The Botanical Boar

My neighbors simply didn’t know what to make of me. Young, single, living on a golf course in a deed restricted community, …with a mini pig, is not unusual too me, but other’s find that sort of thing shocking. Though they’ve come to love my unconventional ways, I’m not sure how they will feel about […]

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Pig Slang

I would NEVER call someone a PIG – and here is why: Pig are friendly, loyal, and intelligent. They are naturally very clean, social, playful, protective animals that love sunbathing, listening to music, and getting massages. Pigs are skilled communicators with more than twenty oinks, grunts, and squeals identified in their vocabulary. Pigs have also been […]

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Lucky Bastard Volpe

Too often I go to my hairdresser and come home not just blonde, but with another four-legged child.  We can all thank her for Officer. Back in October, I went to get my hair done, left blonde, and with an emaciated cat, needing immediate attention in the back of my car. A medical miracle, having […]

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“Douche the Pig?!”

“Douche the pig?!”  I half screamed, half choked out three octaves higher than normal. From the other end of the phone, Dr. Bob, my mini pig’s vet, explained that in order to get rid of Officer’s infection and the antibiotic to start working, his sheath needed to be flushed. (The sheath is located in the […]

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Officer’s Oral Fixation

“That pig has an oral fixation”, Dr. Bob, the exotic animal vet simply stated. Officer was at his yearly exam when I was complaining about how he constantly chomps and foams like a Mastiff.  Shaking his head, Dr. Bob who has known Officer since the week I got him, smiled and said, “He acts like he’s chewing […]

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Moonshine Swine

Moonshine Swine

Officer, my mini pig, is usually easy to please.  He loves food, sunshine, green grass, a comfy bed — and Mommy.  However, should more than one of these thing be missing, we will have a depressed lil pork butt to contend with. Living in Florida we get a lot of sunshine, we are the “Sunshine […]

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Get the Pig A Weave, It’s Spring!

Officer is losing his Winter coat and getting ready for Spring.  Unfortunately, the only place it’s missing at the moment is right on top of his head! He has male pattern baldness going on and he’s embarrassed – doesn’t even want to go outside. Pigs are very smart…and insecure at times.  It really is a […]

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