To Steal This Piglet ?

(96 Posts)
AnneWiddecomesArse Mon 18-Jul-11 09:12:17

I've been on a few bike rides with DD and we pass a small farm with a sow and nine little piglets. We've started to take chopped apples for them etc.
Anyway there is this tiny piggy who is obviously the runt. He's the tiniest and gets bullied by the other piglets; and the sow is rather rough/callous with him.
We have a real connection; I just feel it in my water. He looks me straight in the eye and we have empathy.
Can I nick him, stick him in my back pack and keep him ?

I'd post money to the farm after the escape.

Purplebuns Fri 29-Jul-11 18:13:21

What did DH say? You must have the piggy now, update please?

thesunshinesbrightly Tue 19-Jul-11 06:14:15

hmm Nicking a tester eyeshadow from superdrug is wrong but nicking a pig is right??? you lot make me laff grin

Nick the poor licckle pig!!

nojustificationneeded Tue 19-Jul-11 03:35:35

Aww and I found you a piggie or two and you already have one haha

www.easterleigh.org.uk/animals.php?id=896

SugarPasteFrog Mon 18-Jul-11 20:49:07

<wonders if pork is on the menu chez-Widdicombe>

grin

DaisySteiner Mon 18-Jul-11 20:41:04

I hope you're going to be breastfeeding <stern look>

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Mon 18-Jul-11 20:37:48

<waits with baited breath>

Please Mr Arse, embrace Squirt the piglet, pleeease.

AnneWiddecomesArse Mon 18-Jul-11 20:23:32

It'd take more than a little squirt to come between us.
But it will have to handled carefully. So I've made him a cup of tea and have volunteered to cook.
He's on edge.

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Mon 18-Jul-11 20:17:11

<awaits to find out whether ann gets

Pig

Dh

or

pig and dh>

AnneWiddecomesArse Mon 18-Jul-11 20:11:12

Just got out of my 6pm meeting. Ummmph.Knackered.
He is a little boy pig.
Am slightly overwhelmed with responsibility now. I know nothing about pigs.
DH has just rolled up. I'm waiting for the right moment. He was pretty cross about all the hamsters.

SugarPasteFrog Mon 18-Jul-11 19:52:39

<marking to place to wait for picture of PFP>

boswelloxsmith Mon 18-Jul-11 19:41:18

Precious First Piglet!

snoopdogg Mon 18-Jul-11 19:35:41

Is the piggy one a boy pig? Do we have the possible commencement of a piggy dynasty?

StayingNearlyHeadlessNicksGirl Mon 18-Jul-11 19:30:37

Are you going to be doing PLW (Piglet Led Weaning)? And we will need photos of the new addition to the AWA family. You could read Charlotte's Web to it at bedtimes!

HoneyNorwegianRidgebackdragon Mon 18-Jul-11 18:29:35

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!

She got the pig, and legitimately got the pig too!

<dances like a loon>

are you going back to Argos to pay for your pencils now?

Hooray.
I don't know, I just pop off to work and come back and there you are, set up with your very own laundry folding piglet.

Welcome, Squirt, welcome to MumsNet

TheOriginalFAB Mon 18-Jul-11 18:04:53

Congratulations on your new arrival. I hope you don't get too many sleepless nights or have to get up to do too many night feeds.

Bunsouttheoven Mon 18-Jul-11 17:49:36

Just don't take your maternal feelings for piglet too far, have you not seen League of Gentleman?wink

AtYourCervix Mon 18-Jul-11 16:37:11

Oh Oh Oh Luckeeeee. what will you call him? Wilber? Johnnie?

AtYourCervix Mon 18-Jul-11 16:35:44

Have you read The Peppermint Pig?

<<take the pig>>

AuntieMonica Mon 18-Jul-11 16:35:21

grin

28th? great day for a baby to arrive!!! (incl me grin)

Happy Pig Ownering AnneWiddecombesArse!

Congratulations on your piglet. smile

MsChanandlerBong Mon 18-Jul-11 15:42:11

Maybe it is fortuitous that you fell off your bike... I think sorting things out with the farmer legitimately is far better than stealing off with the piglet on the back of your bike in the dead of night!

Now can we start a thread about how horrible it is when pig owners let their pets foul on the streets and not pick it up? Can we? Please?!

grin

Bumpsadaisie Mon 18-Jul-11 15:20:50

Are you going to leave him with his mother though? He isn't weaned yet is he?

AnneWiddecomesArse Mon 18-Jul-11 15:20:40

I can't eat him. Ever.
Next door is helping me set up a paddock for him; he's called Squirt. We're collecting him week on Thursday

I don't need any other licences; my land is already registered as Agricultural. I don't need licences as the piglet is being transported within Parish boundaries. But I need to double check this.

I don't buy piglets willie nillie; I've seen a lot of piglets in my time. But this one was different.

Fanatstic!

George Clooney had a pig called Max - it's treated just like a dog and poos outside and is completely trained.

Picture of piggy please grin

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