An Open Letter To My Parents: Why We Need A Pet Mini Pig
Start writing a post

An Open Letter To My Parents: Why We Need A Pet Mini Pig

Without a pet mini pig, life is a boar.

An Open Letter To My Parents: Why We Need A Pet Mini Pig

Dear Mom and Dad,

As you know, I’ve picked up a minor obsession in the past few days. And it’s not Pokémon Go, shockingly. It’s not even a new show I’m binge-watching on Netflix. It’s mini pigs. Yes. Tiny bundles of oinking cuteness.

A screenshot of some of my recent Instagram follows (ignore the quokka and marsupials-- I got sidetracked, OK?)

I promise you, this isn’t even all of them. That’s half of what I followed this week in addition to the four or five accounts I was already following before. I highly recommend all these mini-pig accounts for your Instagram-scrolling pleasure. High-quality entertainment. *not shown above but an all-time favorite: @pumpernickel_the_minipig*

After constantly showing you pictures of mini pigs, Dad, you finally remarked sarcastically, “Something is telling me you want a mini pig.” To which I responded with a big fat, “Duh.

But then I started thinking about it… What if I could actually convince my parents to let me purchase and care for my very own mini pig?! I decided to make it my mission. I decided I would text you each day a new reason why I needed a mini-pig in my life.

Day 1:

And then after Day 1 of Mission Get Rachel a Pig (to which my you didn’t even reply--how rude), I promptly gave up on my plan of texting you every day because frankly, I am lazy. So, instead of daily texts, I am putting it all in one place. Here are just a sampling of some of the many reasons a mini pig would be an excellent addition to our family.

First of all, they’re just so darn cute.

They love belly rubs.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//" expand=1]

They love going on walks.

They love eating fruit.

They love… playing the guitar.

But really, pigs are very smart and love to learn! We could teach our pig to sit, fetch, roll over, smile for all the adorable pictures I’ll be posting of our pig on social media… It’s actually said that pigs are smarter than dogs, and even smarter than chimpanzees! Wow!

And speaking of dogs, we can’t forget our current pet, our beloved puppy, Nayla. Don’t you think our sweetheart would love to have a friend?! Dogs and pigs have the potential to get along great, as shown by these pictures.

Look-- there’s even a Rhodesian Ridgeback (our dog’s breed) getting along with a baby pig! They’ll be the best of friends! Read the story about this dog and pig here. Too cute!

I mean, dogs also sometimes eat pigs, so you can’t leave them together unsupervised… But our dog is a mushball who wouldn’t hurt a fly, and anyway, we can just keep them in separate rooms when we leave the house. Don’t worry.

As I mentioned in Day 1 of Mission Get Rachel a Pig, we could even train our pig to be a theraPIG!

As stated by yes, this is a real thing, “Pigs have been recognized by families of children with autism to help with vocalization and calming. Pigs have been known to detect low blood sugar in their owners with diabetes or detect and warn of oncoming seizures. They can ease anxiety and panic attacks and improve the symptoms of depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in some individuals.” We could use our darling piglet to help people and to spread love and joy to all!

So, Mom and Dad, I think I’ve been pretty persuasive here. A pig would be an adorable presence in our lives, an intelligent companion, a friend to our dog, and a shining beacon of joy for all of society. Pretty pleeeeaaase?

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

NYC Classrooms struggle with marijuana and high students

The Cannabis landscape has changed, and so have what schools experience

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that about 35.7% of 12th graders in the U.S. had used marijuana in the past year, and 11.8% reported daily use. As for coming to school under the influence, specific statistics can be hard to come by, but there is concern that the increasing social acceptance of marijuana may lead to higher rates of use among teenagers.
Keep Reading...Show less

The Best Capital Cities in the World To Visit

It's easy to overlook some of these, even just one - don't.

The Best Capital Cities in the World To Visit

Why think locally? Think big and consider traveling to the best capitals in the world.

What makes a capital "the best" – culture, sights, history & things to do, to say the least.

Keep Reading...Show less

How To Play 'New Girl's' True American Drinking Game

"It's 75% drinking, 20% Candy Land, and the floor is molten lava."

How To Play 'New Girl's' True American Drinking Game

I think it's fair to say that anyone who watches "New Girl" knows about True American. This crazy, nonsense drinking game which pops up every so often throughout the seasons and first introduced in season one, episode 20.

Keep Reading...Show less

The Life Story of my Dreams

How I figured out what I want to do with my life.

The Life Story of my Dreams

Yes, that's me in the photo above. I was around 10 years old in that photo and was obsessed with that pink and purple sweater. I wore it on a daily basis.

Keep Reading...Show less

Theories Of Motivation

Some things other than coffee to motivate you

Theories Of Motivation
Motivation refers to the psychological processes that drive and direct behavior towards achieving goals. Several theories of motivation have been proposed by psychologists and researchers over the years. These theories attempt to explain why individuals are motivated to act in certain ways and what factors influence their behavior. Here is an overview of some prominent theories of motivation:
Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments