Thursday, November 26, 2009

Snuffleupagus



That is the name we decided on for our little porcine friend.

I absolutely love this pig! He is the coolest critter I have ever had the pleasure of owning. He wasn't handled at all before I got him so I have been spending lots of time with him every day. A few days ago I chased him down and picked him up. He proceeded to bite the shit out of me. I promptly put him back down. He bites a lot harder than you'd think.

So, I decided to look up the best way to tame them and of course it was food. Dog food to be exact. I tried it out a few days ago and he loved it. He is so damn cute. I made him a little Hansel and Gretel trail and every time he would find a piece he'd give this happy little victorious grunt. My sides hurt from laughing so hard.

Yesterday I actually got him to eat out of my hand and let me scratch him. He loved the scratching. He got so comfortable with me that he laid down on his side and wanted me to rub his tummy. He would push his little head into my hand when I found a particularly happy spot.

And, despite what people think, pigs are very clean animals who are also very intelligent. This little guy, I noticed yesterday, will back his rump up to the holes in the chain link fence and make his turds fall outside the pen. Amazing!

He is indeed a very cool critter and I am glad I got him. He is going to make a great addition to the Nall family farm.


3 comments:

Don said...

Loretta, I knew that if anyone could find a way to tame an animal and make it love you it would be you. Snuffleupagus, being a “he”, would have eventually been attracted to you in any case, even without the dog food, because your feminine charms are irresistible. :-)

OK, I’ll stop flirting now. LOL!

Smokin' Deist said...

You remind me a little of my mom when we were kids. We usually had a few different animals around growing up.

Brandon said...

how cool!