March of the Pigs

Obviously we like to go on trips, and every now and then we make a special effort to bring The Dog along. But sometimes the dog is just…a little too much Dog, and we want to give some of our other pets a chance to come along and join the fun. Recently, we realized that our The Lizard is nine years old, has been with us for eight years, and yet she’s consistently left out on our trips. So we brought her along on a quick trip to Stone Mountain, hoping that she might be one of only very few bearded dragons who have ever been to the summit.

Lizard and me

stone mountain lizard

And rest his soul, we also made a point to bring out Gordie the guinea pig once or twice. He played angel guinea-pig at a cemetery once:

And on New Year’s Day, we took a trip out to Springfield to visit the snow-covered Dr. Suess Garden. Gordie had to bundle up for that one.

gordie bag

Well, yesterday was Jon’s and my 6-year wedding anniversary and to celebrate it, we went off on a mini-trip to see the Icebox Cemetery in northern Georgia. But who to bring with us? The dog? Eh, it’s a little hot for car trips with dogs right now. The Lizard? Nah, her facial expression of constant disdain gets tiresome on long trips. Well, we don’t have a guinea pig anymore, but maybe some other, smiling laughing pig would be good company. So we brought Will.

Pig backseat

What some people don’t know about taxidermed animal heads is that sometimes they get bored staying at home 24/7, staring at the walls. They like to see the world sometimes. Will was so excited that he asked to sit shotgun for part of the trip.

Pig shotgun

He liked telling jokes.

What do you call a pig thief? A HAM-burglar!

Eventually this got tiresome and Jon’s sense of humor ran out.

Will was sent back to sit in the backseat until we arrived at the Icebox cemetery. He photographs well. Doesn’t move around a lot.


More later about the trip, maybe less about Will’s contribution. I like our wedding anniversaries.

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