Doggy Sleepover

My parents have gone away to celebrate their anniversary so Emmy, my canine sister, has come to stay for the weekend.
Not only are she and Tobias lucky enough to get to sleep on my bean-bag, they also get wrapped in my childhood duvet cover.


For Leighton

This week Mr Pigalina has been working late, then getting home and working some more. Therefore all I have done this week is work, get home do chores and watch “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!” from 2011. I know, I know, I shouldn’t make you all jealous of my exciting life but I can’t help it if it’s true.
This is why Pigalina has had very sparse updates. Apologies to Leighton my biggest fan. ūüėŹ

Here is the only photo from Thursday – two creatures enjoying the fire during a storm. I’m glad they enjoyed themselves because very little heat made it past them.

Animal Strike

Nothing like a bit of procrastination to get me back into my blog!

I am supposed to be updating my CV to apply for all sorts of wonderful and exciting jobs around Dunedin but it is more important that I let you know about Animal Strike.

In New Zealand “party pills” and legal highs are being tested on dogs. ¬†This needs to stop. ¬†I am not unreasonable, if the tests were for life saving medicine then I would get over it but these horrible, distressing, ¬†tests are purely for recreational drugs. ¬†If people want to use them then let them volunteer to test them, we should not be allowing innocent creatures to be tested on to let shady people make stacks of money and for silly ass-hats to have a great party. ¬†Have a great party but leave the animals out of it.

Please visit the Paw Justice Animal Strike website to sign the petition and let the New Zealand Government know that people DO NOT want this to continue. ¬†Imagine your dog, cat, hamster, rat, pig, monkey or lizard – whatever animal you love, being forced to take drugs that make them feel weird and scared and they couldn’t understand why. ¬†Imagine that they cannot control themselves. ¬†Fight for their rights.

Spread the word and let’s bring an end to this.


The strike date has passed but it is not too late to make a difference.

365 day photo challenge September 13

It is lamb time again. Those cute distractions almost make me crash the car (especially the black ones). I went for a walk and tried to get a photo but these mums are already teaching their babies the way of the sheep – be afraid of anything that moves.

(Side note – I was super excited the other day; a big, fat, sheep looked like it was about to give birth so I pulled over to watch. I started videoing and then realised it was just having a wee).