One of my friends is a vegetarian and is quite passionate about her vegetarianism. In fact, once she has converted the entire human population, she'll probably start on the wild lions too. It's all in the name of ethics and her objection to the way that animals are treated on production-farms.
We were in a discussion about her lack of pets yesterday and she hauled out her phone and showed us a picture of a tiny little pig with boots on. She said that maybe she would get a pig and put boots on it and take it around on her anti-meat campaign and say to people "How can you eat anything so cute?!" and so it was more for fun, than anything else, that I proceeded to have a quick look this morning online to find her such a piggy. I found one!
Unfortunately, this piggy appealed to me on such a deep level and now we're fetching her tonight and she is going to be added to our little zoo, which is now, really, closed.
She is a one year old miniature pot bellied piggy who is 35cm tall. She grew up with dogs and as a result, thinks that she too, is a dog. She's very cuddly and affectionate according to the lady that has to rehome her for relocation purposes.
I have been reading about how intelligent they are, how they can distinguish between different colours and can be so easily trained.
I have always thought that it would be nice to own a piggy or a cow or an elephant and I am very excited to go and fetch Miss Piggy Porkers and snuggle with her on the couch!