Of course, this precious pig should be at the top of our list. She’s beautiful, glamorous, popular, world-wise and knows exactly what she wants in life. She is a prima-donna who oozes grace, charm, and beauty… and we never see her with hardly a hair out of place. She also reeks of talent: singing, dancing, acting, speaking French, and even knows karate! What we love about her most is that she isn’t afraid to follow her heart even if it means breaking the rules… falling in love with a little green frog for example. If the love of her life steps out of line, she has the spunk and character to let him know it too!
No, this title is not a misprint, folks. Johnston Memorial Hospital found an interesting way last year to make their fundraisers a bit more fun, and they did it with a man dressed up as a pig mascot… who then got arrested. While the arrest was kind of a joke, the fundraiser was not, as they hospital raised more than $33,000 with the mascot’s help to benefit their Mountain States Foundation and improve care for people in and around the hospital.
Plus, overall, the campaign raised a whopping $209,000 – not only their most successful campaign to date, but something that proves that pigs can really bring in the bacon and fry it in the pan! Ok, bad pun. Sorry.
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We pigged out on pork rinds, juicy BBQ, and listened to live music at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival. The admission tickets were only $10 for two people if you bought the deal on Groupon. If you didn’t get a chance to go, there’s always next year. Oink oink!
Down in Florida right now, a city council is considering an amendment that involves figuring out pig weights, and determining whether people can keep pigs as pets. Among other issues, the proposed law is re-considering whether people can have pigs as pets if they weigh over a certain weight, and if they meet other requirements.
You can read about it here, but basically, a big hubbub has come out of some people holding pigs as pets, paying their annual domestic licensures, and other people seeing people not as pets, but as farm animals. That’s not new, of course, and these sorts of issues periodically pop up in various other states around laws when people question whether pigs are even allowed to be pets.
Georgia’s pigs as pets rule is a little bit difficult to decipher (read all about it in its original format here), but it appears that you are allowed to have “livestock,” including swine, so long as they have proper vaccinations and veterinary permits attached and required, as released and approved by the State Veterinarian.
There are all kinds of strange contests being held all over the world. Some of them can be pretty outrageous like the smelliest shoes or the longest spit, the loudest burp and quite a few other strange ideas, so it only makes sense that there would be a pig squealing contest too.
Every year a bunch of people in France meet up and get dressed in pig costumes in order to get into character. Their performance is not only based on their squealing abilities, but also on how well they can imitate every single thing that pigs normally do. Including how they eat, how they roll and how they interact with each other. There are many who dress up in very funny ways and even kids have participated in the squealing and the entire event is very family oriented. Some of these people travel from all over France just to make it to the festival.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of the last few months, you’ve missed the cultural train wreck – er, phenomenon – that is Honey Boo Boo Child.
That’s right. The little girl from Toddlers in Tiaras who was born and raised in small town, down-home Georgia has been given her own spin-off show and lives it up doing all sorts of redneck stuff around the city.
Truth be told, the girl has a pretty funny personality, and she doesn’t seem as dumb as the cameras make her out to be, but you definitely get the feeling that you are watching complete trailer trash when you enjoy that show.
What’s more, it feels to me like I am losing some brain cells when it comes to watching her on television, too, since she surely isn’t stimulating any sort of conversation or interaction with me!
Recent news has shocked the world of pork lovers, as well as the members and fans of MyPigMeUp.com, regarding a new trend in pig feeding. According to Eatocracy.cnn.com a local longtime vendor at Seattle’s Pike Place market known as Bucking Boars Ranch has started to sell meat from pigs that have been plumped with marijuana plants.
The explanation coming from Bucking Boars Ranch explained that since pot is legal in Washington State, medicinal marijuana farmers don’t know what to do with the parts of marijuana that aren’t good for pot. Hence, the pork purveyor has come up with the idea to start feeding their hogs on pot: “It turns out that all those useless stems, root bulbs and oversized leaves are great feed for pigs”.
I have heard of many interesting ideas for wedding themes, but the latest one has blown my mind. It is original, funny, cute and it really shows love-mostly love for bacon. That’s right, newest inspiration for your wedding comes straight from San Diego where couple got married and celebrated their love for each other and for bacon as well.
The wedding had it all. The carpet on the wedding was done in bacon print which honestly looks amazing. You know that tradition to throw rice on the bride and groom? Well; it has changed, at least for the bacon themed weddings, because people were throwing bacon bits. Cake was inspired by bacon as well. Instead of the colorful sprinkles on top of the cake, there was… Guess what? That’s right, bacon sprinkles.
You guys remember National Lampoon’s European Vacation? You know the one – the familiar clan is back and they are taking a trip, but this time, they head out all over Europe? It was made in 1985 (which makes me feel so old!) but it is still hilarious today!
One of the things that they do – and after all, the reason why I’m bringing it up today on the blog – is that they compete in a game show during the movie called Pig in a Poke. Basically, the entire family dresses up in pig costumes to play this game show within the movie itself.
And since it’s Chevy Chase in the 1980s, before he got un-funny, as you can imagine it is pretty funny and enjoyable to watch!
Here’s a clip of the game itself in the movie, as you can see the kids aren’t too excited about dressing up as pigs – and nobody in the family seems to know anything about geography, or Hungarian cabinet-making!
As you might expect, the game goes pretty badly for the family as they go through Europe in this comedy of errors. And the pig suits… well, that just was what people considered stylish back in the 1980s, I guess!
Great news. All the hard work paid off. We exceeded our goals for My Pig Me Up’s Fundraiser at Art-B-Que. We are able to bring not one but TWO mobile petting zoos to the children’s hospital. We’ll be at Egleston Children’s Hospital tomorrow. I’m super excited to interact with all the kids and the cute zoo animals. Thank you for all the support! Feel free to message me for more details. Happy Saturday!!!
Thank you for all the support! And a special thanks to all the volunteers. I couldn’t have done it without you guys.
Our fundraiser photos.
We just bought 80lbs of pork to make Pulled Pork BBQ. Come out to support a good cause at Art-B-Que. My Pig Me Up is holding a charity fundraiser to bring a mobile petting zoo to Egleston Children’ts Hospital June 9th, 2013. Find My Pig Me Up‘s booth near the stage to your left at Avondale Estate. See you there!!!
Check out the Art-B-Que event page on Facebook.
Meet Chris P. Bacon, the coolest little disabled pig on the block. See, Mr. Bacon was born without the use of his hind legs, so he was given this genius little contraption to get him around and moving again, and get him going on his way with a little wheelchair cart to explore the world!
The pig’s previous owners had taken him to the veterinarian in Florida to put him down, since they just kind of assumed that there wouldn’t be anything they could do and there was no way to allow the pig to live a positive, healthy quality of life with only his two front legs.