Sunday, April 26, 2009

DEPRESSED PIGS...THEY'LL BE THE RUIN OF US ALL...

There's a new flu out there right now, called the "swine flu". It looks to be a nasty one....it might even be the new pandemic flu that we've all been fearing...yeech.

It starts with having direct contact with pigs...yea....but then apparently it can be spread from person to person....so STOP MESSING AROUND PIGS...for cryin' out loud...and if you're a pig farmer, keep your kids home from school if they get the sniffles, okay?

But what I found the MOST interesting in all of this, was when to know if your pig was getting sick. Like....signs that your pig was getting this flu. So, I copied and pasted the signs that your pig might have the flu...here it is...verbatim...and I'm deadly serious:

"Symptoms of infected pigs include fever, depression, coughing (barking), sneezing, difficulty breathing, red or inflamed eyes, lack of appetite and discharge from the nose or eyes."

Did you see what I saw?...."Symptoms of infected pigs include...depression..."

DEPRESSION!!! Please, someone explain to me what a depressed pig looks like. Does he wake up, look around and think, "Crap! I'm a pig!" Does he question his existence and what it all means? Does he consider doing himself in and then remembers, "Drat this lack of opposable thumbs" and then sink into an even greater sadness? Does he, in the middle of the dark night of his soul, gaze upward at the starry heavens and contemplate the existence of....what? How deep does a depressed pig get? I mean, if they have enough self-awareness to be....um....aware...how far do we take this?....perhaps as far as this...yea...this is where I get off....next stop?....writing my representative to try to get some flu virus to Ohio and southern California for the babies and grandbabies...oh yea, and some special grandparents living around them who are INDISPENSABLE in the care and feeding of said babies and grandbabies...(Nancy & Carma)

"That'll do pig"

6 comments:

Emmy Slusser said...

Nancy and Carma. . .and MooMoo!
Funny entry, Mom! This flu thing is crazy!

ennbee said...

i'd be depressed if i was a pig.

:)

please, LET ME take the swine flu hit for the twins.

Eli Bowman said...

Swine flu shmine flu...I'm gonna go make out with a depressed pig on some farm somewhere.



eeewwwww....gross.

The Katzbox said...

Em, Nancy and Carma are in the neighborhoods of the grandbabies and therefore are directly involved with the lovies...I am way over the mountain at the closest!!! *SIGH* so therefore we need the Tamiflu or whatever it is on hand for the "hands-on" grammies...

ennbee-I know you would....with a smile on your face...as would I....cause we're that good.... :)

Eli-ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
and now I'm conjuring up what a come-on line would be for a pig....

Emmy Slusser said...

Eli! hahahahah. . hahaah. .hehehahe . .. hahahah!

Anonymous said...

Actually, I have a depressed pig. I had her and her sister since they were 6 weeks old. Now they are 6 months and I sold one. The other one is so depressed now, she just walks slowly around, won't eat, and wants companionship. That's what a depressed pig looks like. She doesn't have swine flu she is just depressed. I had both examed. So it's not funny when it is a very serious to a child seeing his pig act like this.