Sunday, 24 March 2013

piglet report



in case you were wondering
Kowhai [the piglet]
is doing just fine
somewhat comatose in these pix
from a day of romping with assorted dogs, cats and humans
[the top pic shows her snoozing on her favourite mattress...my lap]

23 comments:

  1. so sweet.........lucky piglet!

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  2. kowhai seems to be capturing hearts via interpixies...mine, too

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    1. absolutely...which brings me to one of the few advantages of living in the driest state on the driest continent

      ...no tics.

      ergo

      no bugs on the cute ear!

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    2. That IS something to shout about!!

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  4. The colors and stripes on kowhai's coat fit in so well with your ecoprints!

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  5. after watching david attenborough's 'galapagos' last night I was sure I wanted a pink iguana.... kowhai is mighty cute however... and seems to be a better snuggler....

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    1. there will come a time when her metric tonnage cannot me accommodated by laps. that's going to be interesting and quite possibly a battle of wills. visions of those golden retrievers who have booted their lenient "owners" out of king sized beds etc...

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  6. so does Kowhai grow up into a big pig? and will she always be a pet pig? wonder if she'll have piglets of her own...

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    1. at the rate she is expanding she'll be an elephant-sized pig, destined to live out her life in relative luxury. i'm afraid she will remain a spinster, but fortunately there's another rescue pig [Miss Pigsley, who should have been called Kiri because she sings ALL the time] here [about 4 months older] so she will have a companion.

      but i've had to stamp my size 9 boots. no additional pigs, sweet as they are. in summer in Oz it's far too hard to source fresh greens for them to eat, especially when there isn't enough water to keep a garden going!

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  7. I want a pig. How do you think they would get on with 2 chihuahua's and a bossy siamese cat who likes to pick up the 2 lb pup and take her for a forward roll across the room.

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    1. i think you'll find the siamese cat will probably enjoy sitting on the 300lb piggycushion when it grows up :0)

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  8. piglet is the cutest!! piglet seems happy. i have heard piglets make good "children". how do you pronounce her name. phonetically? it is probably a good thing she has friends.

    currently loving your ECO Colour book!!! i'm tripping.....the photography is magic, capturing my emotions. i feel the color and textures. i am having so much fun.

    i can go around the world and back in time and learn fabric, textures and dyes. natural beauty. cloth that becomes a part of a person, working with, dying, designing....this you show is art for sure. a journey, a path , in fabric.

    and now to read and see what shakes out for me.

    happy new week.

    thank you for sharing so many good things.

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    1. Kowhai is pronounced Koh-fai...meaning yellow in Maori, also the name of a beautiful tree

      see

      http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Gov03_07Rail-t1-body-d12.html

      so named by her rescuers as she is an [almost] golden piggie and likely to become entirely so.

      i am glad you are enjoying the book...negotiations on another are at long last looking like a seed might sprout after all :0)

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  9. A brindle piglet? That must be the cutest piglet ever.

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  10. Glad to see that piglet is well.. we have a rescue puppy who was the same size, but is now 23 kilos at 10 months. I suspect wee piggy Kowhai will be a decent size..

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  11. I want me one. Do you think suburbia could handle a cutie like him.

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  12. I want me one. Do you think suburbia could handle a cutie like him.

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