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This Couple’s Pet Pig Became the Star of Their Engagement Photos

Brian Smyer

A couple’s engagement photos have gone viral thanks to their spotlight-stealing pet pig.

Kristin Hartness and Jay Yontz knew they had to include Ziggy, their their 250 pound pig, in their photoshoot. He was adopted by Kristen when she was living in the Virgin Islands a few years back. At the time, she thought he was actually a teacup pig, which usually only weigh between 75 and 150 pounds. Although he ended up becoming much larger than she anticipated, Hartness still loves him dearly.

“Jay, Ziggy and I have always been inseparable, especially since we’ve been on our journey across America,” Hartness told Mashable. “So it only made sense to have Ziggy in some of our engagement pictures, though Ziggy had plans to be in all of them.”

Brian Smyer
Brian Smyer

Although Yontz wasn’t a huge fan of Ziggy when they first started dating, he quickly wiggled his way into his heart.

Brian Smyer
Brian Smyer

“He thought Ziggy was cute, but had no idea how much work goes into having a pig,” Hartness explained. “They definitely didn’t hit it off at first, but after a few months they became best buds.”

Brian Smyer
Brian Smyer

The couple recruited photographer Bryan Smyer to help mark the special occasion. The result is a set of photos that are as adorable as they are unique.

Brian Smyer
Brian Smyer

If you can’t get enough of Ziggy, you’re in luck! You can follow his daily adventures with his owners through his Ziggy the Traveling Piggy Facebook page.

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