Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pigs: Diamond, The Pot-Bellied Pig

(singing)


Our Pig Partner has a farm, E-I-E-I-O!
And on his farm he has a Pet Pig, E-I-E-I-O!


Meet Diamond. She's not for eating... she's a pet! Diamond's owner was getting older and wasn't able to take care of her anymore. Diamond was so fat (even for a pig!), and she had a diaper rash of sorts from laying in her pee-soaked blanket. The skin on her back was so dry that it flaked off in big pieces and often bled. Her nails needed trimming so badly (they were 4 or 5 inches long!) that she couldn't walk on her toes the way pigs usually do. She's starting to walk better, and with room to move, she is getting strong and healthy. She's super friendly, too. Mr. Farmer wants to bring her to our house, but she's better off with all that open space at the farm.


4 comments:

  1. What is the name of this pig breed? Is it available in Brazil?

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    1. She's a mixed breed of Vietnamese Pot-Bellied pig. As for Brazil, I've never been there, so I don't know!

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  3. Update: I'm sorry to say that poor Diamond met her demise at the hands (or horns, rather) of an aggressive big-horned sheep. The thing rammed her so hard that it broke her neck. :(

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