Otis is a potbelly pig.
We got Otis about 5 years ago, when he was just under a year old. He was still fairly small, so we kept him in the house. He had a little bed under the kitchen table.
|Otis grew to be around 100 lbs., and a somewhat cantankerous presence in the house. So, we made him a bachelor pad in the back yard.|
|We regularly put bales of alfalfa in Otis' pen. He carries alot of it into his house, and makes himself a cozy bed with it. Then, over the following few days, he eats most of it!|
|All potbelly pig manuals say "provide them with plenty of water!" We've tried a number of sizes and styles of water-dishes, but Otis always tips them over as soon as they are filled.|
|Otis enjoys wild greens, and eats all we give him. He also helps himself whenever he can reach any from his pen.|
|We saw some pigs at the recent Los Angeles County Fair.|
|There was a baby potbelly
in the petting zoo...
|...and several potbellies in the pig races...|
|Otis is quite popular with our
guests, and with students that attend School of Self-Reliance classes.
He politely ignores any rude "When's the barbecue"- joke from the occasional uncouth visitor.
The Pig Lovers Ring