6 of the Best Things About Life With Pigs
by Rousseau Ysabella Grace Phillips
#1 I love when Charlotte jumps up on the couch and then cuddles up in my lap. Then, longing to be with her sister, Millie comes and nudges in behind me, squealing until she gets comfortable. And sometimes if you are lucky Pumpkin decides that since her babies are there she’ll join them.
#2 You can never go to the kitchen alone. As soon as Millie hears any kind of noise from the kitchen, she comes running. Soon after Charlotte comes and they both stare up at you waiting for treats. Their faces are so cute as they longingly wait for something to eat. If you start giving them food, Pumpkin will stand up on the couch and wait for you to deliver her some food. She always seems so happy to have a personal delivery service. Sometimes Pumpkin will even come join her babies at the kitchen and all their faces will look up in unison.
#3 You have never seen the pinnacle of cuteness until you have seen piggy cave. Piggy cave is when all the pigs crawl under the papasan chair cushion. It’s absolutely adorable when you lift the cushion and all of their faces peek out at you. Sometimes Pumpkin and Charlotte with be hidden under the cushion and Mille will try to find them. She’ll scream and look everywhere for them, until she finally squeezes under the cushion and gets cozy.
#4 Usually the pigs are lined up with Millie in the middle. This is when the belly rub domino effect happens. When you give Pumpkin a belly rub she will either roll over onto Millie or reach out her legs and kick her. This causes Millie to roll over, Charlotte who is already getting a Mohawk feels Millie kick her and so she rolls over too. Then you have to figure how to scratch them all.
#5 Our pigs are usually clean and for some reason, naturally smell good. We hardly ever have to bathe them. The myth about pigs being dirty isn’t true, our pigs prefer air conditioning over mud any day. The only time they get into mud is on hot summer days when they’re outside. Pumpkin will root out a small hole in the cool dirt for her to lie in. Charlotte and Millie will do the same thing. But even after that, the mud will come off when it’s dry.
#6 Our pigs are very calm and relaxed, as long as they have all their meals promptly given to them. Our pigs will lie around on the couch all day and snuggle together. Sometimes they can be caught sunbathing with our dog Emmie. This doesn’t mean that they’re lazy, Millie, the youngest, has lots of energy. This sometimes annoys Pumpkin and Charlotte. But most of the time they can be found cuddling up on the couch.