After three years together, Princess Piggy Poo is really coming out of her hiding house. I probably wouldn’t have noticed this, if I didn’t see how different she acts when we have company. When strangers are in the house, there are no wheeks — no matter how many bags of lettuce I rustle. When we’re alone, Princess Piggy Poo can be downright chatty.
When we have company for more than a day or two, I’m always afraid Princess Piggy Poo will become dehydrated. She seems to have a camel-like skill, able to go a long time without making the rat-a-tat-tat sound on her water bottle. I always try to hide away the guest for a bit to give Princess Piggy Poo some time to stretch out and get a drink.
Right now Princess Piggy Poo is strolling around her cage foraging for hay. I would never see that with a visitor around. Not only does Princess Piggy Poo escape to her hiding house when peeps are here, she puts her nose against the hiding house wall as if she’s trying to be absorbed into the wood. I’ve explained to her that no one here wants to eat her, but she doesn’t take any chances.
I enjoy seeing Princess Piggy Poo relaxed and free to spread her wings at home. I so wonder how she is when I have to go out of town leaving her with friends. I guess as long as she can sink into her hiding house, Princess Piggy Poo has a little security to get her through. And, she always seems to be thrilled to be back in the comforts of home.