Some story, some pig!

June 12, 2008

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A phobic fear of dirt and filth is not something you expect to find in a pig.

Something like that could certainly hamper a pig’s lifestyle, what with all the mud-wallowing and slopping and troughing that are expected of you. Unless maybe…

Unless your personality disorder gets you your own pair of Wellington boots so you can stay clean, which makes people think you’re adorable and attracts attention. And that gives your owners the idea to keep you around as a mascot,  instead of using you for that other thing they do, at their sausage company.

charlotte.jpgIf you want to know what really seems to be going on here, read a beloved children’s book called “Charlotte’s Web.” And then think about a real piglet named Cinders, her unlikely problem, and just maybe a pretty talented friend.

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It’s all fun and games until you realize her owners run a sausage factory!!

Posted by Charlene | Report as abusive

I wonder if this ‘spare my life for I am deviant’ trick would work for bulls lined up for the next bullfight… A matador’s cap would look so precious!…

http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 08/05/28/stop-i-dropped-my-contact-lens/

Actually, pigs are quite fastidious. Given a choice between a mudbath or a water sprinkler to keep cool, a pig will take the sprinkler every time. They are also, to the best of my knowledge, the only farm animal that will not lie down in their own manure!

Posted by Jovan Weismiller | Report as abusive