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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-23-2012, 12:16 PM
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I'm going to put a lot of thought into it first. I only go on vacation for about a week out of the year, and I take the two dogs with me, I rarely travel any other time though.

I don't know as much as I need to about pigs - such as how they take to traveling and staying in new places. I can't imagine it would be much worse than a dog.

Believe me, if I bring home a piggie, there will be endless pictures.
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YOU: I would like to book a animal friendly room
HOTEL: What kind of animals do you have?
YOU: Two dogs and a pig
HOTEL: A pig?
YOU: Yes a pig
HOTE: Completely speechless

I would like to know if you can find a place that will take a pig, that would be amazing if you could

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Originally Posted by jocoyn View Post
Hmmmm would add a new twist to the "would you eat your dog post"
...well actually just bought some bacon
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I'm interested to see more responses and if you end up getting him or not... My BF really wants a pig.

A local-owned feed store in town has a mini juliana painted pig and she is a sweetie... they keep her in the store while they work (just like the dogs), she goes outside to potty, plays with dog toys and everything, has an adorable personality, and isn't over 20 lbs!

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If I ever got a pig as a pet I would never be able to eat pork. I cannot imagine living with a pig I prefer bacon and sausage instead.

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Originally Posted by arycrest View Post
I've only known one person who had pet pot belly pigs, they weren't tiny for sure ... when one got sick it was difficult getting them in their truck ... they had to borrow a car to take them to the vet. I only knew one of the pigs well and as she got older she got pretty nasty (but don't know how much was due to how she was raised). Personally after being around their pigs I've never thought about getting one again.

well,if owner is not a vegetarian,there is quick and effective solution for that.

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I had a neighbor once who had one. My dog used to bark at it with a weird bark through the window, then look at me to get me to come look--"Mama, it's the oddest looking dog I've ever scene!"

Watching her walk the pig, though, really had an impact on me. That pig's leash manners were as fine as any nicely trained dog's, and it was affectionate and happy-looking. It affected me, just to watch the sophistication and emotion of their interaction. That was actually the moment, several decades ago, that I stopped eating pork.
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my friend has been breeding them for the last 25 years. she loves her pigs and they are like a dog, you have to put the time into training them. an outside pen is great for them, but depending where you live you have to let them in from the cold. always have blankets handy (they love to burrow in them). other than that i know she is very strict on diet and how much she feeds them, if you let them out to graze they tend to gain a lot of weight. if you have any specific questions pm me and ill give her a call. have a nice holiday is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-26-2012, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Well I haven't come to a real decision yet. I think I'll wait a few months and see how I feel about it then. Spring time also seems like a better time to bring one home, the weather is mild enough for an indoor-outdoor piggy, and that will give me plenty of time to ready myself, and built his 'barn' and house, pen, etc.

I've wanted a pig for a long time, so maybe I could foster one for a while and see how it really IS having a pig running the house.

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