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(Daily Mail)   Not News: Woman buys an adorable micro-pig for her 50th birthday. Fark: Three years later, pet pig Dudley weighs over 20 stone, measures 5ft 8in from nose to tail (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 77
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2013-08-26 12:05:36 AM  
"Micro-pig" ?
I think the term you are looking for is "baby pig".
I know a guy that owns a Bull Mastiff that only weighs 20 pounds.
It's less than 3 months old though.
 
2013-08-26 01:04:14 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
For some reason this gave me a cutegasm.
 
2013-08-26 01:04:35 AM  
That's a rough 53. Sweet mother of mercy.
 
2013-08-26 01:04:56 AM  
This is nearly identical to the story of whom my Ex married after the divorce.

Heh
 
2013-08-26 01:05:20 AM  
It's Bacon!!!
 
2013-08-26 01:06:23 AM  
That's some pig!
 
2013-08-26 01:07:02 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: [634x413 from http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/25/article-2401685-1B738DA70000 05DC-930_634x413.jpg image 634x413]
For some reason this gave me a cutegasm.


The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
 
2013-08-26 01:08:51 AM  
DUDLEY. It's what's for breakfast.
 
2013-08-26 01:10:35 AM  

sendtodave: That's some pig!


Life is just a smorgasborg-orgasborg-orgasborg.

not obscure
 
2013-08-26 01:10:55 AM  
pig thread!

www.cuteheaven.com
 
2013-08-26 01:10:59 AM  
I'd imagine there is probably some type of financial compensation they could chase, but but it probably wouldn't be worth it and I doubt they got the sale on paper.
 
2013-08-26 01:12:19 AM  
What is with the Brits and stones? They use more obscure measurements than we do...
 
2013-08-26 01:12:22 AM  
That ain't no micro-pig, that there's a macro-pig.
 
2013-08-26 01:13:24 AM  
www.chicagonow.com
 
2013-08-26 01:15:26 AM  
Catfished?
 
2013-08-26 01:15:31 AM  
Or as they are better known, "piglet".
 
Ral
2013-08-26 01:17:38 AM  
A micro pig is a specific breed.  They don't "grow up".  What this woman bought was obviously a piglet.
 
2013-08-26 01:18:13 AM  
if I ever let my gf/wife decorate the house like that, just blow up the house.  C4, syntec, whatever.  Add ball bearings for added destruction.  At that point I'll be catatonic in the hospital, anyway.

/who poured ugly all over the walls?
//obscure?
///odd, guess it really is obscure, seeing as the quote and the actor who said it didn't produce squat in GIS
 
2013-08-26 01:18:39 AM  
There's no way that's a healthy weight even for a pig.
 
2013-08-26 01:19:13 AM  
If you use the word "stones" in reference to an object's weight, you should be beaten with a meter stick.
 
2013-08-26 01:19:39 AM  
Ok, I'll bite: Which one is the pig?
 
2013-08-26 01:19:57 AM  

mrswood: Catfished?


Is catfish wrapped in bacon delicious?

Also, piglet does not equal "micro-pig"
 
2013-08-26 01:20:13 AM  
This is a bit large, but not unbelievably large for a "micro-pig".

Micro-pig
 
2013-08-26 01:22:21 AM  

UsikFark: What is with the Brits and stones? They use more obscure measurements than we do...


It's easier for them since all their stones have the same weight.
 
2013-08-26 01:22:30 AM  

From The Woods: pig thread!

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Awww, just big enough for a bacon sandwich!
 
2013-08-26 01:24:34 AM  

caution: There's no way that's a healthy weight even for a pig.


I don't know how healthy it is but some pigs are 400 to 600 pounds.
 
2013-08-26 01:24:48 AM  
British people are weird.
 
2013-08-26 01:27:30 AM  
Wow, all pets really do end up looking like their owners. I bet that really was a micro-pig when it was born.
 
2013-08-26 01:29:57 AM  
That pig looks really overweight, even for a pig.  Thing looks like it can barely walk without dragging along the ground.  If it wasn't overweight, it would probably be within the range (if on the high end) of what a micro-pig can reach. (see phibb's post)

When saying to yourself "200 pounds isn't micro!" try and remember that domestic pigs, depending on breed, can reach 700-900 pounds, with extreme cases well above 1000 pounds.
 
2013-08-26 01:30:16 AM  
Better not piss that thing off, it'll kill and eat her.  She should start feeding it beer, alcoholic pigs are hilarious when they're shiatfaced.

Cagey B: The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.


Cagey B, you need to caption that pic with your Orwell quote, it would be perfect.  You have two days, then I'm gonna do it and claim the idea as my own.  Because that shiat is some top-drawer funny.
 
2013-08-26 01:33:15 AM  

From The Woods: pig thread!

[640x468 from http://www.cuteheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0084.jpg image 640x468]


D'aww.  Bacon seeds are adorable.
 
2013-08-26 01:35:20 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-26 02:00:29 AM  
She had one put over on her all right. That is not one of the minature asian breeds. That is an English pig. I am not English, nor do I play one on TV, but I have seen a few English pigs and I can tell by the pixels that this spotty number is an old breed.

Indeed, I am not an expert in pig breeds, but Wikipedia has a list with photos, and I would venture a guess that this pig is a Glouchestersire Old Spot.

upload.wikimedia.org

Correct me if I am wrong, you British farmers or breeders of pigs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pig_breeds
 
2013-08-26 02:08:55 AM  
Better than micro-humans.
 
2013-08-26 02:12:33 AM  
I love little baby piggies but I worked with a lady who got one of those lil' vietnamese pot bellied pigs, he got to be about 50 lbs, if memory serves and her family felt so bad they couldn't eat bacon.

50 lb pig not so cute, 15 lb pig really cute.  Only if I can trade in one of the rat dogs for one.  But still, the hooves, they're pretty sharp.

And, I'd still eat bacon, just not in front of the pig.  Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.
 
2013-08-26 02:13:54 AM  
Is it just me or does that pig look like the fat guy from The Meaning of Life?
 
2013-08-26 02:25:50 AM  

From The Woods: pig thread!

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It's sooo cute!  Kill it with fire before it grows up into pork chops.

/no, really, very cute.  If only lil pigs would stay that way.  Ok, that and puppies :)
 
2013-08-26 02:25:58 AM  

specialkae: I love little baby piggies but I worked with a lady who got one of those lil' vietnamese pot bellied pigs, he got to be about 50 lbs, if memory serves and her family felt so bad they couldn't eat bacon.

50 lb pig not so cute, 15 lb pig really cute.  Only if I can trade in one of the rat dogs for one.  But still, the hooves, they're pretty sharp.

And, I'd still eat bacon, just not in front of the pig.  Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.


Turtle soup is illegal in the U.S.?
 
2013-08-26 02:27:59 AM  

Cagey B: DarkSoulNoHope: [634x413 from http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/25/article-2401685-1B738DA70000 05DC-930_634x413.jpg image 634x413]
For some reason this gave me a cutegasm.

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.


You win the internet for today. Well done.
 
2013-08-26 02:35:55 AM  

From The Woods: pig thread!

[640x468 from http://www.cuteheaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/IMG_0084.jpg image 640x468]


Christ, you just gave me the diabeetus.
 
2013-08-26 02:35:58 AM  

Primerpony: specialkae: I love little baby piggies but I worked with a lady who got one of those lil' vietnamese pot bellied pigs, he got to be about 50 lbs, if memory serves and her family felt so bad they couldn't eat bacon.

50 lb pig not so cute, 15 lb pig really cute.  Only if I can trade in one of the rat dogs for one.  But still, the hooves, they're pretty sharp.

And, I'd still eat bacon, just not in front of the pig.  Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.

Turtle soup is illegal in the U.S.?


I think so (citation needed, too lazy and drunk to find one, sry).

Terripins are still considered endangered or at least threatened in most parts of the US.   But, heck with it, I own a Red Eared Slider and they are thought of as an invasive species in parts of the South from the scant bit of what I've read.  Maybe I could make soup out of Henry if I moved down South.  Tons of people hate snapping turtles and I can't say I blame them, but Henry likes me, only because I feed him.  I don't think I could really make a soup or souffle out of him without a nervous breakdown and a year and day of mourning for him.   He has a few qualities lacking in the best dogs that I've owned, and can't count to potatoe, so I guess it makes him a bit smarter than a recent co-worker who just got canned.

/e
 
2013-08-26 02:36:50 AM  

Primerpony: specialkae: I love little baby piggies but I worked with a lady who got one of those lil' vietnamese pot bellied pigs, he got to be about 50 lbs, if memory serves and her family felt so bad they couldn't eat bacon.

50 lb pig not so cute, 15 lb pig really cute.  Only if I can trade in one of the rat dogs for one.  But still, the hooves, they're pretty sharp.

And, I'd still eat bacon, just not in front of the pig.  Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.

Turtle soup is illegal in the U.S.?


Not unless you're souping an endangered turtle. For example, a common snapping turtle is a 99% legal, tasty soup in progress. An alligator snapping turtle, OTOH, is a much less probably legal, tasty soup in progress. Native vs invasive species obviously plays into it.
 
2013-08-26 02:38:17 AM  

dickfreckle: From The Woods: pig thread!

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Christ, you just gave me the diabeetus.


I know, was that not too cute.  And here my mom was a diabetic.  Got insulin from pigs.  Bastard!

/cute pig notwithstanding
 
2013-08-26 02:41:33 AM  
Alright as a morbid turtle owner, and Henry knows I would never.   How would I go about making Turtle Soup?  Inquiring minds wish to know and I have a really good seafood quarter about 45 mins away...pray tell
 
2013-08-26 02:41:50 AM  

specialkae: Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.


Wat. Turtle soup is not only legal, but a go-to item on many menus, especially in places like New Orleans. And we're talking fine dining, not Cletus' BBQ hut outside Baton Rouge.
 
2013-08-26 02:45:37 AM  

erewhon: That ain't no micro-pig, that there's a macro-pig.


It was an honest mistake in the listing.
 
2013-08-26 02:47:02 AM  
Ah

dickfreckle: specialkae: Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.

Wat. Turtle soup is not only legal, but a go-to item on many menus, especially in places like New Orleans. And we're talking fine dining, not Cletus' BBQ hut outside Baton Rouge.


Ah so....I need to go to New Orleans for Turtle Soup then made with real turtles, yes?  I've eaten alligator and rattlesnake, elk, deer and other forest creatures.  Is it worth the trip or no?  I mean, we can make bacon anywhere, but turtle soup is supposed to be a big deal to those who haven't had it.  Will it make me weep with joy or cry with the shame?

/Yankee
 
2013-08-26 02:56:29 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

One of these is a huge, overweight, ugly beast.  The other is a pig.
 
2013-08-26 03:12:28 AM  
Put that pig on a god damn diet. That is cruel.
 
2013-08-26 03:12:47 AM  

Oldiron_79: Is it just me or does that pig look like the fat guy from The Meaning of Life?


thumbs2.ebaystatic.com

"I couldnt... eat... another... farking thing."

/ Mr. Creosote
 
2013-08-26 03:28:35 AM  

TomD9938: Oldiron_79: Is it just me or does that pig look like the fat guy from The Meaning of Life?



"I couldnt... eat... another... farking thing."

/ Mr. Creosote


But it is just one mint, and its wafer thin.
 
2013-08-26 03:42:37 AM  
Pigs are always hungry, so people overfeed them. An adult potbelly gets about 1 cup of food per day or they keep getting bigger.
 
2013-08-26 03:44:54 AM  

Oldiron_79: TomD9938: Oldiron_79: Is it just me or does that pig look like the fat guy from The Meaning of Life?

"I couldnt... eat... another... farking thing."

/ Mr. Creosote

But it is just one mint, and its wafer thin.


Heh.

Still makes me gag.
 
2013-08-26 04:35:11 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: [634x413 from http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/25/article-2401685-1B738DA70000 05DC-930_634x413.jpg image 634x413]
For some reason this gave me a cutegasm.


I believe the term is "grotesquely cute".
 
2013-08-26 05:43:56 AM  
What awful wallpaper.
 
2013-08-26 07:47:44 AM  
HotWingAgenda

Wow, all pets really do end up looking like their owners.
Came here to say this.
 
2013-08-26 08:30:43 AM  
I love my piggies, but their breakfast, lunch and dinner in about a month.
 
2013-08-26 08:42:16 AM  

sulco: I love my piggies, but their breakfast, lunch and dinner in about a month.


*they're

/too busy eating sausage biscuit to use proper grammer
 
2013-08-26 08:43:31 AM  

TommyymmoT: "Micro-pig" ?
I think the term you are looking for is "baby pig".
I know a guy that owns a Bull Mastiff that only weighs 20 pounds.
It's less than 3 months old though.


There are small breeds of pigs commonly owned as pets. She thought she was getting one of those.

What she got was a hell of a BBQ.
 
2013-08-26 08:48:35 AM  
my other wife is a pig. Everyone in this picture is in on that except this wife..

static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-08-26 08:53:00 AM  

specialkae: Alright as a morbid turtle owner, and Henry knows I would never.   How would I go about making Turtle Soup?  Inquiring minds wish to know and I have a really good seafood quarter about 45 mins away...pray tell


My basic understanding is that fresh live turtle goes into a tank with VERY clean water, I believe 24 hours?  The idea is to somewhat "flush them" and start a cleaning process of sorts.

You then chop their head off, then nail them upside down to a tree to drain the blood for a bit.

Pop the top of the shell from the bottom, clear the digestive tract, scrape out the meaty bits, then cook from there....
 
2013-08-26 09:47:38 AM  
Trance354:/who poured ugly all over the walls?
//obscure?
///odd, guess it really is obscure, seeing as the quote and the actor who said it didn't produce squat in GIS


Kevin Costner said it in "American Flyers" :)
 
2013-08-26 09:51:04 AM  
that's a lot of bacon.
 
2013-08-26 11:44:16 AM  
Got a few pot bellies, properly fed with mini-pig food and veggie/fruit scraps.  I got tired of being called "not an animal" person by my wife so  I said screw it and picked one up.  Choose the biggest and strongest looking piglet.
Best decision I've made, raised from piglet up.  Very smart, does tricks and continuously get's out of his pen.  He doesn't go anywhere, just follows me around when I find him.  I think its the act of coming up with a plan and successfully executing it is what he likes.  Always friendly and loves to fall on his back for belly rubs.
 
2013-08-26 01:25:24 PM  

RatMaster999: DarkSoulNoHope: [634x413 from http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/25/article-2401685-1B738DA70000 05DC-930_634x413.jpg image 634x413]
For some reason this gave me a cutegasm.

I believe the term is "grotesquely cute".


You're probably right.

This on the other hand is morbidly cute...

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-08-26 01:39:10 PM  
"But how does it taste?"
 
2013-08-26 03:28:55 PM  

specialkae: Ahdickfreckle: specialkae: Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.

Wat. Turtle soup is not only legal, but a go-to item on many menus, especially in places like New Orleans. And we're talking fine dining, not Cletus' BBQ hut outside Baton Rouge.

Ah so....I need to go to New Orleans for Turtle Soup then made with real turtles, yes?  I've eaten alligator and rattlesnake, elk, deer and other forest creatures.  Is it worth the trip or no?  I mean, we can make bacon anywhere, but turtle soup is supposed to be a big deal to those who haven't had it.  Will it make me weep with joy or cry with the shame?

/Yankee


I'll tell you what; Sunday champagne brunch at Restaurant Des Familles has turtle soup and everything about that experience is worth coming to the New Orleans metro area.  In the warmer months the alligators come out of the swamp to sun themselves on the bank, right in front of the big bay windows. The Catfish Foster will make you cry tears of joy. The rum soaked bread pudding will sop up all the shame.

www.restaurantdesfamilles.com
 
2013-08-26 03:34:47 PM  

SpectroBoy: TommyymmoT: "Micro-pig" ?
I think the term you are looking for is "baby pig".
I know a guy that owns a Bull Mastiff that only weighs 20 pounds.
It's less than 3 months old though.

There are small breeds of pigs commonly owned as pets. She thought she was getting one of those.

What she got was a hell of a BBQ.


Those smaller breeds aren't nearly as small as what they're advertising "micro-pigs" as, which basically means they show an immature parent and claim it will never grow up.  They're not going to stay pocket sized like half these places advertise, and a lot of the media seems to have bought into... partially because many do not realize how long it takes them to reach full size and that they may have piglets before that.  The pet ones end up 50 to 200 lbs.  When you search 'micro pig' the first site advertises all the parents as under 20 lbs.  They don't stay that small unless they are still young or are starving or sick.  There have been a lot of these articles and the people have no idea what they're getting into.  The pig in the article is claimed to be 280 lbs and appears very, very fat.  It may be one of those smaller breeds - just not nearly as small as the scam advertisements.
 
2013-08-26 03:48:14 PM  
Around these parts, we only measure our beer in stones.

www.hudsonhouston.com
 
2013-08-26 04:03:18 PM  
Dudley may have more problems than just being a not-micro pig. In the first pic he appears to have an udder, complete with nipples.
 
2013-08-26 04:31:26 PM  
Does that pig have a goiter?
 
2013-08-26 04:49:06 PM  
Didn't people learn that there are no such things as miniature pigs during the pot-bellied pig craze a decade or so ago?
 
2013-08-26 07:44:10 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: RatMaster999: DarkSoulNoHope: [634x413 from http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/08/25/article-2401685-1B738DA70000 05DC-930_634x413.jpg image 634x413]
For some reason this gave me a cutegasm.

I believe the term is "grotesquely cute".

You're probably right.

This on the other hand is morbidly cute...

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D'awwww
 
2013-08-26 08:39:03 PM  
I love my piglet chihuahua. There, I said it
 
2013-08-26 11:59:16 PM  

dickfreckle: specialkae: Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.

Wat. Turtle soup is not only legal, but a go-to item on many menus, especially in places like New Orleans. And we're talking fine dining, not Cletus' BBQ hut outside Baton Rouge.


You aren't getting real turtle soup, at least at modern restaurants.

You are at best getting beef hock soup, at worst getting calf head or hoof soup.
 
2013-08-27 12:03:25 AM  
I thought "tea cup" pigs were real?
 
2013-08-27 08:19:43 AM  

shortymac: dickfreckle: specialkae: Love my turtle too and have never had the desire to eat turtle soup but that's illegal here in the States anyway so he's got that goin' for him.

Wat. Turtle soup is not only legal, but a go-to item on many menus, especially in places like New Orleans. And we're talking fine dining, not Cletus' BBQ hut outside Baton Rouge.

You aren't getting real turtle soup, at least at modern restaurants.

You are at best getting beef hock soup, at worst getting calf head or hoof soup.


Bullshiat.  http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sectionfront/life/slow-food-turtl e -soup-is-a-throwback-to-an-earlier-elegant-time-400024/

And why would you consider beef hock to be better than calf head?  Neither is acceptable if you've been told you're getting turtle, of course, but you're going to get more flavor from the head.
 
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