the day started out pretty badly for us...we ran out of water again argh! luckily allied is so good to us and sent a water truck over within a couple of hours.
the day got progressively better...michelle and I went out to Chilliwack spca to pick up our new pig.
when I first saw her, my heart broke..poppy had been found all alone on Chilliwack mountain, right after that last terrible windstorm and rain. she was totally emaciated. the spca got her into the vets right away and they said she is quite elderly, has painful arthritis, sent her home with some pain meds and they trimmed down her overgrown hooves a bit so she can walk a little bit better.
I knew all of this before I saw her but it was still a jolt to the heart when I saw her so pathetically thin.
just the thought of her out there, struggling to survive and suffering all alone...it hurt.
anyway..the good news is she was safe now and the spca staff were happy that she was able to come to saints. as soon as we got home we set her up with a good and safe comfort zone, Dionne coated her paper dry skin with some baby oil and we started feeding her some yummy pears for treats. I also shared a bit of a cold beer with her which she liked A LOT!
she has been rolling over for tummy rubs with shelley, coming up to say hi to all the new folks she met, her little tail pretty much has not stopped wagging..i think she will be very happy here.
it is a good way to end the day, knowing someone's life had the chance to get turned around, knowing someone thru a bunch of human kindness has found good care, companionship and a deep and forever abiding love.Welcome home poppy, you will never be hungry, frightened or alone, ever again!