Monday, February 7, 2011

A Cat of a Different Color...

heesh...."Hey wait a minute. That doesn't look like any cat that I've ever seen."

biped.... "It's a picture of a organic BLT sandwich in it's natural habitat."

heesh...."Wow I didn't know they walked around like that."

biped...."Actually they're Gloucestershire Old Spots. They're a very old breed that came all the way from England. At one time they were almost extinct. These piggies live in California really close to where I grew up."



biped...."And you know what the cool part is?!!! Unlike commercial farm pigs that grow up inside little pens in stinky buildings, these guys run free. In their native England they were raised in orchards and grazed on grass and ate windfall (that's the fruit that falls off the trees). Oh and there's an ole wive's tale that they really aren't spotted at all."

heesh...."Really? I see spots on them."

biped...."In the wive's tale those are bruises that they got from apples falling on them."

heesh.... "Oh my look at that cute little one. I don't think Grandma would mind sharing her bathroom with it. And come spring you'd never have to mow the lawn again."



biped...."If you have facebook you can look up Massa Organics and see their neat farm. You can also read about them on their website."

10 comments:

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

Oh, if you're wondering why I posted a picture of pigs., well it has nothing to do with the pigs. It's all about the blue skies and the beautiful green grass both of which has been absent from our lives for months. The owner of the farm stated that his almond trees are already blooming.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

We California kitties are very lucky right now, weather-wise!

Furkidsmom said...

Awww...that little one is so cute!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Hannah and Lucy said...

They might take up too much room on the sofa though!!

The Paw Relations said...

Baby piggies are so yummy, um, we mean cute!

Daisy said...

I'm glad they have such a happy life!

Angel and Kirby said...

Our Mom remembers when pigs did not live in barns but roamed free. There is a bunch of Feral pigs in the Dallas area that are causing problems. They are just poor piggies that have become homeless and reverting to nature.

LP said...

We hope those little piggies will never go to the market!!
We also hope you get blue skies and greener pastures very soon!
the critters in The Cottage

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh that little baby pig is so cute it almost makes us want to give up bacon! And the blue skies and green grass - well we had almost forgotten what those look like!

Lin said...

Oh, those little ones are very cute! Too bad they have to grow up to be sooooo big!! He's kind of orange stripey, isn't he?