Sunshine and Guinea Pigs at the Ninth Annual Boston Spring Pignic
Tammy tells us, “We had quite a few new people at this Pignic, and it was great to see people who knew others online and were meeting in person for the first time. The sense of community is so strong! We had two visitors who traveled a long way to join us – from New York City and New Haven, Connecticut. And a few younger piggy enthusiasts who were eager to learn more about caring for their pigs.”
It seems even the weather was on their side. Since guinea pigs mingle on the lawn, having a dry, sunny day is necessary for everyone’s comfort. Tammy explains, “We really had the perfect day for a Pignic! It had been raining the previous week, but the weather was perfect.”
Guinea pigs were checked and sorted upon arrival at the Pignic. “We had the two large communal pens for girls and boys, and a few “outpost” pens for piggies who weren’t a good fit for the large pens. Sally, Elizabeth, and Margery, the central “Pig Patrol” helpers, checked all arriving piggies for any illnesses, and kept an eye on everyone to make sure that people and piggies were behaving and having fun.”
Unfortunately, Cavymadness’ adoption coordinator and guinea pig expert, Uli of Nevins Farm MSPCA, was unable to attend this event. Uli was staying behind at the shelter to attend to their many guinea pigs seeking new homes.
Lesley DeSantis, the artist behind “When Guinea Pigs Fly,” dropped in for a visit. She mentioned on her Facebook page, “Thank you all for making us feel welcome and letting sweet old little Max have such a wonderful experience mingling with the other boars. He had the BEST time.”
The Boston Pignic gets quite a draw from onlookers who happen to come across the many guinea pigs on the lawn. Tammy tells us, “As always, curious passers-by stopped to see our cute critters cavorting about on the lawn. It’s always wonderful to see the reactions, since guinea pigs come in so many varieties and have such affable personalities!”
Tammy hopes to write two more Pignic inspired articles, filled with wonderful guinea pig photos, in the coming weeks so watch for those on the Guinea Pig Today Facebook page.
The next Boston Pignic is scheduled for mid to late September, and will feature a couple surprises for those attending. Be sure to connect with the Pignic Central Facebook page for more details on this and other Pignic events in your area.
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