There are two sides to every pig…

There are two sides to every pig…

A couple of weeks ago I met a pig who was at the animal hospital where my cat, Yin landed after her glucose crashed. While half of my body was in the cage where my four-legged daughter lay, I listened to snorts of dismay by the pig. I finally pulled myself from the cage and took a look at him. He was pink and cute and my immediate thought was of Arnold the pig on Green Acres ( one of my top 3 favorite shows in life ). The head vet tech came up to me and said “Isn’t he cute? His name is Pigstachio. He just got his manhood snipped.” That explained the anger.

As Yin’s condition improved, funny thoughts started entering my mind about the pig, as well as thoughts of how his relatives turn into edible goodness on many of our plates. I told him that I wouldn’t hurt him but that pickled meat sure is good in my red beans. He squealed.

If you eat meat, pork is one of the best choices you can make especially if you want a healthful choice of protein. Sure, there’s the bone- in double- cut pork chop ( please leave on the fat ), stuffed pork chops, ham hocks, and the part of the pig which causes arousal in most of the American population-