Oscar is 8 months old! Oscar is growing up so quickly, and I can’t believe he’s 8 months old already. Since I’m around Oscar every day, it’s easy to miss the gradual changes in his behavior and personality. I’ve been reflecting lately on how much Oscar has changed since we first brought him home, and it’s amazing how much he’s learned and developed.
When we first brought Oscar home, he was so scared and frazzled. He didn’t like to be touched and of course didn’t know any of the house rules or routines. Since he was so nervous, we couldn’t even get a feel for his personality. For the first few months with him, we focused primarily on getting a routine down and building trust. Once he finally bonded with us, Oscar started to come out of his shell and show us his personality and preferences.
Although the first few months with Oscar were tough and required a lot of training and patience, he is now settled into a routine and life with him is joyful and fun. We still have frustrating moments, but watching him grow and learn has been so rewarding. One day at a time, without me even noticing most days, Oscar has wiggled his way deep into my heart. He is entertaining and curious and makes me laugh and smile every single day.
Mini pigs as pets are certainly not for everyone and Oscar has presented us with challenges, but I am so grateful for him and the joy he brings into my life.
At 8 months old, our little guy is 18 pounds, 14.5″ tall, and 23″ long.