Sunday evening I had the pleasure of meeting Johnny Cash. “What?” you say, “Cash has passed on to that big concert hall in the sky!” Well, that may be true for the singer, but the Johnny Cash I met has four legs, a cute little tail, and a snout. He is the pig in black. I had the pleasure of having a photography session with the cutest pig and learning more about pigs in the process.
This particular pig lives with Caylynn and a Shiba rescue named Milo. I first met all three at Pet Barn, a wonderful pet store in Maple Lawn (I highly recommend it: http://petbarn.net/). When I first saw Cash I knew I wanted to photography him and so I gave Caylynn a card and she gave me a chance 🙂
Cash is quite friendly, greeting me immediately when he saw me. He ate some peanut butter treats right out of my fingers. It was my first time having pig lips on my fingers, and I have to say I liked it. He was sometimes a little pushy and definitely a bit nosey, or maybe I should say snouty. He kept getting into my bags looking for treats. I was surprised to learn he knew a few commands, including sit and jump (I did not even know pigs could jump). I found out he is litter box trained for the house as well. He was also a bit sassy, grunting when he was told to stop digging or to move when he did not want to. He was definitely full of personality, and as much fun to photograph as a dog.
I am always ready to learn more about another type of animal, and getting to photograph and interact with them this way is a wonderful way to do that. Who knows what the future may hold? If you would like photos of your pet, give me a call or use the contact form!