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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This Little Piggy

Our Girls Weekend was a smash hit. Other than sunburn and slight dehydration (wonder how that happened?), everyone survived intact.

The activities were consistent. We had pool time, river time, and munchies time. Happy Hour usually occurred around 8am, 11am, noon, 2pm...well, you get the idea. Guess we were pretty happy all day long.

We got to meet a ton of interesting people, too. One of my favorite new friends is Cindy Brenneke. She is one high energy lady. Cindy owns Iron Works Fitness, is a personal trainer, author of a health & fitness book, animal rescuer, and founder of Where Pigs Fly, a farm that hosts free camps for disadvantaged youth. 

Where Pigs Fly is located in Owensville, Missouri. As a nonprofit organization, the mission of Where Pigs Fly is to strengthen children's values such as teamwork, kindness, compassion, helpfulness, personal responsibility, and respect for others and animals. Take a virtual visit of this delightful farm and check out all that's happening here.

Cindy's little buddy, Petunia (a miniature pot belly pig) was an adorable part of our weekend.



























Petunia is three weeks old. None of her litter mates survived. Cindy bottle feeds Petunia and believe it or not, that little piggy is already housebroken. Apparently pigs are born with the ability to get up and run as soon as they get clear of the afterbirth. Imagine being a mother to a litter of such agile critters. It gives the mom in me a headache.

Anyway, this little cutie wags her tail like a dog and loves to mash her nose against your hand or foot. She's the best rooter I've ever seen and pushes against you for all she's worth. Petunia is my new little love.

Don't tell anyone, but now I really, really want a pet pig.

14 comments:

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Mum's the word. BOL

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Petunia is so cute. We have a blog friend Coccolino the minipet pig.

Sioux said...

Pat--Petunia is soooo cute. I want a pig too, after reading your post.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

My cousin had a pet pig named Pork Chop. She adored him, and insisted he was both smarter and cleaner than any other household pets. :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

We want a mini pig
Benny & Lily

Molly The Wally said...

Yes we know Coccolino the mini pig too but you'd better not google them or you'll be hooked LOL. Glad you had a great time. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Fireblossom said...

I used to eat a lot of pork, but I hardly ever have it anymore. The more I learn about pigs, and how intelligent and amazing they are, I just can't.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Awwwwwwwwwww - I have just melted into a puddle on the floor :)
Lynne x

Judy Nickles/Gwyneth Greer said...

I think a wee piggie would be perfect in a new picture, right between Indy and Bogie...but maybe you'd better ask them what THEY think!

Tammy said...

I don't blame you. That baby is adorable!

Linda O'Connell said...

My uncle had a pet pot bellied pig and loved him as much as he loved his kids. I can see you bringing one home ot the fur babies. Sounds like a fun, girl's weekend.

Cozy in Texas said...

Although adorable I don't think I'm ready to be mom to a pig. Glad you had fun with the girls.
Ann

Donna Volkenannt said...

How sweet. Your new friend sounds like an amazing woman.

Ryker said...

I want a little piggy too ...if only they stayed that small!