We are looking for our FOREVER HOME. We love being at the Itty Bitty Animals farm and rehabilitation center, but we are just aching for our forever home. We know you are out there and need that constant companion to shower you with love and affection. We have all been house trained; we have our shots; we have been spayed or neutered (most of us); we even have a microchip! Please come and check us out at the MADE 4 THE HOLIDAYS event on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Yanceyville Farmer's Market from 11 am - 4 pm. We are looking forward to getting out and stretching our legs. It gets kind of cramped in these rehab pens and then sometimes we have to suffer the indignity of being stuffed into a box. Oh, don't get us wrong! We are treated very well; we are just getting antsy to find our FOREVER HOME.
October 28, 2017 LIGHTNING got adopted and is on his way to his forever home! You can see a streak of lightning on his rear quarters. He was adopted by a very nice young man by the name of Roger. I know Roger and him will have a great a time together. Roger plans to teach him to jump fences.
THE DAY OF PIGS - Humphrey and Bogart decided to go on a cruise of the Greek Islands. They wanted Chris P Bacon to go with them, but Chris wanted to stay home and pig out in the corn field. Humphrey and Bogart caused quite a stir as they maneuvered their way through the Athens airport. They were greeted at the Cruise ship like royalty because not too many people got to go on a cruise with pigs.
They settled in to their cabin and went through the practice drills. Both Humphrey and Bogart bought a lot of drink script and decided to load up on their favorite beer. They were having a blast relaxing on the lounge chairs by the pool. They thought about Chris P Bacon and how he chose to stay home and hang out in the corn field. They felt a little nostalgia for their Itty Bitty Animals farm.
Humphrey and Bogart were looking forward to their visit to Crete. Humphrey headed out to get in line to disembark. Bogart said he needed to use the bathroom and told Humphrey to go ahead. Bogart had just finished his toiletry session and went to turn the door knob to get out. It wouldn't open! "Oh, no - here I am - a pig on cruise ship stuck in a bathroom."
So, what does a pig who is stuck in a bathroom do? First, you apply extra effort to the door handle. Golly, this thing just won't budge. Well, let's see, is there an emergency phone in here? Ha, I'm in luck!
You are kidding me! This thing doesn't work. What a bummer. OK, so what does a pig who is locked in the bathroom on a cruise ship do? Hey, how about writing my memoirs! Well, let's see - you need paper and a pencil or pen. Well, there is paper in here but not very suitable for writing on. So, I guess, that shoots that. Let's look in the bathroom cabinet and see what's in there. OOOh - found some lipstick. Maybe I can write my memoirs with that.
Writing your memoirs on toilet paper with lipstick is just not workable. What a mess! The lipstick tears the paper and the whole document reads like Greek. Well, that makes sense, since I'm on a Greek cruise ship. However, no one will be able to read this . . . even I can't read this.
So, what does a pig who is stuck in a bathroom do? I just think I'll take a shower. Pigs just love taking showers. woo eee Now that's one clean pig!
Two hours have passed. Humphrey should be coming back soon. What's that noise? Thank goodness, it's Humphrey! Bang, bang, bang - get me out of here! What a relief when that doorknob yielded to Humphrey's strong twist. I sure am glad to see you. What was wrong with this door? Oh, you were just turning the handle the wrong way!
This Saturday, October 28, 2017, Itty Bitty Animals will be at the HorsePower Therapeutic Learning Center located at 8001 Leabourne Rd, Colfax, NC. This agency is committed to increase the quality of life for people with life challenges, through equine related activities. Physically, the walking motion of the horse mimics that of the human gait, forcing the trunk to move in the same fashion. This motion exercises and strengthens the trunk, neck and leg muscles and also produces a calming effect on the rider.
Enter the horse: Itty Bitty Animals has a wide range of large and small horses that you can adopt. They each have unique stories that will delight the inner child in yourself. They come in all colors, even colors you couldn't imagine. When Itty Bitty Animals finds these horses, they are in pieces. So, they have a period of rehabilitation themselves. But our rescue and rehab crew work wonders with them. After their rehabilitation period, all the horses want is a kind and loving home.
Come and support the many volunteers who assist the disabled. Widen your social network by meeting these individuals. We will be at the Leabourne Rd. location from 12 - 4 pm. See you there.
Everyone has been asking what life is like at Itty Bitty Animaland. It really is a crazy place with pigs, horses, giraffes, and penguins all interacting with each other. All the animals are bemoaning the fact that we have no more llamas! So they have been after me to make some llamas! I have just completed a black and brown horse who looks mighty majestic and am working on a tie-die giraffe. The "peeps" have been multiplying and there are cardinals, robins, bluebirds and other exotic birds that don't even have a name! Now, add to that a box full of sheep. Sheep are so demanding - "Where's my food?" "Where are you taking us?" "Get us out of this box!" "Be more careful when you shear my wool - don't take off too much behind my ears!" So, now you can understand why we keep them in a box. The penguins are more helpful - they are really interested in promoting climate change because they are losing all their ice shelves. This has greatly impacted their ability to gather food and reproduce. But they are not pushy about it, just very concerned. In fact, King Albert was singled out for an interview with PBS in a segment relating to climate change. Social unrest also affects their lives as evidenced by the animals who were found in the Mediterranean in a serving tray! They knew they couldn't stay where they were because of the dangers of losing their lives, lack of food, lack of work. They were so desperate they left some of their family members behind.
So, watch for them - more llamas coming soon!