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This little piggy stayed home, no longer.
June 11, 2008 7:22 AM   Subscribe

"While her six brothers and sisters messed around in the mire, she stayed on the edge shaking. It is thought she might have mysophobia - a fear of dirt." This little piggy is afraid of the mud. Cuteness ahoy.
posted by yeti (43 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I need to hug that pig RIGHT NOW.
posted by middleclasstool at 7:32 AM on June 11, 2008 [7 favorites]


Shenanigans! Shenanigans, I say! If you're going to put little plastic boots on your piglet and put the cute pictures on the internet to publicize your sausage business, just DO IT and don't make up an amusing back story about an immature animal suffering from a human phobia!
posted by yhbc at 7:32 AM on June 11, 2008


They left out the part of the story where they learned of the pig's fear of mud through a message written in a spider web.
posted by drezdn at 7:36 AM on June 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


Calpigula
posted by DU at 7:37 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Who's up for bacon?
posted by tadellin at 7:39 AM on June 11, 2008


Some pig.
posted by stavrogin at 7:44 AM on June 11, 2008


*dies*
posted by loiseau at 7:46 AM on June 11, 2008


I love bacon, but now I love that pig, too. I don't know how to feel about this. My brain hurts.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 7:46 AM on June 11, 2008 [6 favorites]


yhbc said: "Shenanigans! Shenanigans, I say! If you're going to put little plastic boots on your piglet and put the cute pictures on the internet to publicize your sausage business, just DO IT and don't make up an amusing back story about an immature animal suffering from a human phobia!"

Article: "Although they were pig farmers for 20 years, the Keebles keep them only as pets nowadays."
posted by loiseau at 7:47 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, must agree with yhbc here. The cuteness of the situation is somewhat excised by the fact that the pig in question, pretty name or no, is ultimately destined for sausage. Clean and dirt-free sausage apparently, but sausage nonetheless.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 7:47 AM on June 11, 2008


On review, what loiseau said. Apparently, I didn't RTFA closely enough. Okay, I'll jump on the cute bandwagon then.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 7:49 AM on June 11, 2008


As if I needed to give my girlfriend another reason to insist that we keep a pig as a pet.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:49 AM on June 11, 2008


Do you people even read past the first paragraph? Go back and read to the bottom. If you don't read the whole article in a link, why do you think that you can make absolute statements about the topic? just type tl:dr and go somewhere else.
posted by OldReliable at 7:52 AM on June 11, 2008


Cuuuuuuuuuuuuute!!! Cute, cute, cute. Also, did I mention that pig is fucking cute in its little wellingtons!

Dude, that word has lost all meaning to me now.
posted by sveskemus at 7:53 AM on June 11, 2008


I have a very low tolerance for kitsch, but I am inexplicably delighted by animals wearing human clothing. I love them. SO. MUCH.

My SO is trying to dissuade me from adopting a puppy. He thinks that once I start dressing it in cargo shorts and and parkas and teeny tiny t-shirts, full-blown insanity will undoubtedly follow. He may be right, but I say there are worse kinds of crazy.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 7:54 AM on June 11, 2008


We have a pig owner in the neighborhood. Lives just around the curve from us. She takes him for walkies by our house, but she can't find a suitable harness for it, so she made one out of a t-shirt.

So my neighbor walks a pig wearing a t-shirt.

It's the sort of thing I'm glad I lived to see.
posted by middleclasstool at 7:54 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Article: "The couple, who run the award-winning Debbie and Andrew's sausage company in Thirsk, North Yorkshire ..."

Get off that bandwagon! I don't care how cute it is!!!
posted by yhbc at 7:54 AM on June 11, 2008


OK, first of all, just because they aren't killing the pig doesn't mean they aren't exploiting it for free advertising.

Second of all, Calpigula. Come on, not every MeFite is entirely ignorant of Roman history!
posted by DU at 8:08 AM on June 11, 2008


Somehow making it even better, it appears the couple lives in Thirsk -- perhaps better known as Darrowby to fans of James Herriot. Somehow, I think the old vitn'ry would approve.
posted by kalimac at 8:09 AM on June 11, 2008


Omg, I could just eat her up, she's so cute!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:15 AM on June 11, 2008


I got it, DU. Little boot.
posted by Phanx at 8:16 AM on June 11, 2008


omg leetle boots on leetle pig
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 8:24 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nothing good will come of this...
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 8:26 AM on June 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


A mysophobic pig! What's next, a talking banana?

Of course not. The very notion of a talking banana is absurd.

Still...
posted by DaDaDaDave at 8:26 AM on June 11, 2008


The second photo is kind of disturbing, looks like the pig has human-feet.
posted by rottytooth at 8:30 AM on June 11, 2008


"Cinders the Pig" sounds like a Sonic the Hedgehog character.
posted by Servo5678 at 8:36 AM on June 11, 2008


And I didn't think it got cuter than teacup piglets. Oh, how naive I was.
posted by Ugh at 8:40 AM on June 11, 2008


Next thing you know, she'll be standing on her hind legs, using dogs to strong-arm the other animals, and the kindly old horse will be dead.
posted by chimaera at 8:50 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


So my neighbor walks a pig wearing a t-shirt.

THIS ANECDOTE IS USELESS WITHOUT PICTURES
posted by Greg Nog at 8:52 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I will attempt to photograph them next time I see them. It's rare that I catch them passing, but I'll sure try.
posted by middleclasstool at 8:54 AM on June 11, 2008


i'm with yhbc on this. it's cute as the dickens, but i don't believe a word of it. except for the fact that the pig wears wellies. and when the little porker outgrows the boots, they can always get her a pair of these.
posted by msconduct at 9:07 AM on June 11, 2008


Question: What is better thick cut peppered bacon or this pig? This is a tough one! I might have to say the bacon due to the fact that it is readily available whereas a pig in boots is not.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 9:31 AM on June 11, 2008


In other news: U.S. officials dither while antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains creep into our pork supply
posted by homunculus at 9:35 AM on June 11, 2008


This looks like a satisfied pig! In other news, dogs in particular seem to be not so crazy about wearing the boots (oh the shame!).
posted by onlyconnect at 9:48 AM on June 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


What you need is lots of soap! Ishy squishy ishy squishy ishy squishy NOPE!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:55 AM on June 11, 2008


OMG that is unbearably cute.
posted by geeky at 10:05 AM on June 11, 2008


Shenanigans!...don't make up an amusing back story about an immature animal suffering from a human phobia!

Why assume that only humans have irrational fears?

Anecdotal example: we have a labrador retriever. Like all labs, he loves water. He accompanies my SO on duck hunting trips, spends much of the winter unflinching while shotguns blast a few feet over his head and willingly leaps into freezing marshes to retrieve the fallen birds. At home, he runs into any body of water: oceans, lakes, rivers, swimming pools and if left unattended, will try to cram himself into water-filled buckets. But...he will not cross wooden bridges on foot if he can see the water between the boards. We have to carry him, all 85 pounds of him, across docks and foot bridges. We've had him since he was a puppy, we know his sire and dam, we know the person who bred him and raised him and he's never had a traumatic incident involving a bridge or wood or water. It's just an irrational fear, but there it is.
posted by jamaro at 10:57 AM on June 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


I always thought it was sheep who were supposed to wear wellies. (Link safe for work, I swear.) But I'm sure there's all sort of Rule 34 awesomeness awaiting the intersection of the furries and the shoe fetishists.

But, yeah, adorably cute. Aww! *explodes*

posted by maudlin at 11:19 AM on June 11, 2008


cats hate water. what's so weird about a pig being dirt phobic?
posted by desjardins at 11:25 AM on June 11, 2008


onlyconnect: i feel so badly for that chinese crested in the "about" link. poor thing is already laughted out of existence, and now he's the center of a room full of guffaw-ers!? poor thing.

but, i LOVED all those videos, nonetheless. thanks for posting them!

and yeti, thx for the wee piggy in rubbers, too. i saw it yesterday on cute overload, but it's still quite a fun story!
posted by CitizenD at 11:53 AM on June 11, 2008


The pig in boots and the teacup pig are just unbearably cute. I must have pigs now. Can I order some on teh internets?

And I never knew those boots were called wellingtons, either.
posted by misha at 4:26 PM on June 11, 2008


"Shenanigans! Shenanigans, I say! If you're going to put little plastic boots on your piglet and put the cute pictures on the internet to publicize your sausage business, just DO IT and don't make up an amusing back story about an immature animal suffering from a human phobia!"

Agreed.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 9:14 PM on June 12, 2008


Piglet-wearing-boots: it would indeed make a great label to slap on those juicy award-winning Debbie and Andrew's sausages. Too bad 'Cinders' is an unmarketable name. Little pig, little pig, om nom nom.
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