Oscar is one year old! Oscar celebrated his first birthday a few weeks ago with a fun and delicious party. Now that he’s one, he’s really keeping us on our toes. We officially have a toddler mini pig, and he’s busy, busy, busy all day. He’s more curious than ever and wanders around the house most of the day checking everything out and getting into anything he can.
While it has been fun to have a more active mini pig, it has also been more tiring. I constantly worry about Oscar chewing on or eating something dangerous, so I follow him around making sure he’s not chewing on cables or discovering toxic foods in the pantry. This is definitely a new stage for us with Oscar, so I plan on writing more about his toddler phase as we experience it.
Oscar is also really enjoying Spring lately. Now that it’s warm out again, Oscar loves getting outside, rooting around and exploring. The grass is green again, so he’s back to eating grass, which makes him happy. Even though he’s keeping me busier and more anxious than usual with all of his (potentially dangerous and toxic) explorations inside the house and out, it’s fun to watch him wander and experience the world around him. Sometimes it’s even a good reminder for me to stop and take time to wander and explore with him.
Now that he’s a year old, I often look back at his baby pig days and reflect on our journey with him so far. Although he was adorable as a piglet, I don’t miss those early days as much as I thought I would. I enjoy the bond we’ve built and being in more of a routine with Oscar. He still has the curiosity that I loved so much when he was a piglet, but his personality has really developed and shows through more than when he was a baby. I’m curious (and a little terrified!) to see where the next chapter with Oscar takes us as we adjust to life with our toddler mini pig.
At one year old, Oscar is 28 pounds, 26″ long, and 16″ tall.