Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bud, part 2 - the lad and the motorhome

Bud must have been about six months old, because he was pretty small. We took a day trip in our motorhome and had decided to take him along so he'd become a good traveler. Anyway, we took his bed and his litterbox - a catbox filled with pig litter. There is a difference, but I'm not sure what it is exactly. Bud rooted around in the RV and made himself at home, which included christening the fresh litter box.

At points north we stopped to visit a teenage son. The son came aboard the motorhome. This particular son was not familiar to Bud, and furthermore, he was a smoker. As we chatted with him, Bud whined and moved around the cramped space in an agitated way. We reprimanded him and he retreated to parts unknown.

He was back within a few minutes, quietly using the litterbox and doing his usual snouting around in the litter material. We continued to converse with the teenager. Suddenly, Bud made his move against our unwelcome guest. With his weight on his hind legs, he put his front hoofs on the teen's leg, barked, and rubbed his wet litter-laden snout on the boy's jeans.

The kid leaped to his feet and retreated down the steps of the motorhome. Since that time, when the boy comes to visit, he sits with his feet and legs tucked under him when Bud is around. The pig gets respect from the teenager.

10 comments:

Rita said...

Bud must not have liked smokers! Very opinionated--LOL!

Lynilu said...

LOL! Sometimes, I'd like to do the same to smokers!

ps - my word verification is "hofers," perhaps a tribute to you sweet "hoofer"?

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

It's hard for anyone to get respect from a teen; good for Bud!

Friko said...

That's funny.
Sorry your pig has gone to pig heaven. Looks like he had a long and well-cared for life.

DJan said...

I've been wondering how big he got, but he certainly had a personality that came out early in his life, it seems. Great story!

Retired English Teacher said...

That is a funny story! I guess that is one way to show who has control.

Arkansas Patti said...

Yea for Bud. He certainly let his opionion known. How funny.
I heard they were easier to house break than a dog.

Out on the prairie said...

Fun story to share, I didn't know they were litter trained.

Grandmother said...

Of course, they have a enhanced sense of smell and wouldn't like cigarette smell. Yay, pig! Great story.

Linda Reeder said...

That is funny. Good for Bud. I don't like the smell of cigarette smoke either.