Friday night we took Nicky & Eddie to a friend's home for Yappy Hour. 10 dogs total, mine had not met them before but all was great, not a single grumble. Then a couple brought their little pig, Hamilton to a dog-party!
The dogs were all curious, he is about Nicky's size and pretty much ignored the dogs as they sniffed him all over. Then a bit later, one of the resident dogs realized, Hey, there's a pig in my yard! and started barking at him. Hamilton started running and suddenly it was 'bacon on the hoof' and most of the dogs joined in. Pig, 8 dogs, 4 or 5 humans, racing around this yard, behind trees and bushes, woodpiles…where was a video camera when you need one??? Dogs were grabbed, Hamilton ran back to Mom, everyone chilled out, more sniffing and pig went outside the fence to root beside the lake and mingle with people on the dock. All was well, and no pigs were actually harmed in the melee. Humans had wine and food, eventually we brought home 2 tired little basenjis, exhausted from their social evening.
(At the table, someone commented that maybe we shouldn't eat the ham, out of respect to Hamilton!)
I'm trying to figure how to upload a couple of shots from Iphoto, the pics are blurry though.