Thought it would be fun to post pictures of Ro's development. Ro was adopted from the Oregon Human Society in Portland on December 6, 2008. I found a picture of her online and just had to meet her. Alan and I were going up to see Zoo Lights so it worked out pretty well, only a couple hiccups.
When we got there we did not see her on the floor. We asked a staff person and they brought her out for us into a seperate room. Man, she was ugly! She had an eye infection, weighed only 3 lbs 9 oz at 2 1/2 years old, she was shaved on 3 of her legs, her tail, and her body hair was short, and she had all the stomach stitches from her surgery. The people that brought her in, found her on the street. She had a prolapsed uterus, bad eye infection, and was really underweight.
Since we have had her, she has improved soooo much! We went ahead and decided to get her a 'nose job' because she was a mouth breather. It was so sad, you could hear her from several rooms away. She was still underweight and wasn't able to play for very long before getting winded. Because of the shape of her soft palette, she has a hard time eating too.
I am happy to report that she is over 6 lbs and can play as long as she likes. I miss some of her sounds but she is healthy and that is worth more than any pig snort.
Anway, here are some pictures... (from the picture on the Oregon Humane Society's site until today, look at her tail now!)