The Sapient Pig

The musings of Toby, the original Sapient or Learned Pig
"Pig Latin" a brilliant piece by Grant Snider!

"Pig Latin" a brilliant piece by Grant Snider!

Toby’s cousin, the Flying Pig, from Kim Deitch’s fabulous Shadowland!

Toby’s cousin, the Flying Pig, from Kim Deitch’s fabulous Shadowland!

The farm’s philosophy, our eyes assure us,Is simpler than in Aristotle’s day:The youngest pigling follows Epicurus,And Bacon’s Essays take the primrose way.
from The Square Book of Animals, by William Nicholson, by way of Project Gutenberg.

The farm’s philosophy, our eyes assure us,
Is simpler than in Aristotle’s day:
The youngest pigling follows Epicurus,
And Bacon’s Essays take the primrose way.

from The Square Book of Animals, by William Nicholson, by way of Project Gutenberg.

Dan Rice and his Learned Pig

Dan Rice and his Learned Pig

A rare thing indeed: apparently a photograph of a learned pig and his proprietor!

A rare thing indeed: apparently a photograph of a learned pig and his proprietor!

The pig-faced lady …

The pig-faced lady …

A learned pig in New York, shown alongside the Celebrated Turk and a Writing Automaton.

A learned pig in New York, shown alongside the Celebrated Turk and a Writing Automaton.

An 1802 advertisement for a Learned Pig, with a woodcut showing him holding a playing card.

An 1802 advertisement for a Learned Pig, with a woodcut showing him holding a playing card.

A learned pig playing cards, backstage at the circus …

A learned pig playing cards, backstage at the circus …