Top pig health concerns answered by a veterinarian
Veterinarian Dr. Kristie took the time to answer 10 questions we had about Mini Pig Health. If you've ever wondered if your pig is a healthy weight, what the health benefits of spaying and neutering pigs are, or when you should seek immediate medical care for your pig, this video has answers to all that and more. And the best part is that Dr. Kristie specializes in mini pig/pot bellied pig health. So, she is speaking from years of experience working with mini pigs.
Not only are the pigs and I on the Dodo, in the local news, and pretty well known around town and on several college campuses, but now Charlotte and I are permanently memorialized in this beautiful oil painting by the amazing artist Christine Chatwell. I wish I could something amazing for her in exchange, but in the meantime I urge you all to visit her artist website and see all the amazing work she has done!!!
Who doesn't love a pig snuggled in blankets?
Millie was just looking so sweet snuggled up in her coral blanket. And she just seemed so happy and content. How could I not stop and capture the moment. Even when she's sleepily lounging, her eyes are always so full of life and thought.
Great news! We took Pumpkin, Charlotte, and Millie to see a vet who specializes in mini pigs yesterday in Raleigh, NC. And their health report card is beautiful enough to hang on the fridge. We are aware that our dear little Millie is unusually small for a pig and this has been a concern to us. So, having a veterinarian who specializes in mini pig health tell us all three of our pigs are healthy and that we are doing right by them is great news. We love each one of them as true family members.
One less happy note, 2 minutes before arriving at the vet, Pumpkin let the most horrifically disgusting farts ever passed in an enclosed space. My car may never be the same. It was like a gobstopper of farts... each moment revealing a new layer of smell and horror to our noses. But, this is a small price to pay for the joys of life with pigs!
Adorable sounds of pigs munching on food.
Watching our pigs chomp on anything is a favorite pastime in our house. So cute, so funny, so much fun!
Like Voltaire before us, we must rise up for justice for all
The phrase 'écrasez l'infâme' was popularized by philosopher and social justice warrior Voltaire. In his time, he fought for the freedom to think and speak freely without fear of arrest or oppression in a world dominated by the Catholic Church. Thankfully, today we are the beneficiaries of his struggle. But, we are not without social justice causes that need us to step forward. Let us now use écrasez l'infâme to be the call to fight against prejudices that allow individuals to be victimized for meaningless differences. Whether race, sex, or species, all should be protected in their life, liberty and the pursuit of their version of happiness.
Pig Fact of the Week
"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." Winston Churchill
Pigs are ranked in the top 4 with Dolphins, Elephants, and Chimpanzees, Pigs are known for their high intelligence and extreme cleverness. And anyone that has lived with a pig in their home or yard knows just how true this is. There is a reason why they were chosen to be the leaders in George Orwell's novel 'Animal Farm'.
Cuddling with Pigs is the Best!
I woke up with Pumpkin's snout up against my forehead, Charlotte's against my chin and Millie firmly snuggled up against my stomach. And top that all off with Emmie the Yorkie cuddled up against the top of my head. That is a perfect way to start a day!
Introducing Our 3 Little Pigs
It's Wednesday and that means a new piggy video. Watch as we introduce our 3 mini pigs, 4 if you count the Yorkie that thinks she's a pig. And be prepared for Millie the piglet to continuously interrupt. She is definitely our most talkative and energetic pig.