Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This Morning. . .

This morning, when I went out to feed Rambo, I looked up and saw him walking back from his bathroom spot. It was so cute, because when he saw me, he ran right up to the gate and started grunting! He is a big talker! I had to go inside his house this morning, because I had to check his water. I poured his food into his big rubber dish, and looked in the water container. Sure enough, I had to get him some more. I went into the house, and grabbed the water jug. My mom offered to fill up the water jug since I was standing in the house with my snow covered boots. So, once his water jug was filled up, I had to maneuver my way outside while holding the lantern and trying not to spill his water at the same time! I finally got to his house, Rambo was still eating, I was happy about that because, when I am holding his jug, and its full of water, he will nudge it with his nose. I have to make sure he doesn't spill it! I filled up his water dish to the brim, then gave Rambo a hug, and went back inside. Its so fun seeing Rambo in the morning!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Rambo playing with his new toy!

Hello! Here is a picture I took of Rambo rolling his new toy around! It has some Cheerios inside it, and Rambo rolls it around until the Cheerios fall out! Here is the picture:

Isn't he cute?

Rambo has a lot of fun rolling around his light bulb! It's pretty cool because the light bulb smells like mint! Maybe that is another reason he likes it! I love how he always has all kinds of straw stuck to him!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rambo!!!

Hello! I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Rambo sure did! Although, his sweater that we had gotten him for him was too small! His head wouldn't fit! Poor Rambo! Although, he did get a bag of Cheerios from Santa, and he also got a green light bulb toy we can put his Cheerios in! He rolls it around the driveway, and gets all of the little treats out! It is so cute! Today, my mom and I went to the store and bought him a green velvet stocking that has a big golden "R" on it. It is very pretty! Rambo is a very good pig, and today, he got an orange mixed in with his supper tonight! He loves it when there is a little treat in his meals! I have a picture of Rambo rolling his green light bulb around the driveway that I will be posting soon!

-oboe.chick

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Have you ever seen anything this cute??!!!

Hello! I was so excited when I saw this! My mom said that our friend, Mary had brought something fun to work. I was so excited to see what it was! So, when we got to her office, my mom opened the door, and I saw--THIS!!!



Isn't it the cutest?! Mary's daughter painted it for my family and I! We enjoyed it a lot! The white stripe is perfect, and she even got the white patch of hair under his chin! I love the wings, aren't they cute?

-oboe.chick

Saturday, December 19, 2009

We got Rambo a present!

I am so excited! We got Rambo a present for Christmas! It is a cute little sweater! It is actually a dog sweater, but I bet it will fit Rambo also! :) I will post a picture of him on his blog so you can see what he looks like! I bet he will love it! When Rambo came outside today, he was full of straw! It was totally embedded in his hair! My dad and I gave him a good massage and some of the straw came out! But, it wasn't even half of it! Rambo is excited for Christmas!

-oboe.chick

Monday, December 14, 2009

This Morning. . .

This morning, I looked outside, and of course, it had snowed. I had another thing on my agenda, to dig out a new path for Rambo to walk to his bathroom corner. The reason we have this path is because, if Rambo stands in the snow for too long, his poor little hooves get cold, and he holds them in the air if they get too cold. So my dad and I have been scraping the snow out of the way for him so that he can walk to and from his bathroom area without him getting his feet cold. I went outside in my snowsuit outfit, and filled up his cup of food. I gave him his food and got the shovel that was leaning against the tree and scraped the snow out of the way all the way to the dirt. After I looked at the path and thought it looked good, I said good-bye to Rambo on my way out the door. He is always a good boy when I am at school, and he is so excited when he sees me come home!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rambo Pictures

Hello! I have decided that every week, I will take a picture of Rambo, and post it on his blog! That way, you can see how much he is growing week by week! I think that his tail keeps getting longer! He has a nice winter coat on him, it is long and thick! I will try to get Rambo when he looks really cute, but that is hard because he likes to walk up and sniff the camera before I can get a good picture of him! Here is an image I took of Rambo when he was younger, I will be getting a new picture of him this week, but this one is the cutest picture ever!Rambo lounging after his bath!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rambo rode on the four-wheeler!

I went up to the cities today with my mom, me and our friend, Linda, and so my dad was at home with Rambo. My mom called Dad, and my dad said: Rambo had rode on the four wheeler! Dad said that Rambo was nervous grunting, and then he calmed down and dad rode up and down the driveway with him! It sounded pretty cute, but then Rambo just ate some bird seed the rest of the time! I was so happy to hear that he had a good time!

-oboe.chick

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rambo's Winter

So far this winter, Rambo has been doing pretty good. Although, my dad and I don't like it when he goes outside because he might get cold hooves. Rambo already had a cold hoof a couple days ago. My dad tried to warm up his hoof, but Rambo would pull it away, and he would hold his foot in the air because it was cold. We are thinking of getting Rambo a little piggy sweater for Christmas! That way, he won't get chilly if he does want to go for a little walk. My dad shoveled a little path for Rambo if he has to go to the bathroom. Rambo walks along it and his hooves don't get cold. Rambo has a long winter ahead of him, but I am sure he will do great!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Winter Chill!

Brr. . . It is really cold out here where I am. We are having a snow storm. Well, its really not much of a snow storm though. But since the weather is really cold, Rambo has to be prepared! Every morning I went out to feed him, I would check the temperature in his house, and it would always say 40 degrees. Well, my dad went and got seven bales of hay, and grouped them around Rambo's house to keep the heat in. It has been working real well so far. I just went out to see Rambo, and he was wagging his long black tail! He was so excited to see me, he was also very excited to see I also had an apple with me! I fed him the apple, and checked his water. Everything was perfect in there! Rambo is being very good, he doesn't like to go outside though. That is very understandable!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Fixing up Rambo's house!

Today, since these winter days are getting cold, we had to fix up Rambo's house a little so that we made sure that Rambo stayed nice and warm during the night, where the temperature really drops down to a low level. So, my dad took a big quilt that we didn't use, and nailed it in his house like a flap. It hung down by his bed area so that his bed stayed warm and no drafts got in. Rambo liked that a lot! We also hooked up a water dish that heated up so that his water didn't freeze. That will be nice so that I don't have to get him new water if it freezes. Now, Rambo will be sure to stay cozy and warm on those winter nights!

-oboe.chick

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rambo's water was frozen!

As I was getting ready for school this morning, my dad called and told me to check Rambo's water to make sure it wasn't frozen. So, when I went out to feed Rambo, I checked his water, and as my dad had predicted, his water was totally frozen. I gave him his food, then quickly rushed inside. I chipped all the ice out, then filled up the dish, and brought it back outside. Well--I called my dad and told him Rambo's water had frozen, and my dad said to fill up his rubber black dish instead of the original one. So, I told my mom that I had to fill up the rubber dish, so she filled it up, and we went outside. It was pretty cold by the way. :) I grabbed Rambo's old dish, and replaced it with the rubber dish, and then I ran back inside. It was such a relief to be back in the warm, cozy, house!

-oboe.chick

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The snow is falling!

Where I live, the snow has started to fall! I got home from school today, and we stopped by Rambo's house and we called for him. But, he didn't come out. Rambo is being pretty smart in staying inside his house where it is cozy and warm! Poor Rambo! My dad says we will have to get him extra straw and make sure his house is staying warm at all times! I went out and visited him last night, and he had been sleeping in his house, and when I opened his roof, he was covered from head to hoof in straw! It was so cute! We gave him a few Cheerios, but then, Rambo was to tired, and he went to sleep.

-oboe.chick

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Blog design!

Hello! As you can see, Rambo's blog got a new blog design! It now has three columns, so that I can post stuff on BOTH sides of my blog, and the background was changed, and so was the text, so you can read the blog posts easier! I would like to thank Reyna for giving Rambo's blog a new look! Thank you!

-oboe.chick

Monday, November 30, 2009

Rambo!!!

I was so happy when I got home today, my mom drove up to Rambo's house and we looked outside, and. . . Rambo's water dish was outside! It was so funny! I jumped out of the car and grabbed the water jug, it was completely dry! So, when Rambo popped out, I told him I was going to get him some water. His only reply was a "grunt." :) So I walked over to the faucet and filled up his water, and brought it back. My mom grabbed his Cheerio container, and I filled up his apple juice jug with some Cheerios, and dropped it on the ground. Rambo immediately attacked it and started shoving it around with his nose! He is so cute! When I left his pen, I turned around and saw his big, long, tail wagging, and he was pushing around the jug.
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It was 4:30, so I looked outside, and Rambo's beautiful Christmas lights were on when I went out to feed him. I complemented him on lights, but the only thing he was focused on at the moment were the potbelly pig food that I had in my hand! He is such a fun little guy!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rambo has Christmas Lights!

Rambo really has the Christmas spirit with his bright twinkling lights! We managed to snap a picture of his lights, here it is:


Here is Rambo's nice, bright condo! Isn't it cute? Rambo even has
a timer for his lights. When its time to turn off the lights, the timer
will turn them off! Its pretty nifty!
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Did you also notice the little white dots falling on Rambo's blog? It must mean it is SNOWING!!!! Rambo insisted that I put it on here! I found these little snowflakes on a blog called Olive Tree.
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In other news with Rambo, today my dad and I filed Rambo's nails! He seemed to like getting his pedicure! He would lay there and grunt. He is such a happy pig!

-oboe.chick

Rambo and the Bird Seed!

It is just so funny what Rambo finds to eat! Today, my dad was putting Christmas lights up and we let Rambo out. Rambo trotted right over to the tree, and eats the little pieces of bird seed that he finds in the ground. I have been watching him for the past 5 minutes, and all he is doing is eating the seed! He is like a vacuum cleaner! I was telling him that its called BIRD seed not POTBELLIED PIG seed. He doesn't seem to care though. He is pretty happy, because looking at him right now, his tail is wagging! I just love his tail! It is the cutest! It is pretty chilly though. It is always nice to walk into the house and have it be nice and warm. Rambo's house is like that too! If it's cold outside, he always has a warm house to walk into!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Rambo's Hooves

A few days ago, my dad and I were sitting with Rambo, and we looked at his hooves and noticed they were a little long. My dad said we would have to get a file and file them down a little. So, when we go to the store sometime, we will be picking up a file for Rambo! Rambo doesn't seem to care that his hooves are getting a little long, I guess it doesn't bother him! He is so fun! He is always digging at my pocket if he smells some cheerios in my pocket, he loves to talk, and he loves to be hugged! I am always having fun with Rambo. He is funny!

-oboe.chick

Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!


Rambo had a fabulous Thanksgiving! Everyone thought he was so cute! Rambo got to be pet, given an apple, and Rambo figured out he liked. . . BIRD SEED! Silly Rambo, he is always eating the silliest things. Rambo squealed in protest as my dad was trying to bring him to his pen, he wanted to keep eating the bird seed! It was funny. Rambo was a perfect pig, when my aunt saw him, the first thing she said was: "He is so cute! Look at that tail!" Everyone always comments on Rambo's tail and whether or not it should be curly, or if its wagging like crazy! It's funny! Well, Rambo's Thanksgiving dinner was his Mazuri: Active Adult food. Although it probably was the best dinner he ever had. Rambo's meal also consisted of an apple and bird seed. I will probably have to steer clear of the bird seed for a while when I take Rambo on his walk!

-oboe.chick

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oranges!

During dinner one night, I noticed my mom had put oranges on the table. So I asked my dad if Rambo liked oranges. I looked in my potbellied pig book, and I found that pigs loved any fruits or melons, so we gave Rambo a few pieces of an orange. We brought it out there, and Rambo was grunting, all excited to see what was on the Harry Potter paper plate! (Yes, I said Harry Potter paper plate!) So, I set the plate down, and I thought to myself: Maybe we should have given him some more! Because Rambo ate those pieces of oranges so fast, the orange pieces were gone when I looked back at the plate! I thought that was the funniest thing!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Cards!

My family and I had been discussing this for awhile, and could never decide the perfect day to do it. What were we trying to plan you may ask? Well the answer to that question is: taking the picture for our Christmas cards. This Christmas card wasn't just the Christmas card with the members of the family, we also had to include the ANIMALS! So in our picture was the following: Saydee and Mia (the pugs), and Rambo (the pig). Today was a rainy day, so we had to try and get this photo taken before more rain started to fall. Here is how it went:

My dad grabbed Rambo from his pen, and my mom and brother grabbed the two pugs. We sat on the front steps of our house and held the animals. My brother held Saydee, my mom held Mia, and I held Rambo. My dad put on the automatic picture taker, and he ran to sit down.

Christmas Picture #1: Well, Mia started whining her head off, and Rambo decided to see what was wrong, so he turned his head around, and the camera took the picture. So, in that picture, all you saw was the back of Rambo's head. Scratch that photo!

Christmas Picture #2: I don't think you want to know what happened in that one. . . :)

Christmas Picture #3: FINALLY! WE FINALLY GOT A PERFECT PICTURE!!! Saydee did pretty well in this picture, she even looked at the camera. Mia, we decided was very photogenic, because she sat up straight and looked right at the camera. And Rambo, well he wouldn't look at the camera, so I had to turn to the side to get him to look at the camera! :)

Taking pictures is very hectic sometimes, but it went pretty well over all!!! I was so glad!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rambo

Rambo had a fun day today! First, Rambo and my dad went running in the ditch! It was pretty funny, my dad said that Rambo ran down into the ditch, then he kept running, and running! It sounded pretty funny! Then, Rambo got to dig around outside, my mom got a little wary when Rambo was digging all kinds of big holes! He was half buried in one hole he was digging! :) Rambo was pretty tired after that exercise, so I went and sat in his house with him. I fed him some Cheerios and re-filled his water jug. My dad and I taught Rambo how to take Cheerios from us without him biting our fingers on accident. We tell him to "sit," then Rambo sits, and we give him his Cheerio. He nibbles on the Cheerio and bites it in half without biting our fingers! We even were able to show him how to stand on his back legs and take the Cheerio without accidentally getting our fingers too! I am so proud of him!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Gifts!!!!

Well, it's that time of year again! The time where you are bustling about trying to find gifts for friends and family! It's a little different for me this year because I am not only looking for presents for my friends and family, but Rambo too! I had one idea in mind that I got from a website called pigs4ever.com. It is a website especially for potbellied pigs, and I found under the Amusement section on the website something called a "busy ball." It is a ball that you can put treats inside, and your pig can roll it, and treats will fall out! I thought that this toy would be perfect for Rambo since:

1. He gets bored sometimes.

2. He loves Cheerios and rolling things around!

I will have to look into getting this for him, and it would greatly replace the apple juice bottle that he has outside, which he could wreck sometime, and the busy ball is indestructible to pigs, so there is another reason why it would be a good gift for him! I found a picture on the website of the owner's pig, Ziggy, playing with his busy ball. . .

Here it is! The busy ball! It would be the perfect size for Rambo, and with his big, strong, snout, he wouldn't have any trouble pushing it around!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Another vacation with Rambo!

Sorry I didn't post for a few days, this is because, Rambo went hunting again! I wasn't able to get any pictures this time because we forgot our camera, but Rambo did the same thing he did the last time. . . He rooted! On Saturday, Rambo rooted the ENTIRE day without stopping. I would come back from hunting, he would be digging, I looked out the window in the cabin, he would be digging, etc. Rambo was so exhausted when he got in the car today to go home, he lied down instantly! He would rest his head on my hand, and he would lay there, all nice and calm. Except, when we went over bridges, he would sit up for a few seconds, then he would lay back down again. It was pretty cute! When we finally got home, my dad lifted Rambo out of the car and I brought him to his pen. He was trotting all the way over to his house. I opened the gate and he walked right in and I unhooked him from his leash, and he immediately went inside his house. I plugged in his heater, and it warmed up in there right away! I also fluffed up his hay, and put his blankets and his toy inside his house too! He was so happy! I also fed him some Cheerios too. He is now sound asleep in his house! He was such a good pig!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Digging in the ditch!


I got home from school today, and my dad was home with Rambo. I looked outside, and Rambo was of course, doing his favorite thing in the whole world- - ROOTING! I did my homework assignment, then went outside to see him. My dad told me that he and Rambo had gone into the ditch by our house so that he could eat some Dandelion leaves! Rambo was so excited when he learned that my dad and I were going back into the ditch! He was oinking all the way there! It was pretty cute. My dad found some pretty big dandelion plants in the ditch. I never knew there were so many! Rambo had a little bit of a hard time digging up the roots though, so my dad had grabbed a screwdriver and was helping Rambo pull the roots out of the ground. Rambo of course didn't like that dad was trying to help him, because he was supposedly thinking that dad might try to eat his root, so he pushed my dad's hand away a couple times. Overall, Rambo got to eat about four dandelion plants before we had to go back to the house to start supper. Rambo was kind of sad when we had to leave, but once he saw that he got to have Cheerios in his apple jug, he was pretty excited to leave! So, I grabbed a bag of Cheerios and walked Rambo back to his pen. But Rambo basically pulled my dad back to his pen because he was so excited! So, once I got the Cheerios in the bottle, I dropped it on the ground, and Rambo plowed right into it, intent on getting those Cheerios!

-oboe.chick

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rambo's Hunting Adventure!

We have come back from our hunting trip! I had so much fun, but sadly, no one got a deer. Rambo had a whole lot of fun! He didn't go hunting, but he did love digging in the dirt! I think he may have overworked his nose though, because on the way home, he fell asleep as soon as he got in the car! Here are some pictures:

Doesn't Rambo look nice in this picture? He is wearing his blaze orange
bandanna! It was always easy to see Rambo digging in the dirt when
we came back from hunting!


Here is a cute picture of Rambo eating some lettuce.


Rambo is still eating his lettuce! I loved his bandanna! It got a bit dirty though. :)


Rambo is still eating! Heehee! My dad took this picture, because
he liked having the woods showing in the background.


Well, that's all of Rambo's Hunting pictures! He was a very good boy up at the cabin! Everyone loved him, my godparent's dog Snicker even liked him too!

-oboe.chick

Friday, November 6, 2009

On the road with Rambo!

Today is the day! We are heading up north with Rambo! He is very excited to go up there! He is going to meet some new friends, my godparents. We are also going to be taking our Christmas pictures up there also! I am very happy also, because Rambo still fits in his kennel! While heading up there, I will be reading him a book, although I can't decide which one. . . Hmm. . . I will have to think about it. I have got to go and get Rambo ready to go now!


-oboe.chick

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today with Rambo. . .

Today, when I got home from school, Rambo was outside waiting for us! I went outside right away to see him! He was running low on water, so I refilled it, and I put some Cheerios in his jug for him to roll around. He had great fun with that! It started to rain after awhile, and my mom, brother, and I were going to my brother's guitar lesson. So we went, and then we came home. It was still raining out when we arrived back at home, but I still went out and fed Rambo!


-oboe.chick

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rambo is strong!

Rambo is so strong! I had my Grandma and Grandpa over, and I was going to get Rambo out on his leash, so I got his leash out of his house, and I was about to hook him up until. . . Rambo ran out of his pen, with me still hanging onto his harness! He stopped running after about 2 seconds, and I was sprawled on the ground. I wasn't hurt or anything and it was quite funny after I lay there for about a minute! I finally got Rambo attached to his leash, and we fed him some fat free popcorn! A special treat! Rambo liked it a lot!


-oboe.chick

Rambo's going hunting!

Next Weekend, my family and I are going up to my godfather's cabin and we are going to go hunting! Rambo is coming with us too! He has gotten so big, we are afraid he might not fit in his carrier anymore! Rambo is going to have so much fun, he will have lots of places to root in, and we will probably be able to find him lots of dandilion leaves! Maybe even a special treat, he will get to sleep on my bed! Then, when we go hunting, my mom is going to stay back and take care of him. I will have to post some pictures of him on his adventure!
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I had gone to a friend's house on Friday and had slept over night. I had so much fun! My mom and dad had sent me some cute pictures of him of my dad holding him. When I got home I was so excited to see my family, and Rambo too!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Silly Rambo!

After school, my mom drove my brother and I home. When we got home, Rambo was standing outside his house, with his water jug stuck in the doorway! So poor Rambo was stuck outside! I had to run out there super fast and fix his water! I also picked up his bathroom corner too! I am going to go outside with my dad and sit in his house and feed him some Cheerios! Silly pig, pig!


-oboe.chick

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rambo's early Christmas Pictures!

Hello! We had gotten some reindeer antlers from a friend, and they were for Rambo to wear for Christmas! Here are some pictures that we took of him-- they are quite cute! :)

Rambo wasn't so sure when we put these on. . .
but he looked so cute, we just had to get a picture!


Isn't this just adorable???!!!

Hmmm. . . Maybe these will have to be on our Christmas cards!



-oboe.chick


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rambo's water dish

Rambo was a so silly! When we got home I looked outside his house and he had knocked his water dish outside his house! So I had to get him some more water, and then I got him some Cheerios and put them in his apple juice bottle, and set that down, Rambo had fun playing with that. Although, I went to babysit and so I didn't get to give him his dinner, but, I will be able to tomorrow! :)


-oboe.chick

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rambo's Visitors!

Rambo had a couple visitors today. It was a couple of our neighbors. Rambo was so excited to see them! He showed them his tricks, and let them pet him! He was such a good pig! After the neighbors left, I took Rambo for a walk, (well it wasn't really a walk, he basically just rooted the whole time!) Then I gave him his daily apple! Boy, does he like apples! Rambo had a pretty fun day! I go and sit with him in his house all the time, and give him Cheerios! He is very enjoyable!

-oboe.chick

Friday, October 16, 2009

Rambo Pictures!


Here are some pictures of Rambo:






Here is a picture of Rambo's heater! He likes it a lot!

Rambo thought I should get a picture of him in his hay!


Rambo felt like staring at the wall in this picture!

"Goodbye!" Oinks Rambo as he exits his house-- leaving me all alone inside!

Rambo is such a silly piggy! I hope you enjoyed the pictures!

-oboe.chick




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rambo's Heater

Today, it was drizzling outside, and my dad and I went and got Rambo a heater. It is really nice and is good quality. It is made for dog houses, and it means that it won't catch on fire, which I am very happy about! After we installed Rambo's heater, we took him for a walk to the store. It isn't far away, and it gave Rambo good exercise! We had to walk into a ditch, then cross the highway (we got across safely!), then walk through another ditch to the store. Since Rambo has hooves, when he walks through mud, it looks like a baby deer was walking through the ditch! It was cute! Rambo also dug around in the pine needles when we got back, and of course he was digging up more DANDELION LEAVES!!!! My dad is always helping him sniff out the dandelions. After that, Rambo went back in his house to dry off from the drizzle next to his new heater!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Rambo's Rambling's award!

I would like to thank "Out of the Notebook and into the Blog" for giving Rambo's blog this award:


The Loyal friend award! Thank you Reyna! Rambo is very happy too!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Rambo Pictures!

Here is a picture of Rambo that I have:



Here is Rambo standing on his favorite
multi-colored rug in our house!
-oboe.chick

Mazuri: Active Adult!

Rambo has now moved on to the Mazuri: Active Adult pig food! Rambo is now 4 months old, and a brochure we have about the pig food says that when a piglet reaches 4 months old, they are ready to move on the the next food level! Rambo is growing so fast! I had to clean out his straw and alfalfa today, because his hay was damp again. Poor Rambo! We now have to get more straw since we used all of it already! We will have to probably get double the straw we got last time since winter is coming! It seems like it is already here with little piles of snow on the ground!

-oboe.chick

Friday, October 9, 2009

A chilly fall day. . .

Rambo was such a good boy today! My dad and I called his name and he would do some sprinting across the yard! It was so cute! While my dad and brother were loading up our for-wheelers to go up north, Rambo was digging in the pine needles eating of course- - DANDELION LEAVES!!! They, as you may already know, are his FAVORITE!!! Hee-Hee! But while he was digging, I was kind of chilly, but I was okay! Rambo got all kinds of Cheerios today too! Silly piggy! We brought him back in his house after about an hour of playtime, and we fluffed up his hay, and Rambo was ready for bed!

-oboe.chick

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Nice Days

It has been pretty nice outside! Just really chilly! I heard on the news it was supposed to snow on Saturday! Brrr!!!! Rambo will have to have lots of hay in his house! Although the isolation from the Styrofoam is working well too! I was in his house a few days ago, and it was so warm in there! It was nice and cozy! Rambo is such a big pig! He is probably almost to his full height! He is growing so fast! He was a dirty piggy after rooting in the dirt today! He looked so cute outside wagging his tail! I will have to post some pictures soon!


-oboe.chick

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Another rainy day.

Today was sadly another cloudy-rainy day. Rambo got out quite a bit though! He had fun, although he dug up the grass in our yard a little-- but it wasn't too bad! My dad brought our camper home from up north, and Rambo was so happy to see him! He had an apple today, and a numerous amount of Cheerios! Rambo is such a cutey! My dad and brother were raking up pine needles, and Rambo was out on his leash with them. He was "helping" them rake (well actually it was more digging than raking! Hee Hee!) I had a really fun day with Rambo today!


-oboe.chick

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Relaxin' with Rambo

Yesterday, my dad, brother, and I went out to Rambo's house and sat in his house with him for a bit. He was very happy to have us! When we arrived, Rambo was laying in his hay. When he saw who was there, he shot up out of his hay and grunted, and wagged his tail! He was very excited! So we all sat in there with him, petting him, feeding him Cheerios, and scratching his belly. He is a very spoiled piggy! My brother left after a bit, so my dad and I were left. Rambo was getting tired. So when we fluffed up his hay for him, he burrowed in there and fell asleep.


-oboe.chick

Friday, October 2, 2009

Rambo News

Brr!!! It is getting pretty chilly around here! Its rainy, and cold! That's fall for you! Rambo is going to need some moisturizing lotion, which I will be hopefully lathering him in tonight! Rambo is getting really big! I will have to post a picture soon! And if you scroll down, you can see that I have a button for Rambo's blog! Please feel free to post it on your blog! We are celebrating my dad's birthday today, we are all excited-- and so is Rambo! We wanted to put him in a party hat. . . but unfortunately we don't have any. Oh well! Now a great present for my dad is if I could teach Rambo how to oink Happy Birthday! How cute would that be????


Here is a picture of the button!


-oboe.chick

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Apples and Playtime with Rambo

Since today was a rainy day, I thought I would write about Rambo's playtime he had yesterday. First Rambo had his daily apple, he is taking some pretty big bites out of them, so I have to watch my fingers! After his apple, we went into the pine needles, and Rambo dug around in there to find some plants and roots to chew on-- his favorite is dandelion leaves! Next, I brought him around the house a few times, Rambo did some "scooting" (or sprinting). He pulled me along like someone on a dog sled! He is getting really strong, and BIG too! Then when my dad got home, Rambo trotted and grunted all the way over to see my dad! He likes my dad a lot! He is starting to squeal when we pick him up like he is saying: "Hey put me down I want to play!" But it is pretty funny, and he settles down after a few minutes! Over all, Rambo had a fun day!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall is here!

Fall is definitely here! It is pretty windy out here, and Rambo's house had pine needles all over the top of his house so I had to go and brush all of them off! The next thing on my agenda was to check if his hay was damp at all-- which it was, so I took out all of the hay, stuffed it in garbage bags, and put new hay back in! Rambo was so excited to get new hay, so he dug into the hay and started chewing on some alfalfa. It was pretty cute to listen to him chomp on his hay! My dad came home from up north today so Rambo was pretty excited! He grunted with joy! Rambo is doing so well here, and he has grown up a lot too!

-oboe.chick

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rambo

Sorry I haven't updated Rambo's blog for awhile! I have busy with swimming and school and don't have a lot of time. My swim team had our first meet on Monday and we got first place! I was so excited!

Rambo has been very good while I have been gone, he has gotten an apple every night and lots of running around time with my dad and I! He likes to scoot (or sprint) a lot! Even when he is on his leash, he will run really fast ahead of my dad and I, do a few little circles and come right back! He is so cute! I say good-bye and tell him to be a good pig (which I know he will be) every morning! And he always is. He is very excited when we get home--because he also knows it is feeding time! Today it was raining out, so Rambo didn't get a chance to come out of his pen. But he will absolutely have time tomorrow!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rambo's Bath Pictures!



These were some funny pictures I got of Rambo on Friday when he had his bath! He was a little more antsy than last time. But that's okay! I just thought I'd share these, because they were pretty cute!


-oboe.chick

Rambo's Sunday

Today, Rambo came out of his pen for a while and watched my dad and brother while they made a fire in the fire pit. Rambo didn't like it very much-- it got a little too warm for him. I had Rambo drinking out of the hose, it was pretty cute! He would get his lips up close to the water and he slurped some of it into his mouth, although he got tired of the water spraying out at him all the time, so he didn't drink out of it very long! To bad I didn't get a picture! Rambo had some more visitors today, he enjoyed it a lot, especially when they had Cheerios! It is 4:15 PM right now, not quite time for Rambo to eat. Rambo also had an apple today, it was considered a mid-supper meal! Rambo enjoyed it a lot!


-oboe.chick

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Good, Good Pig



The good, good pig is a very cute biography about a pig named Christopher Hogwood.

Christopher Hogwood was adopted as a sick little piglet who was the runt of his litter. The author, Sy Montgomery writes about Christopher's everyday life on the farm, Christopher is a pig that loves to eat, break out of his pen, and loves attention. Christopher gets pretty famous throughout this book, and Sy opens up a "Pig Spa" where people come and give Chris a bath. It was a very cute book over all, but it can be sad and funny at times too.

I got this book from a friend.

-oboe.chick

Bathtime and Bedtime

Last night, Rambo stayed inside for the night after his bath. Although it was kind of sad because he would stare outside and root at the bottom of the door like he was saying, "I want to go back outside!" But since Rambo has been outside more often now, he has gotten attached to his outside home. He was really excited when I brought him back outside the next morning, he was practically running to the gate! I bet he was probably thinking, "I'm home! I'm home!"


My dad and I are going to be changing his hay, it has gotten damp, and Rambo does not want to sleep in wet hay! That would not be very fun. We are trying to think of some toys to give Rambo for when he has to stay home alone by himself when I am at school. He is not a big fan of balls right now, and his 2 liter pop bottle that he has, is all dented up from him pushing it up against the gate, his house, and trees. If you have any ideas for a pig toy, please give me some ideas. Because we are stumped when it comes to toys for a pig!


-oboe.chick

Friday, September 18, 2009

Today with Rambo. . .

Rambo was a very good pig today, I fed him in the morning and gave him fresh water before I went off to school! Waking up at 5:30 is hard, but it is totally worth it! Rambo gets sad when we leave him home, but when we get home, we give him loads of attention and give him Cheerios (of course) and he gets so happy! Rambo is a very fun piggy! I gave him a bath today--he was a little squirmy, but he was good! We lathered him in moisturizing lotion and now he smells good, and is soft and cuddly too!


-oboe.chick

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Busy Days

I have been really busy lately, so I haven't been able to play with Rambo a whole lot. But I still fit it in! My dad has taught Rambo how to climb the stairs! He was never able to do that before, since he was so small. He has gotten bigger now and has accomplished a lot in the short time that we have had him! We all love him, my mom even caught herself kissing him on the head the other night! Tomorrow is Friday, and then the weekend. . . I can't wait to spend time with Rambo!


-oboe.chick

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Visitors for Rambo

This afternoon, our neighbors came over to see Rambo. I got him on his leash and brought him over to the front of the house where we waited for them to arrive. When they got here, he was a very good pig, he sniffed their hands and let them pet him. He did a very nice job! My family and I brought our neighbors over to his house, and Rambo was trying to run ahead so he could show it off, but his leash slowed him down. The neighbors were pretty impressed. So, after they left, we fed Rambo some of his Cheerios, then he went off to bed.


-oboe.chick

Rambo's Day

Rambo's day was pretty good! He had to stay home for a little while, but when we got home, I brought him outside and we let him walk around for a while. He enjoyed it a lot! My dad and I were trying to teach Rambo the "stay" command. He did okay, but it still needs some perfection. I also gave Rambo an apple! I took out the seeds, they are toxic to potbellies so it is always a good idea to take them out! Rambo has been getting bigger every day! His belly has been getting really big! It is getting it's potbelly form!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, September 12, 2009

After the State Shoot

Yay! I got a score of 155 on my State Shoot score! I am so happy! It got kind of rainy though, and it rained at my house. Rambo was home alone at the time. He got kind of bored apparently because he knocked the ramp that was used for his pool over, he also knocked his ramp off of his house, and tipped the stool over. That silly pig! He can't be kept occupied for very long! When I went to see him, he was grunting away! It was pretty cute!



-oboe.chick

The State Shoot

Today, my brother and I are going to be competing in the State Shoot for 4-H! It is going to be pretty cool! I asked my dad if we could bring Rambo so that he could be our mascot--but he said no. Darn! Oh well, I bet he will have a lot more fun being in his pen rolling around his bottle
FULL of Cheerios!


-oboe.chick


Friday, September 11, 2009

Bedtime


Rambo is sleeping inside tonight after his bath. We shampooed him today, and he smells so good! We are convincing my mom to let him sleep on the bed, which has finally worked! Hee-Hee! His tail seems to always wag faster when he is in the house. My dad had to take him outside for about 15 minutes, because Rambo had to go to the bathroom first before he could even sleep on my bed. Outside, all Rambo did was basically rut and sniff around before he finally decided to go to the bathroom. Silly pig! I have noticed that Rambo has been getting a little agressive--to help solve this problem, we just grab Rambo's snout and tell him "no," so then he will know not to do that. Otherwise, he has been a very good piggy!


-oboe.chick

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Rambo's Playtime

After a LONG day at school, I finally got home to see Rambo! He was quite dirty from digging in the dirt! Silly guy! He is starting to get a big belly! I can't believe how big it is! I fed him his Mazuri pig food, I just cut him off of his baby grain about a week ago. He didn't mind at all! Rambo got to come out of his pen and walk around without his leash on, and he was doing really well-- until he found the tomato plants in my dad's garden! Then he had to go on his leash. Rambo had a lot of fun outside, he would trot around on his leash, and stretched the leash as far as it would go! He would, rut little holes in the grass, then he would eat plums from the tree, and even tried to sneak over to my dad's tomato plants again (but my dad caught him!) After awhile, I had to go and take a shower, so my dad and brother brought him back to his pen. They let him off his leash, and he grunted while he watched them walk back to the house.

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rambo the Sprinter

Rambo is so funny! He loves to run! We were shooting archery, and practicing for the state shoot, and my dad would say "Come and help us score Rambo." He would trot, trot, trot, back and forth over to the targets and look around like he was helping us "score," then he would trot, trot, sprint and spin all the way back! It was so cute!


-oboe.chick

Going to School

Today was my first day of 7th grade, and Rambo had to be home all alone! I missed him a lot! I gave him his food in the morning, then put some Cheerios in his 2 liter pop bottle so that he would be kept busy! He did very good! I think he missed us though! I just fed him, and he was so happy-- and a little slobbery too!


-oboe.chick

Monday, September 7, 2009

Rambo's Door Flap

My dad built Rambo a door flap for in front of his door way so that mosquitoes, wind, snow, etc. can't get into his house. My dad and I climbed into his house and called him in. He was hesitant at first, then lifted the flap with his nose and walked inside. We gave him some Cheerios as a reward. Rambo was very happy. Rambo is doing very well, he can run around the yard without his leash on, he won't walk off anywhere, but he does walk away to try and sneak an apple or a plum from the tree. My dad has to pull the plum seed out of his mouth because they are toxic to pigs. Running is his all time favorite. He runs in circles then comes running back to us. He is a silly pig!


-oboe.chick

Rambo's Morning

This morning, I brought out Rambo's food EARLY in the morning, and the mosquitoes were at it again! While he ate, the mosquitoes were buzzing all over him! He has about 4 little bug bites. Poor pig! He was so excited to see me though! He came grunting and squeaking out of his house. I was getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, so I had to go back in the house, but I went and checked on him later and he was doing very well!


-oboe.chick

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mosquitoes

Poor Rambo! The mosquitoes were just terrible! We took him for a little walk, and he was attacked by tons of mosquitoes! I felt bad for him, my dad is planning to put a door on the front of his house so that the mosquitoes, snow, etc. can't get inside. My dad sprayed him with some insect repelint. I think it worked well. Rambo is now safe and sound in his house-- and out of the mosquitoes!

-oboe.chick

Rambo's Vacation Pictures!

This is before the vacation when Rambo, and the two pugs
Saydee and Mia were sitting for Cheerios!


Rambo is eating some clover! It's his favorite!


Rambo at the lake!



Rambo saying hello to a toad! (If you look really
close, you can see the toad.)


Rambo was like a celebrity at the campground,
so here he is watching for visitors!


Yes, I know this is a weird picture, but
it was real cute because Rambo was
walking up to my dad and I carrying this
stick! It was like he was saying:
"Look what I found!"



Camping is exhausting! Rambo
fell asleep on the couch watching
a movie!


Rambo had a really fun vacation! Although his constipation made him a little uncomfortable! Poor little guy! He is feeling a lot better though, and was so happy to get back to his pen when we got home!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Rambo at the Campground

Rambo has been a very good pig up here at the campground! He has been getting tons of attention from passersby, who always want to come up and pet him! Lots of Cheerios are basically what he has been getting all day! I will have to cut him back on his Cheerios tomorrow! Rambo went down to the lake and drank some lake water--Yuck! Rambo has been having a little trouble with constipation. I gave him some prune juice and that helped! He didn't poop in his carrier on the way up here either! I started reading to him a book called "The good good pig." Fits for him doesn't it? He fell asleep since we left at around 8:00 pm. I pet him too! He slept good in our trailer all night, then woke up at around 6:18 to eat! I was pretty tired! He is visiting my Grandma and Grandpa's trailer right now. Lot's of attention is drawn to him! I will put some pictures of Rambo at the lake tomorrow!

-oboe.chick

Friday, September 4, 2009

Rambo's going on vacation!

Rambo was such a good boy today! We brought him to my dad's work, and he never had an accident on the way there! He had had some accidents when he first came home, so what an improvement! The people at dad's work absolutely loved Rambo!


Now, we are packing up Rambo to bring him on a two day vacation! I bet he will be the perfect pig! I will have to get some pictures of him! I also will post how the vacation went too!

-oboe.chick

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Another night in the house

After Rambo's bath we gave him tonight, he is going to stay in the house for the night. I got a really cute picture of him and our two pugs sitting for a treat which is really cute! I will be posting it on here tomorrow. Rambo, has been talking a bunch! He loves to talk! Wagging his tail is also another one of his favorites! Well, better get Rambo off to bed!


-oboe.chick

Rambo Pictures!

Here are some pictures of Rambo:


Rambo woke up one morning with hay stuck to his harness!
He stood very nicely while I took this picture!


Here is Rambo performing his "up" trick!
Rambo did very good, he really wanted the
Cheerio I was holding!


Rambo is sitting in this picture!
Isn't he cute?



-oboe.chick










Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Header Image!

Hello! How do you like my header image? My friend Reyna made it for me, if you want a header for your blog, Reyna will make you a custom made blog header! Her blog is: bloggingheaders.blogspot.com!


Rambo was being a very good pig today! Reyna and her brother Adam got to see his fabulous tricks when they came over today! Now my dad is talking about bringing Rambo to work with him! His friends at work really want to see him. I think it would be quite fun to bring him! He would only stay for lunch though! We are also still deciding if Rambo is coming to the campground on Labor Day weekend! If I get some cute pictures of him, I will post them on here!


-oboe.chick

A morning with Rambo

This morning, I woke up at around 6:25 to go out and feed Rambo. He was a hungry little piggy! I let him eat then came back outside to play with him. He did his "circle," "sit," and "up" tricks, and I rewarded him with Cheerios! After all the Cheerios were gone, I picked him up and held him on my lap. I held him for 10-15 minutes then set him down. Rambo enjoyed getting a belly rub too! He is such a cute pig!


-oboe.chick

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tricks for your pig

If you want to teach your pig some tricks, here are some basic tricks to start you off:

Sit- Hold a Cheerio (or which ever treat you want), a little bit above your pig's nose. Say "sit" and move the treat backwards until your pig moves into a sitting position. Once your pig does this, reward him/her with a treat.

Up- Get another treat, hold it above your pig's head and tell him/her "up" your pig should lift his/her front legs into the air and stand on his/her back legs. Reward your pig with a treat.

Circle- With a treat, hold it in front of your pig, and say "circle" and move the treat in a circular motion. Your pig should follow the treat in a full circle. Reward your pig once he/she does this.

Here are three basic moves for your pig. Your pig may not get this at first and will need to have lots of practice. It is always exciting when Rambo learns a new trick! Good luck and have fun!

-oboe.chick

Rambo's Adventure

Today, Rambo and I went for a walk outside, I brought him around the driveway two times, and he also went into the pine trees and he dug around in there for a while. He is doing REALLY well on his leash! I am so proud of him! His new "circle" trick is coming along nicely too! He is already a natural! Yesterday, we gave him his de-wormer. We put the de-wormer on a half piece of peanut butter bread, and he ate it all up! It works really well. Rambo is doing really well, every night, my dad gives him an apple to eat. Rambo absolutley LOVES apples! We went outside and gave him some Cheerios before bed, testing him on all of his tricks! Then we fluffed up his hay for him, and said goodnight.

-oboe.chick

Rambo's new trick!

Yesterday, while my dad, my brother, and I went to shoot archery, my mom stayed home. She had to unpack groceries and couldn't make it. So when we got home from archery, my mom said Rambo had learned how to "circle." Which is, holding a Cheerio in front of your pig and say "circle," then you move the treat in a circle and the pig should follow. I was sitting with Rambo and tried out that trick, and he moved in a complete circle! I am so proud of him! I had visited him just now, and he was laying in the sun by his pool, I think he may be a little cold. On Thursday, we are going to rinse off Rambo and apply some more moisturizing lotion. I was holding him today and noticed he had big flakes of dry skin coming off of him, so we will have to add a little more lotion. He smells so nice when we spread lotion on him! He will be coming up to our trailer on Labor Day weekend, I don't know what he will think though, with kids riding up and down the road on their bikes, screaming and yelling! I hope he doesn't get too scared!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rambo's Walk

Tonight was Rambo's nightly walk, he did very good! He likes the following technique the best, where someone in front calls him, and he will start trotting forward, all excited! He is so cute! We had our pug Mia outside, and Rambo would be eating the dandelions and Mia would look at him like, "What are you eating? I don't see anything!" It was pretty funny! Rambo would be wagging his little tail all the time! We brought him back to his pen after a walk around the perimeter of the house,where Rambo drank quite a bit of water! My dad and I sat outside with him, and went through his tricks, which right now are, sit, and sit up, and come. He is so smart! After a bit, he got tired, and we said goodnight!


-oboe.chick

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rambo's bath!



Yesterday, before Rambo watched some T.V., he had to have a bath first! For his bath, we just rinsed him off with some water, (because we didn't have to shampoo him for 6 weeks,) and put on some lotion that made him so soft! He smelled so nice! We watched the movie "New in town" and Rambo was laying in my lap for part of it until he had gotten thirsty and had to use the bathroom, then it was bedtime for a tired piggy! I have added some pictures of him when he had his bath! Isn't he cute?


-oboe.chick

Rambo walks on a leash!!!!

I am so proud of Rambo! My dad had been adding tension to his harness so that he could feel what it was like to walk with a leash and today we brought him out and he walked all by himself on his leash! What a good pig! When I pulled on it to get him to turn, he wouldn't squeal or run, he would walk right over! He walked on our driveway, then he rutted in the pine needles, he was having lots of fun! I will have to get a picture! I will also be posting a couple pictures of Rambo when he got his bath yesterday!

-oboe.chick

Friday, August 28, 2009

Rambo's leash training!

Today, my friend Taylor was over, and she absolutely LOVED him!!!! Rambo was so nice to Taylor, he didn't even flinch away from her, he just sniffed her hand and he let her pet him! He even let her rub his belly! Such a good pig! My mom held him for ten minutes, hardly fussing a bit! He just lay there! Mom got a bit dirty though. But she didn't mind it at all! Tonight, my dad was putting tension on Rambo's harness, he squealed a little, but not too much! Then, after he got used to the tension, my dad told him, "Come," and Rambo squealed, he didn't like that very much! But he soon got used to it after a few Cheerios! After supper, we are going to give Rambo a bath, after that, Rambo gets a special treat. . . he gets to watch T.V.!

-oboe.chick

What my friend Taylor thought of Rambo!

Hi!

This post is going to be written by my friend Taylor on what she thought of Rambo!

Taylor: Hey everyone! I'm oboe.chick's friend, Taylor! I thought Rambo is the CUTEST most ADORABLE potbellied pig in the UNIVERSE! He is so cute when you hold up a cheerio in front of his nose and say "Sit" and then either give him the cheerio or you can tell him "Up" and he will STAND ON HIS BACK LEGS! How positively sweet is that? And then when you scratch his little tummy he will sometimes flop over and it makes you feel so special! Rambo is the most wonderful, amazing, and spectacular pig to ever live!

Thanks, oboe.chick for letting me post a comment on your blog! Back to oboe.chick!

Thanks Taylor! I will be updating more soon!

-oboe.chick

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Such a sweet pig!

Today after I had fed Rambo, I had gone back in the house to do my jobs for the day. Then I went back outside, I called for him, and he came running! It was so cute! I went inside his house and sat in his bed of hay and he walked up to me and sniffed my face and got my shirt all dirty! Oops! So I sat and pet him and he lay down and closed his eyes. I left him to take a nap in his hay, which looked quite comfy! I would have slept there!

-oboe.chick

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A fun day with Rambo

Today, I woke up at around 6:15 to go and feed Rambo. He was in his house sleeping, he looked very cozy! I went and measured out his food and brought it to him, and he ate it all up! I also gave him some fresh water since he gets it all dirty after rooting in the pen! Silly Rambo! It was supposed to rain this morning so I went back inside. It rained a little bit so I went to check on him after it rained to make sure he was doing good! And of course he was, all curled up in his hay! I went and sat with him every few minutes or so, and gave him Cheerios. My brother scratched his tummy until he fell asleep in his house! So sweet! After I got home from swimming, I went to give him his supper and he had rooted giant holes in the ground and his water dish was sitting outside his house! What a silly pig! Soon my dad came home and he helped me pick up Rambo for the first time by myself! I held him on my lap and fed him Cheerios and scratched his tummy, rubbed his ear, and scratched his back. I set him down and gave him some more Cheerios. My dad taught him how to sit up on his back hooves! Good Rambo! Since Rambo can't quite get into his wading pool, my dad built him a ramp so he can get in and also get back out. So far he has made it to the top, but hasn't gotten in the pool yet. After some playtime, I said goodnight!

-oboe.chick

Potbelly Pig Book


If you want or already have a potbelly pig, a book that you should get is: The Complete Guide for the Care and Training of Pet Potbellied Pigs. This book is by Kathleen Myers who is a nationally known pig breeder and consultant. This book has 11 chapters and is full of information.

My mom ordered this book from Amazon.




-oboe.chick

Hay for Rambo

After a few hours of playing with Rambo outside, I had to go to swimming practice for the swim team. While we were gone my dad came home with some hay for Rambo. We only had had blankets and some pillows in their for him at first, so we thought he may have been a little cold. My dad spread out the hay and put everything back in his house and he absolutely LOVED it! I told my dad after I got home, that he would sleep better that night, since two nights ago Rambo had not slept very well, and he fell asleep instantly! We were so relieved!

-oboe.chick

Monday, August 24, 2009

What a night!

What a night Rambo had last night! We were checking on him every few minutes, since it was his first night outside, and he kept rooting the ground! Even at about 8:00 past his bedtime! My dad, brother, and I went out there with a flashlight and told him he needed to sleep, so we refilled his water, covered up the gigantic rooting holes he had made, and went back inside. We checked him two times until finally when me and my dad went and checked, he was fast asleep curled up in his blankets! What a good boy!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Rambo's first day outside

This morning, Rambo woke up early, so my mom had to come and wake me up. Rambo was up and about looking for food! Rambo had his morning meal, and me and my family went to church and ran some errands. Then when we got inside the house, Rambo was standing in the dog carrier waiting for us. My dad had gotten more wood at Menards and went to work on the house with my brother. We took Rambo with us, although, he still didn't like his leash and got squealy. But soon he settled down for us and he got to root around in his pen. My dad started working on the house and first, he put Styrofoam on the bottom of the house, then put plywood on top for the floor. Next, he cut out some Styrofoam into the shape of the walls and glued them to the walls for insulation in the winter. After that, he put on the roof, he measured the one half of the house for the permanent part of the roof and the other half he measured so that I could open up the roof and climb inside to check on Rambo, or clean up his house. My mom came out a while later and painted the house, a light brownish color. Rambo was out there rooting the whole time! I had taken him off of his leash, so he could go where ever he wanted! My dad finished the house, and put hinges on the one half of the roof where you could lift up it up. But we are still a little wary of it, because it might fall down. Rambo is a little scared of it too, but he does okay. My mom and I went and gathered up Rambo's Patrick (from SpongeBob) stuffed pillow, and his fleece and silk blanket, and a big quilt that we didn't have any use for anymore, and his caterpillar toy. I wrapped it in the quilt and arranged it in a way that he would like, soon he went and explored sniffing around inside, we were a little worried, because we thought he was wrecking the Styrofoam! After awhile, I brought out his food and water, and set it on a mat inside his house, he gobbled up his food and came outside. I got a tupperware full of Cheerios and taught him how to sit, and get up on the log. (He even jumped on me a few times! Boy, does he love Cheerios!) My dad got him a whole apple from our apple tree, (the apples aren't very big.) Rambo grabbed the apple and carried it around his pen, then ate it. Me and my dad went inside his house, (turns out it can fit two people and a pig!) and we layed in there with him, Rambo got a belly rub, and he falls over all the time because it feels so good! Soon after, Rambo had had so much fun he got so exhausted, he fell over with a flop!

-oboe.chick

A day with Rambo

Yesterday with Rambo I gave him his food for the morning, and he gobbled it down like always! It was the first day that we put on his harness, he had no problem with it! We gave him a Cheerio for being so good with putting on his harness! So he walked around with it on for a while and decided that he was tired and needed a nap. He decided that he liked our multicolored rug in the entry way and lay down on that. He tried to doze off but the ongoing noises kept him awake. My dad and brother went off to Menards to get wood for Rambo's house, so I went and laid on a blanket and read a book, while Rambo laid on the rug. If I laid still on the blanket, he walked up to me a couple times and sniffed me. Which was good so that he would get to know me! Or sometimes, he would just lay on his rug and stare at me. After awhile, we decided to take him outside on his leash. . . he didn't like it that much. We set him in the grass and he squealed quite a bit and ran around, but soon we picked him up and put him in his pen outside and he loved it! It was packed with all the dirt that he needed! He rooted around in the dirt for about three hours, and got a really dirty nose! Soon, after we brought in Rambo's big house, (which is 9 feet long, by 4 foot high at it's highest point) my dad installed a gate and finished wrapping the chain link fence around it. Rambo went and sniffed around inside his house for about 5 minutes, then it was time for Rambo to come in for a bath! Well, Rambo isn't a big bath taker when it comes to the laundry room tub! He squealed and jumped around, but my dad got him under control, and we got all the dirt off of his nose, and also the dirt off of the bottom of his hooves! We dried him off and rubbed some lotion on him, and he was sparkly clean! Then after a little playtime and some supper, Rambo was off to bed after a big day rooting in his pen!

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bringing home Rambo

Yesterday, we went to get Rambo. I put his carrier we would bring him home in together, and put newspapers in the bottom for accidents. We got to the farm where we would pick him up, and got information on the different things he liked to do, like where he liked to be scratched (on Rambo it is his ears.) We learned how much food he would eat, and learned how to clean out his ears. Rambo was the second to the last pig left, his brother, Rosco was left, he was separated from Rambo though. Rambo is a black pig with a white stripe down his forehead. We got Rambo in his carrier easily, but had a few accidents on the way. (It is good to have newspapers.) When we got home, we introduced him to our cats: Carmel and Mitzi. Although, they were a little wary of him. Which is what you would expect from cats, Carmel's hair stood on end and her tail became a whole lot bushier! So after we got his dishes and litter box set up, we gave him his food. 1/2 a cup of Mazuri potbelly pig food, and 1/8 cup of grain. He gobbled that up quickly! After feeding time, we played with him and held him for about an hour and a half, then it was off to bed! Rambo settled in quite nicely to his silk and fleece blankets, and fell asleep instantly!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Preparing for Rambo

Today, I went to the thrift store and found a fleecy blanket, a silky blanket, and a toy for Rambo to play with. Tomorrow is the BIG day to go and pick him up! I am pretty excited, although my mom is a little leery about it. I will post another entry about the car ride home, and his first day here tomorrow.

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