My Mini Pet Pig . . . and Pals!

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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Introducing our newest addition!

Here is the short version: Meet Pixie! A 14 week old mix puppy that is now at home with two sleepy eyed parents, two affectionate kids, one curious cat and one extremely jealous mini pig. Here is the long version:…

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Pet Psychic Reading – Finding a forever home for Buttons

It is time for our Pet Psychic Column! For our September shelter pet, we are trying to spread the word about a dog in need of a home. The dog’s name is Buttons. The name alone is irresistible but look…

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Fotor app for IOS review

As always, I am very excited to be among the first to share new developments from Fotor, the most comprehensive and intuitive photo editing website I have used. This time, Fotor is announcing their brand new 5.1 version of the…

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An apple a day to keep the piggy doctor away

I can’t tell you all how comforting your kind words and messages are to me about losing Lacci. I am grateful to have such an understanding sounding board in all of you. I heard from our longtime friends but also…

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Addio, Lacci

Farewell, Lacci. My cat, my unique Italian cat that lived a far better life than he ever anticipated, has passed away. It wasn’t the pancreatitis. It wasn’t the liver disease. It wasn’t the intestinal bowel issues. It wasn’t the urinary…

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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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