Last time we hadn't yet named all the babies because we weren't quite sure of their genders. Once we were more sure about those, we finalized names.
Waffles ended up being the only boy. Which is kind of a bummer because it means he can't be adopted out with any of his family. After his first week of exploration he turned into a mama's boy and stuck faithfully by her side. The last few days of his stay he began rumblestrutting (which is a dance boars do to show the ladies how studly they are) which was adorable. His sisters just rolled their eyes since they knew he still lived with him mom.
Update: Waffles was adopted by a man who had adopted another male pig in 2009, so hopefully he'll have a pal at home
Update: Dopple was adopted by a very nice family with children that are very excited to have her
It took us a bit of time to name this little darling. At first she went by Curly Sue. But we really didn't like that name. After a few days of thought we came up with Miggory Sow, which is the name of the pig girl from Despereaux. It's fitting because she's a plump little piggie, much bigger than all her siblings. If there were veggies to eat, you could find Miggory getting in some noms.
This little gal was by far the prettiest of all her sisters (sorry, the pic is kinda crap because she's squirmy). She was incredibly soft and had giant Disney doe eyes. We named her Lacey, since it seemed to fit her delicate nature. She was adorable but difficult to hold and seemed to always feel she was going to get eaten
We named this little girl Blousey after a character from a favorite childhood movie (Bugsey Malone). She's a little plain (with her roman nose and curly whiskers) compared to her sisters. Never too brave, but never too scared either. She'll be an easy keeper pig for whoever is lucky enough to get her.
Update: Lacey and Blousey were adopted out together
Mama pig, who's name is Nixie, was always very demanding of veggies. Whenever she heard any bag rustle anywhere in the house, she assumed it was because you were about to feed her something nommy and she would wheek and wheek. She was an easy pig to hold and a good mother, attentive but not too bossy or smothering.
So after all that you're probably wondering which one we kept. We couldn't keep Waffles because he's a boar. Also Nixie was kind of out because it's much easier to introduce a baby pig than an adult.
The one we adopted was...
It was a difficult choice, but Miggory won us over with her awesome name, her chubby stature and her general cuteness. I mean, check out this smile:
We're really hoping that the rest of the pig family will get adopted out in pairs. Hopefully a set of sisters and mom and a daughter.
So the adventure of baby pigs is over once again. They were a lot of work, but there wasn't a moment that went by where they didn't make you smile with their popcorning, their wheeking and their general adorableness.
Here's hoping they find long and happy homes.