Here’s a story that struck me as one I needed to highlight to my audience. I know it’s not a dog story, but it’s good to broaden our horizons.Misery

MOSCOW, October 31 (RIA Novosti) – A woman from Winona in Minnesota is accusing a work colleague, who was pet sitting her pig, of neglect after she allowed the pig to become obese, a local daily newspaper said Wednesday.

I don’t know what the problem is here, a pig becoming obese shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s like a cat growing up to be a pain in the asteroid. It’s all part of the natural order of things.

Michelle Schmitz, 22, said she left the pot-bellied pig, Alaina Templeton, with a colleague in February while she was recovering from ankle surgery. Within nine months the pig’s weight tripled – from 50 pounds to 150 pounds. In addition, it had trouble breathing and “stunk real bad.”

Once again…where’s the surprise here. As long as the pig has a cpap machine for its sleep apnea there shouldn’t be much of a health risk. As for the smell…it’s all relative. And it gets worse.

The fact that the pig was renamed Pork Chop by her caretaker, also provoked Schmitz’s indignation.

That’s like naming a horse Big Mac or Whopper.

“That pig is my life,” the Winona Daily News quotes the woman, who even has the pet’s name tattooed on her body, as saying.

That’s interesting…I hear my mother say that about my father all the time.


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