Look at this pathetic sight!
This is Bubble, and she is the runt of Scrumpy’s litter. She is very feisty though, and makes sure that she gets her share of the food when it is put into the enclosure for them.
She was really cold and wet yesterday though, and didn’t seem to be able to dry herself off as quickly as the other piglets (maybe because she’s nearer the ground than the other piglets, LOL!). So she needed to have lots of cwtches (Welsh cuddles!) and fuss so that she could dry off and warm up – I was only too happy to oblige (wearing my very fetching Winnie the Pooh cap!). She seems to be using up all her calories in keeping herself warm rather than in helping herself grow. She’s only about a third the size of her siblings. Anyway, Jo decided that she should come home for the nights, so that she can be in the warm and hopefully use her calories to get bigger.
So, I had the pleasure of pig-sitting Bubble for the evening yesterday. As you can see from the state of her snout, she had a good dinner of porridge, and she also enjoyed some banana. Nothing wrong with her appetite! She had a good explore of my kitchen and endured my children following her around and talking at her constantly! Husband enjoyed her company as he made the dinner, and chatted to her just as much as he did to me – I’ll make a farmer out of him yet!
Hopefully a couple of weeks of being in a warmer environment will make all the difference to Bubble and she’ll begin to catch up with her siblings.