Monday, February 25, 2013

Pot-bellied Pig Transportation Techniques – Illustrated

41 comments:

  1. A good account of your trip and Wynonna's experience. I do wonder about that "getting into and out of the truck" part though. I'm guessing you needed both hands, leaving none for the camera.

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  2. Estella from Co.2/25/13, 5:24 AM

    I want to come back as one of your critters...it doesn't matter which one. They are so blessed to have you as an owner. Have a lovely day and sending hugs.

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  3. Oh, my! That's quite an ordeal for BOTH of you! I hope you had a glass of wine last night! :-)

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  4. Anne Boleyn2/25/13, 6:11 AM

    You are the best pig mama in the whole wide world!

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  5. I so didn't need to see this right before my next dental appointment :( Glad it all worked out :)

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  6. A great movie. Wynonna is up for an Oscar and you as director. Glad it pulled off without a hitch.

    Best always,

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  7. That made me tear up... Either it was just me or the music.
    I think it was all the years you two have been together and how you handle her.
    I will never forget my first time meeting her... You let her into the house, just watching her walk around all your Queen Anne style furniture at the time, it was hilarious! And when we fed her treats, she was so gentle taking them off of my hand.
    Such a lady!

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  8. This video was way more entertaining that the Academy awards show last night!!!!! Glad to see Miss W is safely home again eh.

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  9. Perfect Porcine Princess music! I think you are one of the most resourceful persons ever! I don't know how I would have done it.

    And I second what Estelle said. LOL!

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  10. nice story. Lucky princess and so wise, she understands that you wanted to help and care for her so she got into her crate. Bravo!

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  11. I wondered the last time you took her, how you got the crate in the truck. Now I know. Glad it went well.

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  12. Impressive, from start to finish. Excellent strategic planning, although, I think it's time Wynonna got a bigger crate...or fewer kibbles. I've never known a vet who would let me into their inner sanctum, much less videotape them at work. Wow. She's a trooper walking back on her own four feet, even if she did need a rest stop. You know everything's okay when she's interested in food. I love how everybody cares about everybody else in the herd. Give her a big smooch from me.

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  13. Well done! The sleepless night worked, it was a fine plan.

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  14. And the award for best picture goes to... I just can't figure out if this would be considered a documentary, drama or comedy. :) Anyway, Wynonna is a star and you are a great mom!

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  15. Great planning, great transport - and not a moment of squealing.
    So glad her day went well.

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  16. Immediately sent a link to my two favorite vet techs.

    The Academy hereby awards you an Oscar for Best Short Subject!

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  17. I have a feeling you could be a bit stiff and sore yourself the next day........

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  18. I'm with Estelle on this on. I should be so lucky in another life to be cared for by you. I am always amazed at how much you love your critters.
    Your vet is amazing to let you document this adventure for Ms. W. Give her smooches from the Cuckoos and cheers to your figuring it out so flawlessly, OmaLinda

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  19. It teaches me that I have absolutely nothing to complain about when my one cat decides to disappear. How does he know? I try for the first thing in the morning so that the only warning he gets is my picking him up. His travel cage is always prepared in the garage, so it isn't like I have to go get it. I take him to it. Go figure.

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  20. Thank you for this!!! It's a great day when it includes an adorable, wonderful Wynnona video ... educational, too. Sweet, sweet piggie.

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  21. Yeah,a Wynonna post! As a new pot-bellied pig mom, I am into everything pig right now. Thanks for the very detailed instructions on pig maneuvering. I am hoping I never have to move Dixie alone, but one never knows. You are such a trooper, Linda!

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  22. You just have to be the BEST Princess Mom in the world! Your vet is pretty cool too and you should make sure he knows that.

    Princess Wynonna---The things a girl has to endure in the name of beauty! A trip to the "spa" is quit an ordeal. It must be worth a bunch of extra treats, don't you think?

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  23. I've never seen a pig sneeze. How cute is that? Wynonna is lucky to have such a resourceful mom. You have the pig transport down to an art. Your vet obviously thinks a lot of you. Love hearing you talk!

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  24. I'm with Estella of Co and Oma Linda in that I want the kind of TLC you dish out in my next life (I want it in this one!!)

    You deserve an award from some people who want animals to get the very best care! No, I don't know who they are but we can maybe find them.

    Cheers to you,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  25. I **love** the care and devotion you show your amimals, and I follow your blog every day! It's my morning 'go-to' :-)

    Maggy

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  26. I've been a lurker for a while, but this video is wonderful!

    I love the joy and attention you show your animals; it speaks volumes.

    Maggy

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  27. An American in Tokyo2/25/13, 5:59 PM

    I love your video!
    I especially like the part where you show how Hank and the other critters are concerned for Wynonna's welfare, while she naps on the path back to her palace! ;)

    I always read your blog and enjoy it very much! Keep up the good work!

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  28. Margie Billau2/25/13, 6:01 PM

    Well done! I see we use the same veterinarian!

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  29. You could bill that as an educational video...as well as entertaining. I didn't know pigs got their teeth cleaned. Wynona is a good sport.

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  30. Damn! You are some kind of good. Hats off to you! Love the video but only wish you had shown the keloid part. But I'm into that kind of stuff :-)

    Congratulations and hope you had a good margarita to celebrate!

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  31. oh my goodness...what a lucky pig. Your voice is sp much lighter than I anticipated. :)

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  32. aaawwww I'm so glad she is safe and sound back home

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  33. The part where you say "She'll be fine...just let her sleep it off" to the row of concerned fuzzy faces....definitely my favorite.
    :-)

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  34. Glad it all went well and she's home safe and sound. I'm sure she thanks you for taking such good care of her.

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  35. Amazing journey - she is such a cutie pie - bravo!

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  36. That is a great video! You showed a lot of innovation getting her there and back.

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  37. And I thought it was an ordeal to get my cat to the vet! Over and over again, I marvel at your love for your animal companions. I'm glad Wynonna is well.

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  38. You are so wonderful! You have to be one of the bestest animal moms ever! I felt so sorry for Wynonna when she was waking up! I hate coming out of anesthesia too! Yuck! Glad all is well!

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  39. OMG!!! THANKS FOR LINKING TO THIS. I MISSED IT.

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  40. I laughed and cried! Wynonna is such a sweetie. That little sneeze when you woke her up was so precious and when you passed Smooch it made me laugh. Oh, but I cried when I saw everyone lined up and worried about Wynonna! Then she came looking for some serious treats!! Princess Wynonna, you have my heart!!

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