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Oh Henry!

Dear little Henry is not so little anymore. He is 8 months old, and getting into everything. He is naturally curious and just wants to root around. Admittedly, it’s my fault. Things left out means it will be eaten. He is a pig after all. Lucky he’s so darn cute. The good thing is that if you do catch him, he will own up to it. Pigs don’t lie.

“Henry, have you been a bad boy lately?”

“Henry, did you chew up my watering can?”

“Oink Oink!”

“Henry, do you have to chew up every watering can I own?”

“Daddy’s not going to be happy, he’s had this since he was a little boy.”

“Can you please stop this? I’m tired of looking at the hole in my floor”

“Do you realize this sets me back another year before I can finish my sweater?”

“Henry, this is Lily’s, she will not be happy.”

“Henry, did you disconnect our air tub?”

“Henry, this is very bad. Just because you see wires in a wall, doesn’t mean you have to pull them out.”

“So what have you got to say for yourself?”

“I know you can hear me. Is this just a phase you are going through?”

“Henry, do you promise to be a good boy?”


  • Janet - Oink%20Oink%20Henry….too%20funny!!ReplyCancel

  • France Simard - omg! that’s hilarious. with that hard to resist innocent face, i would say he’s still going through puppyhood phase for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - OMG Too funny…i am not going to share this post with my fiance as we’re anxiously awaiting our little piggy from Lola’s litter this summer….this may give him second thoughts! lol!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Parmenter - Maybe it’s the sophistication of the bow tie, but I hear him oinking with an English accent.ReplyCancel

  • Chez Us - This is too funny! Love this little “time-out” blanket. Adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - Makes a great bedtime story! Think about it! Henry could be a star in a series of kids books!ReplyCancel

  • Living With a Pig » FreestyleFarm - […] Update: Here he is at 8 months old…“Oh Henry!” […]ReplyCancel

  • Samuel L. Chell - I think I’m seeing something white in Henry’s mouth–either teeth (unusual for them to be that prominent and forward) or perhaps a “restrainer” of some sort (to prevent biting?).ReplyCancel

  • Jill - That’s foam you see, Henry tends to foam at the mouth when he’s hungry!ReplyCancel

  • Samuel L. Chell - He still looks plenty small and trim to me for an 8-mo. yr. old pig. I’ve heard that it’s not natural for pigs to sit on their bottoms like a cat or dog. If so, Henry and Rocco must be fast learners because both show terrific “sits” in the photos. But it’s too easy to feel guilt on behalf of a pig’s bad behavior. They simply want and demand your full-time attention–more than any of us is able to give them–until they get to a stage where chilling out and sleeping appeal to them even more than eating.ReplyCancel

  • Samuel L. Chell - People who compare pigs to dogs should know better. Perhaps they’ve never really been around one. You can give a pig an order to ring a bell, and he’ll hold the thought until it’s convenient for him to go to the bell. These are “thinking” animals, which makes it all the more disturbing to eat them and in large numbers. I’ve seen a heavy pig running across a field with a small group of children. When the pig can’t keep up with them, it “feigns” exhaustion and lies down, looking totally pooped. Then, noticing that the children have also stopped and are lying down, the pig gets up and proceeds to resume the run across the field, leading the pack this time. That’s not only “thinking” but “strategizing.” No animal but a pig would be capable of such behavior.ReplyCancel

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