112/365 – Mrs Nellie

Don’t be fooled by labels like “Miniature pig”, “Teacup Pig”, “Micro Pig”, it will not stay small. Pigs grow. The more they eat, the more they grow. If you want a pig, you have to be prepared for a full size animal.

Mrs Nellie is my cousin’s pet pig. She was originally a “Miniature Pig”. She grew to be probably around 90 lbs under a controlled diet. She oozes personality and has a one-track mind; she searches for food pretty much constantly while awake. I am totally intimidated by her, (she is not very welcoming of strangers), but I really do like her. She is very smart and in many ways very similar to a pet dog.

I think if I lived in the country, I might just want to have a pet pig too 🙂