02 October 2008

My first patient ever!

Life is hard when you're a Very Small Creature - meet Simão, a one-week-old wild boar piglet whose mum rejected him.

This is how we look like when we're this small, we are just now becoming spotted. Our hooves are still tender and our snout is a smooth and pink thing of beauty.




This is what we do when we're this small: we grunt and whine loads bcs we're so very hungry. We are fed.




Then we fall asleep instantly, because we're so very full.



We wake up 10 minutes later and demand to be fed again because a lot of energy is spent snoring softly. We are fed again and then, well, any old vertical surface will do.



Gosh, we're adorable. It's a tad disquieting because this intern person must think so as well, she looks at us as though she'd like to eat us. She mustn't though. We have loads of mud baths to look forward to.

12 furballs:

lorem ipsum said...

That's so precious!

I think G-d creates us--human animals too--adorable so others will tend to us. Lucky Simão to have you for a friend!

Kristin said...

Aaaaaw...they are so cute when they are that little...and so ugly when they are big.

brooksba said...

Dying from the cuteness over here! I'm so glad you get to spend your days making the little furry (and sometimes not furry) ones feel better.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhhh pink and cuddly.

Did you really mean that you were looking at him like you wanted to eat him? As in leitão? Or do you mean eat him as in he's so scrumptiously cute? Bit of ambiguity there...

V.

Dexter Colt said...

Piglets rival puppies in adorableness.

Anonymous said...

holy pigletness! this category is going to be brilliant:-)
does his name mean anything? does it mean 'ginger'?;-P
K.

JoeinVegas said...

Internship !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Udge said...

Wonderful. And thank you for not posting pictures of the turtle diarrhoea.

Vacant Uterus said...

So. SWEET!

Dale said...

:-)

CarpeDM said...

Oh! How absolutely adorable! I want to kiss his tiny nose.

A Soldier's Mother said...

Congrats on your new patient - may you have many more. We just took on an African gray parrot with the most amazing sounds and words...he's even bi-lingual - some Hebrew, some English (and maybe an Arabic curse).