Just like Arnold, after a rather long hiatus, I'm back! Well, more like WE're back!
On the 31st of July, I said good-bye to my beloved piggies and my CL. They all left for Georgia to be with Grandma Cindy and Uncle Bill. So, our cutie pigs are officially American pigs now but I know, they are still proud to be Canadians.
When we first reached the PetSafe Courier office, piggies were really terrified from the strange noise and unfamiliar scent.
Then, I saw Darwin whispering Survival 101 to Einstein and they both huddled close together for comfort. We are so glad they have each other and hopefully will always be together.
|"Bro, the tip is EAT MORE and you already know this, DRINK LOTS. And STAY CLOSE to me."|
|Piggies have each other for comfort. They feel safe like this.|
I gave them the last hugs from me. It was very painful. CL said he was surprised to see me so attached to my pigs since I behave like Cruella de Vil to him.
|Saying goodbye to my Fat Boy. I miss your puffy face and shock-absorbing body :)|
|Just a pig mummy cradling her little ones, for the last time|
Truth is, I said to him, " Do you realise this may be the last time I will ever see piggies again?"
|Einstein loves to perch on our shoulders. He calmed down immediately after I placed him there.|
We made sure they had plenty of dry pellets and hay in their travel crate. They were familiarised with their crate a couple of months before their BIG day i.e. their first international flight.
|Lots of hay and a towel with their |
|Plenty of dry pellets which I'm sure Darwin ate most|
After a little bit of an adventure in Chicago, piggies did arrive safely in Georgia. Despite all the frustrations and stress on CL and Cindy, piggies were whistling and wheeking, untouched. Happy and cute as always.
They now have a very beautiful cage and a lovely home with sweet Harley as their pig-sitter. Life is great for piggies. Cindy gives them A LOT, A LOT of Love and I am very pleased and grateful to Cindy and Bill.
|Impressive Harley on duty. 'Pig-sitting' requires a lot of disciple;she has to resist her natural instinct not to chase|
|"Make sure you EAT when I am away, k? Don't let Fatty steal all your food."|
We are all very proud of him so Cindy and piggies collaborated in a project to send him off in colours.
|Einstein's message to pig daddy|
|Darwin loves his daddy too|
Not having them (CL and piggies) with me is the reason I have been MIA from blogville. My blog's mission is to spread some happiness through tales from my pets and there just wasn't much Happiness for a while. I am so grateful and thankful to Bert's Vickie for her encouragement and support through this difficult period; we were both grieving in our ways.
Good news is I am back for good now. Lots of Enthusiasm and Happiness to spread. Check back soon as I will be posting photos of piggies' new home, cage and toys. Inspired by Bouncing Bertie, I am also going to start a Science Corner staring all my pets and my pet friends in Blogville. I have several great plans coming up soon, one of which is an award giveaway.
Stay tuned, blogville!