Stories from Tired Dog Ranch: Piggy Jim

I spent the weekend at the Tired Dog Ranch,  my friends’ B&B ranch in Oakridge, Oregon. There were five of us visiting so Saturday morning I slipped out of bed, grabbed some coffee and headed out to the pasture alone.

Pig in a blanket

Piggy Jim met me at the gate, his tail wagging.  I hadn’t met him before, but he was happy to see me. He wanted my coffee.  His snout perfectly fit my coffee cup.

I reached down to pet him and he snorted and backed up.

Do you mind? he snorted.

I’m sorry, I said.  What did I do?

You pet me like a dog. I am not a dog.

Sorry, sorry. I said. Would you like some more coffee?

Yes. He said. Yes I would.

One more snorty slurp of coffee.

I asked,  Hey, can you show me how you like to be pet?

Scratch me on my side, but lightly.

I gave a little scratch.  He had tight muscles running down his back.

I scratched him all over with a light touch, and then I switched to a strong rub.

Piggy Jim said, Oh yeah, that’s nice.

I said, Is there anything you want to tell me? Any advice or insight?

Piggy Jim said,  Naw. Rub my thighs.

I gave that little piggy a massage. I couldn’t help but think of those thighs as hams, which now means that I’m this much closer to becoming a vegetarian.

Piggy Jim drank a little more of my coffee. When the coffee was gone, he went on his way.

Later,  our friend Laura brought Piggy Jim a hula hoop, which he really liked. He picked it up. with his mouth and tossed it around like he had no idea how cute he was.

Pig in a Hula Hoop!

I love a pig that likes what he likes, and doesn’t worry about much more than that.

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3 Responses to Stories from Tired Dog Ranch: Piggy Jim

  1. Elyse says:

    I love this. I think a pig that likes coffee and I could be great friends. And also, that he is so content in his life that he has nothing more to say is such a great thing. Here’s hoping that I can give that sort of life to my boys.

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  3. Melissa says:

    I would love to have a coat/blanket like this for my pet pot belly pig Hazen, he is about 250 pounds and 9 years old :0)

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