Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bits And Pieces

Where do i start , its been a while!!!

Lets see i contacted B.C.Corrections to see if i could get a crew here to move the rest of the gravel. They arrived last Friday and all new faces except for one and every one of them reached out to shake my hand , how nice of them all. They worked so hard and got it all moved. Some of the guys trimmed some low branches and dragged them off into the bush for me and they even blew off this long driveway.

I will need another load of gravel or two and then i will bring in the bark mulch. And yes i will see if i can get the guys back here for that too.

Pam and Dave report in on there new charges and judging from the behavior of Bossy Boots and new boy Rocco making kissy face at the fence we think he is not neutered. And on top of Bossy pushing her way around and heading up the ramp in any attempt to get to him almost clinches it. A few pictures it is hard to tell by looking at him but yes it appears he may still have one nut in there. ( judging the classic look of 'elephant skin' in between his legs on one side)

I never even thought to look at Rocco when we were loading as there previous keepers wrote he was neutered. Easy to assume when in the time he as been with them he showed no interest that way in his mate i guess. Perhaps these precious pigs had a mutual understanding of her pain.. and he closed himself off from those urges.

Angel is pretty crippled up and we agree its time to call the vet in now as they have had enough time to settle in there. The vet there admits his knowledge is limited but he is a good man and listens to Pam's concerns and acts on them with the utmost safety and care. Rocco has two incisions from someones previous attempt,(poor baby) but this vet skillfully neuters Pam and Dave's boy. A script is left for Angel and we hope this brings her comfort , time will tell.

I just got off the phone from someone whose family is loosing the acreage and they have a pig. His name is Lenny and at about 4 years old is in her words not living a good life there anyhow. The family who had Lenny originally had contacted me a little less then two years ago. I begged them to keep him as i was in the middle of listing my acreage at that time. I never heard back from them after my email to them and the next time i heard about Lenny was when this lady called me for some help in his care. Poor Lenny needs a forever home now.. one that will love him and give him what he needs. I will go down there tomorrow and get a picture of him to share and i will try and find a good home for him. sigh...

And a call like that removes the flow of writing for me as there is someone I am worried about now.

Happy Thanks Giving everyone!!


Colleen said...

And Happy Thanksgiving to you as well Janice...and all your crew!

Jean said...

Happy thanksgiving, Janice. And good luck with Lenny - I hope you can find him a home.
Good to hear some of the work is getting done for you by the corrections guys - moving gravel is backbreaking, and it will be so nice to have less mud to deal with there.

lesley said...

Hi Jan,
was thinking about you and your family today, wondering has winter set in there yet?Its getting colder here in Wales and I am expecting a new pig in too.
How are you getting on, I think about you often and am always telling people about you.When I feel a bit low I look at the video of you feeding your well trained pigs(wish mine were like that) and it cheers me up. How do you do these videos? Might have a go myself if it is not too hard.
take care Jan ,Lesley

Janice Gillett said...

Thanks Colleen and Jean -* a tad behind lol

Actually it is easier then i thought!!!!!!!

my camera shows a little movie camera on the setting so i switch it over and walla.

however when i download i always make sure i have a still shot on the same download so i can folder them the same way as i do with my normal pictures.