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Introducing Sheldon!

ellisa

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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)
 
He is so precious!!! He sure looks like a Ridgeback to me. I love Big Bang Theory.... the names are perfect!
 
Very cute pig!
 
Thanks! Those pictures were taken just after clipping his nails. That's why his face is being stuffed with lettuce!
 
He is adorable! Love the name. He looks like he has some longerish hair that is adding to his awesome mohawk! =D
 
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!
 
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
 
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 :(
 
If you ever had it it is sore BUT at least he's in a better place with you..
 
Gah! He's adorable!! :D
 
Very cute! But I thought Penny is/was dating Leonard.
 
BAZINGA! Wow what a handsome gentlemen.

Congratulations!
 
So cute! I look forward to the followup in a few weeks when he and Penny get to meet :)
 
He's so precious!! And so is are the names of your piggies! Hahaha too funny and cute!
 
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
 
: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!
 
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.
 
Your piggie is super cute and I love the Big Bang Theory! Sheldon is my favorite as well :)
 
Adorable! And I love the names, haha. The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorites! :)
 
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