These Little Piggies Are Heading To The Market - To Shop!

By Meera Dolasia on November 19, 2011

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Who would have guessed that one could turn piglets into little divas that trot around with shopping bags and race everywhere in convertibles! But that's exactly the kind of things British photographer Bob Elsdale persuades them to do and, he has pictures to prove it.

Mr. Elsdale, who specializes in taking animal photos is able to do such an amazing job because his wife and he bring in and nurture all the animals he captures on film, from the time they are just a few days old. In fact, their home in Central London is a registered farm - The only one in the area!

Over the years, they have had a slew of piglet models. Hand fed and cared for, just like house pets, the hogs become part of the family and get so comfortable around cameras that modeling for photos becomes like a game. When they grow older and are too big to pose Mr. Elsdale sends them off to an open farm, where they retire in style.

Their first piglet model Rosie, who was adopted when she was just four days old, loved food so much, that he was able to train her to sit, stand, lie down and even roll over, all with the promise of some French cheese.

Having said that, the piglets are just like human model divas and getting them to work with props, sometimes takes hours. Not only do they have to constantly be bribed with food, but also, never be taken off the floor, because they hate to have their feet above the ground. And, when they get tired they simply nuzzle up to Bob's leg and fall asleep, sometimes right in the middle of a photo shoot! But as you can see, when everything goes according to plan, the results are quite stunning!

Besides pigs, Mr. Elsdale also uses cats, dogs, squirrels, ducks and even chimpanzees as models - And, they all seem to do magical things under his watch. To see the brilliant photographer's entire gallery check out bobelsdale.com.

Resources: Dailymail.co.uk

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  • the2323
    the2323Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 9:22 am
    that is so so cute
    • PHI PHIWednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:13 am
      GIVE THOSE CUTIES TO ME BECAUSE I WILL TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF THEM AND SEND YOU PICTURES OF THEM DOING SOMETHING ADORABLE AND SPOIL THEM ROTTEN!!! YOU WONT REGRET IT WHEN THE PIGS LOOK HAPPIER THAN EVER BEFORE!!!!!!! THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
      • AnonymousMonday, May 4, 2015 at 7:34 am
        Their adorable
        • saraWednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:30 am
          cute
          • lori's friendWednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:53 pm
            sorry,got carried away
            • xmanTuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:22 am
              piggles sooooooo cute
              • aphphilippines
                aphphilippinesThursday, March 26, 2015 at 12:07 pm
                Kawaii~!(You're welcome, Nathan)
                • athenu
                  athenuThursday, March 26, 2015 at 11:55 am
                  so cute
                  • DogWednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10:53 am
                    The car pig is cute
                    • quine152
                      quine152Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:10 am
                      so cute

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