Locals go hog wild over pet pig


FAST FRIENDS –Yoshi the pig is the center of attention these days in Swinomish Village. The Nguyen family’s new pet enjoys regular visits from both two-legged and four-legged friends, the latter category ranging from household cats to deer. Lori Nguyen, couldn’t be more pleased with her choice of a pet for eight-year-old son Kao. – Photo courtesy of Julie Lennartz

It has long been said that dogs are man’s best friend.

But now there is a new twist to that tale – rather, tail – right here in greater La Conner.

Lori Nguyen of the La Conner Pub & Eatery staff recently brought home a baby crossbreed pig as a new pet and it has quickly become a friend to all – mostly to her eight-year-old son, Kao, but also to neighbors, co-workers, the family cats and even deer that meander into Nguyen’s side yard on Pioneer Parkway in Swinomish Village.

Nguyen acquired the popular Yoshi to help take away the sting from having lost one of her cats...

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