Tag: Lima Animal Hospital

  • Beatrice gets a hoof trim

    There are two pot-bellied pigs that live with us here on The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm. Neither began their lives here, but this is where they will stay. Soon Beatrice and Gertie will be joined by Alphonse, Bob Barker, Grits and Greta, four pot-bellies that found themselves without a home after a […]

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  • These little piggies went to the vet—and screamed the whole way

    Hung-over Auntie Gertie* and Princess Beatrice Buttercup went to the vet’s in Lima today, and they both lived up to their adored full names. I awoke this morning to the meeps of little Birdy—ironically a cat—pacing back and forth in front of my door, whining to get out. Beatrice stood on the other side of […]

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  • She’s Come a Long Way, Baby

    This is Gertie. Remember Gertie? She came to the Quarry Farm just a little less than a year ago, a few months before her apprentice Beatrice the pygmy pot-bellied pig. Gertie is an eight-year-old, 140-pound (give or take) pot-bellied pig. Like so many pot-bellied pigs, Gertie found her self in need of rescue. Just do […]

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  • Pig in a Blanket

    The newest resident of the conservation farm is in recovery as I type. Beatrice the pygmy pot-bellied pig was spayed this afternoon by Dr. Kathleen Babbitt of Lima Animal Hospital. Vet Tech Kaylie called with the news that Beatrice came through surgery with flying colors. Dr. Babbitt took lots of photos with her cell phone, […]

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