The Musings of Maple

The Musings of Maple

Sometimes a goat’s just got to do what a goat’s got to do.    I may only have one ear. I may be the shortest goat in the gang. But I know who I am. Nobody is going to get in my way. Today I was feeling short, so I stood on a bale of wire. I...
The Musings of Missy Piggins – part 3

The Musings of Missy Piggins – part 3

I don’t socialise with the other pigs. Human socialisation is a favourite of mine. Most of the other pigs here at Sugarshine also deeply appreciate human interaction. There is something deep inside a pigs psyche that can’t resist a good belly rub. The...
The Musings of Missy Piggins – part 2

The Musings of Missy Piggins – part 2

I can understand why many people think pigs are violent beings. But if you want the truth, straight from a pig’s mouth, we are one of the gentlest species on earth. We are often rough with each other simply as a sign of communication. How else to you decide who to...
The Musings of Missy Piggins – Part 1

The Musings of Missy Piggins – Part 1

We pigs are very vocal beings, but my leadership is an unspoken certainty. No one else was up for the job. I don’t mind really. I know the humans really appreciate that I keep everyone in line, and it makes them feel good that they’re in cahoots with the roughest,...
The Year of the Rooster

The Year of the Rooster

This year is the Chinese Zodiac year of the rooster! And aren’t we in for it! Roosters are super fun animals to have around the Sanctuary (especially if you’re a morning person). In fact we have more than 50 rescue rooster who love to bless us with their...

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