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 mission to help us find a forever home for a pig named Rudy.

Nancy’s experience with astrology and pet psychic readings is put to use to help us locate the best possible home for this piggy.


This month, we are working with Forgotten Angels Rescue and Education Center. This rescue helps to not only rescue and place pets but also to educate the public.

Lana, the president of the rescue’s board of directors, has many years of experience with pet pigs and works tirelessly to help find homes for all pets in need.

For this column, she has chosen Rudy, the black pig pictured, to be the spotlight of Nancy’s focus.

Rudy pig

Some quick thoughts on Rudy:

* Rudy was born in February 2014

* Rudy started out his life on a low note

* Rudy was malnourished in his early life but always remained upbeat

* Rudy is currently being fostered in Johnson City, TN

Nancy’s Reading

Based on this information, Rudy’s picture and his approximate birth date, Nancy was able to piece together his background and future.

Please note that all details provided in this post come directly from Nancy.

Rudy’s Past

Rudy, now almost six months old, was treated badly by a male, approximately 30 years old. There were three other pigs around him at his birth but two of them died when Rudy was young.

Despite this loss and a lack of a proper diet for some time, Rudy remained positive that there would be a better life for him down the line. Now with his new life in foster care, he is doing much better.

Rudy’s Future

Rudy needs to find a home where he stays for good. He is looking for someone that wants to take him under their wing and just adore him, love him and nourish him. The deaths of the other two pigs around him when he was little deeply affected Rudy and he needs a forever home and loyal family.

Rudy is skeptical of male figures because of what he experienced when he was very young. Nancy feels that a female caregiver is important for Rudy’s wellbeing. She envisions Rudy growing to truly love a female mother figure and that he will give back to her what she has given to him in the form of companionship, love and a lot of laughs.

Reading the Signs

Since Rudy was born in the middle of February, Nancy feels that he has some Aquarius in
him as well as some Pisces.

Because he has Aquarius in him, he loves the color blue. Nancy also feels that according to his Libra traits, he is in for a good second half of his first year.

rudy pig2

Summing UP

Nancy is convinced that Rudy is in many ways a fun loving piggy and is very joyful inside. She gets the vision of a blonde female in his future who will love him totally and unconditionally.

Nancy’s exact words: “Adoption will take place shortly for Rudy because he is adorable!”

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Contact Information

Pet Psychic Information: satisfaction-seal

Have you ever thought about a psychic reading or an astrology compatibility reading? There are many affordable options available and the below links will help you discover what is best for you.

Nancy: Pet psychic and astrology reader. Contact Nancy to find out more about a psychic reading

Psychic Source: Find out more about a pet reading in general

Forgotten Angels Rescue and Education Center:

Please contact Lana with any questions about Rudy via their webpage.

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There is nothing better than connecting a family with a loving pet in need of a good home. The goal of this monthly column is to help foster this connection.

Thank you so much to Psychic Source for allowing this monthly column to exist and to all you readers that truly understand how important it is for a pet to be in a loving home.

~ Katie

This post is sponsored by Psychic Source. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Psychic Source and their services, but My Mini Pet Pig only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.

This post is part of Thoughtless Thursday’s blog hop organized by Ruckus the Eskie and Owned by a Husky!



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 emergency care (as I posted about) and we were informed that he had an infection and early stage kidney disease. They gave him antibiotics and something to settle his stomach.

He started to feel a little better when we returned home that evening and even ate a few bites of food.


However, as each day passed, he became progressively worse. He would eat maybe a bite a day (literally one small bite) or nothing at all and refused to drink altogether.

Lacci still wouldn’t eat by the middle of last week and the vet said it was time to come in. After more blood tests and a test for pancreatitis, it turned out that his infection was completely cleared up and his levels were normal. His pancreatitis test was abnormal, however. More antibiotics and some anti nausea pills and we were on our way.


He ate just a small amount over the weekend, even with his Cerenia (anti nausea pill). I knew I had to bring him back to the vet on Monday because he had no energy and seemed very dehydrated, which he was. He was also frequently throwing up bile. They gave him SubQ fluids and ordered an ultrasound for this Thursday.

That’s where we are now. He is not eating, not drinking and I will most likely bring him back for more SubQ fluids at some point today to help him through. It is horrible to watch him this way.

Our sweet friend Nylablue suffers from pancreatitis and we respect her and her mom’s willpower and determination now more than ever. Having never had a pet refuse to eat before, I could not imagine the struggle to watch your pet try to resume normal activity but not having the energy to do so.

One of Lacci’s quirks is that he loves to lie with his body encircling my head on the pillow and he licks my ear whenever he can. He hasn’t done this since he has been sick and he just moves from under the clothes in my closet to my bed.


I am devastated to watch him this way and I am so anxious to find out what is causing his refusal to eat. While his pancreatitis test was abnormal, the vet still believes there is something else going on with him other than the pancreatitis and the kidney disease. The ultrasound should clear this up and give us an indication and hopefully a way forward.

I will update on Facebook on Lacci’s condition after the ultrasound on Thursday.

~ Katie


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 there are hidden gems crumbs under chairs around here, particularly the kids’ chairs. It’s convenient to have a pig that knows how to clean.


This time, however, Coccolino was trying to get a tub of pill paste that I have for my sister’s dog that requires a daily pill (there is another tub in the picture on my son’s truck but that escaped Cocco’s attention).

He pushed it all over the kitchen floor with his snout, much like a hockey stick to a puck. Under chairs and more chairs.


Unfortunately for Cocco, the tub just wouldn’t open. Finally something this strong mini pig jaw and snout couldn’t penetrate!


Reminder: Today is the last day to enter the giveaway if you haven’t already. Tomorrow (a little later in morning/early afternoon), the winner will be announced.

Enter here (look for the giveaway post) if you haven’t already!

This post is part of Thoughtless Thursday’s blog hop organized by Ruckus the Eskie and Owned by a Husky!


~ Katie


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 teeth into one of my own.


Then one of the s’mores looked like this and all I could hear was laughing.


Or really, laughing at ME. Something about the roasted marshmallow resembling my snout? Huh? My snout is much more beautiful than this gooey, edible marshmallow.

I don’t know what they’re thinking.

OH – remember you have until the end of the day on Thursday to enter the giveaway!

~ Coccolino the super cute mini pig with a super cute(r) snout


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. When we got home in the early evening, I knew something was strange when I couldn’t find Lacci there to greet us.

I went upstairs to look for him and found him curled up under our bed. He didn’t come out when I called him but I managed to cajole him out and I gave him some food and water.

After the kids were asleep, I spent the evening next to him and he seemed okay, just more lethargic than usual and I just knew something wasn’t right. They say the best way to care for your pet is to know your pet. After nearly 11 years, I know Lacci.


Sunday morning I tried to get him to eat and drink but he just wouldn’t, which he has never done. He threw up bright yellow bile and the struggle for him to do that almost had me in tears. After speaking to a friend that worked in a vet office for years and because of my discomfort with his demeanor, I decided to take Lacci in to the emergency vet clinic.


It is the only one open in town on Sunday and because of that they charge almost double. The care was excellent and the waiting room was packed with worried pet parents. I just kept thinking of all those pets out there that must be in pain and that could not be taken to a vet until the next day because of the high cost, despite how much they are loved. It made me so sad.


I was asked some questions in triage and then they took Lacci in the back. After being told Lacci had a fever a while later, I had to wait hours for them to run blood and urinary tests. I was finally able to take him home in the evening.

It turns out that Lacci has a urinary infection, one that hopefully will not result in more serious liver or kidney disease. The doctor gave him a dose of antibiotics and anti-nausea medicine. If he does not improve in the next few days, I will have to bring him to my regular vet for an ultrasound.

I am glad to say that he ate a little bit the minute we got home. I was so relieved.


It was a traumatic day and I was so grateful to bring him home after that scare. I know you can all understand just what I felt like!

~ Katie


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 all sizes). I have come to meet such wonderful animal loving people and it is an honor to make a bed or blanket for their special pets.

As a way of thanking my supporters, I am holding a giveaway on my Coccolino Creations Facebook page.

The prize? Any one ready to ship item in the store up to $35.

We have items for all kinds of pets so hopefully nobody will feel excluded. Some examples include but are not limited to:







This is for Facebook fans so please make sure you have “liked” the Coccolino Creations Facebook page in order to enter!

Use this post on the Coccolino Creations Facebook page to enter the giveaway.

How to Enter:

1. “Like” this post on the Coccolino Creations Facebook page.

THAT IS IT! All you have to do to enter the giveaway is to “like” the post.

If you want to be entered twice into the giveaway:

2. Share the post on Facebook and make sure to comment that you have shared it.

The fine details:

1. The winner will pay for nothing; shipping is on us.

2. This giveaway is open to people in the US however others elsewhere may enter to win an item for a friend in the US (I am so sorry not to extend this worldwide, especially for friends and supporters in the rest of the world. After experiencing a very frustrating time clearing a package to Canada – still delayed after several weeks – I wouldn’t want to promise a gift that is not deliverable).

3. The winner may select one ready to ship item up to $35.

4. The giveaway runs from 1 a.m. on June 17, 2014 to midnight on June 24, 2014.

5. The winner will be chosen at random (via and will be announced on Facebook on June 25, 2014.

Just to let you know, donations that I make for shelters or animal-related causes are very important to me (and a big part of my shop) and this giveaway will in no way interfere with my donations.

More items will be added to the store during the week, including dog blankets for larger dogs.

Thank you all so much for participating in the giveaway! I can’t wait to see who will win.

~ Katie

This post is part of Thoughtless Thursday’s blog hop organized by Ruckus the Eskie and Owned by a Husky!



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 to save for later . . . (now).

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for details on our Coccolino Creations Facebook page!

~ A cream cheesy Coccolino