My Mini Pet Pig . . . and Pals!

One year blogging anniversary and mini pig on the move!

Hello friends!

Despite our move finally taking place in two days and the last minute craziness going on, we could not miss today. It is the day we (well, at that point, I) started blogging one year ago. You can read the post here.

Our little Coccolino had not yet arrived and I was trying to do everything I could to prepare for a piglet. As I have mentioned all along, my intention of starting this blog was and still is to share firsthand knowledge of raising a pet pig. I was not able to find out as much information as I needed prior to having Cocco and with the increase of pet pigs worldwide, I wanted to do my best to be a source of knowledge to help current and prospective pig parents.

Oh, the things we have discovered. The things we wish we could un-discover.

Raising a pet pig is much harder than I ever anticipated. Every day is a struggle of containing food, keeping cabinets closed and gating off almost every room. It is not easy to have a pet pig with two little kids. Or a husband that is still ear-piercingly squealed at every time he approaches that pet pig. Or, to put it more simply, it’s just not easy to have a pet pig. Period. Oh, but those cuddles. They do a good job of compensating for all those struggles.

This last year of blogging has been so enjoyable. I have met so many wonderful people, readers and pig parents alike. More than anything, blogging has been my outlet. It has been a huge comfort to share with you all the stories, messes, frozen yogurt licks and, more commonly, squeals. You have been a huge support system and I truly mean that. For anyone that has a pet pig, a support system is absolutely essential. I was lucky enough to find a group willing to sympathize and empathize with our mini pig experiences.

As I type this, it’s quite quiet. Too quiet. The kids are with their grandparents for the night, the cats are cuddled in bed with Stefano and the mini pig is staying with Pogo until we complete our move. Maybe that’s why I actually found a second to stop packing and get back on my computer!

So off I go to finish up another day of packing. Instead of listening to “Old MacDonald’s Farm,” I’m choosing my own kid-free, pig-free music for the day πŸ™‚

Once we are finally settled in, expect to see more of us here and on your blogs again as well. We do miss you!

~ Katie who is currently Mamma-free for the day

31 thoughts on “One year blogging anniversary and mini pig on the move!

  1. The Kitties of Purring Pines

    We’re glad you’re getting a little rest & pray the move continues to go well!

  2. Sam and Pam

    Oh my – how wonderful to hear from you! I’m sure you are enjoying your “Mamma-free” time – catching your breath before the big move. That’s such a huge undertaking but soon you’ll be Unpacking and perhaps life will settle back down into a routine – a slightly different one no doubt in new surroundings but still….settling down. You have been missed for sure and may I join the throng of followers who congratulate you on making one year of blogging – it’s been lovely learning about your life with little Cocco – See you soon and happy moving day!

    Hugs, Pam (and of course Sam who misses Cocco like crazy)

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    Happy Blogiversary. Mom has learned a lot and laughed a lot reading your blog. I am not a pig, but Mom says I’m pretty close. Good luck with the move. xoxo

    Love and licks,

  4. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    Congrats on surviving the first year πŸ˜€ We love learning all about life with a mini pig and miss you. Wishing you all the best with your move and look forward to the updates once it’s all completed.

  5. Marg

    Well a very Happy Blogoversary. We remember when you started and love reading about Cocco. We sure hope the move goes well for you. Take care.

  6. Sherri-Ellen T-D.

    All the best Katie & family on your move!!! I hope by now you are settled into your new home & all the 2 & 4 leggeds are back with you making ‘beautiful music’…
    Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xo

  7. pawsitivelyhumane

    I hope everything works out well with the move. You have learned a lot about being a pet pig mother and we have learned a lot along with you. Congrats on the one year anniversary!

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