Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. Today we bring you interviews on two piggies that mean the world to us. Hope you enjoy!
Location: The Bonnell Farm in Hampton, Georgia
Web/Blog Page: The Bonnell Farm
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I squealed for joy – on second thought I actually squealed all the time. This was a ploy of mine to make my new owner know I was in charge, too bad it did not work
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? I knew I was in my forever home when the food and treats came to me at scheduled times. But really, 1 cup of Mazuri mini pig food twice a day? I’m debating to know if my owner understands I’m a pig.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? It was when I was moved out or grew out of my inside pen and was moved to the outside barn and pasture. Now some of you will think that’s pretty good. What you are not seeing is there are four goats already there! Chewy, Dewey, Louie and Huey, my new stepbrothers. Pretty brutal to start out as they butted and rolled to me quite often. All is well now since they found out I can bite!
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? I have mom all wrapped up. She still likes to cuddle and talk to me. Dad keeps bringing up breakfast with bacon, I’m not sure about him!
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? My family really thinks it’s neat to dress me up for the holidays. Really, a wig for Halloween and antlers for Christmas! I play their game, not because I’m ignoring the situation but because my mom puts this gaudy stuff on me and then gives me a treat. Hey, I’m a pig and I love to eat!
Location: The Bonnell Farm in Hampton, Georgia
Web/Blog Page: The Bonnell Farm
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? Well….. I have two momma’s! Momma #2 (Debbie) delivered me and fell in love with me because I would always walk out to her when she would come down to check on all of us! Momma #1 (Sylvia) loved me right away. Her human man was shocked because I was a Christmas surprise to everyone but her. But he likes me now and helps feed me sometimes. He tells people about me but always starts off with, “it wasn’t my idea to get a pig,” then says how petite (he says small, but the moms say I’m itty bitty or tiny – it’s a girl thing) I am.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? It was my first winter when I lived on the sun porch and momma #2 worried and fretted I was gonna freeze to death even tho I had a heat lamp, a heating pad and enough blankets to outfit a girls dorm.
What has been your biggest “Oh no, Now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Well, I’m a barn and pasture pig. My birth momma (Madeline) is in the pasture next to mine with my four goat uncles, Chewy, Dewey, Louie and Huey. She’s pretty crabby most of the time and when I got a little older I got sassy with her and she tried to bite me through the fence. Boy! The uncles are afraid of her and run when she gets in a mood. It’s usually when we get treats.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Momma #2 is a bigger push-over because she always worries if my barn bed has enough straw. I’m the smallest of all of us and I have enough straw to build a piggy straw house!
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? People think pigs are stinky! That’s so not true! In the summer I like to stand under the hose sprinkler and get into my pool. They also think we cannot be trained. Well, even though I’m an outside pig I can sit for a treat. Momma #2 taught me that. She has a lot of patience. Momma #1 told me she read somewhere that pigs are the third smartest animal. She reads a lot. I cannot read. But I bet I could be taught how!!
I hope you enjoyed meeting my friends Madeline and Prissy – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!
05/12/2016 at 2:57 am
oooooh that was great to read more about your friends… and I’m sure pigs can be trained, they say they can be smarter than dogs and smarter than some humans… I saw a pig in tv what could do math… the mama was totally puzzled …
05/12/2016 at 8:56 am
Snorts with piggy laughter brother. Us pigs are really deep subjects and we do pick up things really quick. I know when it’s bed time. I know how to ‘get ready’ for bed. I know how to turn my television on – although I’m still working on changing channels. I get that mixed up with the volume button and no one likes to be awaken in the middle of the night with the blasting of the television – snorts – although dad moves pretty fast at 3am when this happens. I even know when I’m in trouble to go to my room and yes… I occasionally slam my door like a teenager in the process. XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 10:20 am
…I know how to change the channels… you need the magic spell I’ve heard from my daddy, it is: whatacrapohthatbullsh*thowcantheybringsuchatrashdamnit!
05/12/2016 at 10:40 am
Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. I’ll have to remember those magical words and see if they work on my television – XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 4:38 am
How very nice to meet you lovely ladies! Sounds like you are living “the life” where you are and that’s as it should be. Any friends of Bacon’s are friends of mine!
05/12/2016 at 8:57 am
aaww thanks cousin! These ladies are spectacular. My mom/dad visited them and had a ball – even the goats are a snort of a great time. Great friends all around… and did I mention their bees – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 6:00 am
I love these kids. And don’t worry, Madeline. I’m sure your dad is only kidding when he talks about cooking bacon for breakfast…. *gulp*
Love and licks,
05/12/2016 at 8:58 am
That’s right beautiful. I’m sure Madeline’s dad is joking… just like when my dad cups my butt and says how many biscuits I could make – snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 6:31 am
oh my gosh, the wig haha!!
05/12/2016 at 8:59 am
Snorts with piggy laughter. She is living large and beautiful! XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 9:25 am
It is very nice to meet you both, Madeline and Prissy. I don’t think I would want to live in a barn and sleep in hay, though.It is nice you can live right next to your piggy momma, even if she is mean to you sometimes. Thanks, Bacon, for introducing us!
05/12/2016 at 9:27 am
Snorts with piggy laughter. Thanks my friend. XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 9:36 am
well the way Cole sees it, there is learning a command, and OBEYING a command. He’s smart too, and learns quickly and obeys if he wants to. Maybe piggies are like that, only doing it if there’s a big enough payoff. LeeAnna
05/12/2016 at 9:38 am
This is true… hey Cole – can you have your mom email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I have important question for her – 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 1:41 pm
itz verree nice ta meet ewe madeline & prissy 🙂 !! ~~~~ waves two ewe both…we N joyed reedin yur storreez two day…thanx for sharin & thanx bacon for another grate interview… theeze galz R a grate mom & daughter teem ♥♥♥♥
we iz off line til monday… sew heerz two a collared carpetshark… kinda week oh end ♥♥♥
05/12/2016 at 1:45 pm
aaww thanks my sweet friend. You need to email me so I can have your email 🙂 Have a great time off – take care and have fun okay. XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 2:30 pm
bacon….we saw yur email & hope ewe can see R’z ….that sayz we saw yurz 🙂 🙂 ♥♥
05/12/2016 at 2:31 pm
Saw yours my friend. Sent you something and it came back undelivered – weird. Resending it now. XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 9:37 pm
How nice to meet your friends Madeline and Prissy.
05/13/2016 at 8:45 am
Thank you my sweet friend. They live close to us and are great friends. XOXO – Bacon
05/12/2016 at 10:56 pm
It is great to meet you two sweet ladies. I Think you are both lovely and sound like you have lots of fun. I am glad you sorted out the Uncles. ❤
05/13/2016 at 8:46 am
See Auntie Sharon – there are piggies all kinds of different places. They are great friends for sure. XOXO – Bacon
05/13/2016 at 5:33 pm
Iss a pleasure to meet you Madeline an Prissy piggy gurlss!
Yur both so purrty!
Yur Mumma soundss as sweet as mine, mew mew mew….all ways worryin about mee….
~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~ thee Piggy luvvin kittyboy~~