All posts tagged: animals

Meet Norman.

Two years old and weighing in at 89 pounds of pure love, Norman, from Kemp, Texas – is “not just a pig.”  After 17 years of wanting a pig, Norman’s sweet Mama, Misty, finally had her dream come true in January of 2013.  Norman is a Certified Therapy Pig and here is his story. PE🐽NY: How did Norman come into your life? I have wanted a pig for 17 years. 17!! I knew from research it would take lots of work and dedication.  We had four dogs. After two of them passed from old age, I knew I was ready and had the time to devote to having a pig.  I did tons of research, and I had already liked and read up on Les Petite Pigs, from Moscow Mills, Missouri.  I really liked Dawn (the breeder) and her ethics and how she treated all her piggy babies and adults, and decided that this was where I would get my piglet from.  Dawn had Norman (five months old at the time) and a little girl piglet that …

Meet BU – The North Shore Surfing Pig.

Here is a beautiful story about Bugatti, aka BU, a 10.5 month young, Hawaiian surfing pig, that was rescued from the Pupukea Mountains on the fabled North Shore of Oahu.  BU is a Hawaiian Boar mixed with some domestic pig, and he weighs around 120-140 pounds (of raw surfing muscle).  BU was lovingly rescued by Joe (PapaBU), his daughter, Pueo (MamaBU) and  Joe’s love partner, Jackie (TitaBU). They reside in Hawaii, on the North Shore of Oahu. PE🐽NY: When and why did you get BU? Have you always wanted a pig?  One of my close friends found BU and three of his siblings (when they were only a few days old) lost and separated from their mother, who most likely was taken by hunters during the night.  Fortunately, the piglets were able to make it to the morning (a blessing because the cold nights are a big threat to them).  BU and his brother, Lenny, were taken in by my friend and I was sent a text that day asking if I was still in the …