Pigs As Pets?

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  1. Ann George

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    We had a young man recently install some flooring for us. When our pooch was really attracted to him the guy advised that he has quite a menagerie of pets at home. He then added that his very favourite "pet" is a pot bellied pig which he says is both affectionate and highly intelligent. Further he stated that the waste from this pig helps to fertilize his garden. I remember reading some time ago that these pigs have been quite popular with a number of different celebrities worldwide it seems.
     
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    No thanks...not for me even if they are cute.
     
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    I'd have a hard time watching it walk around the house without thinking, "BACON, BACON, BACON...."
     
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    Bacon on the hoof! :D
     
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    I don't know if you can train a pig to use a litter box.
     
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    Pigs on the farm are just fine.
     
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    I don't know either but apparently George Clooney had a pet pig for many (19?) years so he must surely know! ;)
     
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    They are cute, but would never have one in a house.
     
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    I agree with you! :)
     
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    You agree with me.........FANTASTIC!!:)
     
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    Ha ha...to be honest, sometimes I just disagree to disagree...nothing personal:)
     
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    I have read that potbellied pigs make good house pets. They are supposedly as smart as dogs and chimpanzees. They can be trained to go potty in an appropriate place. We think of them as dirty because they have been traditionally kept in muddy pens and have to walk in their own poop.
     
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    Still...no thanks. It's either a cat or dog for me. I don't even want a bird as a pet, although I know many do.
     
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    Bacon on the hoof! :D
     
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    Sorry but having a pig around as a pet in our house would be a bit hypocritical.
    I like pork, ham, ham hocks, spare ribs and riblets, fatback, bacon, and even hog head cheese but I definitely do not wish to have the live compilation of said products with a name like Pinkie or Porky walking around staring at me.
    "Pinkie" belongs in a 4 qt. pot with beans, on the grill, in the oven, in a skillet, between two slices of whole grain bread, and always eventually on a plate or a bowl, none of which calls for a litter box or adorning the lawn with pinkie poop.

    If my wife suddenly has a great urge to have an unusual type of pet that I would not automatically think of steak or ribs, then perchance I might dig a very large hole in the back yard and fill it with water and get a hippopotamus and train it to poop in the empty lot behind the house and next to a neighbor I really do not care for.
    Besides, I hear that a hippopotamus is a much better guard over the household than a pig called pinkie.
     
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    I don't think anybody will be stealing your tools anymore!!
     
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