Pig Christmas celebration      

        Long before Shepherd's Green existed there were pigs and Pig Christmas at Dragonwood Farm

        A good day, in fact the best day of their year,  is December 26, designated Pig Christmas !  These little ones have more favorite foods in front of them than they can eat. They start out grabbing it in competitive style, then realize the piles aren't  going down very fast,  so they get selective, maybe a cookie, no, maybe a banana, no I think pasta.... yes, pasta will be good .. with whipped cream!!!! 

        As they get full they walk by and look but decide to save some for  later. If you look out at dawn the day after Pig Christmas, you will see some opportunistic little pigs getting a "leftovers" breakfast, the appetizer before their  regular breakfast!   Others take something to bed with them to save the walk..   

                The Christmas Fundraiser begins December 1st....don't be late for pigmas dinner!

   Because of the size of the file this year (Nearly 500 pigs!) I am preparing a Flipbook to link all the photos and videos together in a reader friendly "book".  If you have any trouble loading it, you can get them from the table below, as before

Link to FlipBook here  

Pigmas 2015 pictures :

Select slideshow . You can change the speed of the slides or advance them one at a time.

To be published Jan 3

                                    

 

 

                                   Yay !! It's Pig Christmas 2015 ! THank You all for making it a wonderful day

The absolute Very Best day of the year !! Jump right in and make some pig's special day ! We have two Lists to pick from. One is the Tennessee list and the other the Kentucky list.  Both are Shepherd's Green Sanctuaries now. About 160 Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois pigs reside in KY. They are the younger pigs in the system.

300 reside in Tennessee and in our foster homes. About 160 of those in TN are geriatrics or special care pigs. The "system" we designed for our foster homes is they come back to the main TN sanctuary when their health appears less than normal or they reach 12 years old, whichever comes first. When we took in the Missouri pigs, we followed the same design. So the TN facility is bursting with senior citizens. Shuffleboard,anyone?

Choose one or a dozen pigs; pick them yourself or tell me to pick from seniors, farm pigs, handicapped or juvenile delinquents!

Each meal is $5 and a christmas ornament will go into their block of the list below (see Fiona's  example.. she has 3 tokens already!!)

The Paypal internet portal is easy to use, reliable, secure and you do not need an account to use it, just a credit card.

                                                                                                                

 
How many meals?
Names of pigs

    

      

 

 

 

 

                   

 Shepherd's Green Resident Tennessee pigs        

Abner

Bessy

Charlie

Eartha

Glory

Jane

Lenny

Malachi

Ollie

Portia

RosieBelle

Spike3-s

Tevye

Adam

Betty

Chava

Ebony

Golde

Jasmine

Leon

Marilyn

Oreo

posy

Rudy

Spike-S

Toby

Alexander

Bibbi

Christopher

Elmer

Grace-s

Jazz-s

Lester (little)

Marley

Orerose

Potter

Ryker

Spooky

Trapper

Allen

Billie

Chyna- S

Eloise

Gucci

Jesse NC- S

Lester- S

Matthew

Oscar- S

Precious Pig

Sage

Squiggy-s

Tuff S

Ally

Bobby E

Clare

Elroy-s

Gus Gold-S

Jessie

Lester W

McGinty

Otto

Pretty Petunia

Saint

Squirrely Shirley

Tumbleweed

Ozzie

Andrew

Bo-Jangles

Clifford

Elsie

Harley (SH)

Joey

Lilly

Merle

Paige-s

Prince

Sally Sunday

Stanley

Two bits- S

Annie

Boots

Collie

Elvis-s

Harley Austin

Johnny-s

Lincoln

Merlin

Patty- S

Princeton

Sarah Lee

Stanley w

Walter

April Mae-s

Brandon

Connie

Emma

Harrigan

Jo-Jo S

Lindsay- S

Michael

Peewee

Prudence

Sashay

Starla

Walter-s

Micah

Armand

Bridgit

Crystal

Ethel

Hattie

Josee

Lindy

Mike

Pete 

Pumba

Scarletto

Stinky

Wesley

Harriott

Arnold Franklin

Buddy

Curly

Fame- S

Helena

Josie-s

Linus

Mikey

PeteyNC- S

Puppy

Seagram

Stitch-s

Wick

Arwen

Bumbles

Daisy

Fernando

Hokimon

Julian

Little Joe S

Mindy

Petunia

Rain

Shadow (SH)

Strawberry

Wilbert

Baby Ruth

Buster- S

Daisy J

Fibber McGee

Homer

Katie

Lola Rose

Miracle

Petunia NC

Randy

Shyla (SH)

Striker

Wilbur Brown

Bailey

Cameron

Danny

Finnegan

Homer T

Keenan

Lolita

Mr. Man

Petunia Pea

Rebecca

Sierra -S

Susan

William

Bandita

Casey- S

Daphne

Fiona

Honey

Kelsey

Lucille

Mudpie (SH)

Pickles

Rhett-s

Silver Wilbur

Susie Q

William- S

William T

Bart

Cash (SH)

Dior

Frances

Hoss -S

Kelso

Lucy

Muse

PigPig S

Rianna

Sindy

Sutter

WillieWig-Wig

Bebe

Cassidy

Docker-S

Frank

Isabelle

Kelt

Lucy H

Neepo

Pinky

Ricky

Sissy

SuzyQ-s

Wilma Worryface

Becca

Cassie

Dolly

Frankie

Ivan

K-she

Luigi

Nellie

Piper

Riley

Skipper

Sweet Willie

Wilson Worryface

BeeGee Gillespie

Cedric

Dominic

FranklinTurtle

Jack

Lacey

Luther

Nemo

Piper-s

Rio Hobo

Soccer Boy

Sweetie

Winnie

Smoochie s

Winkin'

Bella

Celery

Dudley B

Freddy Mac

Jacob Worryface

Larry-s

Lynzee

Newman

PJ (SH)

Roger

Sonny

Sweetness-s

Winston

Ben

Chanse

Duncan

GiGi Gillespie

Jake

Launie

Maestro

Nigel

Poe

Rook

SooLee

Tammy Faye

Xena

Bertha

Charity-s

Dweezil

Ginny

Jamee

Lauren

Maggie H

Olive

Porky

Rooty Ann

Spike

Templeton (SH)

Zeppo

 

Our Pigs at the Kentucky Sanctuary (from MO). Additional pigs in KY are listed in fosters section.

ALEX

DAISY MAE

Gilbert Gold

MADISON

PIPPIN

SWEETIE

AVA KAY

DANAI

GREMLIN

MAKKI

PJ-PEDRO JUNIOR

TABITHA

BEE-BOP

DANDE

GRETTA

MEDINA

PJ-PETUNIA

TEMPEST

Babe

BEEHEE

DANTE

GUNNER

MELANIE

POPPY

TISH

BENNIE

DARCY

HAILEY

MICAH

PUMPKIN

TORI

BJ

DIMI

HUMPHREY

MILEY

RASCAL

TRUFFLES

Big Maggie

BLINK

DOC

INDIA

MIMI

REDDY

TWISTER

BOO

DODIE

JACK

MISSY

RICCI

VIOLET

BRODIE

DOMINIC

JAYBEZ

MONICA LYNN

ROCCO

VIXEN

Rumpkin

CAMI

DOZER

JAYCEE

NAPOLEON

RUBY

WILLOW

Elvira

CAMILLE

EMMETT

JAYDEN

NOELLE

SADIE

WINKIN

CINDER

ETHEL

JD

NYSSA

SAMANTHA

Sabrina

WRANGLER

CODY

FLAME

JEFFERY

P PIG

SASSY

YING YANG

COMET

FLOWER

JORDAN

PAYTON

SIMON

ZOEY

CONNOR

FRENZY

KIMMIE

PEANUT

SKEETER

ZOOM

COREY

Gabby Gold

LEVI

PEPPER

SKIPPY

CORKY

GATOR BITE

LILLY

PEPPER mint

SPIRIT

COWBOY

GAYLAN

LITTLE MAN

PETEY

STINKPOT

Little Maggie

CRICKET

Geena Gold

LOUEY

PIGASSO

STRANGER

CUPIG

GERTIE

LUCKY

PIGLET

SUGAR

 

Our Fostered pigs in  Tennessee ,North Carolina and  Kentucky                   

Alf

Jenny

Jack-Jack

Sharla

lower barn cats:

Indee

         Every year we have a backup sanctuary who needs a little help. This year we have so many pigs it seemed "over the top" to add another group.  But I ran across someone on the LoveAnimals.org crowdsourcing site that could use a little bit of a helping hand. Its a small raccoon rehabbing organization in MN.  They are trying to raise funds ($1200) to buy a washer/dryer for the many baby animals they care for. As of yesterday they were down to 7 days left on the clock and they had raised nothing but a small donation that I sent.     

If we don't support these small groups for all kinds of animals, we will lose our greatest resource for animals in need. Don't look to the big orgs with all the money.. those baby raccoons in the north woods don't have any "market appeal" for the big guys..

As someone who has struggled for 25 years to bring pigs to safety with each and every one of you being a special rung on their ladder to safety, I know what its like to be small and new.

Send a dinner to a baby raccoon and I will send it along to them. Or go directly to the www.loveanimals.org site and go to Wildlife projects and they are waiting for you!!!

Thanks..

peggy       

 

Ben

Athena

Bonnie Jean

 

Jesse James

Penny

Snapdragon

House cat

Ms Daisy

Yard Cat: Tom

Butters

Marty

 

Pretty Girl

Snippet

Tempest (guardian dog)

Butch

 

Maximillian

Rocky

Tasha

Garden Barn cats

Keri

Kelley

Corina*

Morris

 

Rosemary

Stevie

Tobe the Horse

 

Buddy Wayne*

Ms Piggy

Rowan

Stewie Beth

 

Fast Eddy

Morgan

 

Ruthie

Suzanne

Willis

Fozzie Bear

Nellie*

Sami

 

Woody

Nettle

Hamlet*

 

  Oliver

.Scooter

.Toby

Ziggy

Harriott

Ozzy  

            

Thank you for giving so much to so many..