Gosh, no updates this year? How have things gone? Very well for the Ranch. We were invited by Ferndown council to hold a stall at the Ferndown Jubilee. We turned up with a herd of girls, a gazbo and a collecting jar. We didn't know what to expect. Things could n't have gone better. We had a que all day of waiting children wanting to pet a piggy. The pennies were dropping in the collecting tin all day, Badger found a home and I ran out of business cards. The following day we held a stall at the Southbourne Jubilee, same good things to report. It is so good to get the rescue awearness out there.
We also had a piggy petting stall at Home Sence in Poole, for the 3 days of the Easter bank holiday. Again things went really well. This was on the back of having a herd of piggies at Poole park. We have also had 3 piggy parties at Marshalls pet shop in Parkstone. So were always out and about raising awearness.
Due to these events things have gone so well I currently have no girls up for adotion. The handful I do have are fit to burst. I had a few come in possibly pregnant. Two sows have given birth ion the last few days, so babies looking for homes soon. And dare I say I only have 7 pairs of boys looking for homes. I do have empty cages! A never heard of around here.
Holiday boarding is going from strength to strength. Word of mouth is a good medium for advertising for us. One of my regular boarders Buddy, did pass over. He came to stay for Christmas, and again at Valentines. We did not think we would see him by Easter. Alas we were right, he died at home with his cage mate Buddy. Take care Buster, you will be sorley missed. XX Buddy did come in at Easter and found a cage mate Mileu. They do travel quite a way to be with us. The other side of Hampshire I think, but such a pleasure to have them come and stay. Rockus and Bertie, another regular pair have gone to live with another family. Donna there mum had a life change, and felt it was time that the boys went to live with another family. We are looking forward to them coming back and introducing us to their new family.
All my personal piggies are well, Bertie lives in hope that any new lady that arrives here will be his girl freind. But alas, unless a spade one comes in he will have to live in hope. We have been running the rescue now for almost 4 years. Bertie was one of the first rescues, along with Pineapple and Gizmo. All still going strong.
As many of you know I run things from home. We have lots of animals, Guinea pigs, Rabbits, 2 dogs, a rat, a hamster, 3 ducks, 4 chickens, chicks almost full grown ready to go and live at our feild and chicks on heat. Due to the nature of the animals and the bad weather we have this year the garden does not look at it's best. We do look like a farm at times, and wellingtons are a must somtimes.