Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Great Pig Debate

I am often told that this stuff only happens to me! Okay so there is a hot debate going on in our home right now over Laine asking Santa for a "real" pig. I found myself looking on Craigslist last night to see what they had available. (This does NOT mean I'm sold on the idea; just browsing.) Anyway, I ran across an Ad that read:  

"Black pot belly pig. Very sweet. His name is Bacon. Not enough room to keep him now. He weighs about 50 pounds. He follows and he comes to his name. He loves people and pets. Rehoming fee of $100." 

There was no photo included, so I sent her an email asking if she could please send me one. Are you ready folks? This is the response I got back from her today:

From: Jane Doe 
Date: December 10, 2011 8:50:58 AM EST 
To: Annie P. 
Subject: Re: For Sale: Potbelly Pig--Friendly! 

I will when he comes home. He went on a venture in the woods. Hope he does not get shot. I will let u know. -Maria
UPDATE: I never heard back from her so maybe Bacon was shot? What the hell...


  1. OH NOOOOO! Say it isn't so! You and I were on the same wavelength this morning. I was researching micro pigs in the GA area for Laine. I sent you a link so Santa can get her one!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! Okay, so what was that hideously ugly animal with which you were obsessed for a period of time? A potbelly pig,Annie!? And she will send you a picture when he comes home IF he doesn't get shot!?!? ONLY YOU!!!! Laughing so hard!!!! I'm sure Mark is as excited about this animal as that ridiculously UGLY thing you wanted a couple of years ago.... YOU = NUTSO! LMREARO!

  3. MEREDITH..that adorable thing you are referring to is a Capybara with the cutest nose on the planet. I am happy to report that I DID hear back from her and Bacon was not shot, but we're still not getting him. We made the official and final decision real pigs. :) xo