery leaves and wanted her share.) At that point Noli decided she no longer wanted to be in the kitchen and slunk her way under the chairs towards home base. I managed to clean the entire cage and was ready to put them back in the time it took Noli to move.
So well for my great plan to get Cannoli to exercise more. I need a fleece roadway to roll out across the house and maybe that would tempt Noli to do some more exploring.