Last June 6, 2013, I woke up to Elle Nhi being a bloody mess and 3 stillborn hoglets. As I cleaned her cage, I got the surprise of my life when something moved among the tissue paper I was bout to throw away. There, hidden completely, is the smallest hoglet I’ve ever seen, barely 2 cm long, but living and breathing.
We’ve named him Harry (the hoglet who lived). Elle had birthing complications and had allergic reactions to meds, making her unfit to nurse baby Harry. For 6 days we’ve battled to keep him alive, staying up almost 24/7 to keep him well fed, toileting him and trying to keep down the bloating. Thrice we’ve almost lost him. Unfortunately, our battle ended on the 7th day.
Elle Nhi gas fully recovered now, but our hearts are still aching for the loss of our beloved baby. We’ve made little Harry a little coffn and buried him, along with his 2 brothers and sister in claypot and landscaped it to look like a hobbit house. I’ve also made a clay hedgie figurine to look like Harry and it now stands guard on the hedgie hobbit house.
“A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered.”
Autumn and I have been feeling down lately. A good bonding session today cheered us up loads. Looks like Autumn is feeling loads better.Winter visited her today. Autumn will not let us take her sister away so they’re bunking together again. I hope it’s not too soon for Autumn to have a cagemate again. :)
Meet the final addition to our family. Quilly Quarters in now fully booked. Meet little Luna Eclair. ♥ Her owner is leaving the country soon so we decided to adopt her. He said she’s a champaigne white, but I can see a few very lightly banded quills on her back so I’m guessing she’s just a (very) high snowflake. Also, am I wrong or is she an apricot? Her nose has no liver outer rim. What do you think?