Month: April 2016

Meet Nahla.

Welcome to Austin, Texas! It is the state capital, home to The University of Texas, an influential center (politics,technology, music, film, great food), and is reputed as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” It is also the home of Nahla, a miniature potbellied piggy. Nahla and her family (mom and dad) live near Lake Austin. It is not a rare sight for neighbors to see this 3-year-old diva pig sunning or playing by the boat dock over looking the lake. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I come from a ranching family on my mom’s side and a farming family on my dad’s side. (What animal have I not cared for and literally brought into the house while growing up?!) My grandparents sold pot-belly pigs in the 90’s when the pet pig craze first began. I loved going out to my grandparent’s house and catching one of the piglets from the litter. I would bring it inside to bathe and play with for a day before returning it to its mom. We also kept a couple …

Meet Oscar.

Happy 1st Birthday to you, Oscar. We decided to feature this country-living, snout-alicious piggy on his very special day!!!! Twelve months old to the day and 27 pounds of love, this little guy comes to us from the midwest. Oscar happily resides in Kansas with his Mommy, Daddy and their 10-year old Boston Terrier, Rylee. PE🐽NY: When did you get Oscar? We got him in May, 2015. We planned on moving to the country someday and wanted to wait until then before adding a pig to our family. We finally got the chance to move into our country house in April of that year. Although we planned on waiting at least several months to settle in before getting a mini pig, Oscar became available on a breeder site I had been watching for a long time and my husband and I decided Oscar was the one for us. It was a little stressful getting settled into a new house with a piglet, but we are so glad we picked him. Oscar was five weeks old when we picked him up.  …