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 🙂
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