Friday, 1 July 2011

Name the pig and save the pig for MND !!!

I popped up to see my brother John tonight-after a rather frustrating computer free week [hubby downloaded a virus last Saturday] I had asked John`s partner Chris to download some extra security software on my laptop for me, for those who follow my brother`s Going Gently blog-you will already be aware that John is opening his allotment to raise funds for St Michael`s Church in Trelawnyd on the 17th of July-he will also be making a donation from the proceeds to the Motor Neurone Disease Association. One of the MND fundraising ideas John has had is to name the pig and save it !! So while Chris was busy with my laptop I went for a wander round his allotment.
John was given two rather gorgeous piglets a few weeks ago [for his birthday ] to fatten up for the freezer !! Hmmm ? One is rather cute-she is the female pictured here above- enjoying a good scratch-she is in fact a little bugger !! Armed with camera I thought I would get a few photographs of her for the blog -Last time I had met her she was a timid little thing !! this time she marched up to me and decided to bite my shoe-I jumped a mile-sensing this was going to be fun-as I`am such a scaredy cat she aimed her next nip at the back of my calf- at this point the only squealing taking place was by me as she continually charged me [ John found this exceedingly funny and tried to reassure me she was only playing] I in the mean time fended her off in true matador style with a metal feeding bowl !!
Seeing a close up of her teeth now- I`am rather glad I did ! John rather patiently explained it was best I stood my ground and be firm with her and in the end that worked a treat- she got bored with her game and gave up and pottered off ! [though I hasten to add while John wasn`t looking I gave her a bit of a twang with the feeding bowl -naughty I know ]
Well if you want to save her from getting the chop -enter our competition !! Starting from Monday 11th of July we will be asking people to think up a name for her and then by making a donation to MND [on this site] you will automatically be entered into a raffle-plenty of time to come up with a really good name then !
The open day starts at 1pm -admission £1.50 adults- children 50p[complementary tea and cake ]
There will be raffles/stalls/produce/Trelawnyd History Exhibition/poultry and of course the piglets !!
If you get the chance do pop along and join us and say hello- [ I will be serving the teas ] You can find John`s allotment situated behind St Michael`s church,Trelawnyd- look forward to seeing you all there then !!

20 comments:

John Gray said...

thanks for the big up...

you were a real big girl's blowse with the pigs!

Janet said...

Horses no problem ! little nipping piglet- with exceedingly big nashers -terrifying !xx

Gail said...

I can only imagine her nips when she reaches three hundred pounds!

Texan said...

ok so on the 11 of July we enter the name the pig contest.. got it! Very cool I have a name for her as I have named her from the beginning. Whether she be called this or not... that is her name to me :O).. Bacon Bits.. I will be back on the 11th!

Sharon said...

Not being really familiar with pigs, I would have been out the gate, Janet!

Sounds like fun - the naming her part, that is!

Terry said...

Well, I can see both sides on this one - scary but funny at the same time! I have a piggy name, and will be stopping in via computer on the day!

Janet said...

Texan -love it !
I have already stuck £2 in the bucket with my choice [little .....]? Ahh wait and see !
there will an internet prize too for those not living in the U.K. so the competition is open to everyone !!

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Poor Janet:( I'm such a scaredy cat as well. Will be back to name and donate and save that "cute" little piggy from ending up in John's freezer grrrrr..... xxxxxx

Diane said...

As you know, I am hoping to attend ) if the local toe rags dont kick off and hubby gets to finish his night shift early. Do I have to name her now? or when I see you? What time does it kick off? Let me know . (Dont tell John, but I am more excited to meet you than him!!!!) xxxxxxxx

Diane said...

I feel may live to regret that last comment! xx

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Oh pooh! All the fun happening in Wales!! Will try to get over to your blog the 11th. It happens to be the day I drive Patrick to the airport(6hrs total), so I'll try to remember once I get home. I've been such a crumby blog follower lately haven't seen friend John in ages. I thought I may have missed his birthday,but that's how bad I am. Sheesh. Hug & kiss him for me please.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

That last comment was from me. For some reason my dog's blog is showing up. Oh well! xx-cassie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

OMgosh Janet, I just remembered that you and John are twins. YOU too had a birthday that I missed. Happy belated birthday to you. So sorry I've gotten so thoughtless.x-c

Janet said...

Look forward to meeting you too Diane -its all your fault Ann and I have decided to join the WI ![I told her all about the stripping of MR Darcy blog you wrote-still haven`t got over that it yet !
PS everyone loves John-you will too xx
Thanks Cassie ! and look forward to what you come up with Linda xx

Jim said...

Hey Janet, if we could, we'd be there! Now for a name.......'see' you on the 11th!

Denise said...

"A big girl's blouse", I haven't heard that in a donkey's age ;) Gave me a good laugh this morning. I didn't know that John was your brother. I go over there occasionally and will pop in today. Gregg's Uncle Orville had pigs and when we visited for a family reunion years aog we climbed into the pig pen. It was such a fun day, though a couple of them were huge and took a liking to my shoe laces and wouldn't leave my feet alone. I'll try to remember to pop back and join in the fun on July 11th. Bye for now Janet and have a great day.

Callie said...

Definetely cute! Glad you stood up to her. Best she learns some manners.
I see a mickey mouse face on her side. Love those spots Since she is a girl piggy... how about "Minnie" for a name even though she is sure to grow into a big girl.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I wish I lived closer as I would love to pop by and name the pig...

That was a wild turkey wandering through our porperty, no idea where she came from or where she was going. We have a lot of wild turkeys in our area, but we don't see them that often.

Gill in Canada

Tracey said...

I would like to name her Cockette..... (you have my donation ;0) ) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ann said...

Jan, just reading John's blog I think you had a lucky escape, Jaws would be an appropriate name,
Ann xx