Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Many Adventures of Seymour and Angie

I want to introduce you to some new friends.

Please meet Seymour and Angie.



They are from Iowa.  Iowa is almost as good as Georgia.  Or so I'm told.

My friend, we'll call her Rae, lives in Iowa.  She does like corn.  She also seems to like some blue bulldog which I don't really understand.  I mean, here in Georgia, we all LOVE our Bulldogs.  But we don't see many of them that are blue.  Unless they are dead. And that's just not attractive.  Anyhoo...

Rae recently sent me a care package for my birthday from Iowa.  Sadly, it contained no corn and thankfully no blue bulldogs.

But what it did contain was two lovely little piggies.  Seymour and Angie.

They are Good Luck Pigs.  Yeah, I never heard of Good Luck Pigs before either, but hey, I'm willing to accept all the good luck I can find.  They came with this little card that read:


Good Luck Pig!
In Germany when someone is lucky it is customary to say 
"Ich Habe Schwein Gehabt which means "I have had pig".

This tradition dates back to hard times when if you had a pig to feed your family
you were considered fortunate.

This good luck pig bestows good fortune and luck wherever he goes.  Find a special place
for him in your home and he will bring you good luck and success!


Isn't that sweet?

The names "Seymour" and "Angie" came from stories both Rae and I have of what we might have been called if other people in our lives had been allowed to name us or if we had been born at different times.  Rae was to be Seymour and I was to be Angie.  I'm glad we both got the real names we are stuck with though.  She doesn't look much like a Seymour.

So since these two sweet little piggies have come to live with us, I thought it might be fun to try and have some adventures with them.  And I'm pretty much running out of writing material for this blog so you all get pigs now.  It's a recession, people.  I'm doing the best I can here.

One morning recently as Bean and I were getting ready for the day, I noticed Seymour and Angie had wandered off.  It took us awhile to track them down but we finally did.  They were pretty well hidden.  Can you see them?


They seem to like to accessorize.

I will try to keep you all updated on their adventures as they get used to living in Georgia and start to wander out and about.  They are very friendly and love to make new friends.  Who knows where they'll wind up.


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