All posts tagged: pot belly

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 Ellie.

When I think of sweet things, I think of babies, huge rainbow lollipops, sprinkles, smiles and one of the cutest pigs I know, Eleanor VonPinkSnout. This 20 pound bundle of sugar is six months old and comes to us from Gilbert, Arizona. Ellie lives with her mommy, daddy, brother (7 years), sister (2 years) and Pepper, a Coopers Hawk, that her daddy recently acquired for his nature sport, Falconry. PE🐽NY: Have you always wanted a pig? I wanted a piggy for a year or so before getting Ellie. At that time, my husband and I both worked full time, which was tough enough with two kiddos, so it was just unrealistic. Neither of us have ever owned a pig before, but I had read a lot about them and was aware of the commitment. PE🐽NY: How did you finally decide on getting Ellie? We had two dogs and found out that our daughter was severely allergic to them (cats too). We tried everything to treat her allergies, but we ended up having to re-home our …