It seems unbelievable that Archie has been with us a whole year now! That tiny, soft, fluffy chocolate-dipped marshmallow came home with us on 15th February 2012 and quickly endeared himself and became a much-loved part of the family. He also grew to several times his original size and learned how to be a loveable thug.
Archie can be a little swine to Milo sometimes, chasing him and trying to intimidate him, stealing his food and generally being thuggish, but those episodes are mercifully rare and most of the time they get along together beautifully!
Milo and Archie eat together and form piggy trains around the room together, usually with Milo leading but Archie takes turns too. Yesterday I even caught the two of them causing havoc under my bed together! Naughty piggies!
Archie has his own unique personality. He is a little slob and lounges in comfort at every opportunity. He doesn’t back off for me to put their food bowl down as Milo does, instead he stands waiting for his food, reaching up in eagerness when he sees the bowl coming. It doesn’t even bother him if he’s standing in the way of where I want to put it – he’d let me put the bowl down on his head before he’d move any distance from it!
Archie also knows when I’m about to go to bed and comes running out from under the sofa at the very last moment shouting “Squeak squeak! Here I am, don’t shut me out! “. Now I know that when I go to close their pen gate for the night, I just pause for a moment to wait for Archie, and along he comes. He is very cute, as can be seen from the pictures I have added to the Archie photo gallery. I have added new pictures to Milo’s gallery too and updated the Piggies page to include both my boys.
So, one year on, Milo and I are both very glad that Archie came to live with us and we love him very much. Happy anniversary Archie xxx