Is This Teapot A Pig?

Let’s get it out of the way … no, this teapot is not a pig, it’s a teapot.

And yet …

… is this teapot a pig?

I’ve seen this teapot every day for years now, and I always took it for granted that it was meant to be a twee pig in an apron and a straw hat. It has a little pig-like snout, and it has a pink hue. Thus, it must be a pig.

Except …

Look at its ears. Those aren’t pig ears. Pigs have ears like Gremlins, all triangulary and sticking out of the side of their heads. The ones on the teapot look more like teddy bear ears to me, and when I noticed that, I began to doubt myself. I began to wonder if it was more likely emulating the look of the Sylvanian Families.

Is this teapot a pig?

If it is a pig, which I’m beginning to seriously question, it should have a little curly tail. But close examination of the ‘pig’s’ arse offers up no clues. It’s ostensibly wearing an apron, which is covering up its pork butt. And now that piggy snout is looking less and less porcine with each passing glimpse. It even has a flower in one ear. Pigs don’t wear flowers in their ears.

Is this teapot a pig?

I mean, it’s not even pig coloured is it?

And pigs don’t wear aprons.

Or hats.

Nor do pigs have spouts.

Or handles.

Is this teapot a pig?

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