Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pignic and Willow

Even with the steamy weather, we held the Spring Pignic on June 20th. I stopped it early due to the weather (we had melting pigs) and thunder (some serious weather hit just south of us).

For probably the first time ever, since we've been having this pignic, I managed to get all of my girls in the big pen, without having them picking fights with random other pigs. Amazing! There were several photos of Willow hinging out with a number of pigs. Pinni mostly wanted to be just left alone. Bertie tried to stuff herself under any available house, even if it meant being crammed in the back.

I have opted not not to do surgery on Willow for the bladder stone. Its too big to get stuck. Oddly enough, since she's come back from the diagnosis, she's been doing better. Still orange pee, which sometimes gets very rusty colored, but she's not as fluffy as she has been. She doesn't sit with her nose in the corner in the evenings or does emo-pig. She also is a bit bolder during floor time - she interacts with the Newbies, and there's not nearly the amount of crying or screaming as there had been a month or two ago.

I've cut out the bactrim (since I was running out), and she gets 1/2 to 1 tablet of shilintong a day. I've tried all sorts of ways to get her to eat it, from dissolving it to stuffing it in fruits or veggies. So far, the only success I get is stuffing it in a bit of banana. Willow doesn't seem to notice that banana shouldn't crunch like it does. I don't know if the shilintong is responsible for the change in behavior (the apparent lack of pain), but whatever the reason, I'll take what I can get!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Typical Floor Time

I didn't think of grabbing my camera until floor time was almost up.  This is only a tiny fraction of the antics they were up to; there had been a lot of popcorning and figure-eights.  At least there was no screaming, and only a minimum of food-stealing.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Happiness in a Hammock

As the weather is getting warmer, I have taken to swapping out the cozies for hammocks.  Or at least in Willow's cage.  Willow has always loved hammocks, occasionally to sleep under, but I've seen her in it a lot lately.

Yup.  Even when you're not feeling well, life is good if you have a hammock to nap in.