July 1st, 2013 14:03 EST
Jyll Latham: My Pig Is A Pet!
Jyll Latham wrote this letter to the editor in response to this article by Robert Paul Reyes:
You are actually quite wrong on both counts "
You absolutely can fight city hall when their ordinances are contradictory and you would never know I had a pet pig because #1) he lives inside and only goes outside to go to the bathroom and my dogs are much more obnoxious when they go outside as far as barking and carrying on and #2) Sooie is very dog-like, he wags his tail when he`s happy, comes and sits on command, goes to bed when I tell him to, etc. However, he isn`t noisy!
Many people are ignorant of the fact that pigs are very clean animals " hey don`t shed and they don`t smell." They are smarter than dogs and great pets. He`s about the size of a bassett hound. This is not a commercial swine, he is a PET. Just like any of your cats or dogs.
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