I'm not sure that I've ever introduced our "new" pig on the blog. We actually got her about 8 months ago but I don't think I introduced her because it took us a while to become "friends." Ziko wanted to name her "Cookie" and Hizee insisted on "Oreo" (because she is white with black spots); so she became both: she is "Oreo Cookie."
When I got Oreo she was nearly a year old and completely wild. She was thin and scraggly and didn't eat when I feed her. Bruce wanted to send her to slaughter even though she was all of 20 pounds but I thought we should stick with her. We dewormed her, kept feeding her (she became fond of left-over pizza and other kid food scraps), and slowly journied toward being both plump and gentle. She now enjoys being scratched behind her ears and on her belly (much like a dog).
Nearly everyone in Zacango knows about my dream to own piglets. (When I was a kid I loved hanging out at my Uncle John and Auntie Rose's pig farm admiring the precious piglets. ) So when we were gone over Christmas our neighbour Luis put Oreo with his boar and 3 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days later I had my dream come true.
I sometimes think about how crazy people think I am over my obsession with piglets (sometimes I care, sometimes I don't care) so I felt a bit vindicated when our entire neighbourhood came out to watch the piglets' birth and our teenage neighbour, Herminio recorded the ENTIRE event on his cell phone...maybe I'm not such a crazy gringa afterall!
We are thuroughly enjoying the little cuties: 3 males and 1 female. There names are: Tele, Jig, Eggy, and Strawberry Shortcake. Dreams can come true!!!