Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Wood's Wednesday


Hi Everyone!! Ellwood (The Wood) here!! I've been going to school these last couple of weeks..can you tell? My writing is much better!! And not only that, I now know some tricks and am learning - key word: LEARNING - how to 'heel'. I have to admit though, that of all the tricks so far, 'heel' is the one trick I really don't like doing so even though I know what Mom wants me to do, I pretend I don't understand her then I just do whatever I want instead. I think soon though I'll have to give in and 'just do it'!! haha!

On a different subject, would you believe that our neighbors have a pet pig? Yep!! I know, most people have cats and/or dogs, but they have a PIG!! A black boy piggy that is about 7 months old and his name is Toni. Mom likes Toni so she scratches him in what seems to be the right places because when she does, Toni just kinda plops down on his side, closes his eyes and just lays there letting Mom scratch and rub him....I think he even groans a little!!

Toni came into our garden yesterday and I was so excited!! He sure smells different than a dog, but I didn't mind, I had fun jumping all over him anyway and I don't think he minded too much...well, at least not for a while...he only tried to nip me a couple of times, but he is really good at doing this kind of head-butt move to push me away - well, he would try, but I'm pretty quick so he wasn't always successful!! He's a riot because he kinda snorts when we play...I don't understand what he is saying, but I think its something like: 'Outta my way ya little yard ape!!'. Not only is Toni fun, he also likes what I like...eating dirt and pushing his nose around in it!! Can you believe that?? I think Toni is really cool!!! Here are some pictures of us having a good time!


15 comments:

Kea said...

Hi Ellwood! We're glad you're learning lots of important doggie things like "heel." Yep, best to just give in sooner than later--you get more treats or pats (whatever your reward) that way.

Toni is a very handsome pig! Pigs make good pets, we hear. Very intelligent Beings. Maybe even smarter than dogs. Haha. But definitely not smarter than we cats! :-P

The Island Cats said...

Hi Ellwood! How nice that you have a friend like Toni! We hear pigs are pretty smart, so maybe he can teach you a few things too!

Jacqueline said...

Hi, adorable Ellwood, we are glad you are going to school and learning so much...Such cool photos of you and Toni=he's adorable too!...Happy week, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki
PS to Lolo and Tiny: We LOVED your fun post yesterday; the Coco/Cat symbol on the pretty stove is really awesome!...xoxo...CHS

Madi and Mom said...

MOL...Wood that is the funniest pairing I have ever seen a cute little itty bitty puppy with a pot bellied pig. Toni is quite cute though and I understand they are smart too.
We reall enjoyed this post.
Hugs Madi and mom
oink oink oink

Cory said...

Ellwood, you are learning so much...how to write and how to play nice with piggies!

Even Grete hates to "heel"...she turns off her ears when mom and dad say the word. Maybe you can learn to do that too!

Katnip Lounge said...

Ellwood, you have the most amazing friends! We wonder how big Toni will get?

Mommy says she taught her Lab to lift skirts from the back with his COLD nose...a fun trick!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Ellwood ~ yoo are doing well at yoor lessons!
Yoor noo friend Toni is really cute ~ he looks blissed owt in that one pic where he is laying on his side!

AttieCattie said...

oh my cod! you has a piggeh to play wif, that might be the bestest toy evar. (hugs to Tiny and smoochies for my mancat!)

Malyss said...

On the second picture, toni seems to be smiling! He must be happy to have met you too!
maybe it's the beginning of a great friendship!

Iva said...

Oh MY- you are learning indeed, that is so cool to hear. And I must admit that is the most unexpected playdate furriend evah :-) great picks, Toni does look happy when lying ready for another scratching :) Great to hear news and see posts. Hope to CU soon baboon.

Cat with a Garden said...

Oh my Cod!!! We love Toni. Mom wants to have him! he must be a real fun playing companion, you're a lucky woofie.
Purrs,
Siena & Chilli

Junior and Orion said...

Goodness Wood! What an interesting friend you have!

Daisy said...

Whoa! Toni looks like a great pal! Even if he is a bit of a pig...

Au and Target said...

Toni is awesome! And he's a nice intelligent pal for you too Ewood.

Purrfect Haven said...

my boys now want a pet piggy to play with! Helen