Sunday, February 23, 2014


On The Wagon!
Old Town, San Diego

We saw, and met, a whole cast of characters on our vacation.

San Diego Convention Center in background

We rode the trolley most days to the downtown area of San Diego and got our fill of local color.

One of our most memorable meet and greets was this little guy...

May I introduce you to...

Commodore Piggly III, age nine months.

Piggly, as he is fondly referred to, lives on a boat in the marina that is part of the Chula Vista RV Resort.  He lives with his people and a cat.

Every day, twice a day like clockwork, Piggly takes his 'dad' for a walk.

The purpose of these walks is three-fold.  Not only are they good exercise, they also serve as meal times and good manners training.

Piggly gets trained and fed at the same time.  He comes when called and gets rewarded with bits of his meal of rabbit food.

His owner states that a pig will eat constantly as long as he has access to food.  That is the reason there are so many pot belly pigs that are obese.

You can control their weight and he expects Piggly to weigh, when full grown, no more than fifty pounds.  This is a healthy weight for a small pig.  This isn't to say that Piggly doesn't get a treat from time to time, just that he isn't eating constantly.

Piggly knows to wait at the curb and not to cross the street until he is given the command to do so.

He wears a harness and a leash, but the leash mostly drags behind him.  He listens to commands and obeys them immediately as he knows he will be rewarded with his food...and Piggly will do anything for his food!

Piggly is very intelligent.  His owner says he is, by far, easier to train than most dogs he has had.  He was using a litter box the first week and then knew to go outside after that.

During his walks he encounters a lot of dogs but has no interest in meeting them.  Oddly enough the dogs don't seem to bother him either.

Another fact about pigs is that they are not susceptible to fleas and ticks.  Their skin is so thick, especially as they age, that it can not be penetrated.  They very rarely need to go to the vet except to get their initial vaccinations.

It was always a treat to see Piggly walking through the park and became a regular occurrence with our morning coffee...

...and this little piggy...wagging his tail and making the sweet little piggy noises that piggies make...takes himself, sniffling and snuffling...all the way home.


I'd like to thank all of you for your concerns about my health episode.  Everyone in Blogland has such care for each other and I appreciate you all so much.

So far everything is going well with no more symptoms. I am waiting for a cardiac specialist to call to set up an appointment and will know more then. Thank you again.

Am sharing Piggly with:


  1. How amazing Judy! Not the first thing you think of when you think about getting a pet I'm sure!

  2. Judy- I have always heard that pigs were exceptionally easy to train and they are supposed to be one of the smartest mammals...almost as smart as dolphins, I guess. I loved this story. Glad to hear that you are feeling okay and I will be waiting to hear what the cardiologist says to you. Blessed Sunday to you- xo Diana

  3. This is a cute post. I can't imagine taking a pig around dogs and them not barking like mad. Love the wagon. xoxox,Susie

  4. Oh Judy, that little piggy is so darn cute - I love the story. If I lived out in the country I would have a little pot belly pig and tons of animals.
    Glad to hear about your up date on your heart. You are in my prayers for a clean bill of health - take care of yourself. Hopefully you will get an appointment SOON.
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. Judy that little piggy is adorable. How fun to have met a pet pig on your trip. Too cute. I am keeping good thoughts that your doctor visit will go well and you will get a clean bill of heath. Positive thoughts are coming your way. Have a wonderful start to the new week.

  6. Such a sweet little piggy! I had no idea they were so clever and easy to train.
    You are in my prayers. Relax and enjoy your trip.

  7. I love the red trolley and the marina photo is great! The little piggy is hilarious. I sure hope you get results and no more symptoms! Prayers.

  8. LOVE this post Judy!!! I have always been fascinated with pigs; my husband thinks it's pretty funny. But they are cute and I've heard they're extremely intelligent. One of my very favorite books growing up was "Charlotte's Web." I like pigs, but cannot tolerate spiders. Even Charlotte. :)

    Thanks for sharing this post; I've been thinking about you. Hope all is well and please keep us posted!

    Big hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  9. I hope you continue to feel good and get good reports! What a fun little piggy. You just never know what you'll see on vacation! Love your beautiful boats photo and all the fun you've shared! Sweet hugs!

  10. Awww Piggly. So cute. I'm glad you are feeling well - hope it continues.

  11. Quite interesting. Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. What an unusual pet, even more so because it also lives on a boat! That must be interesting. I wonder if he/she sleeps in a basket? I bet it was fun watching the little piggy go for its exercise each day. It would have made me giggle. Glad you have had no further symptoms and hope you don't have to wait too long for your referral appointment. Take care.

  13. so glad you are feeling well, judy:) this is a great post! that little guy is living on a boat?! too cute:)

  14. What a great pet this little pig must be. I had no idea they could be trained so well. I'm glad you are feeling better but hope you get some answers soon. Take care.


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