Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rambo's Day

Today, I looked out the window and saw my dad going inside Rambo's house. So, I went and quickly got on my snow suit and went outside. My dad was cleaning out Rambo's water dish. It had gotten pretty dirty in there so he was cleaning out all the dirty water. Rambo was very happy. My dad handed me the water pitcher and I went inside and filled it up. I came back outside and Rambo was waiting for me! I handed the pitcher to dad and he filled it to the very top! As soon as that was done, I climbed inside Rambo's house and sat down in the straw. We gave Rambo a good scratching and dad held him on his lap. We also gave him some Cheerios! He looks so cute when you are looking at him straight in the eyes! I will try and get a picture of him! After a fun time with Rambo, we got out and gave him some more straw in his house. He loved that!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Apples and Oranges

Today, I got up this morning, and I fed Rambo. He was up and ready to have some food! I went back inside for a bit, then I went to go and see him again. He was really excited to see me! He was laying in his straw and dug at my pocket, because I had a special surprise for him. . . Oranges! He was so happy to have some juicy orange slices for a little snack! I sat in Rambo's house with him for a bit. I watched him dig in his straw and I scratched his belly. :) He loves that. After awhile, I went back in the house and sat with my dad and watched Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. That was fun to watch. My dad thought it would be a good idea to give Rambo an apple since he hadn't had one for awhile! So, we cut up an apple, and my dad brought it outside and fed it to him! Unfortunately, I had to go and take a shower, so I couldn't go and feed it to him. :( But Rambo absolutely loved it!

-oboe.chick

Friday, January 29, 2010

Good Boy!

I am so happy! Rambo has stopped going to the bathroom in his house now! It really helped when we put those hay bales in there! I just went out there about two minutes ago to: feed him, give him more water, and pick up in his bathroom corner. Our neighbors have asked us to give them some of Rambo's manure for fertilizer. Two buckets full! While I was in Rambo's house, he was preparing a little bed for himself, it was pretty cute! He would dig around in the straw with his nose for a little bit, then he would dig inside his straw with his hoof and settle down in his straw! It was so cute! We also gave Rambo some oranges in with his potbelly pig food also! He always loves a good treat! He is definitely getting bigger!

-oboe.chick

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Rambo is going through a phase.

Hello! Yes, Rambo is going through a phase. It just isn't a very good one. He has this thing where, instead of going to the bathroom outside, he is going inside his house! We don't understand why he is doing this. We think maybe he doesn't like the feeling of the wet, cold, snow on his hooves. But, that is kind of unlikely because he has always gone outside before. My dad says he doesn't know how we will break him of this. We will have to think of something quickly, because I don't want to keep cleaning his leavings out of his house. I will keep you posted on how he is doing!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Poor Rambo!

I feel so bad for my little piggy! Today, I was sitting in his house with him, he was sitting by me, and I kept smelling this weird smell. I asked my dad if he would open the roof, and it turned out, Rambo pooped in his house! I felt so bad! I don't even know why he did that! So, we had to scoop out all his droppings, then we had to take out half of his straw, and replace it with new stuff. Then, I had to go to the front of his house and scoop out all the wet straw in that section. It was kind of gross. I felt bad! He was happy though. He liked having some new straw in there! I will keep you posted on how Rambo is doing!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Honest Scrap award!

Hello! I got the Honest Scrap award from Glow Fish! Here is how it works, you have to list 10 honest things about yourself, then award it to seven other bloggers! Well, here I go!






1. Rambo is the greatest pig ever!

2. Tornadoes scare me.

3. 7th grade is hard!!!

4. I have a cell phone.

5. I love reading!

6. I don't like to go grocery shopping. :)

7. I have two dogs, two cats, and pig!

8. I play oboe in band.

9. If I had to play another instrument besides oboe, and piano, I would play alto saxophone. :)

10. Blogging is fun!

I award:
ApachesPrincess
LuLu
Pug Mom
Warriors101
Puppytheguineapig
kacp1996
Shadowflower


-oboe.chick

A cold icy day

Today, I went outside and visited Rambo. I called him, and he came out of his house grunting with happiness. I went inside his pen and fed him some Cheerios. He loved that! He was wagging his tail the whole time! I also shoveled out his bathroom corner. I have to do that about every three days. I also gave Rambo some more water too. I filled it up right to the top! We have these old bowling balls that we don't use, and I told my dad we should let Rambo have one so he can roll it around. My dad thought that was a good idea. When my dad got back with the bowling ball, Rambo started to roll it around! I was so happy that he enjoyed it! It is really icy at my house, I had Rambo out of his pen, and he was slipping on his hooves. :( Poor little guy. We brought Rambo back to his pen to go inside so that he could dry off, because there was water dripping off of every tree, and it was dripping on him. Rambo gave his bowling ball one last nudge, then he went inside. :)

-oboe.chick

Monday, January 18, 2010

Rambo stretching his legs after the cold weather!

video

Here is a little video I put together today for Rambo's blog! It is a short one, but I hope to make longer ones soon!

-oboe.chick

Rambo's Corner


Rambo's corner is going to be a fun little part of Rambo's blog, where Rambo will "talk" about what he did yesterday:

Rambo: "Yesterday, I heard voices, so I pushed my way through my little door, and saw that, my gate was open! I walked outside. The ground was kind of cold on my pads, so I had to try and walk on my hooves. I know where food is--it's in that one place where the door shuts automatically. So, I trotted over to see if I could find a little snack, and. . . the door was closed! Dad must have known I was coming and shut the door, because he was outside! With a treat! Oranges! I munched those quickly! Caylee gave me some oranges, too. Caylee and Dad went and sat on the steps. I didn't want to go over there, so I snooped around for a bit. Here is what I did: I trotted along the driveway and sniffed. My nose got very chilly, so I trotted over to Caylee and Dad. Dad had some Cheerios. They were yummy. Dad went inside, so I went up the steps to follow him. He shut the door in my face! I was not too happy about that. He came back outside, and I tried to sneak inside, but Dad told me I couldn't go inside because I was "dirty!" What kind of an excuse for not letting me in is that? When I looked through the window, I saw a black face looking at me. It was my friend, Mia. I like that dog. Caylee said she was a, bug, I think it was. No, wait she is a pug! Anyway, I walked down the stairs, Caylee and Dad had more Cheerios for me. I ate them, of course. Well, I didn't really do much after that. I had a lot of fun coming outside! I have to go now! Caylee is coming to play with me! Bye!"

-oboe.chick and Rambo

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Rambo's 100th post!

Yay! Rambo's blog now has 100 posts! This is so exciting! Here is what Rambo has to say about it:

Rambo: "Grunt grunt squeal sniff sniff grunt!"

He says he is very happy about that! Today, it was a very nice day, so Rambo got to come outside! He loved it! He went snooping around a little bit. We fed him an orange, and some Cheerios-- they are his favorite snack! He tried to come in the house, but, he was kind of dirty, so he couldn't. :( I am going to post a picture of him on here soon! It's been awhile since I posted one. Rambo is doing very well! It's almost halfway through winter!! I bet he can't wait to come outside and root! Rambo would like to say something:

Rambo: "I am having a good time here. The oranges are yummy, and the Cheerios are good, too. I love getting my belly scratched. I think that dad scratches my belly better than Caylee (oboe.chick) does. (Please don't tell her that :)) I am glad that my blog is being looked at. It makes me so happy, I can't stop wagging my tail! Well, I guess I am going to go now. I think Caylee is coming out to feed me! Oink! Oink!"

-oboe.chick

Friday, January 15, 2010

Yesterday. . .

Yesterday, I went and sat with Rambo before we had to leave to go to my brother's swim-meet. He was so excited to see me! He was wagging his tail--like usual. I climbed rather clumsily through his little door, and when I got inside, it was pretty warm in there! I looked at the thermometer and saw, 60 degrees! That was way too warm for my little piggy, so I turned it down to 50 degrees, the perfect temperature for him! It is quite comfortable in that little house, it actually kind of feels like your sitting in your house, only, it's full of straw! Rambo loves the new straw we gave him, and he was still digging around in there! He even walked over me a few times! He is getting quite heavy, so I had to nudge him off of me. I had peeled a clemintine for him, and broke it into pieces. He was so excited to see I had brought him a yummy treat! He loves oranges! When he finished eating his orange, I scratched his neck, and all kinds of little pieces of straw were falling off of him! I was telling him that in the springtime, when it gets warmer out, we are going to give him a bath, and I bet him that his bath tub/pool was going to be filled with little pieces of straw! He just stood there, he didn't say anything really. He talked a little, but not a lot. He loves to talk though, when it is dinner time!! Rambo is such a funny little pig!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Visiting Rambo

Today, I went out and visited Rambo before my Grandma and Grandpa came over. He was standing outside waiting for me. I climbed inside through his little door instead of the roof because we don't want to let all of his heat out in the winter. He was grunting a little, but not that much. When I climbed into his house, I had to rearrange a few of his items, because he had practically pushed them out the door! :) I climbed in the back of his house, and it was quite warm and cozy inside. It was 50 degrees in there, the perfect temperature. My dad said that Rambo found that coziest spot to lay in is by the heater, because, that is where it is warmest. When I climbed inside, Rambo pushed his way underneath his blanket door, and walked over by me. He lay down next to me and buried himself in the straw, butt facing out. Then, he decided it might be better if his head was facing out, so he turned around and lay down with his head facing towards me. He dug around in his straw and nibbled on some of it. Then, after a bit, he got up and dug around by the front of his house. I was talking to him the whole time, and he would wag his tail. It was so fun! Then, I heard my Grandma come and say, "Rambo." I peeked my head outside, and said "Hi!" I climbed out and shut Rambo's gate behind me. I was disappointed to have to leave, but I am sure Rambo had understood. If I have time tomorrow after school, I am definitely going to go and see him!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Chilly Nights

Hello! I was so excited, because yesterday, I went to my friend Taylor's birthday party! It was so much fun! We did a spa type thing, we did our nails, and soaked our feet, and did masks. It was so fun! We got lots of pictures taken! I was so happy to see Rambo when I got home! My dad and I had to go and get some new straw for him. His old stuff was getting kind of damp, and we didn't want him to get cold. So, we had to scoop out all of his old straw out and put it in garbage bags, then we put in lots of new fresh straw. Rambo loved it! He started burrowing under the straw and chewing on little bits of it. He chews on the straw so much, that he broke down the straw into small pieces! :) He is a funny pig. My dad and I sat in his house with him for a bit while he dug around in his straw. It was pretty funny. After his house warmed up to 50 degrees, we got out and gave Rambo some more water. Then, he was set until it was time for supper!

-oboe.chick

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Brrr!!!

It is supposed to be really cold tonight! I know that Rambo will be fine though! He has everything he needs to stay nice and cozy on these cold winter days! He has a heater, and all kinds of straw and blankets that will keep him warm! One of his favorite things to do in his past time is to munch on some straw for awhile! It keeps him occupied, and it is a good snack! Today, I had to walk out to feed Rambo, and it was pretty chilly! I bet when Rambo is finished eating, he goes right into the back of his house and curls up in his straw! Rambo is pretty cute when he gets all snuggled up in his hay! Its funny because, you can't even see him, he is so buried in straw. He is a good pig! I love him so much!

-oboe.chick

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lettuce and Oranges

Today, Rambo got a nice bowl of lettuce and oranges for a little treat this afternoon! I had to go and grab a pitcher of water to fill up his bowl, and when I got back, he was already finished! He was outside grunting away! He is the cutest little pig! I was watching a movie with my family called College Road Trip and this little boy had a little piggy that reminded me of Rambo! Here is the pig's picture:
He just reminded me of Rambo! The way he acted just reminded me of Rambo! He kind of looks like Rambo too! Rambo is doing very well, my dad picked him up when he was outside, and dad said he was shivering! So, I gave him a big huge hug, and I pet him to try and warm him up. Then, me and my dad told him he should go inside so he wouldn't get cold. But, he is doing very well! He doesn't seem very bothered by the cold weather! I love that little guy!

-oboe.chick

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Below zero!

Wow! It was so cold today! When I was riding in the car with my mom to my oboe lesson, it was -19 below zero! Rambo kept his little nose inside today, I bet he could sense how cold it was too! Tonight, for dinner, Rambo had a big meal! He had his potbelly pig food, and lettuce, and oranges! He was so happy, he was turning in circles and wagging his tail! Rambo got through this cold day just fine! He didn't seem bothered by it at all! He must have been nice and warm in his house!

-oboe.chick

Friday, January 1, 2010

Rambo's Sweater

Hello! Sadly, Rambo's new sweater did not fit him again. His neck was still too big! He was a very good boy when we tried to put it on though! He just stood there and grunted a few times! My dad and I sat in his house with him for a bit! He was so funny! He would dig in his hay, and he went outside a few times to check if someone was out there! Its funny because when Rambo is outside, you always know where he is because he grunts all the time! He is a big talker! We also got Rambo some more water, he sure does drink a lot of it! Rambo has been staying really warm in his house! The temperature is 50 degrees, and I bet when he snuggles into the straw, it is even warmer! Today, Rambo also got a special New Year's treat! It was a mixture of some lettuce, carrots, and oranges! He sure ate that quickly!

-oboe.chick

Rambo's new sweater!

Happy New Year!!! Rambo got a New Year's meal yesterday! It was made up of his potbellied pig food, and mixed into his food was some--Oranges! Rambo loves oranges, he always eats them first. :) I had to pick up some more of Rambo's potbelly pig food, yesterday. He was almost out! So we picked that up, then we also got him a new sweater! It is a fleece sweater that attaches with Velcro. I can adjust the Velcro so that it fits Rambo. I will post a picture of him wearing it soon! Rambo has been a very good pig and is always wagging his tail! Hopefully, his sweater will keep him nice and warm and he can go on lots of walks!

-oboe.chick