My Mini Pet Pig . . . and Pals!

PetBox Time!

Our much anticipated PetBox arrived this month and it was received with piggy drool and puppy nibbles. Even the cat checked it out, from up on the counter, of course. Each month, I try to choose something that is a…

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Pigs and cold weather

Pigs and cold weather don’t mix. Pigs and rain don’t usually mix. In Coccolino’s case, pigs and mud don’t mix. So what goes well with a pet pig? A warm blanket This winter has been brutal. In our area, February…

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Piggy PetBox

I have to admit it: the kids and I are just as excited as Cocco when his PetBox arrives. Even though I choose the items that will be delivered (by choice), it is still so exciting to open up that…

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A model pig

OK, Coccolino has fully shamed me straight back to my computer. So sorry we were missing for that long! I think realistically I might try to blog two weeks on, two weeks off – or more if I possibly can.…

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One cold pig

Shh, don’t tell but I’m taking over. I’ve hijacked the long neglected computer and I’m tip tapping away with my pretty little hooves and my letter intuitive snout. I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long. I’ve been hibernating away in…

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Madi’s Box Bash

This has been one exciting and busy week in Blogville with new Mayors Murphy and Stanley taking the reins from seasoned Mayoress Madi! Today we are celebrating Madi and wishing all the best to the new mayors with Madi’s Box…

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Piggy PetBox

Coccolino’s PetBox arrived in time to enjoy all the goodies during the holidays. He loved all the surprises inside! Most pigs don’t play much; they just love to cuddle and eat (not necessarily in that order). Pixie brought out a…

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Biggest pig, blog and personal accomplishments – Happy 2015!

Happy New Year Everyone! 2014 was quite a year. Some main events for us: Losing Lacci was by far the lowest point of the year. It was and still is hard to accept. I miss him, the kids, especially my…

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Coccolino’s Piggy Christmas!

Hopefully you all had a wonderful Christmas (for those celebrating) and you are moving on to celebrate New Year’s Day – and Sammy’s birthday! Despite Cocco’s grunting protests, I made him wait until Christmas morning to open his presents. Aside…

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Mini pig scratches his bottom over and over on video

So there is no other way to put this: pigs like their ahem, butts, scratched. It is a little vulgar for me to write that but there is really no way around this . . . or the video if…

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Pet Psychic Column – helping a pet pig in need

It is time for our Pet Psychic Column this month! We are sharing a pig named Stephanie for our December shelter pet, a pig that needs and deserves a forever home. Nancy, an experienced pet psychic, is working with us…

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Last minute last chance holiday stocking giveaway!

Hi Everyone, So sorry for the last minute post but today is the last day to enter a giveaway I am hosting on Facebook and I wanted to let you know! It is open to anyone in the world (I…

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A mini pig PetBox

Coccolino’s PetBox arrived and he was thrilled with the goodies this month! As a piggy PetBox Ambassador, Coccolino takes his reviewing role very seriously. That often involves multiple treats for each item, just to make sure he got a good…

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Holiday pet shop craze!

Thanks to all of you for your kind words about my son. His surgery went very well and he is doing great, a huge relief. I keep saying how busy I am and thought I would show you why These…

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Finding out the breed of a mixed dog with Wisdom Panel!

When we first got Pixie from the shelter, we had no idea what breed she was, what her exact age was or how big she would get. Bringing home our first family dog and having her background be such a…

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Pig and puppy catch up

Hi Everyone! I truly apologize for how busy we are lately. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday (for those who celebrated). Ours was wonderful with the family and just a relaxing long weekend together. So, let’s do a…

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Thankful today

Hi everyone! So sorry life has been crazy lately and I haven’t been able to blog. I just wanted to write a short post to say how thankful I am to all of you readers. I never imagined I would…

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Pet Psychic Column – helping a dog recover from a very bad shooting experience!

It is time for our Pet Psychic Column this month, a little anticipated due to the Thanksgiving holiday. For our November shelter pet, we are sharing the story of a dog named Douglas (Dougie) who suffered an unspeakable cruelty. Please…

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Do mini pigs bite?

I get this question a lot from prospective mini pig parents, usually several times a week. Do dogs bite? Do cats bite? Do mini pigs bite? The quick answer is of course some mini pigs bite. And they do have…

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Pig and puppy bonding

As our perpetually nonstop weeks progress, so does the pig and puppy bonding. Pixie is at Coccolino’s every beck and call; she simply wants him to acknowledge her and she isn’t afraid to make him. The second she sees him…

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Mini Pig as PetBox Brand Ambassador!

Last month, Coccolino was lucky enough to have been asked to review a PetBox. A mini pig and a PetBox! After our review, we were extremely proud and excited to announce that Coccolino had been asked to become a PetBox…

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HowlOween Party with the Crabby Girls

Happy Torture Day! Otherwise known as Halloween where I am forced to don a costume despite my loudest squeals. The only thing making this year’s Halloween tolerable is being able to go to the HowlOWeen bash with those special Crabby…

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Differences between a mini pig and puppy as a pet

Having a puppy is a lot of work! (Insert the obvious “duh” here). Little Miss Pixie is keeping me so busy. I was so fortunate to have the upbringing I had. There was never anything I truly wanted for. Except…

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Pet Psychic Column – Finding a Home for a Special Dog

It is time for our Pet Psychic Column! For our October shelter pet, we are sharing the story of a sweet dog named Shelby. Nancy, an experienced pet psychic, is helping us this month to spread the news about Shelby…

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ASPCA Rachael Ray Giveaway Winner Is . . .

Remember that giveaway we held last week thanks to the great combined efforts of the ASPCA/Rachael Ray challenge? The giveaway gift pack included the following: ~ Commonwealth Plush Pet ~ Rachael Ray Insulated Tote ~ ASPCA Travel Mug ~ Subaru…

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A mini pig, puppy and cat on a crisp autumn day

Autumn in upstate NY can be beautiful. It can also be rainy and dreary. This past weekend was a mix, but it was perfect. Yesterday in particular was a typical autumn day: a little rain, a little sun and a…

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Pig or dog or baby bed?

With this new D-O-G in our house, I am having trouble identifying which bed is intended for a pig. You see, there are some new cage-like things around. I never got to use one of those cages except in the…

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ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge and Gift Pack Pet Giveaway

We were recently contacted by ASPCA to share some exciting news about their annual ASPCA Rachael Ray 100K Challenge. This challenge involves animal shelters around the country competing to see who can save the most lives. We are all for…

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Heartwarming dog and pig cuddling

I never thought I would get to cuddle with both a dog and a pig in my lap at the same time. I did last night and it was heartwarming. Cocco as usual had his whole face under my sweatshirt…

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Cat, pig, dog progress!

Thank you all so much for your kind words and helpful tips on life with the puppy – and cat and pig. And two young kids. Yes, I do have my hands full Pixie the pup is learning the ropes…

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