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Linus’s New Home

Josh decided that Linus needed a new cage.  He has been using Truman’s old cage, which fit Truman’s personality.  Truman was a pig that liked to know where I was at all times and not move very much.

Linus, on the other hand, likes to run.  He likes to run and jump.  He likes to land in his food dish and toss all the pieces of kale in the air.  He likes to jump over the food dish and kick his little legs to the side like he’s in the ensemble of Newsies.  Everything is exciting in his world, and he likes to make life a full body experience.

Josh was at work when the new cage arrived, but I opened it and let him check out the base.  He looks so little in the vast space.

linus the guinea pig

He licked the bottom and sniffed the sides.

linus the guinea pig

He thought about it long and hard…

linus the guinea pig

…and peeked out the top.

linus the guinea pig

And finally he backed himself into a corner and peed to mark his territory.  He was home.


1 Charlotte { 03.05.17 at 9:49 am }

I have never heard of pigs with so much personality! You truly won the lottery Mel, and Linus sounds like he’s so much fun to watch! Your description of everything being exciting and a full body experience reminds me of that scene from Knocked Up, where Paul Rudd’s character says “I wish I loved anything as much my kids love bubbles”.
That cage looks so huge, at first I thought it was your bathtub!

2 Justine { 03.05.17 at 12:01 pm }

That’s awesome. 🙂 Enjoy, Linus!

3 Beth { 03.05.17 at 4:23 pm }

I love this. I have never had the pleasure of knowing a pig in real life and I so enjoy all that you share. So much personality.

4 Jill A. { 03.05.17 at 6:00 pm }

He is very handsome and sleek, Mel. I love the shape of his head! He makes me want to rub my finger right over his whiskers, down his jaw line. Glad he likes his new home, too. An unhappy pig makes for an unhappy household!

5 Lori Lavender Luz { 03.05.17 at 10:41 pm }

I think Linus has a future as the star of a children’s book series. He’s irresistible.

6 Cynthia Coleman { 03.06.17 at 2:52 am }

So cute. It looks like Titus was okay with the cage once he checked it out. The only pets I’ve ever had were dogs and goldfish. I kept a friend’s cat for a few weeks until it got another home.

7 Lavonne @ the OCD infertile { 03.06.17 at 9:53 am }

Linus the Parkour Pig LOL!

8 loribeth { 03.07.17 at 4:10 pm }

He’s adorable! 🙂 Glad he likes his new home!

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