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Monsters among us

Somebody left these two adorable porkballs tied to a lamp post on a rural road last week. It’s been damned cold here and they’re just little’uns. Rescuers think they’re micropigs.

The weird thing about that is, micropigs can go for a fair bit of money – depending on how micro they are. These guys look highly adoptable. People are strange.

Did I ever tell you about my pig? It was my job to take care of him. I think I was about 15. He was adorable when he was little, but but he grew up into a serious asshole. He was always getting loose and running away. I had to chase him down, and when I caught him he usually bit me.

Pigs have a nasty bite on ’em.

I think the experience was supposed to teach me a hard lesson about keeping livestock, but when the time came for his last ride, I couldn’t wait to shove his chompy ass up in that truck. Bye, bacon!

Have a good weekend, everyone!


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 20, 2023, 8:34 pm

I imagine those pigs were stolen from someone in retaliation for an injustice or ten.

Estranged wife or lover exacting payback for a philandering husband or boyfriend…

A cheap pawnbroker who consistently refused to loan near market value for high-dollar items…

I don’t think an owner would treat those piggies this way.

Comment from Allen
Time: January 20, 2023, 10:09 pm

We were driving around with a baby pig once having a grand time. When someone comes along-side you, you pull its legs and it screams, scares the hell out of people. It’s all fun and games until the person next to you freaks out and crashes into you. Try explaining that one to your father after he loaned you the car.

Not much to do where you grew up huh? Nope.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: January 21, 2023, 7:23 am

It always amazed me that you started with a baby pig in March, fed it scraps and leftovers for 7 months, and then had bacon and ham for a year.

Land of plenty, if we were left alone.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: January 21, 2023, 3:17 pm

I kind of think that people get confused by the word “Miniature” in the name “Miniature Pig”. To wit: the miniature in miniature pig is a relative concept not an absolute.

According to Wikipedia –

“Typically, miniature pigs will range in weight from about 70 pounds (32 kg) to 300 pounds (140 kg).”

I guess 300 pounds is petite for a pig, but I can’t think of anything else in my small world of experience where 300 pounds equals miniature.

Comment from RimrockR
Time: January 21, 2023, 3:44 pm

Last year we had an odd pairing of pet escapees in the neighborhood – a basset puppy and a minipig. Seems they were great friends. We did find the owner. A few months later we spotted the pig on the lam (still mini sized). Guess those two must have had a falling out.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 22, 2023, 4:49 pm

More animal appreciation… consider “guard dogs and a goose.” I guess it’s a variation of “Honk when you feel froggy, buster!”


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