Crazy people like to say that pigs are smarter than dogs, but we dog lovers know they are mistaken and probably meant to say, "Pigs are smarter than cats".
Pigs are definitely curious and playful, two qualities that are considered signs of intelligence. As evidence for PigIQ, I give you Chewie the fair pig who has learned to water my lettuce crop for me.
In the photos below, Chewie demonstrates her irrigation technique.
Step One: Pull the garden hose through the fence. Try not to bite holes in the hose as you do.
Step Two: Roll in mud puddle created by flowing hose and then carry the hose to the garden side of the pen.
Step Three: Poke hose through garden fence and gently irrigate FC's bright green lettuce plants.
Step Four: Look imploringly at FC as he thins the crop, so maybe he'll toss you bits as a treat.
Now, let's see a cat do that.
The dogs would have demonstrated proper garden irrigation technique, but they were busy helping Junior with his Algebra 2 homework.
Since some of you are going to ask, this is Chewie's last week with us, the fair weigh in is Saturday.