Pigs Can Be Very Sociable And Loving Too And These 187 Photos Prove It

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There are a few types of domesticated animals. Cats and dogs are usually kept as pets and people have deep emotional connections to them. There are also working animals that usually include horses, donkeys, yaks and others. Now working animals are most often replaced by more advanced tools and technology, but in the past, they were very essential and people got attached to them as well. And then there are animals who are kept for the sole purpose of having meat like ducks, buffaloes, rabbits or pigs. Even if they are kept by individuals as opposed to in farms, there is no emotional attachment to them as they are raised to be killed.

However, it is hard not to notice how precious and loving working animals or those kept for meat are, so they often also become pets. Working animals transferred to the pet zone quite some time ago when their practical value dropped. And now animals like pigs are also being kept as pets without any intention of making a steak out of them.

Pigs usually are known for being untidy and annoying. But they are actually quite cute and are more than just farm animals. Bored Panda recognized that and went to the internet to search for the cutest pig pictures people have shared.

#1 Piglet Blep

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Pigs can be great pets as they are intelligent, they like being with people, they are actually clean animals and the bristly hair pigs have is hypoallergenic. You can teach them tricks like a dog and even take them on walks as they can be leash trained.

This sounds very fun, but as with any animal, there are many things to consider first. A big thing is where to keep one and what to feed it. All the small pigs in the photos are actually baby pigs, so they are not grown up yet. Often people don’t expect them to grow up so big and have to give them away.

It is because the name ‘mini pig’ is very deceptive. They can weigh 50–150 pounds fully grown and people often don’t expect them to grow that big, because they don’t take a look at the pig’s parents and don’t get informed about the breed.

#2 Piglet Sunbathing

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#3 This Piglet With Buck Tooth

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#4 My Girlfriend Is Beyond Obsessed With Mini Pigs, But Had Never Met One. That Changed Today

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#5 Pearl Cuddling Her Little Stuffed Piglet

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Another thing pigs need is an outdoor area because they need to use their natural instinct to forage for roots and fungi. Of course, they like their mud baths, which are also essential for them not overheating. Their skin is actually quite sensitive and can get sunburnt easily, so when they are kept outside, they need shade. When kept inside, considering how big they are, they might need a separate room with blankets for them to nest in.

In the wild, pigs spend a large portion of their day turning over ground to seek out roots, bulbs, insects, small rodents and even reptiles, but as pets, they are usually kept in a confined space, so the owner must ensure that their piggies are well-fed. Usually that means buying special food as in some places, feeding pigs scraps is illegal because it can end up making them sick. Pigs are known for eating almost everything, so it can be dangerous to leave them hungry as they will find something to stuff their stomachs with which might not be the best for their guts.

#6 The Kitten Lady’s Newest Foster, Isa The Piglet

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#7 A Week Ago Bruce Fell Out Of A Semi On His Way To A Commercial Finishing Facility. This Is Bruce Now

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#8 Lazy Sunday

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So having a pig is quite a financial commitment as maintaining the outdoor and indoor spaces as well as finding the appropriate food can add up. Then you should remember to take it to the vet regularly and actually make sure that there is someone who knows how to take care of pigs, because different vets specialize in the care of different kinds of animals. The bills for that should not be forgotten when calculating if you could afford a pet pig.

Potential pig owners should remember that these animals might live up to 20 years, so they have to be sure that this isn’t just a temporary wish because they see everyone taking pictures with them looking cute. It’s a living creature and you just can’t get rid of it when you get bored. In fact, it is illegal to just leave a pet pig in the wild because it isn’t adapted to living on its own so it’s considered animal cruelty.

#9 After Spending 12 Years In A Tiny Stall, This Pig Finally Found Someone Who Loves Her

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#10 Chilly Piglet Keeping Warm

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#11 Happy As A Piglet Getting His Belly Rubbed

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These are just some of the biggest things to consider, but if someone is interested in a pet pig, they should definitely dedicate time to investigate what living with such an animal entails, talk to other owners, specialists and then evaluate their own capabilities of maintaining a safe and loving home for a pig. The pictures are undoubtedly very cute indeed, but buying any pet shouldn’t be a mindless decision.

And for those who understand that a pig as a pet is not for them, this list will still warm their hearts as the snouts are just irresistible. Upvote the ones that bring you the most joy and if you happen to own one, we would really like to know what your experience is!

#12 A Happy Pig

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#13 A Little Pig In A Pumpkin

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#14 I Photographed A Pig In Pink Tulips

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#15 Couple Thinks They Adopted A Mini-Pig, Keeps Her As A Pet Even After It Grows To Be 650 Lbs

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#16 Pet Pig

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#17 Can You See Me?

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#18 Floppy!

Vet said Floppy wouldn’t live longer than a week and recommended putting him down, now he is 1.5 years old and a 500 lb indoor pig.

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#19 This Pig Enjoys Painting And Has Become The World’s First Pig Artist

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#20 Smiling Piglet On A Pooh Blanket

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#21 Sleeping Piglet With Her Matching Toy

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#22 Michael Met Batman

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#23 Meet Hamlet, The Piggy Who Saved My Life

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#24 Pigs Are Known For Being Very Sociable And Intelligent, And This Is Especially The Case For Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs

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#25 After Waiting 115 Days, Our Little Farm Girl Woke To Brand New Kunekune Piglets!

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#26 Happiness Is A Pan Of Veggie Fried Rice! Chef Pop Is Taking Orders. Who Wants Some?

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#27 My Friend Is Fostering A Runt Piglet. I Think He Fits In Well With The Family

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#28 Baby

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#29 Tired

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#30 Pretty Pig

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#31 Kevin And Girly Girl - Friends For Life

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#32 My Roommates And I Got To Baby Sit Our Friends' Pig, Mia Hamm! She's Always Smiling

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#33 My Girlfriend's Parents Got A Few New Baby Ducks For The Farm. Looks Like Petunia The Pig Likes 'Em!

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#34 My Friend Got A Pig

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#35 My Friend's Pig Just Had Piglets. Her Pug Approved

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#36 Piggy Back Ride

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#37 My Babies

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#38 The Face That Greets Me When I Get Home

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#39 I Didn't Realize Pigs Could Be So Cute Until I Caught This Little Guy Smiling At Me!

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#40 If You Give A Pig A Pancake, She'll Want Some Syrup To Go With It

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#41 My Pig Has An Identity Crisis

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#42 Here's A Picture Of My Mom Holding A Smiling Piglet

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#43 Derpy Piglet Blep

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#44 Happiest Little Pig

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#45 Happy Monday! Hamlet The Pig Derp

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#46 Will Only Pose For Photos For Kiwis

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#47 Chewy Loves Apples!

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#48 Penny Showing Off Her Pearly Whites

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#49 House Pig By The Fire

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#50 My Friends!

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#51 Girlfriends Pig Is Pretty Excited For Fall

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#52 This Is The Best Picture Of A Pig I Will Ever Take

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#53 Sunny And Sunflowers

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#54 Spider-Man And Spider Pig

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#55 Mangalitsa Piglet With Very Woolly Parent

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#56 One Farm Animal Sanctuary In South Carolina Is Looking For Volunteers To Cuddle Their Piggies

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#57 Sleepy

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#58 Mario Balotelli's Piglet

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#59 Piglet Waiting For Ice Cream Hehe

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#60 Lola Taking A Bath. 3 Years Ago We Saved Her From Death And Now Look How She Is Enjoying Her Life. Now They Have A Big Pond And She Doesn't Fit In The Bathtub Anymore

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#61 This Is My Mom’s Pet Pig, Rudy. She Made Him A Jacket!

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#62 We Need More Piglets Around Here

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#63 This Tiny Piglet

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#64 Foster Kitten And Piglet Are The Best Of Friends

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#65 My Piglet Dexter Meeting My German Shepard For The First Time

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#66 I Present To You: Piglets In A Pumpkin

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#67 Sleepy

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#68 The Face A Baby Piglet Makes When You Tickle Him

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#69 My Coworker Just Adopted Two Piglets

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#70 Just A Pig Chilling In A Doorway (Yes The Pig Is Alive And It’s Name Is Pork Chop)

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#71 Ever Seen A Pig Smile?

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#72 Happy Little Piglets!

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#73 Happy Pig Giving A Hug In A Hammock

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#74 Piglet Takes A Lap Nap

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#75 This Is My Best Friend Hank Trying To Figure Out How To Make The Font Bigger

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#76 Throwing It Back To Our Bear Hoodies

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#77 I Took Edie Camping. She Sleeps Like A Toddler

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#78 That’s The Spot!

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#79 I’m Too Pretty To Walk

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#80 Happy As A Pile Of Pigs In A Bed

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#81 Easter

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#82 Feeling Proud Of My Work

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#83 Sweet Polka Dot Piggy

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#84 Bruce Update: He Got His Way Again After A Day Of Fun In The Mud

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#85 Met This Little Angel At The Punk Rock Flea Market Today

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#86 Foster Piglet

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#87 When Pigs Fly

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#88 Girlfriend Wanted A Micro Pig, I Was Skeptical At First But His Smile Sealed The Deal

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#89 A Cat, A Pig

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#90 Pretty Please?

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#91 Lazy Monday

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#92 Starbuck, The Pig!

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#93 Year Ago Pearl And Arnold Came Into Our Lives And Made Everything A Million Times Better

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#94 Happy Little Piglet

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#95 Pig In A Blanket

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#96 I Had To Give Back The Piglet I Was Babysitting Today, So I Gave Her A Piggie Of Her Own For The Road

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#97 I’d Pick You Every Time Pumpkin Penn!

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#98 Family

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#99 Grandma Approved!

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#100 Cute Baby

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#101 Y'all, Meet Boston!

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#102 Kevin, My Neighbor, He'd Stop By For Snacks And A Visit

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#103 Hello From Penny! She’s A Happy Girl

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#104 Gus Is Excited About His Food

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#105 Hamlet's "Noble Pig" Pose

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#106 Ready To Kiss The Chef

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#107 My Pig's Selfie Game Is Strong

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#108 Babysitting A Micro Pig And I Think I Just Depleted All My "Aww's" For The Day

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#109 Tyrion The Mini Pig

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#110 Met This Fellow Today... Meet Ollie, Our Baby Pig!

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#111 Derpy Pig

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#112 Meet Bob, Pig In The City

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#113 I'm Just A Happy Piglet

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#114 Piglet Using Baby Bunny As A Pillow At A Animal Nursery

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#115 The Pig

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#116 More Piglets

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#117 Hamlet The Pig Wants To Snuffle You!

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#118 Ooooomg Look At Me! And... Me!

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#119 Piglet Who Loves His Big Brother

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#120 He Loves His Heater

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#121 Cutest Chubby Piggy

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#122 Hercules Cannot Help Himself During Pumpkin Season

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#123 Have A Nice Day!

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#124 Ready To Go For A Walk In His Winter Coat

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#125 Keanu At 5 Weeks

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#126 Winter Fashion For Pigs

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#127 Piggy Nibbles

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#128 So Glad It’s Socially Acceptable To Be Lazy These Days

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#129 Piggy At Home Depot, What He Gonna Buy Though?

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#130 Is It Watermelon Season Yet?

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#131 The Ultimate Trio

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#132 The Big White Piglet Really Needed Cuddles

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#133 Zzz...

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#134 A Fresh Piggy Ready For Some Snacks

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#135 Pig Life

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#136 Sleepy

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#137 Thanks For My New Friend, Mom & Dad!

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#138 Happy 2nd Birthday To Our Loving Lenny Boy

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#139 Twinning

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#140 Mom, Stop Looking At Me. I Still Fit, I Swear

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#141 My Pigs Performed The Grinch. Here’s Max

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#142 Nothing To See Here, Move Along.

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#143 Howdy

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#144 In The Pool On His Birthday

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#145 This Is My Pig. He's Gone From Being Scared Of Being Held To Running Into My Lap Any Chance He Gets

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#146 Pig In A Blanket

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#147 My Pig

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#148 Some Preciousness For All Piggy Lovers

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#149 Anyone Else Staying Inside For Black Friday?

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#150 What Type Of Pig Is This?

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#151 Saddling Up

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#152 Tickles

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#153 Warming His Piggy Buns

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#154 Penny My Teacup Pig

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#155 These Pigs Actually Live In The Bahamas. And The Weirdest Part Is, They Swim. They Go Up And Greet Fellow Swimmers With Joy

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#156 A Pig Ran Through Grandmas Wedding Photo - 1927

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#157 My Dog Has Found Her Calling: Being A Surrogate Piglet Mommy

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#158 Here's My Dog Having A Morning Snuggle With "Her" Baby, An Orphaned Piglet

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#159 Little Piglet Smiling In Its Sleep

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#160 Frederik Takes His Teddy Pig To Bed With Him Every Night At Hof Butenland Sanctuary

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#161 Meet Felix!

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#162 Travelers Flying Out Of San Francisco Airport May Be Comforted By Lilou, The World's First Therapy Pig

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#163 My Cutest Pig

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#164 Piglet

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#165 Pig And A Piglet

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#166 Teacup Pig, So Cute!

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#167 Scooter Pig! There You Are

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#168 Snoot

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#169 Pickles The Mini Pig Enjoying The Sun

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#170 Love My Sweet Smiley Boy More Than Words Can Say

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#171 Day Out

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#172 Fitting In 10 Naps A Day Is So Tough

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#173 Bath Time

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#174 Monday Feelz

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#175 I Don’t Want To Go Outside!

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#176 This Is Dragon, One Of The Newest Members Of Our Sanctuary

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#177 Macaroni

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#178 Good Friends Make The Best Memories

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#179 True Friends

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#180 There Was A Lot Of Grunting Coming From The Pantry

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#181 Every Night, My Pet Pig Greets Me At The Door And Demands To Be Snuggled

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#182 This One Is By Far The Friendliest

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#183 Bath Time

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#184 Friendly Pigs

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#185 Happy Snout Sunday

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#186 When You Find Out That "Mini" Pigs Don't Stay Small

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#187 Not Enough Piglets In Aww, This One Is Ten Hours Old

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