21 June 2008

Bliss

The old saying as I recall it is, "As happy as a pig in.................you know what".



On our farm in Zimbabwe we once hand reared the runt of the litter that went by the name of Piggy Piggy. If we wanted her we would call out, "Piggy Piggy" and she would come running - so it became her name. She was totally house trained and slept in the kitchen with the dogs. It was one of those old houses with linoleum covered floors, that is until Piggy Piggy started "rooting" under it and reduced it to tatters.


One of her other foibles was the fact that Piggy Piggy thought she was a dog. She would often be seen running with our pack of three Rhodesian Ridgebacks. These dogs were very health conscious and never did their business around the house. They usually went for their morning constitutional in the bush about 500 metres from the house, with Piggy Piggy in tow.


She was also very affectionate and would come for her scratch, when the family gathered in the kitchen in the evenings.


Piggy Piggy never grew up to become bacon, but sadly she died when she was still quite young, from unknown causes.

10 comments:

photowannabe said...

Love this shot..its true contentment. Sorry Piggy Piggy is no longer with you. i understand that Pigs are very intelligent.

Neva said...

What a great story! I have heard that pigs are quite smart.....and cleaner than one would give them credit for. Love the shot!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Truly this is a wonderful photo... I just love pigs and not for food! LOL... I'm a pure vegetarian so this is the cutest photo I have seen in a long time!!

Momma said...

Is that a photo of Piggy Piggy? It's adorable! Reminds me of the pictures of English Bulldogs with their babies :-)

Peace - D

dot said...

I enjoyed the story and the picture is so cute!

Susanne49 said...

I always enjoy reading your posts, Max. And this one is very nice, and a cute photo too.

Max-e said...

Hi all thanks for the comments. Rather than respond to your comments I have done a second post on Piggy Piggy.
And Neva she may have been house trained, but she was by no means clean, judging from my picture of her.

Kerri said...

Happiness! Pure Happiness! for both Mom and the little ones!
Fabulous post!!! Sorry Piggy Piggy left you early :(

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent post...

Anna said...

Max-e, all I have to say, ohhhhh. Anna :)