Rare Breed Pigs, Nose To Toes

Black pig sleeping on straw

Posting a picture always involves looking at it anew, so now I’m confident that though this black pig seems to be asleep, she’s more alert than she appears. She’s got that Sunday feeling: she’s feigning sleep so as not to be bothered.

I have a lot of admiration for the ear that gives her away. It’s got a sci-fi character, it’s streamlined, and it looks perfectly designed for its primary function.

It is hard to place her expression. The eye does not match the smile (if smile is the right word). Assigned a sneer by nature, she has to thank her lucky stars she is not a princess transformed by a spell (we can be sure of that because a princess could not tolerate straw in her ear). And she’s a patient type as she does tolerate a trotter on her nose.

I’d say she’s kind of cute. What do you think?

Shared as part of Becky’s Squares. For those who are struggling with the new block editor, Becky has added a link to some tips in today’s post. Those of us who prefer the classic editor can still find it, though we have to take care to select the non-default option any time we add or edit a post.

44 Replies to “Rare Breed Pigs, Nose To Toes”

    1. I did wonder that, although I’m not sure if trotters would be the smelliest part of a pig. We probably have to hope pigs like piggy smells.

  1. I’ve always kind of liked pigs though my uncle raised pigs on his farm and I’ve seen my fair share of not nice things about pigs. Still, I defer to my feelings about Wilbur, the Charlotte’s Web pig who was cute and smart and loveable. Also Piglet, of Winnie the Pooh fame.

  2. I guess I’m one of those people resistant to change, which I’m really not, but I’m staying with classic editor. As we say in Texas, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

  3. What a wonderful picture! Really enjoyed your commentary. They enhanced the fabulous picture. To borrow from E.B. White, that is some pig. (And some ears!)

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