CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- I've found some cool things on Craigslist before, but this latest has had me laughing for hours. And it didn't cost me a cent.
Since we've been in the market for a used lawn mower, I went online to Craigslist and clicked on the heading for "farm+garden."
And there it was. A personal ad for a pig.
"Big Beautiful Hereford Sow seeks Boar of same interests."
According to the ad, Belle is a 1-year-old hog that enjoys long walks in the pasture, eating roots, chasing chickens, and rolling in mud. She's on the lookout for a meaningless overnight relationship with a true boar.
She's even offering dinner and drinks.
Her only request from prospective suitors was for a "photo, please."
Belle might be easy, but the girl still has some standards.
Photos show she's a beauty. Red hair. Blue eyes. True, she has a bit of a pudge, but at least she's honest about it. Admits right there in print that she might be "a bit larger than the picture shows."
Before I'd even finished reading the ad, my mind was already building a list of potential pig puns, should I be able to persuade Belle's owners to let me insinuate myself into the romantic endeavors. This was so totally my kind of story. I was on it like a pig on lipstick.
Belle lives just outside of Charleston with the Figgatt family (and a multitude of critters). I wasn't but few words into talking with Aimee Neeley-Figgatt when I realized I'd stumbled on a gold mine.