Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Animal Tales - 55

Welcome to Animal Tales, the blog linky that brings together all sorts of animal blog posts from all over the world.  It runs from Tuesday morning thought to Thursday night and showcases a wide range of animal related posts.  Please note I am now happy to allow sponsored posts, reviews and give-aways.

And the piglets are called ...

Pickle - as already chosen by me because she is such a pickle:

Pickle Pig

Pumpkin - as suggested by a friend on Facebook as she is a cute as a pumpkin:

Pumpkin Pig

Mo (Farah)  - because she is sooooo fast!  Thank you to Bear and Cardigan for this suggestion.  She almost became Penelope as suggested by Charlotte at TheMummyToolbox but she didn't quite appear to be either Ms Cruz or Ms Pitstop but she did appear to be a Mo!


Thank you to  everyone who made suggestions and  I have answered your comments now.  There were some great ideas but a few were male names (these are girls), some suggested names of pigs we have already had and I am afraid I may have got into trouble had I named them after Ersatz Expat's suggestion of Napoleon as apparently it is illegal to call a pig Napoleon in France!

Favourites from Last Week

Once again many thanks to everyone who joined in last week and with 18 posts I think that may have been our biggest week yet.  So many good posts to choose from but particular favourites were Babi a Fi and her squirrel appreciation post, getting to meet Emma's new puppy, Ruby and a welcome return to Boris as he begins to learn how to be an Assistant Dog.

Over to you now.  Please add your posts below. The posts can be old or new and as varied as the animals who we share our world with. If you tweet with the hashtag #AnimalTales I'll retweet you. Just give me a nudge if I appear to have forgotten you.

Full details of the linky can be found here but can I remind people of a couple of the "rules":
  • Please can you comment on at least 2 other blogs linked up - that is, after all the whole purpose of joining a linky to find and comment on more blogs and hopefully drive traffic back to your blog.
  • Please can you include my badge (preferably) or a link back to this blog.
  • Pinterest - not a rule but for even greater exposure of your blog post please do join the Animal Tales Pinterest board and pin a picture from your linked posts.
  • Finally if you want to add a sponsored post, review or give-away, please do.


  1. Hi Rosie, love all the names. Mom Farah would be pleased (I'm sure) to know that there is a very cute pig named after him. And is that really true about naming a pig Napoleon in France? What's the penalty for doing so? Hopefully not the guillotine!


  2. Although I didn't link up last week, I said I'd come over and suggest some names and it totally slipped my mind! So sorry. But it looks like you've found some really good ones, especially Mo ;) Love it.

  3. Whoops - not a good Idea with Napoleon then.....

  4. Hey Rosie! Thanks so much for the invite, happy to join. The piglets are absolutely adorable :) Have a wonderful week!

  5. Such cute pigs! Thanks for the invite to join in!

  6. Gorgeous names for some gorgeous piggies!

  7. good choice of names, I especially like Mo

  8. Thanks so much for the mention - and their new names suit them perfectly! :)

  9. I'm loving their choice of names xxx they're so very cute

  10. Love the names of the piglets, and thank you so much for the mention,it's good to be blogging again xxx

  11. They are gorgeous. Love the names!!

  12. Brilliant names, we have a black labrador called Pickle! :)


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