Monday, May 28, 2012

It takes a lot of shampoo to bathe a hog

Roxie came home from the breeder with lice.  Gross.  She didn't want to eat for a day and a half and seemed lethargic so I thought maybe it was the lice getting to her and I needed to do something about it so I could get her in good condition before her babies arrive.  A friend gave me some lice shampoo she got for her goats and I mixed it with some Shaklee Basic H detergent to make enough to cover a whole pig.

Yesterday she laid in her mud hole while I shampooed her and when I was done doing one side she rolled over for me to do the other.  I could tell it felt good.  When I was done she had a mud bubble bath.
I still saw lice on her today so I gave her another bath, this time with dog flea and tick shampoo mixed with Basic H.  These lice are big enough you can see them easily.  They're the size of a good sized tick and they're black.  I hope today's bath does the trick, if not I'll be spraying her with some "hobo oil".  It's a secret blend of ingredients a friend of mine gets from another friend who got it from someone else.  I have no idea what's in it but it smells like turpentine and some other familiar smells that bring back my childhood.  I can't figure out what it is but I kind of like the smell. 


  1. Only you Karen... :)

  2. Roxie thanks you Karen.
    xo LO

  3. I love the video on how you bathed the hog! Super cute :)