Month: December 2015

Meet Olive.

Australia may be known for its Outback, Great Barrier Reef, kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses, but I am officially adding pigs to that list. This 7kg (15 pound), four-month old little princess comes to us all the way from Sydney, Australia. She lives there with her beautiful mum and dad, and their fur family.  Their beautiful family, on an acre of land lives Alfonse the Boston Terrier (2.5), Matilda Pearl the British Bulldog (2), Lola the Frenchie (5-6; she was adopted so not so sure), Murray, Ruby and Chester the goats, and three chickens- Harriet, Henrietta and Delilah. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? YES! I have always loved the idea of owning a pet pig! It wasn’t until we moved to acreage about 18 months ago, that it even became possible.  I have followed Prissy and Pop on Instagram for some time, and have given my love to dressing up my animals.  I could really see a pig fitting into my little posse! I put the hard word on my husband from day one, and …

Meet Pickle.

This SUPER CUTE – pig and dad – model duo come to us from Greenville, South Carolina. Pickle joined his dad, Max DiNatale, in April 2015. Pickle, weighing in at 23 pounds, and his handsome pop (weight unknown, HAHA) are living the bachelor life and this is their story. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I have always thought that pigs were cute, but really started wanting one over the past few years when I started learning how smart they were.  I mentioned to friends at work about wanting one, and the more and more I kept talking about it, the more I really wanted to do it – and eventually it just became a reality! PE🐽NY: Where did Pickle come from? I did tons of research on my own because I didn’t know anyone personally who had ever had a pig. I wanted a breeder close enough so that I could pick up my pig (I didn’t want to have to ship across the country). I came across Orange Grove Farms in Florida. …

Meet Jamon.

This charming and very handsome three year old, 90’ish pound “micro pig,” who dons the hashtag #oinkmygod and takes pig photography to another level, comes to us from São Paulo, Brazil. Jamon is living the South American dream with his mom, dad and brother Nero (who is also a micro pig). PE🐽NY: When did you get Jamon?  We got Jamon in June, 2013, when he was only a little cuddle bug. He was three months old. PE🐽NY: Where did you get Jamon?  Jamon was born in the countryside of São Paulo, in a tiny city called São Roque.  We did some research on breeders of micro pigs in Brazil (there are not very many) and found Flavia, the owner of a very special farm.  Her farm only raises mini animals for domestic pets (mini goats, mini cows, some chickens, ducks and micro pigs). PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I have always loved animals, all kinds.  I suffered a lot after my dogs passed away from old age.  As a result of that, I researched animal life spans and learned that pigs …