A while back, my daughter spotted this dress-up pig in a mail order catalog and put it on her birthday wish list. I thought she was being silly, so didn’t buy it for her. Then it turned up on her Christmas wish list… again I thought she was being silly. Somewhere around the next Valentine’s Day, she mentioned that she’d *love* to have a porch pig, and so it goes for every darn holiday until I gave in and said we could get the pig. Life’s too short not to have a tacky porch decoration, you know?
Unfortunately, by the time I gave in came to my senses the catalog didn’t carry them anymore! And I can’t find this thing anywhere. Porch geese are readily available here in the Midwest (more on those later) so I asked if she wouldn’t just as soon have a dress-up goose but, “No Mom, our porch should have a pig”. As spoiled as she is (mainly thanks to Grandma) this kid has only even asked specifically, seriously for about three things in her 11 years. And it’s killing me that I haven’t been able to find one. So I implore you… join me on my quest for the porch piggy and help make a child’s dreams come true!
Believe it or not, there are a lot of folks out there who don’t know about porch geese. Although I’ve seen a few concrete geese, around here the most common type is a hollow plastic geese that you can fill with sand and set on your porch. And because no self-respecting goose wants to sit around naked, you have to dress it up in little handmade outfits. The big responsibility lies in dressing your goose appropriately.
If it’s going to be rainy, it has to wear a raincoat:
Is it hot out? Your goose will need a swimsuit…
You get the idea. I have to admit that one of the reasons I wasn’t initially interested in the pig is that I’d have to make a lot of little clothes for it. Geese suits are a dime a dozen, but pig wear? Not so much.
So, anybody know where I can find a porch pig?