So, Nibbles came to me on Saturday, and received endless amounts of love upon his arrival. His former owner is a wonderful woman that simply could not take care of her piggies anymore, as her husband is in need of a heart transplant. The owner of the rescue I got him from, Tanisha, is also an amazing woman who really does try to do the best for all the animals under her care. I am going to keep in contact with both of them - I even call myself Nibbles' step-mommy, so that his previous owner knows
So, tomorrow I SHOULD be bringing home our newest member of the herd, currently named 'Nibbles'. He is a beautiful boy, and about less than four months old. I am going to try to do everything perfect with this introduction between him and Pots (Perky). He needs a buddy, and I think a young, spunky dude will help bring him out of his shell. He is a very tolerant, submissive piggy, but the largest out of my boys. Radar hit puberty RIGHT after I introduced all three, and it was a bad, bad, falling
I can't help but find myself a little dismayed and...well, irritated at the recent influx of cavy pregnancies. I feel like the sudden rush is more to do with people graying the lines than honest-to-goodness accidents. However, I do not know that for certain and keep any judgments reserved.
I am torn. On the one hand, I am glad individuals are seeking help for their piggies. On the other, I am wondering how much of it is due to wanting attention and charm for 'pretty piggy babies'.
Step 4, Starting Your Graph: Now is the fun part. Highlight all your piggy information like this: And then go to the menu bar up top. Select Insert -> Chart and click. Now you have this auto-magically inputed graph and a confusing menu! Well, it's not so bad. Select the Chart Type called 'Area', and then click 'OK'. You should have a strange looking graph like this:
Now, maybe you want a description of what each axis (horizontal
This can be done with both OpenOffice.org (which is exactly like Excel, only free to download) or Microsoft Excel. This is how I personally keep track of any changes in weight with my piggies in a visual manner, which is sometimes more obvious than a basic chart. I will be explaining it using OpenOffice, but the steps should be the same with Excel.
First, an idea of what my chart looks like:
As you can see, I have the approximate age in weeks