Do you see him? I mean, there he is, 'Piggy in the Sky!' I can visualize him and the outline of a pig at the top, in the center of the picture. For more cool photos from friends, visit Skywatch Friday
While we were at the Del Mar Fair this summer, we went inside the big building to see all the animals on exhibit. I was fascinated by mama pig and her piglets. I didn't realize that there are so many different swine breeds. Did you?
If you are considering keeping pigs, here's a beginner's guide. I think a pot belly pig would be cute.
"A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig, its ancestor the wild boar, and several other wild relatives. Pigs are omnivores and are highly social and intelligent animals."
Pig Books for Children
Written by Margie Palatini
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Two pigs are living a happy life on the farm, but the other animals think the pigs are too messy, too lazy, and too stinky. Will the pigs end up improving themselves - or will the other animals do it for them?
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore
Written and illustrated by David McPhail
The narrator of this story has a quiet evening interrupted by the antics of a pack of pigs that take over his kitchen, order pizzas, and bring in their pig pals by the busload!
Written by Audrey Wood
Illustrated by Don Wood
This delightfully illustrated story features smart, long, silly, fat, and wee pigs dancing on a child's fingers.
Ashman, Linda, and Henry Cole. Can You Make a Piggy Giggle? New York: Dutton Children's, 2002. Print.
Pomerantz, Charlotte, and James Marshall. The Piggy in the Puddle. New York: Macmillan, 1974. Print.
Here's a bit of finger play I do with the grandchildren:
We All Have Piggies!
I have two fat piggies, (Hold up thumbs)
Two smart piggies, (Raise index fingers)
And two long piggies too. (Raise middle fingers)
I have two silly piggies (Raise ring fingers)
And two wee piggies (Raise little fingers)
Waving right at you! (Wave both hands.)
Friday 56 (Freda's Voice)
Currently reading Matilda. Have you read this one? What do you think of it?
"There was no doubt in Matilda's mind that this latest display of foulness by her father deserved punishment, and as she sat eating her awful fried fish and fried chips and ignoring the television, her brain went to work on various possibilities." Matilda
It is so much fun to see a pig run! I've seen the pig races at rodeos and the fair. Have you been to one? Linking up with Color Connection
I believe these plants are called Pig's Ears. Photo for Floral Friday Fotos
You know, it really is a small world. I discovered some other blogger friends did a post on piggies, too. You might want to visit, Pegga Pig Toys and Home is a Roof Over a Pig
“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis