Swine and Cheese

A passion for Pigs and Food

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Having got off to a wonderful start Sydney, our labrador and surrogate piggie Mum, fell out with his new family rather spectacularly this week. It was all over the carrot I’d left in the pigs trough for them to munch on. Sydney true to form had taken to running into the pig pen to greet his new Gloucester Old Spot family before shovelling the pig shit down his neck and wandering off to the pig trough in the hope of finding food. As I was always waiting for this action his tactic was to swerve away from the trough about a foot before reaching it, look at me and wander off with a resigned look. However when he saw the carrot gleaming in the trough on Wednesday he couldn’t contain his excitement. He slyly picked it up hoping none of us would notice and tried sloping off to a corner of the pig pen. Unluckily for Syd the three, greedy, rare breed pigs had noticed and ran after him nipping him. When Syd finally lay down to munch his carrot Flora did the unforgivable, as far as Syd is concerned, and actually tried to take a bite of HIS carrot. Well you might not think labradors are an aggressive breed but Syd virtually roared at her, growling and snapping. Abruptly the love affair came to an end!

Mine, mine, mine ...

Mine, mine, mine ...

Leave me alone

Leave me alone

Sydney losing

Sydney losing

Growling commencing

Growling commencing

Really, honestly I thought there could be no greedier animal on the planet than a labrador, what with Syd eating the Christmas turkey, a chicken and porcini dish, three bars of single estate Rococo chocolate and a large box of expensive Artisan du Chocolat salted caramels all in three days! But clearly our new Gloucester Old Spot pigs are more focused than even him. I honestly don’t remember our old batch of pigs nipping until they were much older and braver but this threesome are quite ‘in your face nippy’ already. Not a bad thing as this sort of counteracts their cuteness factor enabling me to think about how tasty they’ll be!

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Written by Sarah

February 7th, 2010 at 10:24 am