Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Picture Post 1025 : Pigskin


Is there anything more beautiful than pigskin? Especially when it is where it belongs, on the back (and front) of a pig. Prize piglets at the Halifax Show, August 2011.

18 comments:

  1. Delightful creatures and they are very smart animals. I think they rank up there with dogs as far as intelligence goes. I don't recall ever seeing pigskin leather, but probably saw it and thought it was just another piece of cow hide. Good picture.

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  2. Seems that we have both been inspired by pigs, Alan. Your little group looks pretty cosy, huddled together.

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  3. Guess you went to the dogs...errr umm pigs today..haha

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  4. No there isn't! What an adorable photo to brighten my morning, thanks!

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  5. Dabbling in the commodities market, Alan? Pork futures are always a good investment!

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  6. What dear little piggies :)
    ☼ Sunny

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  7. Definitely an”Ahhh” moment. Little pink wrinkly noses- so gorgeous. We have twice lived near a pig farm when the children were growing up. The pigs lived in well-appointed houses and had lots of land to roam. No smells drifted our way. The children loved it when the piglets were born. My daughter affectionately named them ‘little party sausages’ and I’m afraid that’s what we still call them whenever we see them.

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  8. I love piglets - and pigs! I just want to grab one up in my arms and squeeze until it squeals. Then I'd give it a kiss on the head and put it down.

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  9. See how real your photos are? They almost jump out at you those pigs. They are so real I can smell them.

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  10. dalmatian piglets! ha. They are adorable!

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  11. What do pigs put on their skin when it's sore?
    Oinkment.

    I know that joke won't have been a surprise to you as it's such an old one. I just had to say it anyway. Forgive me.

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  12. Lovely piglets and picture. I believe peccary leather comes from pigs. It's one of the softest leathers available.

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  13. I never would have thought I'd find piglets cute - but these are!

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  14. Very cute. I have a friend who shoots feral pigs on his property here but kept a piglet for some reason. It's now a cantankerous massive porker that will only let him close and attacks anyone else. I guess baby anythings are cute. It's the grown ups that get ugly

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  15. such cuties!!!!!! oink, oink, oink!

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  16. Pretty darn cute! Are they Gloucester Old Spots?

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  17. that would have been a perfect tie-up post to my sepia saturday last week...

    and yes, they look lovely with their skin on them!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  18. I like pigs..especially when they are bacon and chops:)

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