Alright, don’t go looking down your snout at Pig Boy here, as if he were some lowly, unclean, unkosher character. For Pig Boy is a proud descendant of a long line of purebred Mangalica pigs from the countryside outside Pamplona, Spain.
[You may recall Pamplona from your high school lit class perusal of bullfight passages in some of Hemingway’s works.]
This Basque boy does not yet show the distinctive curly sheep-like coat of the mature Mangalica; he’s too young to shave, and prefers buzz-cuts anyway. With his jug ears fully exposed, Pig Boy’s sense of hearing becomes almost as acute as that of smell. Here we see him ready to head off truffle-hunting with his Gramps.
Ahhh! The relaxed life of a rural Spanish pig boy — awake, breakfast of day-old lettuce and corn cobs, mid-morning mud wallow, several-hour siesta, snuffling and squealing interlude, water-trough bath, truffle hunting, gorging on chopped turnip tops and bread crusts, then snoozing away under the stars!
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