Pandora is probably the brightest of my pigs and definitely the weirdest. Lightning was no slouch in the brains department, either. I would not call Pippin stupid, but he is probably the least intelligent of the three. Still he is incredibly sensitive for such a big pig, and probably the most intuitive. The day Lightning died he was acting weird as all get-out. I should have sensed it.
Pippin's name was originally "Pippin" but I wanted to get something that went with Lightning, so one of my friends suggested "Thunder." I thought that really stupid, but it was so bad it was good. Also, one of my co-workers said he looked like a little thundercloud. And he drinks and pees like a little thundercloud. When Lightning died I couldn't bear the thought of another Lightning. I guess I could have named Pandora "White Lightning."
Terrible pig person that I am, I watched to see what happened next. Pippin walked directly over the bug, which crawled out from under him, completely unhurt. Both kept going on in their intended directionj. I am told piggies don't see well and that was the reason for it.
This could be baby Pandora's long-lost brother, Diablo. He is her size, shape and age and they both came from Virginia:
This is the DC Pignic where they met. I could kick myself for not getting any pictures:
I have to admit none of the piggies in the DC pignic pictures belong to me.
Two other notable differences between Pandora and Diablo -- the grease gland (duh) and Diablo's seems to have more changeable ears.
And he is so adorable! He likes to put his two front paws up on the cage door and look out while wheeking. He has a bit of a head tilt, which makes it even cuter.