Two-Snouted Cyclops Pig

Written by Lillian Tram on February 21st, 2012


This little pig was born with two snouts and one eye. He was the fifth of his litter and it’s a miracle that he survived. The image is startling but reminded me that we should appreciate what was given to us. I might not be the tallest, prettiest, or brightest lady but I’m healthy and fortunate, so remember: don’t sweat the small stuff.


Check out the full article on Huffington Post!

Happy Valentine’s Day Pig Lovers (Hog Wild Valentine Dance)

Written by Lillian Tram on February 14th, 2012

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Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. May you be filled with love and happiness. Enjoy this Hog Wild Valentine Dance!

Fancy Pig Purses

Written by Lillian Tram on February 6th, 2012


Blogger Jennifer Baughman came across these sparkly pig purses in Honolulu. Given how flashy these pig purses look, I’m sure they would cost an arm and a leg. Jennifer and I have a commonality in that I too am not a purse girl. I wear the same silver bookbag purse every day and occasionally get teased by my fashion-forward friends. I prefer a bookbag purse over a single-strap purse because I believe in even distribution so that my shoulders won’t be lopsided and my back won’t be strained.  I have to admit that I am a sucker for pig stuff and these pig purses are tempting to buy. Too bad I probably can’t afford them. 

First Female Presidential Candidate in Taiwan Likes Pigs

Written by Lillian Tram on February 2nd, 2012


Dr. Tsai Ying-wen was Taiwan’s first female presidential candidate. She used pigs as a mascot for her campaign, encouraging her supporters to be “little pigs” to fight against the “big bad wolf,” referring to the incumbent government. She handed out little piggy banks to her supporters, which they filled with money to support her campaign. Ms. Tsai generated impressive support with this, raising £4.3 million ($6.8 million) with the piggy banks alone. Dr. Tsai’s intellect, pragmatism, and groundedness provided confidence to her supporters. The pigs symbolized the people’s support for her and that she is the underpig who will keep fighting the big bad wolf.