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March 1 is National Pig Day (what, you haven’t done your shopping yet?), and Chris and Marcie Christensen are happy as swine in … well, they’re happy.

The Pleasant Hill residents are the proud owners of Chuckles and Riff, a pair of 130-pound porkers, and they run the California Potbellied Pig Association (CPPA). The non-profit has found homes for more than 700 unwanted potbellies since 1989.

"Our pigs need just 1/3 cup of pig chow and some fruits and vegetables every day, so they are easier and cheaper to feed than a dog," says Marcie. "They are also easier to housebreak. Chuckles and Riff would never go potty in the house."March 1 is National Pig Day (what, you haven’t done your shopping yet?), and Chris and Marcie Christensen are happy as swine in … well, they’re happy.

The Pleasant Hill residents are the proud owners of Chuckles and Riff, a pair of 130-pound porkers, and they run the California Potbellied Pig Association (CPPA). The non-profit has found homes for more than 700 unwanted potbellies since 1989.

"Our pigs need just 1/3 cup of pig chow and some fruits and vegetables every day, so they are easier and cheaper to feed than a dog," says Marcie. "They are also easier to housebreak. Chuckles and Riff would never go potty in the house."

On March 5–6, the CPPA will bring pigs and adoption pointers to ARF, 2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek , (925) 256-1273. For information, go to www.cppa4pigs.org.

On March 5–6, the CPPA will bring pigs and adoption pointers to ARF, 2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek , (925) 256-1273. For information, go to www.cppa4pigs.org.

—Peter Crooks

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