This was a conversation that took place over the weekend at my sister’s house. 

Me: Hey, you’re looking for a pig? 

My sister: *laughing* …yes!

Other sister: I think I know a place where they auction pigs. 

Brother in law: Do they auction individual pigs or several pigs together? 

Other sister: I don’t know. 

Sister: He wants a baby pig. 

Other brother in law: I’ll call the guy I know tomorrow. I’m pretty sure he knows where to buy a pig. 

Everyone together: Okay. 

I guess some things never change. We grew up around livestock all our lives, and even when we lived in the city my mom managed to raise a pig in our suburban neighborhood in north Houston.