Donald Trump would not be the only person to say that the bride getting married in Anaheim's Sycamore Park Saturday afternoon is a real pig.
Baby Banks, a pot-belly pig, is getting hitched to Briar the Boar at 2 p.m., according to her master Debra Jo Chiapuzio, president of the non-profit Emma Zen Foundation, which raises funds for pet oxygen masks that are then donated to fire departments. (Namesake Emma Zen is a black Labrador/Great Dane mix who was misplaced during the 2007 Santiago Canyon fires.)
The hog nuptials will include a classic white wedding dress and dapper man's outfit (courtesy of Snort Life pet store), a reading of the couple's love story, bubble blowing, dancing, a wedding cake and, of course, the ceremony.
“We'd like to get serious and have a little session about pigs in the city and discuss how these cute and, unfortunately, popular pigs are not as easy to raise as one might think because of cute photos,” Chiapuzio says.
The public and leashed, behaved pets are welcome to attend for free, but donations will be sought of used blankets, sheets and pillows that will be donated to pig rescue groups in time for winter, Chiapuzio says.
So remember: Something old, something new, something borrowed and something SUEY!
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