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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"The Answer..." Bettejo Dux' (Vintage Bettejo)

Bettejo Dux has lived on the cosmic Garden
 Island of Kaua'i for over 40 years.
Bettejo is a regular opinion writer in the Garden Island news
 and is the author of the famed novella, "The Scam." 
 Her latest fiction"Children of extinction"
 is now  released and available on Amazon!
Bettejo has a gift of mingling
 the present, the past, and the future. 
The Answer

Editors note; 
We all love Bettejo, well some do, but the other day she called in a dither: She said,  "I woke up with a dream about Gulliver, Avatar, the Royals, religion  and the pig that went to market. I wrote this just for you."
Mahalo Bettejo!

It is my ardent belief that pigs can be pets. Spoiled pets. Swine are quite intelligent. Clean, polite and well-bred, they wallow but prefer pools. Fresh, clean, blue water pools. Not mud puddles. They must wallow. It's the way they stay cool on hot dry days which, as we all know, went hand- in- hand with global warming. Today, I would be interviewing an eclectic couple who raise the finest pedigree swine, the Poland China, on their land. I look up to these people. They represent, to me, the future of the human race.

By their very nature, pigs can create an entirely new way of living. A better way of living. Put villagers back to work. Food on the table--some pork, don't be greedy--and keep the children busy and entertained by their antics and upkeep which is a much healthier life style than playing war games and envying Lords and Ladies of the manor, who have nothing but their best interest at heart.

"Children should be out planting trees. Climbing trees. Worshiping trees. We need more trees. These animals can be taught to watch and snuffle and oink. Snuffles and oinks are calming peaceful sounds. Unlike dogs that bark and roosters that crow," the Lord of the manor took a breath. "They are omnivores Like us. Eat both animals and plants. Drink great quantities of water and have an extraordinary sense of smell. We're trying to grow and teach our large snouted friends to hunt Truffle mushrooms. The children have fun grabbing them before the animals eat them. It's a game..."

"... Calm in disposition," his Lady smiled. "They are a joy to behold. A delight to live with. More swine, fewer children, is what we wish for. Plan for. Hope to obtain." A happy black sow with a white snout and white patches on her feet and a spray of white on her back ambled by. She had a pleasant and friendly demeanor. She was followed by a litter of 10 dashing piglets. They followed in a line, but bunched up as they drew closer.

"They're shy," the Lady of the manor whispered. "Keep your voice down. Don't startle them. They're just babies. She had a litter of sixteen. These lived. Those that die end up in the kitchen. Mind, they're healthy. A bit underweight but tasty."

I whispered. Stood frozen in my tracks and watched them pass. "How much does she weigh?" I whimpered.

"Probably six or seven hundred pounds. They can weigh up to 800 but we prefer the diminutives."

"Designing and building shallow pools and meadow huts is a creative and wholesome endeavor..."

"...and they are the last of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac. They represent happiness, honesty, fortune and virility. Surely most honorable human qualities."

"The best."

"Swinophobia was so senseless."

"And raising, starving, tiny pet pigs was so stupid. Genetic modification is the answer."

I looked up at this giant of a man. Twelve feet tall and 1600 pound of male perfection. He excited my senses. 
Bettejo has a gift of mingling
 the present, the past, and the future...

Bettejo a few years back playing checkers
with her nephew...

Bettejo provided the quote on 
the enclosed Kauai sunrise meme!

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KimoRosen said...

For pets, I still prefer a dog over a pig, but another A+++++ for creative writing! wink emoticon

Harmony Bentosino said...

I was wondering if it's kosher for an Orthodox Jewish person to have a pig as a pet. What do you say, Kimo?

Anonymous said...

It's OK, "Yes - Jews are allowed to own a pig.
There is no rabbinic law (d'rabbanan) that forbids Jews from owning pigs.
Jews may derive benefit from non-kosher animals.
Jews may not derive benefit for mixtures of milk and meat, or chametz durring Pesach.
Halacha (Jewish Law) deals with a lot of situations that sometimes seem very strange (much stranger than this) and this was an excellent question!

(Owing a pig would not affect the kashrut if the kitchen.)


Harmony Bentosino said...

I looked at that site, & there does appear to be some controversy, but the good news for the pig is it could rest assured it would never be eaten!