Thursday, April 14, 2016

Doldrums

It's been quiet.

Cannoli was the enthusiastic one.  Boadicea has no one to hassle, no one to follow around on the floor, no one to go searching for.  So she loafs a lot, having no reason to go out on her own.  It's not bad, but it's not ideal.  She's not pining, which is good.  She is more timid, which is surprising.  I didn't think Noli had that effect on Boadi.

Boadi's eating enough to keep up her girly figure, although it's a fraction of the food I had been putting in the cage.  I honestly thought with Boadicea's size she'd been eating the majority of the food of the two pigs.  But it turns out she needs very little to keep up her weight.  I often find leftover pellets in the bowl when it's time to add more.  She gets more excited over fresh hay and has even begun wheeking for morning greens.

Last week I begun the rounds of Petfinder.com searches.  I made the mistake of searching for guinea pigs on craigslist - it makes me so sad and angry seeing these single 6-month-old pigs that people have lost interest in.  Bah.

My heart really isn't in the search.  I don't want to face introductions to a diva like Boadicea.  Besides, my schedule is crazy right now, so it's going to be hard to find a few clear days to deal piggy politics.  We'll just have to wait and see what turns up.


5 comments :

  1. I hope the "right" companion finds you soon, Sally.

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  2. I could not stand hearing Mu-Xi wheeking by herself the day after Chai died. Mu was 4 and Chai was 8. They had just got a 2 year old female in at the humane society and I picked her up. They didn't get along well at first and probably because it turns out Lily was pregnant. Chai used to be in charge of everything, but Mu-Xi Mu has done an awesome job stepping up and taking alpha of the herd. She lives with Lily, Murphy, Ruby, and Potsticker.

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  3. I hope you find a buddy for Boadica soon. Good luck and God bless!

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  4. apparently I am Boadicea. I eat little but stay chubby. (We even have the same waistline) I feel listless right now too. Very humdrum. Can't get excited about anything. I hope the companionship issue works out soon for everyone. LeeAnna

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  5. I feel sad for both of you. A neutered male companion might be the way to Boadi's heart ;) not so much politics to deal with.

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