Thursday, January 1, 2009

A House Of Straw

Once again Daphne and Fiona, the pig girls, amazed me with their intelligence. A few days before Christmas we were expecting quite a cold spell for this part of the country. I worried about the pigs keeping warm so I bought a bale of straw and packed it tightly around the outside of their igloo. I covered the entire house with clean straw. Daphne and Fiona have two dog houses but prefer co-sleeping for warmth and comfort. They squeeze their 80 pound selves into one igloo and then squeeze their way out in the morning. The only thing you can see are two snouts sticking out of the opening. So like I said I piled straw up and around the igloo of choice but the girls had other ideas. They worked for quite a while piling the straw to their liking. Then they crawled inside the igloo.

And closed their door.

15 comments:

Marigold said...

Can I borrow a pig? Ella is So messy.

Clare said...

too cute, Wendy! And yes, very smart!!

Holly said...

"and closed their door"

head desk laughing....

this is precious.

sugarcreekstuff said...

I loved this post. There is no way the Big Bad Wolf is getting in that house! Smart girls. :-)

Mel said...

And, who ever said Pigs weren't smart? What a cute post...

Mich said...

Your piggy gals are very smart oinkers. I love it!!

Paige said...

My Boce-pig does the same thing--I love taking pics of him with just a snoot sticking out, or coming out ans shaking like a dog to get his straw off.

Cracks me up

Rising Rainbow said...

Cute post!

Have a Happy New Year!

Joanna said...

that's darling, thanks

Tracey said...

smart little piggies :)

frugalmom said...

2 pigs in that house? Thats impressive.

ga.farmwoman said...

Those girls are just too smart!
We use to raise pigs and I was always amazed at how smart they are.
That is as good as the 3 pigs story.
Daphne and Fiona, the pig girls and their house of straw.
You have to do a children's story on that! lol...
Have a great day.
P.S.
I hope I haven't missed the party.

Country Girl said...

Smart little piggies they are!

MaskedMan said...

I *dare* a Big Bad Wolf to challenge your brilliant pig girls in their House of Straw! No doubt, they'd be wearing a nice fur stole, afterwards!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Awwww, I want to see video of this. I love how good they are at taking care of themselves. Makes me kind of want my own igloo. :-)