Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Henry Cochon


O Henry, what a big sweet lovable pig he was and and in many ways still is, we talk about him every day. he still seems to be a big part of our lives, it's so hard to let go of a beloved pet. Henry was my pot bellied pig as you probably could tell from the photo, though i did have someone ask what breed of dog he was... and my smart mouth proclaimed, he's a hog dog! poor man, totally confused...
Henry came home with me when he was 7 weeks old, he was the cutest pig puppy ever! piglets smell so good when babies, i bet you didn't know that, really it's true ;) he was very smart, curious, defiant, he knew what he wanted and when and voiced his opinion every chance he deemed appropriate. he was incredibly affectionate, a really good kisser and could sweet talk his way into anything. he loved watermelon, fresh dandelion flowers, corn on the cob and juice treats, well, anything with the word 'treat' after it, Henry loved! Henry lived a very long life for a pot bellied pig, he lived to be over 15 years old. towards the end of his life, i believe that he lived solely for the sake of eating watermelon and a drink of juice. he would promptly bellow at 7:10 pm when his expected watermelon was not received within his own set time frame. yes, we conditioned the pig extremely well...

this is a little memorial to a beautiful old soul who happened to live in a pig's body.

i will always miss you.

1 comment:

FreestyleFarm said...

I happened upon this when I was looking to see if there was another Henry out there. What lovely words for a lovely pet. We too have a little Henry. How big was your Henry when he was full grown? http://www.freestylefarm.ca/2011/10/13/living-with-a-pig/