Bacon and Daddy Dominance Training

02 May

There comes a time in a miniature pot bellied pig’s life that he starts to grow up and become an adult. Mom and dad have known through the past 18 months when it is time for me to take my next step . Well, this time around I beat them to the punch.  I’m not proud of misbehavior.  Mom says that I need to post this to come clean with my friends and myself.  I think it’s a good idea too.  You know – you get the good, you get the bad kind of thing. 

There’s lots of things to factor in with my behavior and attitude. For instance, if it’s raining and cold outside I tend to be a little aggressive and clingy. Sometimes when I don’t get my 5-6 naps during the day, I can also be a little bear to deal with at the Hotel Thompson. And if I’m scared, I can be the biggest scaredy pig you can imagine and want to be held like a baby.  You have to understand and I know that for the most part, I am the cutest, loving and most adorable little piggy here in the south.  But, there is that 10% of the time that my alter ego, Deviled Ham, comes out and I totally lose my piggy mind.  This is one of those times.

So, here we go with the admission… which is good for this pigs soul (that’s what mommy says.) 

For the past couple of days, I’ve pulled out all of the stops and have tried to show my dominance over daddy. You see, me and mom have a different kind of relationship and I don’t have to show dominance with her. But daddy, well that’s another story. Here and there, I’ve oinked and barked at him to back off and get away. But the past couple of days have been different. I might have… perhaps… well… maybe I jumped him in the hallway at the Hotel Thompson.

I know – I know – I shouldn’t have. I understand he feeds and takes care of me all day long while mommy is at the worky place. It’s just that I wanted to show him that “I” was the dominant one. I understand that it was a major bad thing… especially after he called mommy at the worky place and told her about my behavior. Yeah, that wasn’t good. I was totally grounded to my room until she got home. 

You have to also understand that there’s three males at the Hotel Thompson – me, daddy and Master Hemi.  Now, that little Master Hemi is a 10 pound terror.  HE is dominant over me and knows exactly how to put this little pig in his place – shivers.  So that leaves daddy.  All I gotta say is bad mistake.

Since this type of misconduct is totally unacceptable at the Hotel Thompson, mom had to figure out why and what to do with me. She called my piggyatrician and they had a long talk. Well, did you know that at this age in my life is when dominance tries to come out. So, now we know what the problem is so you’re asking yourself what is the solution. Well, there’s a word I don’t hear much of but I’m going to learn today. Me and dad have to start dominance training…. well that and me writing 100 times on my chalkboard, “I am not dominant over daddy, I am not dominant over daddy.”

Training has already started and I’m glad to report that daddy says I’m getting better already. It’s a good thing too because me being dominant is really not like me. I’m a sweet, innocent, loving miniature pot bellied pig. But, I’m just like any other child. I have to be shown what my limitations are when I try to push them. This is something that me and daddy have to work out. I will definitely keep you posted on our progress.

I post this today because with the good you also need to see the bad little piggy in me. It helps with keeping me straight in my behavior. See, I’m growing up with that admission.

But you have to tell me my four legged friends out there – I’m not the only one that has or is going through this process, right? Please assure me.

XOXO – Bacon


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8 responses to “Bacon and Daddy Dominance Training

  1. evilsquirrel13

    05/02/2013 at 2:27 am

    We squirrels have to fight for dominance every day…. to get the nut, to get the best branch on the tree, to get the girl… the meek and submissive end up sleeping with the possums. Now, if I were a domesticated squirrel, you can still bet I’d want to assert that I was the one in charge of the house, just like my alter ego’s cats are….

    • PigLove

      05/02/2013 at 8:55 am

      aaww thanks my friend. I feel so much better about myself now. I thought I was going crazy for a bit – and that can be a short trip some days with Master Hemi around – snort. Training is working. I’m becoming ‘better’ with daddy. It’s not solid yet but it’s only been 2 full days now. We’ll see how I do today 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  2. Animalcouriers

    05/02/2013 at 3:14 am

    Oops Bacon, bad call! Hope the dominance training goes well – you don’t want to miss out on any treats. You’ll be good mates soon we hope.

    • PigLove

      05/02/2013 at 8:56 am

      It has been trying at times but we are both attempting to work it out. I’m letting him pet and touch me without growling and barking… much… now. That’s a big turnaround in itself. It’ll take some time but I think we’ll all find our spots at the Hotel Thompson… I hope. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Leo

    05/02/2013 at 4:18 am

    Never mind Bacon we all have this problem, you being a miniature piggy must make it worse. Alice is a big pig and maybe weighs more than me , but she still had her moments, especially after taking a wallow in the mud. She got on very well with my wife because she provided most of the treats. She was very dominant when it came to breakfast and supper as she would rattle the gate on the veranda with her nose until the food came. She had a built in alarm clock and started about 6.00 o`clock in the morning, for breakfast, so there were no lay ins.

    • PigLove

      05/02/2013 at 9:01 am

      PLOL (Pig laughing out loud). You know I’m moms alarm clock in the morning for the worky place. She hasn’t had to set a ‘real’ alarm clock since she’s had me. I get her up between 6:30AM-7:00AM every morning for breakfast 🙂 We do have inner alarms and remember everything! At least I let dad sleep in until 8:00AM on the weekends to feed me breakfast. See, I *can* be kind to him – snort.
      It is a learning curf for all of us and we seem to be working through it. It sounds weird to hear daddy say that ‘no’ word but it also forceful enough for me to have second thoughts about my activity. XOXO – Bacon

  4. easyweimaraner

    05/02/2013 at 10:12 am

    Either you are a Weimaraner or I’m a piggy too, because I have the same problem with dad. But we solved this problem and now he is hand-tame. You remind me of Bart Simpson, he had to write always things on a chalk board… but you aren’t yellow :o)

    • PigLove

      05/02/2013 at 10:55 am

      PLOL (Piggy Laughing out Loud). My chalk is yellow though – snort. It’s a work in progress. I hear daddy calling mommy throughout the day with our progress. If I want mommy happy, I gotta do my part in keeping daddy happy. So far, so good for today 🙂 XOXO – Bacon


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