ok..i am home...and i have an empty tin cup in my hand...
Carol · Oct. 18, 2011
i am beat..feel like i was run over by a truck so quick update and then begging post and then down with the advil and off to bed.
buddy did fine with his surgery and is home.
cherry pit went to the vets today...she is off her feeding again, losing weight, her kidneys are sucking and she had some sc fluids and is back on antibiotics again.
the little pigs have a confirmed new home on the island. we just have to arrange transport...they are too big now to go into the back of a canopied truck or a van so we have to hire a truck/trailer/driver..with ferry fees, gas, et el...it will cost about $750 there and back again. being realistic...we are pretty damn lucky to have found these soon to be very big pigs a great home. pet homes for farm pigs are virtually nonexistent so i am thanking god that we actually found a great one. there is no way i can expect any adoptive family of 500 pounds each of pet farm pigs to cover that cost and i won't even ask...that would just be crazy cuz there are 88 cruelty seized pigs much closer to this new home already on the island and with a lot cheaper transport attached. i REALLY want this home for our pigs..it is with a great, pig loving person who also happens to be a vet, she promises to love them forever and will never ever eat them so i am really happy with that. so i am more than willing to scrape up our pennies to get them over there...as far as i am concerned it is just another associated cost of rescue...and ALL of our guys end up costing us at least a thousand dollars..so why should the pigs have to cost us less?
but.... i won't complain if anyone wants to make a small donation towards this unique rescue cost..every little bit helps. i will chip in out of my paycheque this week to help as well. so if you feel like being a (not so little) twin piglet fairy godmother or father and help cover the cost of their magic pumpkin transport truck and trailer..feel free to click on the paypal button...the two way gas and ferry costs for a truck and trailer to haul them are totally insane...but so was rescuing pigs in the first place.
i think all in all, given the circumstances of this particular double pig rescue, pretty much anything is a fair and great deal as long as wilbur and charlotte don't have to live here forever and have found a great home of their own in a nice and pig friendly home on the island...it is like a happy pig fairy tale!
(and i REALLY need a happy twin pig fairy tale this time arround cuz i highly doubt 700 pound brad pitt pig will ever find a home of his own...i think we might be "it.")
anyway..twist the arms of your co-workers, best friends and family...75 separate donations of 10 bucks each and charlotte and wilbur can get to their new home..let their fairy tale begin!!!!
Yes we were oh so lucky an email landed in my box a few weeks ago and set the stage for a home Wilber and Charlotte. Your new pigs home writes she is 'stoked' about gettign the new kids!!