I was recently contacted by Psychic Source, offering to do a pet psychic reading on Coccolino and asking me to follow up with a blog post on the experience. Any insight into life with a pet mini pig is invaluable to me so I eagerly agreed!
What is this piggy thinking?
I had the real pleasure of speaking with psychic Nancy, a warm and insightful woman who specializes in pet readings.
I was completely at ease speaking with Nancy. She explained that animals are like people and that their date of birth affects their personalities. Cocco’s birthday was all Nancy needed to speak about him more confidently than even I do.
WHAT DID NANCY SAY ABOUT COCCOLINO? (My thoughts follow)
~ Coccolino is a Gemini, suggesting he has a dual personality (Hmm, to say the least. He is a lovebug one moment; the next moment he will pee on the floor simply to punish me for keeping him in his room one minute longer than usual.)
~ Coccolino feels very close to an older male (Surely not Stefano! This older male is undoubtedly my dad. I was very surprised when Nancy mentioned this since it is not something I have really discussed. My dad comes over several times a week to see the kids and Cocco just adores him. Here is a picture of my dad holding a content Coccolino.)
~ Coccolino feels that the kids are real siblings to him, at times arguing and fighting over my attention and at times just enjoying their company (This is absolutely true. He most often butts heads with my little boy, both of them vying for my attention and vocalizing/squealing their frustration with the other. He loves my sweet girl for her cuddles and attention and loves them both when they drop food for him to catch.)
~ Coccolino makes me laugh like nobody else and is so wise that he often does things just to make me chuckle and be happy with him (I hate picking favorites when it comes to pets but Cocco does make me laugh like no other pet I’ve had. He knows he is funny which only highlights how truly smart he is.)
NANCY’S PREDICTIONS FOR COCCOLINO
~ Coccolino will surpass the 15 year mark, perhaps living close to 30 years old (A bit more than Stefano bargained for!)
~ By age three, he will be completely trained and obedient (Do I really have to wait another year?!)
~ Coccolino will always be able to outsmart us and will resist when ordered to do something he does not want to do (As the saying goes, pigs are perpetual toddlers.)
~ Coccolino will face an illness at age nine and although it will be challenging for us to deal with he will come out just fine (I’ll have to remember to hold on to the positive outcome.)
HOW BIG DOES A MINI PIG REALLY GET?
Many mini pigs are not mini at all, as I have always known, even though people who get a mini pig are typically assured they will only get to be around 25-30 pounds when full grown. The more likely outcome is 65-70 pounds, often even over 100 pounds. Pigs grow for three years. Coccolino is not quite two.
So . . . as a pretty curious but ready-for-anything mini pig parent, I couldn’t wait to pick Nancy’s brain on Cocco’s final weight.
Nancy strongly feels that Coccolino will average out at 25 pounds, just on target for those marketed mini pigs. Nancy says I am very careful that he isn’t underfed or overfed and I will always do my best to make sure his weight is healthy. 25 pounds sounds pretty good to me. Maybe it’s the runt in him or maybe he’s just so busy keeping up with us. Whatever his weight is, he’s our sweet little mini with a major snort.
WHAT IS MISSING IN COCCOLINO’S LIFE?
Throughout the entire conversation, Nancy said she felt a strong sense that Cocco sees me as his mother, which I completely agree with (that sweet sucking on my hand is too endearing not to believe it). The truth is, his own mother pushed him away at such an early age since he was the runt that I quickly replaced that motherly love.
Still, Cocco is missing something in his life and I am so grateful that Nancy was able to pinpoint this for me.
Nancy said that she felt Cocco used to have a consistent if not frequent mini pig playmate but that it has been a while since Coccolino has felt his presence. This is very true. Nancy is referring to Pogo, Cocco’s half brother, who Cocco used to see more frequently than he does now. I will have to make more of an effort to get them both together since she said Coccolino is missing interaction with other mini pigs.
SUMMING UP MY PET PSYCHIC READING
To sum up my experience with a pet psychic reading, I would say I was enlightened, reassured – and surprised. I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect before the reading but I can say that Nancy picked up on things that I never would have expected her to or even would have thought to ask about. She discussed Cocco so much in detail and understood his behavior from the start, without knowing anything more than just his birthday.
After the reading, I am surprised that I feel way more at ease with him. It’s always hard to know how to raise a mini pig, how to show him I’m “top pig” but not in a way to make him scared of me. How to show him I love him and always will but will not excuse his manipulative ways. How he may be smart but he can’t outsmart me (I’m still working on this one).
I feel comfortable that I am raising him right and I’m grateful to Nancy for that. Coccolino is one complex little guy and Nancy pinned the tail right on this mini pig.
DO YOU WANT YOUR OWN PET PSYCHIC READING?
If you are interested in getting your own psychic or tarot card reading, for yourself or your pet, make sure you contact Psychic Source, and I would highly recommend Nancy. She is so easy to talk to and you might be surprised with what you find out.
~ Katie the in-the-know mini pig mamma
* I received the pet psychic reading at no charge to me in exchange for an honest and fair review of my experience with Psychic Source and a small fee to cover my time. I will only agree to reviews that I believe are relevant to this blog and our lifestyle, and most importantly, the readers of this blog. My review was not influenced by the compensation or free reading.