When Kristin and her partner Jay Yontz met him Ziggy at a breeder's, he was a sweet little 4 pounds. About two months after welcoming Ziggy into her life, she realized he would be quite a bit larger than advertised.
"[A neighbor] bought me a book about how to raise a mini pig and I was scared to death when I realized pigs grow until they were 4 or 5. Ziggy already weighed 15 pounds."
Now 5 years old and 250 pounds, he's since gained fame as Ziggy the Traveling Piggy. But it's been a long road.
Courtesy of Kristin Hartness