Friday, March 4, 2011

The Yorkshire Terrier vs the Micro Pig

Should Yorkies be worried of the rising popularity of Micro Pigs?
They are cute, I will give them that. And their size is perfect.
Iguanas had their day but reptiles are so '80s.

There have been so many trends that holding the title of pet-du-jour for longer than five minutes is harder than finding a lost Yorkie at doggie daycare.

Pet micro-pigs are gaining popularity it seems. Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, gave her husband two last Christmas. Paris Hilton has added one to her collection of pets. Rupert Grint, aka Ron Weasley in the "Harry Potter" movies, recently brought two home.
Should the Yorkie be worried? or is this another passing trend?
They say they are loving. They will lay with you and watch TV.
And they seem to have feelings....

When it comes to pigs, of any size, I have to admit that I think of bacon, pork sausages or a good pork sandwich. And I also think of STINK and MUD! I also believe that dogs truly are man's best friend, not a pig. A dog was placed on this earth to be the perfect companion and, in my mind, history shows that they have fulfilled their role exceptionally well. A dog will play with you, go running with you and, when called upon in a time of need, will even protect you. I think movies like Charlottes Web and Babe are giving pigs a good name!
Well if you are thinking about a micro pig, remember this......Sure they can live a little longer than Yorkies. A pig can live to be 19 or even 20. But when they grow up, a fully-grown micro-pig can weigh between 40 and 65 pounds and can be over a foot tall.
I will never be that big!
So there!

1 comment:

strap said...

I'm a big fan of the pig. Don't know which is cuter, but the pig definitely has a unique personality.