World's Oldest Pig is Quite a Ham

North Texas' Oscar the Pig named world's oldest pig

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    Dallas is home to Oscar, the world's oldest pig, he's 20 years old. (Published Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010)

    Oscar the pig has always been a ham.

    At 20 years old, he's lived an eventful life. His image has graced an Avanti greeting card, he has made television cameos and was the subject of an article in the Chicago Tribune.

    World's Oldest Pig is From Texas

    [DFW] World's Oldest Pig is From Texas
    Dallas is home to Oscar, the world's oldest pig, he's 20 years old. (Published Tuesday, Mar 23, 2010)

    Now, he's been named the oldest pig by  the Guinness Book Of World Records, and he is quite the celebrity.

    "People magazine from the U.K. just called me this morning, so it's been kind of crazy," said Stacy Kimbell, Oscar's owner.

    "I'm his celebrity PR person I guess," she said, laughing.

    Kimbell got Oscar when he was a tiny piglet because her former husband was allergic to cats and dogs. She walked Oscar on a leash until he got too big.

    He topped out at 180 pounds, but now weighs about 150 pounds. And while he may be a pig, he's still picky about what he eats.

    "He'll probably spit out the onions. He doesn't like certain things like cabbage or broccoli," said Kimbell. "Things that kids don't like, Oscar doesn't like either. He likes sweets. He likes things he shouldn't like."

    After a big meal, Oscar loves nothing more than a long belly rub.

    He is also very protective of Kimbell, who said Oscar has chased away his fair share of her male friends. He much prefers women to men.

    "He's definitely, I would say a little bit of a flirt," Kimbell said. "We had a party for him, and each time we ended up in the kitchen with women surround him feeding him grapes. It was the ultimate guy experience."

    Oscar and Kimbell have a special relationship.

    "He makes a certain sound that means, 'Where are you?' and I'll yell, 'Osc, I'm over here!' and he'll come hang out with me," Kimbell said.