My Green Eyed Pig

August 22, 2009 at 11:16 pm | Posted in My Pig Collection, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
In the morning with my Green Eyed Pig

In the morning with my Green Eyed Pig

Check out the newest addition to my pig collection. It’s a handmade crocheted pig I found on Etsy. It’s really well made and full of character. The maker? Marie Segares, Proprietress of The Underground Crafter. She’s been crocheting for 25 years!

Marie is a Craft Yarn Council of America Certified Crochet Instructor and Certified Crochet Teacher.  She specializes in teaching individual and small group crochet classes for beginner and intermediate students.  So if you’re in the New York City area and want to learn how to crochet, well, you know where to look!

In addition to teaching, Marie makes handmade items like my green eyed pig and sells them on Etsy. She also does special orders on commission.

I’m a huge fan of handmade items, and it’s always nice to find people making a living doing what they love. Go Marie! If you or anyone you know is a handmade entrepreneur, check out my other blog, a place for fans of socially responsible business to learn and get inspired.


What’s New With the Dachshund Nursing Piglet?

August 3, 2009 at 1:11 am | Posted in Pig News, Pigs with Other Animals | 4 Comments
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Mama dog nurses more than her pups

Mama dog nurses more than her pups

Remember internet superstars Pink and Tink, the infamous dachshund dog who nursed a piglet? Keep reading to get an update with a side of conspiracy.

If you are one of the few who hasn’t heard about this dynamic duo you can view the original story and pics here.

Since news broke back in early 08 and forwarded photos began flying around cyberspace, there have been some interesting developments in this piglet pooch saga.

For one, some doubters started questioning whether the photos were real! Come on people. Sure, Photoshop can do some amazing things. But I’m gonna go with….WHY? Why would anyone waste their time Photoshopping photos of a piglet nursing from a dog?

One such theorist who shall remain nameless (unless you click here) at least fessed up to his temporary bout of paranoia and contacted the owner. Good for him! He posted the owner’s reply along with new (also unaltered) photos.

There are some juicy updates about Pink and Tink in the owner’s reply. In it you’ll learn that Pink was born premature and lives on a 4 H farm, and will remain with his wiener dog family and not be adopted. Trust me, it’s a fun read!

Lastly, would you believe there’s a book about Pink and Tink called The Pink Puppy: A True Story of a Mother’s Lovebook If anyone’s read it, please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

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