When we bought Clover the Pig I knew she would be just a pet, not future food. She’d be cute and fun, and she’d begin teaching the kids about taking care of animals.
I had no idea just how much of a pet she would be though! I thought we’d feed and water her, keep her barn clean and watch her out in the field. It turns out that she’s part of the family. She’s as involved with us as a dog, maybe even more! You know, I’m pretty sure Clover thinks she is a dog. Actually, she’s more ‘dog’ than our puppy. She’s a pretty great ‘dog.’
I just have to share some hilarious Clover the Pig videos with you today.
Though she likes to find a cool spot in a muddy corner of the yard, she comes back to say hello and get a back scratch very often.
We are her herd, so she usually sticks close to us in the yard. Usually, if she walks too far, we just call “Clover” and she immediately replies with an oink and runs over to rejoin the group. For some reason, on this particular afternoon she didn’t want to come back to the yard where we sit. Even Miriam banging her metal can food lid (which usually results in a full blown sprint to the barn for dinner) didn’t sway her. I can’t believe how difficult it is to move a 30(ish) pound pig when she sets her mind to not moving!
I love this sweet piggy! So glad she’s part of our ‘farm.’