Happy fuzzy Friday everyone! This week the internet has been all abuzz with people in a fuzzy frenzy over fluffy cows and skinny pigs. While the cow’s claim to fame has been due to their overly soft and fluffy fuzz, the skinny pig is being noticed for its less then fuzzy figure.
The good people at Lautner Farms in Adel, Iowa were indeed surprised that a picture posted online of one of their prized show cattle became such an overnight viral sensation. The image of the cattle with its coat appearing about three times as soft and fuzzy then the average cow, had some people wondering if Lautner Farms was actually raising a new breed of show-cattle, one that was far more soft, cuddly and huggable. However, like most great hair, the beautiful bovines owed their fantastic fluffiness all to superb stylists. Hours before showtime, the cow’s stylists spend hours blow drying, fluffing, and hair spraying the cows coats, being sure to apply a little oil at the end of the process to keep the cows coats nice and shiny for their big moment in the spotlight!
The second fuzzy friend to find fame on the internet this week was the skinny pig! Unlike the show cattle at Lautner Farms, these petite pigs are known for their lack of fuzzy, being almost an entirely hairless breed of Guinea pig except for a little hair on their muzzles, feet and legs . Besides having a larger appetite then their Guinea pig relatives and their occasional need for a sweater to keep them warm in colder months and preference for extra blankets on their piggy beds, skinny pigs are very similar in to your average Guinea pig. Skinny Pigs are said to make wonderful indoor pets, and their hairless bodies tend to make them a little easier to handle and inherently cleaner then their Guinea pig relatives.:)
Have a great weekend everyone!!
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