It's late afternoon.
The chores are finished.
Before heading back to the house to make dinner,
I take a moment to visit the pigs.
"Hey, Ginger!" I call.
The best of hostesses, they both come running...
grunting their "welcome!"...
the special grunt that tells me they are happy to see me...
not to mention that obvious smile on MaryAnn's face!
MaryAnn reaches me and immediately flops down, exposing her belly.
I'll give you one guess what she is requesting...
a belly rub, of course.
And of course I comply.
Ginger sniffs all around me and heads over to the tree where TomTom
has climbed for safety.
Moll is much more accustomed to the pigs than TomTom.
Eventually, though, he gathers his courage
and hops down.
Bravely walking right past Ginger, he stops for a sniff...
then heads over to a grassy spot and lies down.
Here I sit, with two cats, two pigs, and Sammy outside the fence.
Ginger walks over to greet Sammy.
"Hey Sammy, come on in and visit with us," Ginger grunts.
"Uh, that's ok, Ginger...I'll stay right here," Sammy answers.
"Puh-leeease...." Ginger begs.
"Wanna kiss?" asks Ginger affectionately.
"Uh, no, that's ok," says Sammy as he turns his face away.
Before long, a car came up the driveway...
Amanda... home from work.
Looks like everyone was happy to see her, too!
It's no secret that pigs love food.
I think, though, that these girls love company just as much!