Living: This Little Piggy Ate Roast Beef

Domesticated porkers are becoming the latest pet craze

You might call it buying a pig in a poke. Fifteen months ago, Ronald and Mary Kalish of Arizona adopted Sir Francis Bacon (Frank, for short) as a pet, and their life has never been quite the same. After supper, when the family gathers around the TV, Frank will squeal and howl if the channel is switched from his favored westerns or cartoons. Come bedtime, there is only one place where he will sleep: on the Kalishes' king-size mattress, snuggled between Mary and Ronald. If reproved, Frank may try to urinate on the offender's foot. Yet, far from feeling hog-tied by...

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