31 May 2005 @ 06:33 pm
I don't want to jinx anything, but Danny and I may have a new little piglet in our lives tomorrow.

We went to the shelter today (the second time in four days) to inquire about Bostons and visit the puppies, and the woman working said they knew of a a little runaway Boston that needed a home. I was completely spastic and immediately called the woman who found him. Apparently, he's already been promised to someone else, but the woman said she wasn't sure if that living situation was going to work out and would let me know tonight or tomorrow.

If we get that little rat, we're going to call him Francis Bacon. Lunchie always wanted a sister or brother named Francis, a name passed down the pet-line in my family which originated with Francis the Goat. Francis was a runaway goat that my (then-12-year-old grandmother) rescued during after one of the great floods in Louisiana in the 1930's. Because all of the houses had been damaged, most of the town slept in tents on top of the levee until it was safe to go back home. At night, she'd sneak the goat into her tent and my great-grandfather would hear it snorting. He'd say, "Leta Faye, I know that goddamned goat is in here. Get that thing out of this bed." And she'd giggle and tell the goat to be quiet, and pull it under the covers. He was gruff about getting the goat outside, but he let it sleep in the tent every night. :) And Bacon stands, of course, because he's a little pig.

Lunchbox will be so proud to have a baby brother. Please keep little unclaimed Francis Bacon in your thoughts tonight-- we hope he gets a happy, loving home, even if it can't be with us.

I am feeling: hopefulhopeful
I am listening to: The Smiths, Please, Please, Please (Let Me Get What I Want)
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ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on May 31st, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
Nope, we've never even seen him!

Thanks to you and Bruin.
kozylove on May 31st, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
awe! i do hope you get to adopt him. keep us posted!
kitschicat on May 31st, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
I REEEEALLLLY hope you get him. :-D Really reeeaaallly hope. :D
I'm just a girlcute_bunny on May 31st, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
OH OH *fingers crossed* Poor little runaway boston! Hopefully he'll find his way into your arms!!
Melindamindy1024 on May 31st, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
Aww that would be so nice! And Francis Bacon is a great name :D They are little piggies! I hope whatever happens for the best, but we will be hoping.
I know Lunchie is happy - she is giving a little side smile from my calendar! (I went ahead and switched it to June) :D
know all your enemieskelliee on June 1st, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
i hope you get that pig! i'll keep my fingers (and toes and arms and legs and eyes) crossed!
I was wrong, it's all my fault.rachel_nicole on June 1st, 2005 05:42 am (UTC)
OMG! Pictures!!!
tydyehippotydyehippo on June 1st, 2005 07:57 am (UTC)
Oh, I so hope you get your new little piglet!! Luncho would so excel at being a guardian angel for your new baby! (Crosses fingers and toes!)
Sheri: tink and rebelbooksaremyhabit on June 1st, 2005 08:01 am (UTC)
oh! I'm so excited!!
I loved your story about your grandma Leta Faye, my aunt's name is Fayetta lol and my middle name is etta and my sister's is Fay (southern names for sure)
I'm crossing my fingers and toes for Francis!!
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on June 1st, 2005 08:41 am (UTC)
Awesome. :)
Genevieve: ditaflash_icongoddessalwaysgenevieve on June 1st, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
what a darling name!! do you know how old he is?? let us know!
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on June 1st, 2005 12:15 pm (UTC)
I love your Dita icon. Our whole bathroom/walk-in closet space is Dita and vintage pin-up stuff.

Genevieve: Pudges picking me upalwaysgenevieve on June 1st, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)
I bet that is sooo cute!! you should take a pic
Laurenfaeridream on June 2nd, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
What a great story about Francis the goat and your grandmother! That is definitely one to write down and pass down from generation to generation. :)