Whilst living in the US Virgin Islands, Kristen Hartness adopted a pig that she named Ziggy. Hartness thought that she was adopting a teacup pig that she was told would grow no bigger than 25 pounds and make the perfect travel buddy. Ziggy however, never stopped growing. Well, at least not until he had reached a whopping 250lb!
By this time Hartness had grown completely attached to Ziggy and even after meeting her fiancé, Jay Yontz she knew that she could never part with her piggy friend.
“Ziggy came first and the boys butted heads at first, but now they’re inseparable” Hartness said.
The couple have had to live life a little differently with their pet pig and charted a private plane for $15,000 dollars to get their pet back home to the States after they were unable to find a rental place that would allow them to keep Ziggy with them in the Virgin Islands. They now live in a motorhome and travel across the US finding temporary jobs in every place that they stop at.
When Yontz popped the question, the couple arranged for a photographer to take some photos to mark the event and of course Ziggy was there for the photoshoot. The couple have said that they do not have any plans for the wedding yet, but that whatever it is, Ziggy will play a big part in their special day.