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ellisa
02-16-12, 06:16 pm
Hey everyone!
So, I went to pick up Penny's new buddy today. It was a long drive but we made it there! After I picked him up I noticed his eye was a little swollen and was pink and crusty. His nails were also a horrible, horrible mess. I called my vet and made an appointment for as soon as we would be back in the city.

When we got to the vet she did a thorough check-up. She said his lungs sound great, fur looks great. He has conjunctivitis, so he's on some drops for a bit until it clears up. She said he looks great otherwise. He is for sure neutered.

As soon as I got home we set up his quarantine cage. I have to use my dogs' crate because I don't have a petstore cage. The crate is about the size of a 2x2 C&C. Not ideal, but it will work. Upon clipping his nails, I noticed he has a spur. It's not bad, so I'm keeping an eye on it. Will trim if necessary.

I am in love with him! He is such a lovely chocolate color, with some streaks of orange/brown around his rump. He also has a bit of a ridge along his back. I'm wondering if he's a ridgeback. He is so sweet. He's being shy right now, but gobbled up some lettuce and cilantro. He was so good when we trimmed his nails.

I'll attach some pictures. They aren't the best. They were taken with a cell phone. It's getting dark now, so I'll take better pictures tomorrow when there's more light.

Oh, yes, the name! Well, my girl now is Penelope (Penny), so what did this guy have to be named? Sheldon, of course! (Big Bang Theory, anyone?)

Here he is!!
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(Not sure why the first pic is bigger :S)

pinky
02-16-12, 06:24 pm
He is so precious!!! He sure looks like a Ridgeback to me. I love Big Bang Theory.... the names are perfect!

bpatters
02-16-12, 06:30 pm
Very cute pig!

ellisa
02-16-12, 06:30 pm
Thanks! Those pictures were taken just after clipping his nails. That's why his face is being stuffed with lettuce!

Inle_Rabbit
02-16-12, 06:30 pm
He is adorable! Love the name. He looks like he has some longerish hair that is adding to his awesome mohawk! =D

ellisa
02-16-12, 06:33 pm
He is adorable! Love the name. He looks like he has some longerish hair that is adding to his awesome mohawk! =D

Thanks! Yes, his hair is long(ish). Not long like a Peruvian or anything, but longer. He has his little mohawk, and then down towards his lower back he has another mohawk. :crazy: Not like an abby, though. It's weird, but so cute!

RodentsRus
02-16-12, 06:35 pm
When we got to the vet she did a thorough check-up. She said his lungs sound great, fur looks great. He has conjunctivitis.

Be very careful..I caught it from one on of our hamster once then gave it to my b/f..

BTW: OMG is he cute. BIG TIME

ellisa
02-16-12, 06:38 pm
Be very careful..I caught it from one on of our hamster once then gave it to my b/f..

BTW: OMG is he cute. BIG TIME

Yes, thank you! I am being very careful! I handle Penny first, then wash, then Sheldon. My hands are going to be very dry for the next little while until he's better! I feel so bad for him. His little eye looks so sore :(

RodentsRus
02-16-12, 06:42 pm
If you ever had it it is sore BUT at least he's in a better place with you..

Fizzlepop40
02-16-12, 07:36 pm
Gah! He's adorable!! :D

lissie
02-16-12, 07:51 pm
Very cute! But I thought Penny is/was dating Leonard.

cococheezer
02-16-12, 07:53 pm
BAZINGA! Wow what a handsome gentlemen.

Congratulations!

cavy_jdas
02-16-12, 08:13 pm
So cute! I look forward to the followup in a few weeks when he and Penny get to meet :)

cavy_jdas
02-16-12, 08:14 pm
Very cute! But I thought Penny is/was dating Leonard.

Yes, it should be Leonard. Penny and Lenny - how cute would that be?

Cinpepmeg
02-16-12, 08:31 pm
He's so precious!! And so is are the names of your piggies! Hahaha too funny and cute!

ellisa
02-16-12, 08:37 pm
I know that Leonard would make more sense, since he and Penny are dating, but to be honest, he is my least favorite character. Sheldon, however, is my fav lol

SurfingPigs
02-16-12, 09:31 pm
:eye-poppi He is such a handsome pig. Congrats on the addition! The bad part: now we have to wait for quarantine to be over for pictures of the introductions.

PS: I love their names (and the show), too!

Alaskangurl
02-16-12, 09:32 pm
Love the name altho Sheldon is my favorite also. He is lucky to have you as his new furmama and Penny will tell him what a good life he now has. Thanks for sharing pictures.

SeeSpotSit
02-16-12, 09:36 pm
Your piggie is super cute and I love the Big Bang Theory! Sheldon is my favorite as well :)

JadeRenee
02-16-12, 09:47 pm
Adorable! And I love the names, haha. The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorites! :-)

Hhbean
02-16-12, 11:06 pm
What a handsome little man! We have a Sheldon also, he's orange and black.

ellisa
02-17-12, 01:23 pm
Thanks so much everyone!!

SurfingPigs, I can't wait for quarantine to be over! It will go by fast, though. I'll spend the time bonding with little Sheldon and trying to get him to be less afraid of the world!

Hhbean, I knew someone else on here had a Sheldon, I just couldn't think of who it was! It's a great piggy name :)

His poops are starting to look much better. His poor little eye still looks about the same. It's breaking my heart because it looks so sore and he keeps trying to rub it. He's hiding in his fleece tunnel. He hasn't really some out. He won't eat any of the salad I put in his cage unless I hand feed the bits to him. He hasn't had much hay, and hasn't used his water bottle unless I hold it up to him. Poor baby. He likes to be held, though. I think he just needs reassurance right now, and for me to let him know that everything will be ok. He's so sweet. I'm hoping that once he's all better and can be put with Penny that he will start to come out of his shell. Penny is a very outgoing little girl, so I'm sure she'll teach Sheldon some things lol

ellisa
02-17-12, 01:56 pm
Here are a few more pictures. Again, the lighting isn't the best. You can see his sore little eye in these pics.

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Alaskangurl
02-17-12, 02:00 pm
Awww, what a cutie, thanks for the pictures.....

SpicyPiggies
02-17-12, 02:26 pm
LOL such cute names. And such cute pigs!!

CanadianComforts
02-17-12, 02:52 pm
Awe poor little bug! I hope he gets well fast. Bonding with new pigs is great because of the quarantine time, it gives you time for one on one before they go in with the rest of them.

avengedsoph
02-17-12, 03:49 pm
my piggy is called sheldon!!! :D

pinky
02-17-12, 06:57 pm
Yes, it should be Leonard. Penny and Lenny - how cute would that be?

I think Sheldon dates Amy. Penny and Lenny would be really cute!

ellisa
02-17-12, 07:00 pm
I think Sheldon dates Amy. Penny and Lenny would be really cute!

Yep, currently it's Sheldon with Amy and Leonard with Penny (kind of). Like I said, though, I don't like Leonard that much. :o
Plus, my sister's nickname is Lanny and my best friend is Linny. To many L's, N's, and Y's lol

Zuidy
02-17-12, 07:32 pm
Grrr...... Everyone beat me to the Big Bang Theory comments.....

Seriously, every time I looked at this thread I thought how I should reply with something to do with the Big Bang Theory, and I was like "Naw I'll do it tomorrow....... It's not like anybody else who's here likes that show or watched it"

Oh well.

Nevertheless, THIS Piggie is NOT a nerd! Love em' all. Especially yours! Hope the followup goes good!