[Squeals and snorts of delight]

Rumember back in the 60’s when we all thought the Pygmy hogs were extinct? Well good news. A few years later, some peegs turned up at a market, and were rescued and re-habbed.Now, a bonche of them are being released back into the wild.

They’re all snortin’ around ‘n stuff. More on the story here from Times UK.


Watch out for pythons, little Dewds! You too, Apsi W.



  1. Marilyn says:

    Awww – what a cute lil guy!

  2. omigod…I didn’t even “squeee!!” just now – I just made a whole new (for me) noise that was completely involuntary: “Meeeeeeeeeep”

    That piggy is POTENT.

  3. OMG gimme himmers!

    BTW, is that little cutie peeing? LOLsies if it is!

  4. Annie J says:

    Aww, it’s so itty bitty! *steals and cuddles*

  5. Kitty Cait says:

    Okay, I must know. It that a picture of a full-grown adult pygmy hog? Or is it a bebe? If that’s as big as it ever gets, I must have 12, right now! Where do I order?

  6. Jupiter Star says:


  7. Yay for rescued species!!! Humans aren’t completely horrible!!!


    snort snort

  8. Is that one taking a wee? lol the look of satisfaction on his face! <3

  9. Love her stripes and blink-blink eyes!

  10. LOL Fegli, I think you’re right!

  11. chanpon says:

    Look at the mini-hocks on that little pork chop!! He looks absolutely delish.

  12. Theresa says:

    Look at the little spotty stripes along the wee(ing) one’s flank!

  13. Daphne Moss says:

    He’s beautiful! I love the fact that he’s taking a bit of a wee…and what about those eye caplets and tiniest of hooflets.
    I dont’ eat his kind, so we can be friends!

  14. Wombats says:

    SO HAPPIED to learn that there are still leetle peegs running around being all cute ‘n stuff! OMG! Look at the toe-sies! ***SQUEEEEE***

  15. Wans to nommmmms on hees leetle nosticles (after hees washes hees hans afters the wees…) Teh noses!!!!

  16. Wookit the pwecioush widdle behbeh pigglingk! Annngh.

  17. lol.

    me thinks he pees.


  18. If it’s a girl, I’ll name it Ruthie… after a Ms. Draper from the movie Dan in Real Life… anyone else wanna sing the song with me?…
    This little ham slice can sit nicely in my lap all evening… so long as I don’t have a wet lap afterwards. =)

  19. tuckeverlasting says:

    so tiny, first thought it was a rat!

  20. Hon Glad says:

    And this little pig went wee wee wee all the way home.

  21. Mrs. Tiggywinkle’s cousin, Mrs. Piggytinkle.

  22. Hon Glad says:

    Mega: Piggytinkle LOL excellente.

  23. bookmonstercats says:

    LOLed at all the “toilet humour” the Peeps.

  24. Khadija says:

    so actually/obviously they weren’t extinct.

  25. halla_w says:

    Awww!!! I love these little piglets. I even have a realistic soft toy piglet at home.

  26. vssrgrl says:

    If you do assume it is peeing, check out the hind legs and you’ll notice just a bit of the elusive but much-discussed “wide stance”… It really does exist (the wide stance that is, and actually, the pygmy too)!

  27. ThreeCatNight says:

    Pig O’Little just taking his morning constitutional through the forest. Doesn’t everyone?

  28. Joe Crow says:

    That is just the cutest lil’ thing I ever did see.

  29. :: plink plink ::

    i must kiss those eyes

  30. gooeyctr says:

    Hmm — how can I make a few for myself? Hey, maybe if I put some chipmunks and guinea pigs in a disco with Barry White rumbling through the speakers …

  31. (rubs bruised hand)
    Um, anyone else bump their monitor tryin’ to pet teh piggie?
    No? Ok, (hides hand) me neither.

  32. indigoreiki says:

    OMG! Pygmy Proshness. I just love this little guy.

  33. Is that piggy peeing?
    Well.. I’d say so since there’s a nice wet puddle under it, he’s kinda squatting and has that satisfied “aaaahhhh” look lol.
    It’s adorable though. I just want to nomnomnom on the ears!

  34. Anonymous says:

    Aw, it looks like a little watermelon! I want to nibble it all over (I would never admit that to anyone but you guys).

  35. Me theenks he is peeing 🙂
    “Aaaaahhhhhhhh, that’s better”

  36. …sew qte ai almoast furgawt itz a swine.

  37. What a cute overbite!

  38. Why, when he was a young warthog…
    When I was a young wart hoooog!

    He found his aroma lacked a certain appeal
    He could clear the savannah after every meal

    I’m a sensitive soul, though I seem thick-skinned
    And it hurt that my friends never stood downwind
    And oh, the shame
    (He was ashamed!)
    Thoughta changin’ my name
    (Oh, what’s in a name?)
    And I got downhearted
    (How did you feel?)
    Ev’rytime that I…

  39. @vssrgrl: “Wide stance” LOL!!!

  40. Raemie L. says:

    Ahahaha, poifect timing Audrey.

    Is that a teeny stubby tail on the peegmy?

  41. Raemie L. says:

    Eh, maybe “poifect lyrics” makes more sense than “poifect timing”.

  42. totaleffect says:


    pygmy pork chops…


    Teeny weeny…..body and legs and snout and tail and……..piggy wiggy-la!!!

  44. Totalee Puppy says:

    Hon Glad “…all the way home…” LOL! You guys are
    so much fun…(piano plays)
    “It’s nine
    o’clock on a Friday–The Regular Crowd Shuffles in…”