Meet Eloise the friendly pig. She lives not too far away from us at a friend’s house. When I first met Eloise, she was afraid of me. Actually, she was terrified! Uh, Eloise, I think I should be the frightened one! Eloise could crush me in a second!
But no, Eloise is too friendly and sweet to crush anyone (on purpose). After squealing loudly at me for a few minutes, I fed her some baby carrots and then she followed me around like I was her best friend.
A couple of facts about Eloise:
- Eloise has super coarse hair, so you definitely don’t want to rub your face against hers, no matter how lovingly she gazes at you.
- Most people think that pigs are a ball of mush and fat. But actually, she’s not jiggly at all. If you touch a pig’s back, it will feel very similar to an elephant’s back — strong, tough, sturdy.
- Unlike dogs, pet pigs don’t need a lot of activity. They’re happy with a snack and a warm spot to relax.
- According to our friend, a pet pig is “very clean.” Hmmm, after watching Eloise drool on the floor, I’m not so sure about that one.
While hanging out with Eloise, I wondered how she and Sherwin would get along… Since Eloise was afraid of me, my guess is she’d be afraid of Sherwin, too, even though he’s a tiny fraction of her size. Especially if he starts barking. I don’t know…do you think Sherwin looks tough? Should he meet Eloise someday? Maybe if they shared a bowl of baby carrots, they’d become best friends.