Happy New Year Everyone!
2014 was quite a year.
Some main events for us:
Losing Lacci was by far the lowest point of the year. It was and still is hard to accept. I miss him, the kids, especially my daughter, still miss him and talk about him often (and his brother Giaccolo who passed away in 2011). Time helps but never enough.
My heart goes out to all of those that have lost loved ones this year.
Coccolino and Pizzico lost a sibling in Lacci.
They gained a sibling in Pixie.
Pixie is such a delight, so youthful and playful. Cocco really enjoys her and she even brings out his playful side too. Pizzico is adjusting slowly and is very curious about this new energy. He is happy to steal all her beds. I am happy to let him.
Coccolino’s biggest achievement: he logged more grazing time and ate more grass this year than any previous year. Such an accomplishment for a piggy.
My blog’s achievement:
2012: 14,289 views (I started in July of that year).
2013: 61,245 views
2014: 159,331 views
I don’t know how that ranks or what it means but most of the growth in the blog is because of mini pig parents or prospective parents visiting my website or referring to my FAQ page. I am very happy to help others that are in the same situation I found myself in when we first got Coccolino.
What I am most grateful for, though, is my loyal blog readers that keep visiting and sticking with us during absences. I don’t know how I got so lucky to find you all, but I am very appreciative of your support!
I am humbled by all the support and so grateful to be doing something I love and to be able to give back to animals in need.
I have always dreamed of earning my version of a “Country Living” (as mentioned previously in this post sharing facts about my life). I taught myself to sew less than two years ago and I am speechless that I have received all this support.
Being home with my kids while they are little is so important to me and to be able to earn a little and still give back to animals is a dream come true and inspires me for what the future holds.
I wish each one of you reading this post a very happy and HEALTHY new year!
Thank you again for your support and friendship!
~ Katie and Coccolino