Show us your furries!

(63 Posts)
KRITIQ Wed 14-Nov-12 23:59:05

Following on from the tread about Truffles the long jump pig, which meandered a bit, wouldn't it be great to see what each others' furballs look like, and hear more about them?

I posted some snaps of my two Boars on the other thread (they are my 7th and 8th pigs - succession planning is a hallmark of having boars!) But, being a proud PigMum, here are some more.

Get On Board the Pig Train!
Fun with a Tissue Box
Shhhhhh! It's a Secret!
Adventures in the Back Garden
Derp!
A Guest for Lunch

Look forward to seeing all of your little munchkins! Either link to photos here or pop them on your profile. Thanks!

guineapiglet Thu 15-Nov-12 09:43:04

Fabulous photos Kritiq, thankyou - your boys are definitely calendar material. Loved the one in the garden and the guest for lunch, I reckon your photos are much better than the ones I have had in my guinea calendars, where often they are very young and scared looking. They are both very photogenic. Will have to see if I can upload some photos of my girls, and looking forward to seeing what others look like as well.

BonkeyMollocks Thu 15-Nov-12 11:30:29

You don't want to know what I think of my Little shit pig today hmm .

They are fab photos KRITIQ ! Such lovely piggies! smile

I will take some photos later to add, my two resent posing hmm .

BonkeyMollocks Thu 15-Nov-12 12:31:18
guineapiglet Thu 15-Nov-12 13:31:38

Brilliant! Love them both, - I now have an answer to the naughtiness - the butter wouldnt melt photo did it for me, definitely a pin up........ but.... he is EXACTLY the same colouring as my naughty girl, she had a white crest, but otherwise a perfect copy. It must be in the genes, Im not sure what the professional term is for that kind of colouring, but with it goes a keen mind and a will to escape. In MN Pig, he actually looks as if he is about to put his paw onthe mouse and get his next devious plan into action......you could hear mine in her igloo chattering away, like she was masterminding her latest escape bid. We have the stuff of a child's classic here, girls! <women...>

BonkeyMollocks Thu 15-Nov-12 13:48:54

He colouring is called 'Broken' <boring> , according to 70 and t'internet.

Not like my lovely exotic sounding 'tort and white' wink .

And after what you have just said I will never get another pig that colour! grin

guineapiglet Thu 15-Nov-12 13:55:18

A vet nurse friend used the term 'naughty torty' - apparently it applied to all things tortoiseshell, cats, dogs, guineas etc, she said there was something in the colouring which meant they could be relied on to be the cheeky ones of their kind.smile

Hope this has worked. Pictures of my little boys- GP1 is the agouti.GP2 is the little black (trying to look winsome with his head cocked to one side)
www.mumsnet.com/Profile?nick=70isaLimitNotaTarget

grin the photo of GP2 looks like an ink-blot.
His 'fatty eye' is on the right side, you can just about see a sliver of white.

Now honestly - who could have put these 2 little boys into Rescue/Rehome?
We were so lucky to get these chaps they are lovely characters. (Apart from GP2 and his Johnny Fartpants Bottom) wink

Shelium Thu 15-Nov-12 22:17:55

Some photos on my profile of sockpig (if you ever read her story), pregnant fatpig and her 3 baby pigs smile

alemci Thu 15-Nov-12 22:26:33

lovely pictures, the pig on the computer has lovely colours and all of them are fantastic. love the toothy expression in one photo.

I looked at your Sockpig, Fatpig, baby pigs photos.

Poor fatpig looked like she was going to pop shock
I remember the original Sockpig post, bless her cotton socks grin

Hopefully she will settle down and get more settled, she's been through a lot.

blush my sister and I used to make jumpers for our Himalayan sows (from wool socks so they were loose.Decorative not functional). They were very judgey.
How are the gorgeous piglets doing?

Rollersara Thu 15-Nov-12 22:32:00

Loving these, excellent fodder to remind DP that we should have piggies again grin

WRT to colouring
My GP1 is a Golden Agouti Smooth Coat
My GP2 is a jet black with 4 white hairs on his forehead confused .He's not a Smooth. He;s not an Abby. Not any of your Teddies or Shelties or Rexs.

He's One of a Kind.

(Can you tell that GP2 is actually my little boy, though IRL he's my DS pig)

I was cuddling him yesterday, he stretched out and just looked at me, his lovely little face like a little porquipine face (Sweet) grin

FernieB Fri 16-Nov-12 12:31:34

Love the piggie pictures - all so cute - should definitely make a calendar of the little angels.

KRITIQ Fri 16-Nov-12 13:35:15

So many adorable little pigs! I'm just melting here.

Bonkey, your photos are ace. I love those cheeky expressions. Little pig's face markings remind me just slightly of my here and here.

70 - I'm such a sucker for an agouti face and GP1 has the most adorable one of those.

Love the snaps of Sock Pig - such fashionable sox as well smile and Fatpig and her bubs are just amazing.

It's brilliant to put some "faces to the pigs," so to speak. There's just something special about a cavy. It's hard to explain to folks who don't have them and those who think I'm nuts in any case and the obsession with rodents is just par for the course.

Thanks for the nice comments about my boars. Oh, keep the photos coming!

guineapiglet Fri 16-Nov-12 16:12:23

Haven't you all got some wonderful pets, thanks to all who have posted them so far. 70 your boys are super gorgeous, very serious faces, but very handsome indeed, I do love all black guineas, they are rather special ( even with the little white hairs, bless).

Kritiq you are so right, when I talk about guineas to other people they look at me as if I was a nutter. But IF I was droning on about a cat or a dog, it would be different as people seem to 'get' them. We are a select group of people! And it is lovely to put names to faces as well. <Looks in guinea pig bank to see if she has enough saved to get some more!>

grin Yes my boars are Very Busy and Important Cavies and spend most of their waking hours (when they aren't eating or doing other GP things) telling us just how lucky we are to have them.

When we were looking for GPs , DD 'pictured' herself with a tri-coloured like KRITIQS boys or Bonkeys BigPig (probably because the GP I had when I was 9yo was a tri-colour- little agouti face with a stripe)

Oddly enough, she decided she wanted the 2 boars when they were offered and she hadn't even seen them. And they were nothing like what she'd imagined.
But it was Love at First Sight. grin

BonkeyMollocks Fri 16-Nov-12 18:23:31

KRITIQ they are very similar! smile

70 Love the head tilt grin Gorgeous boys!

And yes, everyone looks abit hmm when I mention the pigs - especially dh! <miserable sod!>

My two drive me nuts at times especially because dh has developed a habit of crisp eating in the evenings. The noise is deafening! but I wouldn't be without them now!

alemci Fri 16-Nov-12 21:18:48

hear hear, my DH and I like to talk about our Boar too. wonderful pets. we have had gps for over 10 years' since dd was 6. she has now gone off to uni. they are wonderful and keep coming to find us.

Love at first sight is how we got OB. We went to the breeder to look at piggie babies that would be ready for their forever homes at Eastertime. However, OB nosey from day one had his whiskers up at the bars seeing what was going on and DD1 fell in love with him. OB was 9 weeks old so we hurriedly got a hutch, picked a brother and thay came home with us a couple of nights later.

The piggie photos posted are great. I'm not very good at loading pictures. I'll ask DD1 to try for me sometime this weekend. She took a good one of OB tonight with his head stuck in my tea mug.

2 pics on my profile! smile

guineapiglet Mon 26-Nov-12 19:30:53

Well -dont they look nice and cosy! Very photogenic, do you know if the albino one is blind? I had a creamy coloured girl who had red eyes, and only when I took her to the vet after having her for a year did I find out she was completely blind!! She did rely very heavily on the 'mum' figure in the group, but I hadnt realised it until told - I felt really neglectful that I hadnt noticed, but she did everything the other girls did, even following them around the garden etc. Lovely little thing she was.

Aww, 70, your GP1 looks exactly like my girls (will post a piccie later) - does that mean they are golden agoutis? That does sound fancy...

guineapiglet I have no reason to think she is blind... How would I tell?! She doesn't seem to rely on the other one?.. Ummm... Youve got me worried now! Maybe I will ask next time they are at the vets...

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