Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hanging out with Lindsay

We have gotten into the habit of stopping by Cactus Joes on they way back from Red Rock Canyon. It is a 7 acre nursery located off of Blue Diamond Rd. Ostensibly we went there last night because Betty wanted us to buy her something from there, but we all knew what the real reason was. We wanted to see Lindsay! As soon as we got there I began to look for her. Most of the times I've been there she has been in bed covered from head to toe under her blankets, so I set right off to where she often sleep and poked around in the lumpy blankets hoping to find her snuggled up in bed. She was no where to be found.

Karen brought one of the workers to help find Lindsay and he began to poke and prod the lump of blankets that moments before was being searched by me. After a few pokes we heard a gruntting sound and we knew we had found her!(Anyone that knows me would not be suprised I didn't find her in the blankets even though she was there!)

Here is a picture of Lindsay Loham after being woke up from a, no doubt, well deserved nap!

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Lindsay, AKA "Pig" by the staff, never even moved......she just grunted here and there as I petted her.

Along came Ottis who, after deciding that we might as well pull up a chair because we were not going anywhere anytime soon, began to look about the Gallery room. He spied some little candies on the table and decided to have one. He grabbed one and turned to face outside while opening the candy up.

Lindsay, upon hearing the rattle of the candy wrapper being opened, bolted out of bed and came up behind Ottis. When Ottis turned around he saw a pig staring at him and it scared the crap out of him.....


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Here is Ottis feeding Lindsay a "piggie" bone.



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Here is Nancy feeding her also.





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Pig decided to go hang out with Ottis for a bit.





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A close up of Lindsay Loham.





They also have a large collection of dogs.



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Here is one of them. They are all "rescue" dogs in that they are about to be "put down", as it were. Even Lindsay was rescued from immenant death.

They are lucky that they got to go from certain death to what must be heaven on earth for them.

The staff here are increadably nice. Lindays is treated as part of the family. They even have a piggie door for her to go into and out of the house as she wishes.

Some pig quotes in honor of Lindsay.....

Winston Churchill :

"Always remember, a cat looks down on man, a dog looks up to man, but a pig will
look man right in the eye and see his equal."
George Bernard Shaw:

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig, you get dirty; and besides,
the pig likes it.”

Martina Navratilova:

“The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The
chicken is involved; the pig is committed.”

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