i get that jumping thru rescue's hoops can be a pain in the ass..but honestly we have the hoops for a reason.
like today..i wasn't really all that happy to be taking in three more pigs..i was a bit frustrated with the original rescue folks who due to their inexperience with pig rescue really didn't have a workable plan..i was really frustrated with janice whose answer to the whole upside down thing was to screw it and just do it herself..(hello..you are supposed to be resting and recovering so you can get back to WORK SOON!!!!)
so when i was talking to the rescue folks setting up the plan for today..i probably came off sounding like a bit of a prima donna demanding bitch...
and here was all i wanted...tell the guy to be here at noon sharp..cuz i am working and have to settle them on my lunch break...and i told them to make sure the female was seperate from the unneutered males in a crate during transport. two simple things that i am sure were passed on to the owner who just didn't feel like listening.
so he shows up at 1130..and says he can't wait for me. the volunteers haven't clue what to do with the pigs...cuz i didn't bother to tell anybody. so not only do all three end up together in the back of his van but they all end up together in same pen in the shop..just what i want is a pregnant pig.
plus the volunteers were horrifed to witness the dragging of the terrified female across the shop floor by her back feet. when they said to stop it..he said that is how you move pigs..well everyone knew that is not how we move pigs at saints.
grhhh..if people would just listen and do the simple things we ask them to do things would be way easier in rescue.
anyway..poppy the female was pretty traumatized..she was hiding under the hay and shaking when i got home...we seperated her from the boys and fed her some strawberries and bananas and she is better now..not so afraid.
the boys didn't have names..so i have named them jeremy and joshua..josh is the bigger and braver of the two.
i was thinking there is something odd looking about these pigs and when janice came out tonight to see them..she said it is because they are part feral pig..not just your average pots. and it looks to both of us like poppy is the boys mom...same kind of breeding altho maybe he got them from the same place i suppose.
anyway..janice is thinking because they look part feral..no one is going to want to adopt (they are not your typical cute potbelly..these guys are taller, rangier looking and lean) so she is going to do some reno's and switch arounds at her place and make room for them there.
yay for me..not so much for her!
anyway..it was too bad that the guy just couldn't follow my bitchy request and be here at 1200 sharp cuz those little pigs wouldn't have been so traumtized by their sudden change in circumstances if i had been here to assist with their arrival...what a freaking upsetting arrival all around because he was too much in a hurry to wait 30 lousy minutes? honestly...what's the freaking rush?
so saints welcomes our temporary shop guests..all three are very sweet pigs..poppy, jeremy and josh...welcome to saints you guys...sorry it was a scary beginning.
tx for the photos already janice!!!!