Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dentistry and prairie dogs

GP Dentistry:

So, there's a sad story to go with this: A few weeks I accidentally dropped Wesley, and he broke his upper front teeth out in the fall. We were told that he would be eating with a syringe for six month; that we would have to keep bringing him to the vet to have his teeth shaved, and might want to consider putting him down. Well, it's been two weeks, and Wesley's eating baby carrots with no real difficulties, and managing apples, oranges and parsley that are cut up, and holding his own with the other two pigs. His vet check today was cautiously optimistic: he hasn't lost much weight and his teeth seem to be growing back and straight for now. It will be tense for a while, but hopefully eating normally will help him recover more quickly. 

Get better soon, WZA! I'm so sorry!

Prairie Dogs

You might have seen my post this past summer with the Muppet prairie dogs singing "Blue Skies." Cutest things ever -- go watch it, and then find the YouTube video with those singing "The Best Things in Life are Free." 

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Guinea madness continues!

Welcome to 175 million years ago, when Lyra-pigs ruled the earth...

Monday, October 27, 2008

World Domination -- Lyra-pig Style!

Hi everybody -- so I've finally gotten a handle of my job app's and reached a happy place in grading and teaching. And you, the public, will reap the benefits. 

I have a big sheaf of new pics that I will be posting over the next few days. Here's a Lyra-pig taking the world by storm (and starting in Australia, which usually a good strategy):

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WAY overdue post

It's been too long, ladies and gentlemen, and I am sorry for that. I have been so busy it's not even funny. To make it up to you, I will post these guys, and then try to get another batch up soon.

Cute controversy 2008; Bunny, Hedgehog, Hyrax or Guinea Pig? The Lyra-pig is not amused...