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This Pig Is Convinced She Is A Puppy, Does Everything Like A Dog
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This Pig Is Convinced She Is A Puppy, Does Everything Like A Dog

Meet Olive the piglet who believes she’s a puppy! “She definitely behaves as though she is one of the dogs,” piggie’s ‘mom’ Alissa told Mashable. “She spends every hour of the day with them, plays with them like a dog, she naps with them. If the dogs run at the gate to bark at something in the street, she races with them.”

”I’ve always wanted a pet pig! We moved to acreage a couple of years ago and it became a possibility, ” Alissa told Bored Panda. ”I had never met a pet pig before we got Olive, so it was a fairly risky leap of faith!”.

Before Olive’s ‘parents’, Alissa and Nick Childs, got the piggie, they already had 4 dogs and soon, a human baby on its way. At first the family was a bit concerned how Olive would get on with their French bulldog Lola, but they could have never guessed that the two would become best friends. ”Lola took the role of Olive’s adopted Mum & it was so beautiful to see,” Alissa wrote on her website.

The owner makes sure to capture the wonderful moments from her extended family life and put it on Instagram. She also likes to throw parties for them, dress her pets in cute little outifts, and says she might get a miniature donkey in the future.

More info: Abby Love Photography | Facebook (h/t: designtaxi)

Meet Olive the piglet who acts like a pooch!

Before Olive’s ‘parents’ Alissa and Nick Childs got the piggie, they already had 4 dogs

The family was concerned how Olive would get on with their French bulldog Lola, but the two became friends

“Lola took the role of Olive’s adopted mum & it was so beautiful to see,” says piggie’s ‘mom’ Alissa

“[Olive] definitely behaves as though she is one of the dogs”

“She spends every hour of the day with them, plays with them like a dog, she naps with them”

“If the dogs run at the gate to bark at something in the street, she races with them”

The owners makes sure to capture the wonderful family moments and put it on Instagram

Alissa also likes to dress her pets in cute little outfits and throw parties

“The piggie can go in and out of the house freely, sleep on the couch, or be happily grazing on the lawn”

The owner says she wants an even bigger family, so she might get a miniature donkey in the future

As for Olive… She feels she belongs, and Olive is loving it!

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Melody Lanzatella
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WHY does that pig have a ring in its nose?!

Cassie
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pigs have a strong instinct to root in the ground. The owners apparently don't want their piggy digging up their manicured lawn, so put in a ring that will give her feedback (ie, ouchies) if she tries to root. If they give her a dedicated place with piles of hay to play in, she could probably satisfy her rooting desires without the need for the nose ring and they could still keep their mollycoddled yard.

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over opinionated
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd love a pig I just think they are the cutest.

It's Caturday
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister has a mini pig! He's a cranky one

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Monika von Engel
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pigs are very intelligent, like dogs, thats why :)

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Melody Lanzatella
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WHY does that pig have a ring in its nose?!

Cassie
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pigs have a strong instinct to root in the ground. The owners apparently don't want their piggy digging up their manicured lawn, so put in a ring that will give her feedback (ie, ouchies) if she tries to root. If they give her a dedicated place with piles of hay to play in, she could probably satisfy her rooting desires without the need for the nose ring and they could still keep their mollycoddled yard.

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over opinionated
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd love a pig I just think they are the cutest.

It's Caturday
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister has a mini pig! He's a cranky one

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Monika von Engel
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pigs are very intelligent, like dogs, thats why :)

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