What’s it Like to Have a Pig

12 Nov

Last week, I did a blog posting on Facts about Moi. If you missed it, please go and take a look.  These were some of the things that people have asked mom/dad over the years.  Today, I wanted mom to write a blog posting about some facts about me.  I hope you find it interesting – take it away mom.

Thanks Bacon my cute little oinker 🙂

Having a pig is awesome.  But there are some cons and pros about having any kind of animal under your care.  We like to say that Bacon owns us and not we own a pig.  Trust me, that’s how it works here at the Hotel Thompson and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Pros: Pigs have a great sense of time.  In all the years Bacon has lived here, I do not need to set my alarm clock.  Bacon knows exactly what time to get me up in the mornings for breakfast.  His timing is so good, that he even lets us sleep in a little on the weekend.  He is the best sous chef I have ever had.  When I cook dinner at night, he often comes into the kitchen and sits on the floor waiting to help.  Help with what you ask?  Well, peeling potatoes for one.  He absolutely LOVES to eat the part I peel. Salad making is another one – the boy loves his lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes.  And cabbage – oh my!  Every since I was kid, I love to chew on the core of the cabbage.  Now Bacon loves it too.  Bacon gives so much love – he’s warm – he’s sweet and we both love to snuggle on the sofa together at the end of a very hard day and watch some television.  That’s another thing – he loves his shows on television.  He knows key words like sit, bedtime, snuggle, kitchen, dinner, breakfast, go to your room.  He’s very smart and it shows.  AND he is very protective of me.  If he doesn’t know you, he will get in between you and me and stand guard.  If you get closer to me, he will even snort at you.  I call him my protect pig.

Cons: He is pig-headed.  Now you know where that phrase comes from.  When he wants something, he wants it yesterday.  He can put those breaks on and he will not move.  If he wants something, he will put his head down and torpedo his way to what he wants.  He is very strong and has knocked me down a couple of times.  Of course, he tries to make up for afterwards.  He *hates* to be ignored.  That is the worse thing that you can do to my sweet guy.  You can not board a pig here in our area.  So you have to arrange for a sitter in advance.  And then you worry are they taking care of him like I would.  He loves his schedule too and we feed him three times a day.  My husband tells me that I cook for him more than him – LOL.  He eats piggy chow but he also eats plenty of salads, omelets and from time to time piggy pancakes.


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37 responses to “What’s it Like to Have a Pig

  1. ruthdetwiler

    11/12/2015 at 1:30 am

    I think you love him and he is one spoiled, blessed porker.

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:28 am

      I do. I really do. He is that special 🙂 XOXO – Bacon’s Mom

      • ruthdetwiler

        11/12/2015 at 11:15 am

        Yes he si and your an this blog, alway make me smile and chuckle.

      • Piglove

        11/12/2015 at 12:39 pm

        aaww – thank you! XOXO – Bacon

  2. sue ellen....Lucy & Mac scotty dogs..

    11/12/2015 at 1:52 am

    Sounds like Bacon runs the house in his own sweet little way….just like all our 4 legged kids do !
    And we wouldn’t have it any other way !

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:28 am

      You got that right! It’s like having four small children in the home running wild all with their own personalities. XOXO – Bacon’s Mom

  3. angelswhisper2011

    11/12/2015 at 2:46 am

    We have so much in common, Bacon, but Granny told me her dog had even more simularities with you 😀 We would love to have you 🙂 Extra Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:29 am

      aaww – piggy blushes. Thank you my sweet friends. I’m pretty easy to get along with. Give me cuddles and I’ll give you all my love. XOXO – Bacon

  4. easyweimaraner

    11/12/2015 at 2:55 am

    bro… I think I’m pig-headed too :o) oh and do you remember the sitter what came to your house once and thought you are a PUG hahahahaha!

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:29 am

      OMP! YES. Shaking piggy head. She thought it was a typo that mom made. I mean really? She didn’t even give me a second glance after she found out it was her mistake. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Fozziemum

    11/12/2015 at 5:17 am

    We indeed have talked over facebake about the way these guys rule the surprises here my friend 🙂 Loves Bev xx

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:30 am

      Snorts! I know that’s right. XOXO – Bacon’s Mom

      • Fozziemum

        11/12/2015 at 5:39 pm

        Hahahahaahah 🙂 Love Fozziemum aka Bev aka moi 😉 xxxxxxxxxxx

  6. speedyrabbit

    11/12/2015 at 5:40 am

    Hahahaha just like having a Bunny then too…a certain bunny is stubborn as a mule(Pig Headed) trips me up,lets you know when it chow time, and hates to be ignored too….he’s not above waking you up at night just for a scratch….hahahaha,xx Rachel

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:31 am

      OMP! Yes – we could be twins! XOXO – Bacon

  7. gentlestitches

    11/12/2015 at 5:47 am

    aw!! I wanna piggie! LOL! (I have been googling aussie pigs for sale in my area!) ❤

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:31 am

      Squeals!! They would definitely love you Auntie Sharon – just like I do! XOXO – Bacon

      • gentlestitches

        11/12/2015 at 5:26 pm

        I wonder if their piggie sounds have an aussie accent?

      • Piglove

        11/13/2015 at 9:59 am

        Squeals! Wouldn’t that be something? Everyone says I have a southern snort – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

      • gentlestitches

        11/13/2015 at 8:59 pm

        HAHAHA! A southern snort! So cute!

  8. Cupcake

    11/12/2015 at 6:15 am

    Don’t worry about the content of this post, B. Even the “cons” sound ADORABLE.

    Love and licks,

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:32 am

      aaww piggy blushes. Thank you my sweet dear friend. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Reilly & Denny

    11/12/2015 at 6:42 am

    It is something everyone needs to do before buying or getting any pet – what are the pro and cons of sharing your life with a pet – do you really have the time to devote to them, can you afford vet bills, feeding cost, monthly flea/worm treatments, what will you do with them if you want to travel or go on vacation and who will take care of them if you not there,

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:33 am

      YES! Some people never think about these things. And mommy got me when I was a mere runt of a piglet at 3 weeks. Yes I was as cute as a button. But people forget that babies grow. And I can live up to 18 years. People need to be dedicated to take care of their babies for a long time to come. Excellent advice my friends. XOXO – Bacon

  10. onespoiledcat

    11/12/2015 at 7:32 am

    Bacon is adorable and so very smart…….and I think he gives as much as he gets. He’s one special boy and obviously ADORES you and his Dad and his siblings as well. Life is good all the way around………….just GRAND isn’t it?!

    Love, Sammy

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:34 am

      Yes it is! I can’t imagine life here at the Hotel Thompson without our babies. They are not always perfect but they are our babies. XOXO – Bacon’s Mom

  11. sheilaenglehart

    11/12/2015 at 8:37 am

    He sounds just like my dog, Bailey. I cook for him and he’s on patrol, loves to snuggle, and has quite an appetite for whatever we are having. Underfoot is his Indian name because that is where he is whenever there is food.

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:34 am

      See, I would fit right in at your household… and I would love it! XOXO – Bacon

  12. katsrus

    11/12/2015 at 9:09 am

    Aww he sounds well loved. Have a great day.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:35 am

      aaww thank you my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon’s Mom

  13. Kate Crimmins

    11/12/2015 at 9:53 am

    Sounds like any pet I’ve every had. At least he doesn’t jump on a counter to steal a pork chop (oops! sorry!) like a cat I had did. For your next piggy post, tell us about his care. Does he need baths (does he like water?). Doesn’t look like he sheds. Sloppy kisses?

    • Piglove

      11/12/2015 at 10:35 am

      Snorts! I will have to do that – thanks for the suggestion! XOXO – Bacon’s Mom

  14. noodle4president

    11/12/2015 at 4:32 pm

    We all gotta defend our Moms!

  15. The Canadian Cats

    11/15/2015 at 3:08 pm

    Wow, you sure have the turn out my friend. You are worth the cons …the pros far out weigh them.


    • Piglove

      11/16/2015 at 10:27 am

      aaww shuffles piggy hooves and blushes. Thank you my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  16. Lori Fontanes

    11/17/2015 at 9:16 am

    Pigheaded? Nawww! Just choosy. 😉

    • Piglove

      11/17/2015 at 9:57 am

      Snorts with piggy laughter. I think you may be right on that my friend. XOXO – Bacon


This piggy would love to snort with you :)

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