Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two Weeks Without Sleep...

Our little piggies are still going strong! They are all doing quite well and are growing very fast. They have at least tripled in size and get bigger with each passing day!

They have graduated from eating every two hours to eating every three. Lucky me... We recently have offered their milk in bowls instead of using the "Nanny". They are quickly learning how to drink from them, but still prefer the bottles. Also, we have slowly introduced them to a piglet grain mash made with goat's milk and they have some interest in it. Although they seem to enjoy digging through it as opposed to eating it, but it will come in time.

Our dear friend Renee (who helped with Linus' rescue and recovery) has helped once again with our piglets! She found a lady with goat's milk and brought us nine frozen gallons of it. A special thanks to Lucy and her goats who helped our little ones survive!

I had time to take a short video clip of the piglets last night. The last few seconds of the clip are hilarious. Our littlest piglet, Alex, has a tendency to fall asleep after he eats. Watch what he does at the end! Enjoy!

Faith is doing well! We have been working with her under saddle about 3 times a week to help build up her muscles in her back and hindquarters. She has remained sound thus far - knock on wood!

Linus is also doing well. He is putting weight on nicely and is still as sweet as ever. We have plans of starting him under saddle within the next couple of weeks to evaluate him under saddle. I will have pictures online for everyone to see his progress!

Here's a question for our readers...

Let's just pretend for a second that Faith was going to a horse show and needed a "show name". What do you think would be fitting of her? I have one in mind, but look forward to hearing your creative names!



  1. The piggies are so cute! I'm not great with show names but what about "Have a little Faith"? Good luck, glad everything is going well! :)

  2. Transcendent Beauty


    Greenwood's Transcendent Beauty

    Main Entry: tran•scen•dent
    Pronunciation: \-dənt\
    Function: adjective
    Etymology: Middle English, from Latin transcendent-, transcendens, present participle of transcendere
    Date: 15th century
    1 a : exceeding usual limits : surpassing b : extending or lying beyond the limits of ordinary experience c in Kantian philosophy : being beyond the limits of all possible experience and knowledge
    2 : being beyond comprehension
    3 : transcending the universe or material existence — compare immanent 2 2
    4 : universally applicable or significant the antislavery movement…recognized the transcendent importance of liberty

  3. I like "Have a little faith" however i'd also like it with only "Have a little..." because most people know how it ends.

    hmmm what else???

    maybe "Till the end"/"Until the end"

    what about "Following Faith"? kind of a nice little play on her life story and her online personality?

  4. Glad to hear that the piglets are doing well! As well as Faith and Linus.

    As far as show names go, I am not the best at them. But I do like the "Have a little Faith" mentioned above. If I think of any others though, I will be sure to post again and let you know! :)

  5. "Faith on Cloud Nine" perhaps...

    Although "Have a Little Faith" is more suitable!

  6. How about Indomitable Faith? I am fond of the other suggestions too. The little pigs look great!

  7. Hi! I have been following Faith's journey along with all her friends since day one. Love her and the great work you have done - you should be proud! - Also, thanks for a chance to own a piece of her tail - I won the Faith keychain and love it. :-) Would love to see more stuff like that since I dont own a horse or ride.
    I was wondering about the video you put up of Charlottes babies.. Is it on Youtube by chance?? When I try to view it, its all slow and skippy. I tried waiting for it to finish loading, but that didnt work either.
    Please let me know and thanks for the great blogs!

  8. I love the "Have A Little Faith" suggestion. Some others may be...

    "Saving Faith" - Gee, you already named her yourself with this one!
    "Never Lose Faith"
    "Be My Faith"
    "Faith In Me"
    "Simply Faith"

    If I think of any more, I will be sure to let you know ;) I can't wait to hear what you came up with!

  9. Faith's Inspiration

    I found this poem really liked it wanted to share it. Seemed fitting with you jorney you and she have shared.

    Faith isn't anything you can see;
    It isn't anything you can touch.
    But you can feel it in your heart.
    Faith is what keeps you trying
    When others would have given up.
    It keeps you believing in
    The goodness of others
    And helps you find it.

    Faith is trusting in a power
    Greater than yourself
    And knowing that whatever happens,
    This power will carry you through anything.
    It is believing in yourself
    And having courage
    To stand up for what you believe in.

    Faith is:
    Peace in the midst of a storm,
    Determination in the midst
    Of adversity,
    And safety in the midst of trouble.
    For nothing can touch a soul
    That is protected by faith

  10. Keeping the Faith

  11. I vote for Saving Faith. You did. She is an absolutely beautiful animal.