I received this adorable pink pig watering can as a gardening gift last year from my niece, LeShan. She seems to know what amuses me.
When I first looked at it, I chuckled. I will be the first one to admit that I did not take this ham belly too seriously. I decided to put my little pig where it’s bright neon color would not blind a visitor as they walked by – on the back porch. Days went by, and I could tell the little swine was getting restless.
OINK, OINK … it’s time to party.
I looked at it, and it looked back … like saying “so what now?” The days and weeks went by, and then Spring came knocking. Before you knew it, I was back in tune with my yard and garden. I currently own about three or four watering cans, all in good repair. The only thing I don’t like about them is that if the sprinkler nozzle gets clogged up with yard debris and/or little insects, it can be a bit challenging to clean them out and get the water to flow smoothly again. This happens more often that I would like.
One day as I was starting my chores, I had to walk right past Miss Piggy. Something clicked, and I thought … “oh, why not? Let me see what you got.” I decided to use the charmed pig for the first time, and in the process … got an unexpected surprise.
Not only was Miss Piggy quite easy to handle, but when the water came out of her cute little snout, it amused the daylights out of me. All of a sudden I was smiling from ear to ear, and was mesmerized by that adorable pink snout.
No matter where I put her, she can easily fit in (that’s saying something for a pig.) Even when full of water, she is not hard to handle nor does she burden me with excess weight. In this photo, she is assisting me with watering flowers in our log planter, which looks amazingly similar to the feeding trough Miss Piggy is used to. No wonder she is always happy to help out in this area.
It appears my niece, LeShan, knows me better than I know myself. My watering chores don’t seem as tedious as before – all due to a neon pig.
Miss Piggy is all smiles these days. She loves her life in Tampa and has made friends with all the outdoor animals. She makes me smile every time I see her.
Sometimes she even reminds me of what I should serve for dinner – (oh dear.) Rest assured, I will not be serving pink pork chops anytime soon! The pink, smiling swine is perfectly fine.
I’m proud to say she’s as happy as a …
Pig in a Blanket – of flowers 🙂