My Mini Pet Pig

The only thing our cat will eat is . . .

HAM. That doesn’t bode well in a home with a pig if you know what I mean. I’m so sorry for our absence again. Poor Lacci is having such a hard time with his pancreatitis and other endless problems and…

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Create a slideshow of your pet with Fotor

Fotor Slideshow updated – reposted after some Slideshow finishing touches as requested by Fotor! All previous comments are in tact. We are excited to introduce a new service that you all might enjoy. We have a long standing relationship with…

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Mini pig tears apart the PetBox goodies

Did you know that PetBox is not only for dogs and cats? We were lucky enough to have been made an offer recently that we couldn’t refuse: a PetBox for our mini pig to review. For those of you who…

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Snort snort, nudge nudge, let me in

I know my way well around my house. All over my house. Even up those creepy slippery wood stairs. The thing I know best, though, is how to book it from my grazing spot to my awaiting dinner inside. Mamma…

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Hogs and kisses in honor of Benny

We are joining Lily and Edward in their Hogfest Hugfest for Benny, a most beloved friend that left us all too soon. Such a fighter, though. Benny, we still love and miss you. Benny, these hogs and kisses are in…

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Pet Psychic Reading – Finding a Forever Home for a Special Cat

It’s (a little past) that time of month again : our Pet Psychic Column! I apologize that we are a little late due to some timing issues. For our August shelter pet, we are trying to spread the word about…

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The end of this mini pig’s summer season

And just like that, a mini pig’s grazing summer is over. No more long, lazy, grass-filled days and no more popsicle special treats on a hot and humid morning. Well, at least full days. We will squeeze out as many…

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Two weeks of mini pig cuddles

So sorry this break has been longer than anticipated – we have missed all of our pals! The past 2.5 weeks have been filled with kid activities and mini pig cuddles. I’ve never known another animal to get comfortable in…

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Coccolino mini pig on Animal Planet

Coccolino made mini pigs proud on Animal Planet last Saturday night! His segment was a hit (what a relief!) and he shined in all his mini pig mischievous glory. Some screen grabs: I have emailed the producer to see if…

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Mini pig on Animal Planet airing – eek!

Remember way back when we were filming for Animal Planet’s “Bad Dog!” show? Well – squeeeeee – it’s finally airing this Saturday night at 8pm. I am very nervous as to how that day of filming will play out. It…

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Remember me? The mini pig returns.

Oh hi, this is Coccolino. Remember me? The subject of My Mini Pet Pig and apparently the forgotten one? It seems I might have been reduced to a faint memory in this latest wave of cat catering and cooing. Just…

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Pet Psychic Reading : Finding a forever home for a friendly pet pig

It’s that time of month again : our Pet Psychic Column! This month, we are trying to spread the word about a friendly pet pig in need of a loving forever home. Nancy, an experienced pet psychic, is on the…

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Our sick kitty with pancreatitis refuses to eat

It has been one whirlwind week of vet visits and bile cleanups. So sorry we have been out of touch! Lacci suddenly became very lethargic about a week and a half ago, on a Sunday. I took him to the…

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A mini pig crawl

Have you ever seen a mini pig crawl? It’s quite amusing. Coccolino only “crawls” when there is something under a chair that he wants and he needs to get down on his knees to get it. This happens often since…

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A s’mores snout

So the other day the whole family did a little campfire in the backyard. They had s’mores, I had crumbs. The marshmallows they used were gigantic (look compared to a marble) and I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t sink my…

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An emergency cat visit to the vet for Lacci

Poor Lacci had to go to the emergency vet clinic on Sunday. Saturday morning, everything was as usual. After breakfast and some scratches for Lacci, Pizzico and the loud and demanding piggy, I took the kids out for the day.…

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Coccolino Creations Pet Shop Giveaway!

It’s time for a giveaway from my Coccolino Creations Etsy pet shop! My shop has been going well and I am so grateful for all the support from customers, including fancy rats, dogs, cats and of course pet pigs (of…

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Mini pig whiskers

Could you imagine a mini pig mustache more fitting than this one? Not only did I get a taste of cream cheese in the morning as per my usual routine (I can be pretty insistent) but I have a little…

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Mini pig backpack discoveries

This is what happens when a five year old child leaves her backpack within mini pig reach: My fault for letting him “try” to have at it for the first minute while I got some pictures. Good thing this backpack…

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In store event July 12th at #TractorSupply

Some of you may remember our visit to Tractor Supply a while back. It was the first time we had been to a Tractor Supply store and they completely won us over, even my three year old son who couldn’t…

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Custom made kid treehouse from start to finish!

I never knew how amazing a custom made kid treehouse could be. This is a very different kind of post from our usual but had to share it with you because the treehouse is now Cocco’s daily grazing backdrop. And…

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Two years blogging about our mini pig!

This week marks two years that I have been blogging about this little mini pig of ours. Sweet Coccolino. Oh the memories of when he first came to us as a wee piglet. Not always fond memories, as some of…

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Pet safety, including how to handle lost or missing pets

Have any of your pets ever gone missing? Every year of my childhood, my family spent the 4th of July at a lake. There were all day parties and all night fireworks. I had two dogs, Petey and Bristol (the…

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From Pirate Pig, feel better Frankie the Pirate King!

In honor of Frankie, the Pirate King of Blogville, we are joining the blog hop organized by Dachsies with Moxie mom Agnes! We are so sorry it’s a short one, we aren’t able to use the computer at the moment!…

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A cat and a mini pig, sharing the space

Even though they don’t like it, Lacci and Coccolino often need to share a space. Which means they need to share me. Lacci gets my ear, Cocco gets my lap and hand. Pizzico, meanwhile, tends to keep his own space.…

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Pet Psychic Reading : Helping to find prospective parents for a pet pig

Today we are linking up with Ruckus the Eskie and Owned by a Husky for Thoughtless Thursday! If you remember a while back, Coccolino was lucky enough to have a pet psychic reading by Nancy, an experienced pet psychic, who…

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Pig, that’s MY seat

Hey PIG! That’s MY seat! See? I told ya. ~ Never mess with the three year old Boy

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A snout snack

Do you ever put things on your nose to save them for later? Imagine how lucky I am. I have a snout with plenty of storage room. I’ll just save this for later. Which happens to be right . .…

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Pig versus cat : who gets the cream cheese

Here is the Thoughtless Thursday saga of the mini pig and cat cream cheese licks. We are linking up with Ruckus the Eskie and Owned by a Husky who are the hosts of Thoughtless Thursday. It’s no secret that one…

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Happy Birthday to Stella!

Stella, the busy bee behind all the generous auction work, an amazing shop with handmade items and slave to Mollie and Alfie, is a birthday girl today! Stella, we hope you have the most amazing birthday and most importantly that…

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