I just have to tell you about my best friend, MB's brood. Yes, that is a pet piggy.
She has a pig, a Rottweiler, and two blind kitty's.
Ruben is the pig. He has only recently been adopted, but has had no trouble making himself quite at home. He sleeps indoors. He loves to go outside and nap, play and root around, but he's white so he can easily get sunburned.
Pigs have the mentality of a 3 year old so they must be watched and they require lots of attention. However, they also sleep about 18 hours a day.
When it becomes dark at night, it's like a trigger. Ruben immediately lays down on his bed, pulls his covers over himself and doesn't wake up for anything until about 8:00 the next morning. In this pic, he is napping beside his bed. See his little feet curled up under his big body.
Yes, Ruben is considerably over weight. His other family kept him inside all the time because they lived in the city where you are not suppose to have pigs. Now he has a nice yard to run, play, nap and graze in. You should see him run. It's a crack-up.
This is Abby the Rotty. She and Ruben have let each other know that they are not interested. She is an unbelievably submissive, sweet dog, but only to a point. You don't want to make her mad. Pigs have a bad trait in that they will push and push until they get themselves in trouble and then don't know how to get out. Another reason why Ruben has to be watched.
This is little Stevie Wonder. Stevie was born without eyeballs...hence the name. He truly is a wonder and one of the sweetest, most loving cats I've ever met. Being blind hasn't bothered him a bit. He literally plays fetch with a crinkle ball.
Last but certainly not least is Blind Kitty. There were lots of names, but that's the one that stuck. We also call her Mommasita. I don't know why. She doesn't have eyeballs either. She's a full grown, tiny kitty. She was there first and not particularly happy about the others.
Everyone of these animals are rescues. Thanks to people like my friend who open their hearts to provide these beautiful babies with their forever home.