Where do these scientist come up with names??? Swine Flu?? We own a pot-bellied pig and I don't worry about catching flu from her. I don't hold her "hands" or kiss her. She doesn't wash her hooves very often either but she does upset the water bucket often. Miss Piggy, as she is called, is just a lovable little bundle of bacon that wants to live out her days here on the ranch. At one time she was able to wander the ranch free of worries and even came into the house through a doggie door. A problem followed that practice and ended her free reign forever. She learned how to open the refrigerator and you could hear a choir of angels as she said"...eureka, I have found the mother load!!!" So now she awaits my arrival each morning with a scoop of piggie chow and munches away while watching our two doggies eat their chow thinking of ways to lure them closer with their bowls.
I am originally from New England and joined the US Navy after high school. Trained as an Electronics Technician (avionics) working on computers and computer-controlled systems. Approximately 23 years later I retired from the US Navy and flip-flopped between TN and MA before settling in AZ in 2005 where I met the greatest woman ever. We can be found occasionally at local Farmer's Markets selling our crafts. Our Arts & Crafts business sells full size framed pictures and note cards of the photos shown on http://www.joneal.vtchome.net.