I am so mad at the Critter Corral. I sent in an application over a month ago to get a pig and was approved. The problem was that I go to church on Sunday morning and wasn't able to meet with anyone that day.
I was e-mailing one of the volunteers who lived closer to me, and she had a really cute pig. I wanted him, but I asked questions first about bringing a male home. She still wanted me to go on Sunday morning, so I told her I couldn't and that I would check out some shelters that were closer to me and open when I could get to them. I was planning on going to get one in Northbrook but found out that he had already found a home.
I called a couple others closer by and found out they only would adopt out pairs and I don't want two I only have room for one more. So I called the volunteer and asked if I came on Sunday if I could get the pig, but she said it was back at the critter corral. She also told me they decided to decline me.
I heard about the Pignic today and went. If they had told me about it and that I could adopt a pig there, it would have been perfect. My husband was feeling well and he came with me. It is a beautiful day here in Chicago and the Pignic was in the Forest Preserves. We brought some food and had a nice little lunch and when we got to the Forest Preserve I found out they had brought pigs for people to adopt.
Bill and I picked one out, a nice male. I told the girl I would like him, but when the volunteer that I had e-mailed came over she told me I was too needy. She said I shouldn't be insulted. What, I go to church? I asked about how boars react when they are introduced? I built a cage large enough and able to be seperated if necessary, and I'm too needy.
Well, I will just go buy a pig. Petsmart asked me if I knew how to take care of Piggy Pooh when I bought him. They asked if I had a cage and new what to feed them. They gave me instructions on care and I have gone back there to buy toys and food for him. I came here and learned about Kleenmama's hay and bought it. I haven't hounded Petsmart with questions or anything like that.
Critter Corral lost a chance to find a loving home for one of their pigs, but I don't need their rumblestrutting either.