...it is from that hour that I incline to date my Spiritual New-birth, or Baphometic Fire-baptism; perhaps I directly thereupon began to be a Pig.

March 29, 2006

New Look

Here's a fresh new (temporary) look! I changed the layout just so the video didn't bump the whole journal down to the bottom of the page. I'll probably change it again soon, though. This just isn't fancy enough for my guineas!

Dinner Time! (A video special)

March 23, 2006

The FLU!

Hello, loyal pigblog readers. As some of you may know, I was knocked out cold by a nasty flu virus on Sunday, and only awoke to put on real pants late yesterday. Wow! I truly was unconscious for almost 72 consecutive hours. That's what you get for being too lazy to go and get the flu shot comme du monde, I guess.
The upshot of all this is that before I knew it was a virus, I was strictly avoiding contact with my precious ones, as I've heard they can catch bacterial infections from us. Not viruses, for whatever reason, but bacteria. So I stayed away for much longer than I would have liked. I finally got a little cuddle in with Bessie last night, but no recent photos. These old ones will have to do for today.

Oh, one more thing about this flu. I had a really high fever, and of course the requisite wacky dreams. In one of these dreams, Maude and I went for lunch to McDonalds, where we both had chicken mcnuggets and fries. In a moment of playful rowdiness, Maude spit coke at me through her teeth!

March 13, 2006

Sleepytime Pigs

The pigs seem to be going through a phase where they keep tipping their pigloos over. I'm talking multiple times a day. I think it happens because Bessie has discovered that the walls of her pigloo are transparent enough that she can spy on Maude from inside. When Maude comes too close, she tosses the pigloo up with her nose and pounces on Maude, knocking the pigloo all the way over in the process. Then, inevitably, both pigs will fight over the remaining pigloo, and it's super annoying. So, one day last week, I decided to take away their pigloos for a few minutes to "teach them a lesson." This sulky little naptime is what ensued. Awwwww!

March 02, 2006

Nailtrimming extravaganza

We had to trim the piggies' nails the other night, which is always an adventure. They don't like it any more than we do. Maude's nails are a little easier to cut, because they're clear, so you can see (and avoid) the vein inside them, but she's much more nervous about the whole operation. Bessie, on the other hand, is as cool as can be while her black nails make exsanguination by mani/pedicure a distinct possibility. All this aside, the nail-trimming went quite well, and quite quickly. Here is Mr. Pigblogmistress consoling Maude after the ordeal.And I guess the dandelion is for pigs what the post-injection lollipop is for humans: a little comfort food, and a reward for being brave. Good job, Maude!