Barack Obama: Now it’s PIGS and lipstick?

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A week after Sarah Palin talked about pit bulls and lipstick, Barack Obama said John McCain was putting “lipstick on a pig” by claiming to be different from Bush.

Now I feel that I must point out two things here. First, NO animal should be forced to wear lipstick under any circumstances! And second, what’s wrong with pigs? There are 236 pot bellied pigs available for adoption on Petfinder, including Poloneus, pictured above, at Red Rover Rescue in Kanab, UT.

He’s apparently “a little shy, but takes food from your hand.” And with that cute smile, he doesn’t need any makeup!


Now I know, I know, no one is LITERALLY putting lipstick on anyone. But I do like to take any opportunity to point out that there are pets other than cats and dogs available for adoption on Petfinder.

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A pig gets a belly rub at the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

And pigs really are interesting. They’re apparently smarter than any other domestic animal, and considered more trainable than cats or dogs. And they really do seem to smile when they’re content.

If you’re a city-dweller like me and farm animals are not in your future, you can meet the pigs at a place like the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, and Orland, CA, or the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY.

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