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Sure lots on forum know my porky pair, but they’ve really not been their usual selves after losing OAP Jess (the boss and the bestest!) a month ago, so just want to see if there’s anything I can do to get their confidence up! Not really used to herd sadness! :hmm:

Really quiet, even Jasper squeaking in the bedroom not set them off. No morning calls when I’m trying to have a pee before I feed them (I’m used to getting a right headache first thing!), really not them atm :(
I know there’s been a big change, she was her! But it’s been weeks now, they really have lost a lot of their confidence and I’m feeling bad they’re not as happy as they were. Luigi especially, so quiet! :yikes:

I’m not doing anything differently other than no meds, well and no oats (well once a week!) for Gigi with his diet but that’s for the best as couldn’t feel his ribs anymore! :doh:
And obviously a new lad in the next room, (being moved in with them very soon!) but even his noise isn’t setting them off!

Just strange it’s silent at the wonky house! :doh::( Jess hadn’t made a noise since 2017, so not even her!
Different herd dynamic and all that, but I didn’t think they’d still be so funny.
Have others noticed the same in herds with the bosses? I’m used to boar/sow and boar pairs, to see them both so different is strange for me! Aliona has always been so funny with Jess, but really seems to be missing her which I didn’t expect!

Thanks for ready the essay if you got through it! 😂:D
 

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Aw bless them :( Edward and Elizabeth are still quiet after losing Ellen and she went to the bridge in April.
It’s probably herd dynamics like you say and sadly, there really isn’t much you can do x
Aah that’s sad, and Edward was with Ellen much longer than Gigi and Jess too.
Suppose they sort it out amongst themselves, maybe they were making more noise to make sure the older gorgeous ladies got the munch! Well not Luigi, but lovely gentleman Edward anyway! :love:
Not long til Jasper can move into this room with the porkies, he’s in dire need of pig chat, definitely sick of me! xx
 

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Aah that’s sad, and Edward was with Ellen much longer than Gigi and Jess too.
Suppose they sort it out amongst themselves, maybe they were making more noise to make sure the older gorgeous ladies got the munch! Well not Luigi, but lovely gentleman Edward anyway! :love:
Not long til Jasper can move into this room with the porkies, he’s in dire need of pig chat, definitely sick of me! xx
It is sad. Ellen was always the wheeker but Edward and Elizabeth are so quiet.
Maybe Aliona and Luigi will start talking more when Jasper moves in x
 

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I’m sorry they seem so quiet since Jess. Hopefully they will perk up once Jasper joins them.
 

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It is sad. Ellen was always the wheeker but Edward and Elizabeth are so quiet.
Maybe Aliona and Luigi will start talking more when Jasper moves in x
I’m sorry they seem so quiet since Jess. Hopefully they will perk up once Jasper joins them.
Thank you, sorry to stress, hope fuzzy man will perk them up a bit 🤞 One of these days and just feeling really guilty I’m not doing enough and they’re unhappy. I hope not x
(Wonky brain all week doesn’t help! 🤦‍♀️)
 

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Please don’t feel guilty. I’m sure they just feel a little lost without Jess, but I don’t think they’re unhappy ❤
 

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Don’t apologise - there’s no need.
Worrying about piggies is normal behaviour for us.
My herd has been quieter since we lost Jemimah in June, but she was the Voice of the herd - and a big Voice it was too.
Although they settled into a new herd dynamic they’re much quieter.
 

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Thanks @Siikibam and @Merab's Slave :)
It’s probably me being silly, just felt so bad earlier when there was two hours of floortime silence when normally there’s a noisy riot and lots of zoomies! Thought they might have ‘perked up’ by now but maybe this is just them without the beautiful one eyed boss.
Without Rosie’s moaning and Arnie doing her tidal waves, then my special girly leaving it’s just so strange round here these days!

Jemimah was such a beautiful girl ❤❤❤
 
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