Sunday, February 18, 2007

Pigs and those who love them

This morning I woke up with my mind on pigs, don't even bother to wonder why........... I was thinking specifically of my collection of pigs, not pork roast or something. I was remembering two pigs in my house that I haven't seen in a while, and where they might have wandered off to. So I went looking, and I found one. This one with wings. Forgive the poor quality of the photo, he is currently wintering in the west of home. (sun porch). I took this shot quickly since I was wearing light jammies at the time, and the porch is not heated. My winged hog is new, I don't remember where ,but he is a recent purchase, in the last five years.

Here is the oldest pig I have. Correction--we have. This is Dave's pig!He is about 52, 53 years old. (Looks good , doesn't he?) He was a birthday gift for Dave from his Godmother. This porker sits on the back or our toilet! Here is Dave's 57 year old hand making a deposit.....No pun intended...I love this pig. He looks so content.

So I still don't know where the second missing pig is. While searching, I made another trip to the frigid porch and spotted these two specimens.
Shininess is not a quality I value in a pig. But this pair has a home here because of attitude. The one on the left has such a sassy look on his face, and the one on the right would be really lonely without him. So they stay.

Back to the warmth of the house. Mind you, I have not read the paper or even sipped my coffee yet. Pigs are on my mind. I go to the computer and guess what?? It is Chinese New Year! The year of the pig! Wohooo!----------------------

On the Chinese calendar, 2007 is Lunar Year 4704-4705. On the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on February 18, 2007 — The Year of the Pig.
If you were born in 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995 - you were born under the sign of the pig. Like the
pig, you are highly regarded for your chilvary and pureness of heart, and you often make friends for life. For pigs in 2007, any recent setbacks or obstacles can be overcome so look forward to a year in which to really shine.

MB,.... did you see... this is YOUR YEAR!--------------------------------------------------------------

So I am still looking for that other pig, but now I have a year to find him! I am heading for the coffee.


Anonymous said...

Yes, this little piggie wishes she had some roast beef...But next month I'll be crying YEAH YEAH all the way home.
Liam is also a "wild Boar'..that's what we call it in Japan, slightly more dignified than a PIG. WE are noted for our determination and inability to see anything else around us until we finish the task at hand. I guess it's me. It does remind me how determined those pigs were to root up the grass at the farm when we were kids....
pigs, hm I was just calling my family "little piglets"yesterday......MB

Anonymous said...

boy daves hand looks really old here!!

Anonymous said...

Ditto to the comment about dave's old hand. Dave , you're not getting any younger!
Guess who?