Friday, October 09, 2009

Teacup Piggies

When I first read about teacup puppies, I find them very adorable. The dogs are supposed to be the size of teacups? *shrug* Sounds like adorable miniature puppies like poodle, maltese, yorkies as shown in website like this.
Is it really true? If one googles further, there seem to be some bad affect of breeding such puppies to obtain such a size.

Anyway, today I spotted a juicier news in MSN News (excerpt take from link):

Adorable ‘teacup pigs’ are latest hit with Brits
In England, they’re porking over up to $1,100 each for 14-inch-tall oinkers

These little piggies went to market — and became so popular that Brits such as “Harry Potter” actor Rupert Grint are porking over up to $1,100 apiece for adorable “teacup pigs” that grow to just 14 inches tall. “They make fantastic pets,” said breeder Jane Croft.

Teacup for two Tiny pigs the size of teacups, as this photo demonstrates, are the latest pet craze sweeping Great Britain. These little piggies are named Simon (left) and Cheryl.

"They make fantastic pets," says breeder Jane Croft of her micro pigs. "They’re highly intelligent and just love to be loved. They give so much back to you.”

Micro pigs have become so popular in England that they are almost impossible to get hold of. They are going for as much as $1,1000 a piece.

At birth, micro pigs are smaller than kittens, weighing about 9 oz.
Micro pigs like these were bred by mixing potbellied pigs with the Tamworth, Kune Kune and Gloucester Old Spot breeds. Story Adorable ‘teacup pigs’ are latest hit with Brits

My take?

Imagine these teacup piggies reaching the shores of Malaysia (I know it will not happen, but I said imagine!)

These 1,100 pounds (RM 6000) piggies might end up looking like this:
Chinese Roast Pork

Roast Pork

Bak Kut Teh

You know us, Malaysians love our food: so we will welcome all sorts of creatures to our bellies! Lol.

Imagine the stalls banner saying "Harry Potter's friend's Bah Kut Teh" or
"Bak Kut Teh from RM6k little piggy" or "Imported UK miniature roast piglet" (small portion but pay in pounds!). Hah!

Well, my tagline would be like this:
"Teacup Piggies anyone? You can have a plate of roast mini-piglet in a teacup (the teacup is complimentary gift) Any takers? " :p


Alina said...

Mmm... good idea. Imagine them as tiny roasted suckling pigs - the perfect bite sized snack, like chicken wings! Yum!

Sigh, wonder where I can find roast pork at midnight since I have a craving for it now. Bah. Thanks a lot. :P

PiggiYing said...

One word: Welcome! :P