the vet came to remove gilbert's cast today. we took him into the barn cuz we needed electricity for the saw. we sedated him and he went down in the sheep area...right outside of ellie's stall where she was being lazy.
she jumped to her feet and turned herself around so she could stare at me with one really wide eyed look. she started to tremble and shake and turned all pink and started hyperventilating... it occurred to me that she thought she just witnessed gilbert's murder.
we fed her watermelon and strawberries til the vet was finished and we could reposition gilbert away from her gate...i am now kind of getting worried about porcine stress syndrome which is why i was stuffing her face.
this is how stressed out she was...a strawberry fell at her feet and she would not even pick it up..OMG ellie, you are really freaked!!!
anyway, once we could get the gate open, we let her out of the barn..i saw her over conversing with carl and telling him everything that she saw.
carl watched us very suspiciously as we walked over to the other barn to have a look at spot. he lost interest when we were done and spot barged out of the door.
it took a long time for gilbert to come out of his sedation and he is still not 100% great on that casted leg. so i put him back in his pen for a few more days til he forgets that leg is weak.
i am not sure if ellie is aware that gilbert is alive and well in his pen...at bedtime she had a good look around, including in petunia's stall in case his murdered body was now stashed in there.
who'd have thought that pigs have overactive imaginations????