That'll Do, Pig: Making the case for teacup pigs
Rule of Life #286: Anything tiny is cute. Especially if it's in a cup.
Exhibit A: Tiny and on a scale. Bonus points for fitting into a really cute teacup.
Exhibit B: Two of them! And they're ducks! Oh. Em. Gee.
Exhibit C: In a pinch, a McDonald's cup will suffice.
And we all know how much I want a chihuahua.
Rule of Life #286, Clause A: Any animal that is tiny as a baby and remains tiny as an adult is exponentially cuter. (See also Exhibit C and miniature ponies.)
Exhibit D: This little guy can literally fit in the palm of your hand.
And he's wrinkly and has a teensy little schnozzle!
Exhibit E: Really, all I want is one. But three would be good, too.
Rule of Life #286, Clause B: Combining a tiny pig plus a teacup is pretty much cute-nirvana.
Exhibit F: So I first linked to a picture of this little guy on twitter and then
proceeded to have an entire conversation about tiny bacon. Heh.
Conclusion: This is no longer a matter of WANT, it's a matter of NEED. They run from about $250 to $350 and I'm currently at the stage where that seems completely reasonable. Even though I won't be able to get one for the next two years or so, owning a teacup pig is most definitely a dream of mine. (Unless I smuggle one to Vancouver and his name will be CB, short for Canadian Bacon.) Send all donations to the Buy Gretchen A Teacup Pig Foundation.*
Addendum: I'm ridiculously proud of the title for this post.
*Not a real foundation. Yet.