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Since we said goodbye to our last piggy earlier this year the house hasn't been the same and we've really missed hearing the wheeks and getting cuddles. I've been hounding the Animal Rescues looking for three female piggies but there are hardly any boys never mind girls (which is great in that piggies aren't being abandoned). I was getting so desperate I was starting to consider getting boys again (they're more likely to fight). Then on Monday, I got a message from a Rescue saying that she'd been approached to take in four females but that she didn't have room for them and if I wanted them she'd take them for a couple of days to check them over before we took them.

I thought I should consult DH first so that he thought he had a choice in the matter of how many we got :whistle: and after giving him a couple of hours to think about it he agreed ;-). The Rescue is getting them today and we should be able to collect them on Friday :dance:. They're being given up because the lady has a new baby and she doesn't have time for the piggies with a toddler and baby.

I'll post pictures as soon as I can! Squeeeeeeee! :dance::dance::dance:

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I got a message from the Rescue to say that the piggies were very thin and had lice :( and asking if I still wanted them.  Of course, I said yes. It sounds like they need some TLC which they'll get in abundance with us.

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Well, you can always feed them up with lovely treats and sounds like they'll relish lots of cuddles. Have they been badly treated/neglected, do you think? Surely any pet owner with half a brain could spot lice for goodness sake! Poor little things!

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I'll know more when I collect them tomorrow but I would imagine if they'd been really neglected the Rescue would report them? At least the woman had the sense to give them up rather than keep them and they die of starvation! Yes, they'll get lots of treats once they come home, along with plenty of cuddles.

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Here they are! Really underweight for piggies who should weigh around 1000gms but the heaviest is 870 and the lightest is only 670! :( Their hair is thin and dull so it looks like they didn't get any fresh veggies. They're very skittish, and while being prey animals are normally wary, I doubt they've been handled/cuddled much. The one is the worst condition is the feistiest though, which is good, and she seems to be the matriarch of the wee herd.

From front to back - Piper, Shadow, Clova, Coco

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They look lovely though! With lots of treats and patience, they will make great pets!

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They're adorable and I can see wee bits of their characters already. Coco, the one at the back, is quiet and sits on my lap looking at me. Shadow is the smallest and very timid. Clova is the most skittish, and Piper loves to explore (from my lap up onto my shoulder and around my neck!). I can't keep their food dishes full they're so hungry! They're gradually being introduced to fresh greens as I don't want their tummies to get upset.

My heart is full of joy at having piggies back in the house.

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