Author: Peony the Pig

Meet Peony.

Thank you, to everyone, who has allowed me to feature their pig over the last year. Thank you, also, to everyone who has submitted an interview and hasn’t been featured yet. I promise, I will get to you. As a tribute to the one year anniversary of our blog, I am going to do a special feature this week and tell you all about Miss Peony, the notable Queen Piggy. We come to you from the Southwest. The painted desert. The valley. The reputable and beautiful – Scottsdale, Arizona. We are known for our sunsets, resorts, hiking, golf tournament, attractive demographic and extremely hot climate (although our winters quite possibly could be the best in the universe). My name is Lauren. I am first and foremost a mother to my beloved and amazing son, Winston (9 years old). Our animal kingdom houses Peony (2 year old pig), Asia (12 year old pug) and Crash (6 year old Sulcata tortoise). Have I always wanted a pig? Oh, absolutely. Since I could remember. My siblings and I spent a lot of …

Meet Paddington Baird.

Not too far outside Chicago, in Northwest Indiana, lives a small town pig that goes by the name of Paddington Baird (pronounced Bear-d). Paddy (one of her many nicknames) has a pretty intense inner monologue which mainly consists of her justifying why she should get more snacks, that no one fed her (she is always lying) and how much she loves her mom. Paddy lives with her human mom, dad, and brother and their newest piggy addition, Fozzie. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I was in 4-H growing up and was around a lot of farm animals. That is when I fell in love with pigs. In sixth grade I got a pot belly pig. While I love those sweet smooth noses of a pot belly, I also really like the “traditional” pig look so we decided on a Juliana pig. The longer snout and leaner frame reminded me so much of the pigs I had on the farm.  PE🐽NY: How did getting Paddington develop? I have very severe allergies and therefore a more traditional pet was not …

Meet Smudge.

Double-Double. Pop. Zed. Eh.?  . . . and S M U D G E the pig!!! This sweet family and their pig(s) come to us from DeWinton, Alberta Canada, a small hamlet south of Calgary, home of the Calgary Stampede. Four acres of prime grazing real estate, a house full of pups, kitties, mom/dad, a bearded dragon and another (new) pig – sounds like a dream to me! PE🐽NY: How old is Smudge? Smudge is a year old. He just celebrated his first birthday on May 11th. He is currently about 45 pounds and about 15 inches tall. Smudge joined our family at six weeks old and has been a challenging pig right from the beginning, but we wouldn’t trade him for the world. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pet pig? Our family loves all animals and decided to research what having a mini potbelly pig would be like. Smudge is our first pig and it’s been an adventure! We researched before getting him, but it doesn’t matter how much you read – nothing prepares you for …

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.  …

Meet Blue.

Take yourself to the beautiful beaches of Palm Beach County, Florida. Home of PGA Golf, Vanilla Ice and a beautiful little pig that dons the name Blue Sweetness Duran. As if the town of Wellington didn’t have enough sunshine, Blue adds 45 pounds more. You can find this little princess at home with her Mommy and Daddy and their red-footed tortoise, ball python snake, two sugar gliders and two aquariums. PE🐽NY: When did you get Blue? We picked her up in October, 2014. She was born August 25, 2014.  PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I have ALWAYS loved pigs but I never thought it was a possibility for me to have one since I didn’t live on a farm. When I moved in with my fiancé I knew we had to have a pet. Naturally, we were looking to rescue a dog. However, I began to research pet pigs and learned they made amazing house pets, and it quickly became clear to us that we had to have one! PE🐽NY: Where did Blue come from? It just so …

Meet Abby.

Connecticut is known for its beautiful 250-mile shoreline and housing the prestigious Yale University. This state is also the home of John Mayer, Mark Twain and the ever-so-perfect and smile-inducing Abby. A year and a half of precious life and 60 pounds of pure love, I introduce to you, Abby, the pink piggy. PE🐽NY: Can you please describe Abby’s family? Abby lives with her human Mom, Dad, 3 adult children (2 girls, 1 boy), 4 dogs, a cat, and Pablo (our other pig). PE🐽NY: When did you get Abby? We got her November 30, 2014. She was born October 13, so she was about six weeks old when we got her.  PE🐽NY: What was the inspiration in getting her? We had a potbelly pig for 15 years. Once he passed away (at 18), it just felt weird not having a pig around. Everyone LOVED our pig, Arnold. Friends, family and even our UPS/FedEx delivery guys would always ask about him.  PE🐽NY: Where did Abby come from? We had rescued a pig who came from Miami, Florida. Frankie. Sadly, we were his 8th home …

Meet Isabella Boo Boo.

Somewhere in the midst of Arizona’s painted desert, blooming cacti and blue skies – a little, teeny, tiny 7.2 pound pig plays the day away – and her name is Isabella Boo Boo. This little girl is almost a year-and-a-half. She lives with her mommy and daddy, their kitty, Meeee, and their boxer puppy, Skylar. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I did want a potbelly pig in high school and my mother said ABSOLUTELY NOT! Other than that, I mostly always wanted a monkey. Haha. PE🐽NY: What inspired you to get Isabella Boo Boo? We decided on a pig due to animal allergies that I have, and my stepson suffers from asthma and other allergies (he is even allergic to the saliva of Golden Doodles). We researched and learned that a pig was the most hypoallergenic of all animals having hair, not fur.  A pig just seemed right for us.  PE🐽NY: Where did Isabella Boo Boo come from? All things happen for a reason. I was almost scammed by a breeder in Texas and was very close to impulse buying …

Meet Daisy.

Welcome to quaint Willintgton, Connecticut. 41 acres of undisturbed pastureland and forest is the serenity that sweet ‘almost’ 3 year-old Daisy gets to call home. Daisy is an 80-pound princess/farm-foreman/house pig – living the dream.  She’s a lucky pig and here is her story. PE🐽NY: When and where did you get Daisy? We picked Daisy up when she was about nine weeks old. We bought her from a breeder (newenglandteacuppiggies.com) in Buzzards Bay, MA. She is a veterinarian who raises piglets and spays/neuters them before they go to their forever homes. We were lucky and only had to wait a few months for Daisy. She was expecting a litter and because of our recent loss of a piglet, she let us have pick of the litter. PE🐽NY: Recent loss of a piglet? I’m so sorry. Please share. Daisy is our second piglet. We had Ruby, she was a miniature potbelly. Ruby was eight weeks old when we got her. We decided to get Ruby because my daughter suffers from allergies and we researched that a pig would be a good fit. Ruby was so …

Meet Ziggy.

We all know the saying, “Good things come in small packages.” When it comes to this itty-bitty bundle of love, I need to modify those words to say, “really, really, realllllly good things!” Ziggy was born last month. He is almost almost 8 weeks old and weighs in at a whopping 1.5 pounds. Ziggy is blind. PE🐽NY: Can you please describe your family? We live in Fallbrook, California. Our human family consists of mom, dad and three children: Ashley (13), Ethan (11) and Lucas (8). Our wild kingdom consists of: 4 goats, 3 ponies, 7 chickens, 1 giant sulcata tortoise, 3 dogs, 4 leopard geckos and 3 beta fish. Ziggy has ONLY played with our smallest dog, Zoey. She is a maltese-yorkie mix.  PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? Our small farm here in Fallbrook is always growing. My husband and youngest son were wanting a pig for quite some time. I was a little slower to warm to the idea because of how smart they are and I wasn’t sure I was ready to own one. One day I decided. We decided. …