My Mini Pet Pig

Piggy kisses

One of my favorite things about having a mini pet pig is the kisses he gives me. Not all pigs give kisses, like, ahem, the ever popular Pogo, so I feel extra special when I get them. I have been…

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No more squealing (well, after this)!

I’m assuming one day (in the very near future, at this rate) I will no longer be picking Coccolino up because my mini pet pig will no longer be a mini pet pig. Although part of me doesn’t ever want…

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Half brother

As I promised in the previous post (http://myminipetpig.com/?p=68), I will clarify the whole half brother situation. First I have to mention that it turns out Trixi is no longer girlfriend material. It turns out she is actually Cocco’s sister! She…

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New girlfriend for Coccolino?

Our local family friend picked up their piggy princess Trixi at the airport yesterday. Their daughter had been wanting a pet pig for a while and they decided to get one for her 10th birthday. Lucky girl – I would…

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Step, tumble, SMACK

I’m not sure what’s worse: watching a 19 pound one year old fall down the stairs or watching a two pound piglet do the same. Tough call. I was downstairs with the kids the other day and Coccolino had free range…

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Ah, so it’s not unrequited love!

Although I had no intention of taking her up on it, my mind has definitely wandered during some frustrating moments to the breeder’s deadline today of the piggy swap offer (http://myminipetpig.com/?p=36). It has been looming these past few days and…

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Maybe a bribe CAN hurt

Remember in my last post I asked a supposedly rhetorical question about a bribe never hurting a pig (http://myminipetpig.com/?p=40)? Hmm… My theory was that the way to a pig’s heart is through its stomach so reward it with a small…

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Cocco comes for cream cheese

I’ll post an update soon but it has been a long, hot, loud weekend! Suffice it to say that we kicked our efforts into high gear and broke out the cream cheese. A bribe never hurt a pig, right? My…

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Excuse the pun, but am I as pigheaded as my pig?

I am assuming a blog with a very easygoing pig would be pretty boring, right? Good thing Coccolino is so challenging, then. It makes for some pretty interesting stories. While the stories are pretty entertaining, living with him is another…

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For those of you that are curious what a real pig squeal sounds like…

This video was taken right after Coccolino ate. He did great when he was first picked up and then remembered he was up in the air. The last bit of this video reveals a true pig squeal though unfortunately the…

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Groundhog Day

Every day seems like Groundhog Day. The progress you make by the end of the day is totally washed away by the next morning. It goes like this: Wake up, get the kids to hold some food to give to…

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One notch down, two notches up

So the saying goes: “one step forward, two steps back.” In this case, let’s call it: “one notch down, two notches up.” We were making some great progress with the picking up when… Have you ever dropped a puppy, kitten,…

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Coccolino, our first mini pig, is here!

Our piggy arrived! We decided to name him Coccolino because it means “little cuddlebug” in Italian and we are hoping that’s just what he is! We call him Cocco for short. We were anxious, nervous and very excited when we…

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Our micro mini pig gets here tomorrow…ahh!

Hi and welcome to my website! I am glad you are joining me on our micro mini pig adventure. Since this is my first post, and my first blog, I’ll give you all a quick introduction. My name is Katie…

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