How many times have you heard, "look, it's bacon or ham"?? Original, yeah, right. What other things have you heard???? Maybe some of these statements below?
Q: My favorite question is "I want a pig! Can you get me one of those?!"
A: My response always depends on the person asking. Something along the lines of, "Yep, but first I need you to fill out this 6 page adoption application, then we'll do a phone interview that lasts about 30 minutes and message back and forth for a couple of weeks. Finally, I'll call and grill your vet and probably require you to find a new one for me to interview, then I'll come check out your home and most likely require you to put in $400 worth of fencing. You ready to start the process??
Q: Do you take that "thing" to the vet? And pay money for vet care, for a pig?
A: What is wrong with you, do you not take your obligations seriously??
Q: She’s big, why didn’t you get one of the micro ones?
A: That one always makes me laugh. I didn't get a little one because ALL pigs grow.
Q: Do you feed them pork? Can they eat bacon?
A: Seriously? Did you feed your child a human foot this morning?
Q: OMG, you have a pig living IN your house? They smell or they are dirty.
A: I also let my other children sleep in the house. They're dirty too, plus full of germs after leaving YOUR house.
Q: They eat everything and anything right?
A: Yeah, including ignorant people like you. Obviously pigs can and often do eat anything that they can fit into their mouths, but is it good for them? Uh, no.
Q: Can I hunt him?
A: Can I shoot you with a 12 gauge, in the face?
Statement: You must be fattening that pig up for the oven?!?
Response: Actually, YOU would taste much better than my pig....jerk.
There are so many who stereotype pigs into an inaccurate category of animals that are gross and disgusting....obviously we know better, help educate people by showing them what great animals pigs are....but make sure they know the truths about pigs. They make great companion animals for the RIGHT and educated family.
Our names are Brittany Sawyer and Nicole Cox and we are pig parents, pig advocates and also the authors of the "Dear Pig Whisperer" blog. Follow our blog that will feature topics to help you become the best pig parent you can be...along with some other fun things. We will also feature guest bloggers from time to time who want to share their life experience or knowledge with anyone who is interested in learning.
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