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What a great way to introduce you to Lily, my 3 1/2 year old pot-bellied pig. She's a riot. What a personality this one has. I've had pot-bellied pigs ever since they became a thing back in the 80's. Back then I had Abby and later on Rosy. They lived to be 12 and 15. Both of them just loved to eat snacks of grapes and carrots and to hang out on the couch.

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This one is no different. She lives in the house during the night. In the morning I put her out in her little pen. I let her out to forage for a couple hours everyday. She's a talker, this one is. She lets me know when she's ready to go exploring. In the video, I show how I call her back for the night. She has a few acres she can roam in, but always comes running when she hears the magic word, LOL. Pardon, the baby voice.

I wrote earlier about a pig and her fencing. Here's the article if you'd like to check it out. There are some super cute baby piggy pictures in it. (Remember, don't upvote the fence post, it's an old one. Save those votes for active ones) https://steemit.com/homesteading/@themerrylotus/a-pig-and-her-fencing-7-lessons-learned

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Mary Lotus

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OHHHH MY LORD. She is too stinkin' cute!!! And her little grunts! I'm in Iooooove! I'm so glad I followed you, as I knew I would be. I use the same voice for my dogs. It's the baby voice. They'll do anything I say with the baby voice.

It's true. I swear it's the voice. I can't even express the joy this little oinker brings me. She walks around the yard sounding just like a squeak toy. I hope to get some more footage. My camera only has a few seconds worth of video capacity.

Well, she's adorable. I'm going to show the video to my girls. I'm sure they'll "squeal" with delight!

I showed them. They're in love!

Hahahaha, who wouldn't love her. You might have put the bug in their ear for one of their own, oops.

Right? We have 9 dogs...who wouldn't mind adding a 10th as a little piggy?

Who would notice, hahaha.

Exactly! I'll just sneak one in the house...Shhh! Don't tell!

What a cutie!! My friends had a pet pig - but theirs was a full-size sow. The kids loved her :)
The pot-bellied pigs had a hard time in San Diego for a while because fraternities would get them as pets and completely neglect them. It was so sad. Then, the passed a rule that they couldn't have any as pets.

She is the apple of momma's eye. In my opinion, frats don't need pets as they are too busy to care for them properly.

I am in full agreement with you!!!!

She's adorable and she sure was happy to come running for goodies! Life is so much better with critters in it!

You aren't kiddin'. I'd be a sad, miserable ole hermit without my critters. Wait, I'm already a pseudo hermit, haha.

I aspire to be a pseudo hermit with critters. The hard part is convincing hubby it's a good idea. Lol!

LOL. I guess there are perks to living alone.

What a cute girl Lily is...pigs can have a big personality. Thanks for sharing Lily with us🐓

She's smart as a whip and has me perfectly trained, haha.

I had a neighbor move in with a pot belly pig named Pickles. She was her son's therapy animal for the last 5 years of his life. She babied Pickles like a daughter. I had a good time helping her give Pickles a bath and watching her roll in the dirt as soon as we were done. She made the same happy noises.

They are the most vocal creatures. I bet Pickles was a wonderful therapy companion. You definitely know what they means by their noises. The "farm pigs" don't seem to have as many sounds as her.

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She's adorable! What a friend to have :-)

I'm glad she is still so young. I'll have her for many more years. She's a cuddle bug.

We had a dog for 15 years and he was a talker, the cat I took on is also very vocal. She's standing by the door right now, loudly demanding to be let outside. I still miss the conversations with our dog, and the kisses. I think they always seem to have something they've been waiting way to long to tell you all about.

Haha, she does talk with urgency sometimes and she gives kisses upon occasion. You don't see pigs sticking out their tongues to lick very often.

What an awesome piglet she looks extremely content 😌

She's not spoiled one bit, lol.

She is so adorable and has such a wonderful life

She's spoiled rotten for sure. No doubt about it!

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Super cutie, My dearest friend had one named Wilbur but it was much bigger. It began to bite (me) as it got older and she had to get rid of it so it went to a farm?
It was sweet as a wee pig but got very territorial. She did not have acreage for it to forage ...that was probably all of the difference.
She looks like a blast!
Melissa

Pigs get bored so easily, then become destructive if not given something to do. I wonder if he was neutered?

I bet not! Key ehh?

what a joy! thanks for sharing :)

Joy is the word. She absolutely is.

This is too cute! I have always wanted a potbellied pig, that spark is growing more after seeing Lily run home for food. lol

Haha, she cracks me up. Do tons of research before getting on. They live as long as a dog and are smarter, which means they get bored easier and into mischief. Also, Lily is a rare exception in size, most get lots bigger than her. Who am I kidding, go get one!

hehehehehe.... :) I have heard they are very smart.

She does look extra small.

Like having a baby pig that never grows up. Cute.

She is so fun and always keeps me guessing. Little squirt ate all the tadpoles that I've left alone to grow today. She was quite pleased with herself.

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