Nov 19, 2009

Soaking Up The Sun

This is almost the exact scene my wife will encounter one afternoon if this holiday season plays out the way I intend: I will be overfed and lounging on the floor, soaking up the sun.

Photo source: Nigel Fogden





















Pot bellied pigs hail from Vietnam and come in 14 subspecies. A word to the wise: these pigs are smart, which makes them trainable. They're also affectionate, which makes them good companions. But they're also voracious eaters and can learn to open refrigerators, cabinets, and pantries, and might even get aggressive with kids who have food they want. Also, they can get to looking like this if their diet isn't regulated. There are many pig rescue facilities out there if you want one that's been abandoned. But be aware of what you're getting into before you get one (the same goes for any pet).

5 comments:

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

gross.

Dudel said...

I wonder what the piglets look like. X)

Rosewolfkin said...

oh so cute! it's one of those critters that is so ugly it's cute. :D

One Womans Thoughts said...

Hmmm . . . is it a coincidence that you posted this photo around Thanksgiving? Some days I know many of us have felt just like this. He is cute, although a bit on the weighty side. Interesting animals. Enjoy your unique blog and love he photos.

Ellen said...

He is cute, but I recently saw a web video of his exact opposite. Someone in the U.K. is breading miniature potbellied pigs. They were adorable and only grew to the size of a cocker spaniel, about 55lbs. Soooo cute!!