Adventures in Pink #3: Peanut Butter Dreams

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

-George Bernard Shaw

I bought the pigs a Kong. I know it’s a dog toy and a dog is usually a pet and a pig is not usually a pet and this could all be very confusing…but I did it anyway. I got the biggest one I could find at the hardware store, brought it home and after wrestling with the package, filled it with a mixture of grain and peanut butter.

When I got out to the pen, the pigs were rooting merrily near their lean-to. They perked up when they saw me and I waved the peanut butter filled Kong under their noses. At first Walter didn’t seem interested. Flo, on the other hand, grunted with delight and immediately tucked in. Can I just say, a pig with peanut butter is hilarious! She loved it so much that she gobbled it up as fast as she could, obviously not realizing its palette cementing potential. She spent the next ten minutes smacking her lips and trying to get the peanut butter off the roof of her mouth. Eventually, Walter decided he wanted in on the PB and Grain, but Flo would have none of it. Normally they’re friendly and snuggly with each other, but the peanut butter seemed to make Flo insane. She defended her prize ferociously, bit Walter’s face and squealed crazily until he gave up.

In case anyone was wondering, when you mix grain feed and peanut butter it actually does set up like cement. The next day Cory had to dig it out with a stick, so we decided to forgo the Kong and give them some peanut butter straight. Cory dribbled it along the top of a log near their lean-to. Unfortunately, this particular log is Walter and Flo’s favorite climbing log. Within approximately 10 seconds, Walter was covered from head to tail in peanut butter, and Cory and I were speculating on the safely of leaving him alone with Flo. She had begun to chase after him licking her chops.

I checked on them today. Aside from Walter looking extraordinarily tidy and clean, he was otherwise unharmed.


3 responses to this post.

  1. All great stories so far. Keep it up!! TG


  2. Hilarious!


  3. Posted by kim on June 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Amusing story ! Wish I was a fly on the ‘pen’ to watch the adventures of Flo and Walter.


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