Co-Sleeping With the…Pig?

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 27, 2011

I had made myself a note to take Landon to the library yesterday — to meet a pig that encourages kids to read.

After a lazy morning at home, off we went to see the pig. Where we in for a surprise!

Farmer Minor claims that his pig Daisy is the world’s most famous pig. Actually, the original one was, who lived with him for 14 years. The pig we met today was Daisy 2 and is actually a boy.

Daisy 2 visits libraries to get children interested in reading. He gets all kinds of library cards, people from all over the world sent him books about pigs, and he’s been in many newspaper articles and on TV.

Farmer Minor had the kids totally riveted with his story about how five-week-old Daisy 1 came to his farm after his children grew up, and how she ended up sleeping in his bed the first night after they had picked her up.

He went on to tell us that he and his wife co-slept with Daisy for 14 years.

(Cue the noise of a car screeching to a halt)

He did wha– ?!

Here is the proof:

He proudly told us that he now co-sleeps with Daisy 2, Lilly pug, and a cat every night.

Do you ever feel judged for co-sleeping with your kids? From now on, just refer to Farmer Minor who happily co-sleeping with a pig.

I guess he’s figured out the many benefits of co-sleeping as well.

I took a look at Farmer Minor and Daisy’s schedule, and they really travel all over the country. If you can meet them, run!

Just remember one thing: “1/6/12-Farmer Minor’s Annual Physical (no programs).”

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Glenda November 28, 2011 at 10:06 PM

lol – It’s a whole new perspective on co-sleeping! Thanks for sharing Dagmar.

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Marciemom November 28, 2011 at 11:16 AM

This is neat, loving the pig & sharing bed with him. Did you ask how it felt to sleep with a pig?

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Heather November 27, 2011 at 10:06 PM

A pig and a pug in a bed…. sounds like a great idea for a kids story! This was a great post! Sorry we missed it ….

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Meg November 27, 2011 at 8:29 PM

Okay but if they nursed her past a year I have to draw a line. :)

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Joel November 27, 2011 at 1:44 PM

I guess that’s where they get the term, “Hogging all the blankets.” :-)

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