WheresMyBackpack challenged bloggers to post something this week that touched on the theme of ‘pink.’ With the arrival of spring, I had no problem. Spring and summer mean festivals and fairs in Ohio. Which often feature my favorite version of pink: Pigs!
Cincinnati is dotted with artistic pigs as part of its Big Pig Gig, but nothing beats live pigs and pig races. So much fun to watch.
What makes the races even more fun is hearing the announcer call out their names as they race around the track for the Oreo finish. They had names like Hammah Montana and Pigtail-or Swift. I believe Hammah won.
We don’t own pigs, but thought up plenty of new names for female contenders:
Pork-tia De Rossi
Almost makes you want to buy a pig to race, doesn’t it? What would you name yours?
Love your names. That list just keeps going and going! I’m imagining the conversation wherein they were thought up – would have been hilarious!
Yes, and I’m oh so curious as to whether any pig farmers tried to match names with personalities. 🙂
Hm! Now you’ve got me wondering…
A different take of the pink theme – love the pink ceramic pig in your first shot, and your live pigs look very clean and pink! They are so cute when small, though pig pooh is very smelly! Is it only girls who race? otherwise you could have Hambo 🙂
Hambo! Perfect! I’m sure the boys race, too.
As for the smell- it is overwhelming, but at the same time, it’s another one of those indicators that Spring has arrived. When you can finally roll down your car windows while you drive down country roads, the smell of manure suddenly seems pleasant.
Gosh, the pigs are so sweet and squeaky clean looking. Love the pig racing story … and the names!
I know. Aren’t they cute? Then they get big and mottled and just lay around.
What a hilarious list! 😀 Had never heard of a pig race before!!
It’s one of the fun sideshows at fairs and festivals around here.
Scarlett Johamsen is a great name, haha! My dog had a friend who was a little pink pig when we still lived in Paris. The pig’s name was Puccini.
I cannot imagine what my dog would do if he met a pig. Wait– yes, I can. He’d bark his head off and hide behind my legs.
Such a cute and funny post!
Thanks for a big laugh! Pigs are so cute when piglets and so…big, when they grow up. 🙂
Yes. They get huge!
Lovely names those. My favourite is ‘Barbra Swinesand’. The visions that raise through the mind as one pronounces this name. Is that a linguistic abstraction or something stuck in my mind from yester years, I wonder…
Thanks for the smiles, Juliann. Great names, and I love the pink piggies. 🙂
Natalie Porkman…no you didn’t! : )
I did. Despite the fact that she’s one of my favorite actresses. 🙂
Cute, Juliann (the names you brainstormed and the reporting of this event). I’d heard of camel-racing before, but never an event of the swine sort. We were perusing crowdfunding campaigns the other day and couldn’t help smiling when we saw the one for piglet Crisp P. Bacon:
Ha ha. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.