• Mon, Aug 11 - 10:08 am ET

Miley Cyrus Has A Pet Pig Now, And It’s Like What Took Her So Long?

There’s one thing the entire world can agree on, no matter where we come from or how old we are or whether we prefer to say “nyther” or “neether,” and that thing is that Miley Cyrus should have already had a pet pig by now. Every day I wake up and think, “Maybe today is the day it happens,” but then I check her Instagram and see that she just has another dog. How many dogs do you need?! You’re long overdue for a pig! It’s your duty as a celebrity who makes questionable decisions.

Well, now the wait is over, because yesterday Miley posted Instagram photos of her new piglet Bubba Sue. And if you’re wondering, that was totally on my list of potential Miley Cyrus piglet names back when I first decided it was time for her to have one. It was right behind Jim Bob and Cindy Lou Who. As you can see, Miley and Bubba Sue did their little photo shoot on a plane, probably while traveling between locations for her Bangerz tour. Because obviously the best time to acquire a baby farm animal is when you’re traveling all over the country for concerts.

And it looks like Miley’s dog Emu is already friendly with the little piggy. Either that or he figured out where bacon comes from and has a few ideas. Let’s hope it’s the friendly thing, though.

Us Weekly makes sure to point out that this is not, in fact, the first “pig in Cyrus’ life,” and then somehow refrains from making a Billy Ray joke. Instead, they explain that in 2012 PETA sponsored a rescued pig in honor of Miley’s 20th birthday. But that pig didn’t ride on planes with her like Bubba Sue does.

Now that Miley has a new pet in her life, we should all cross our fingers that Bubba Sue doesn’t end up in “Hey Where’d Those Pets Go?” Land. You know when you see that a celebrity has adopted a new animal, usually something exotic or eccentric, and then a few months later you stop hearing about it? Those pets go to “Hey Where’d Those Pets Go?” Land. It’s the same place your socks go when you lose them in the dryer. And yes, it’s alternate name is “Hey Where’d That Sock Go?” Land. At least the pets have something to play with.

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  • Alana Vincenza

    Bubba Sue is a great pig name.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      So is “Miley Cyrus”.

    • Alana Vincenza

      Damnnnnnnnnnn

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    PETA pisses me off, always associating themselves with people who don’t even share their agenda. Miley wears FUR for god sake, and I’m sure enjoyed a nice BLT on the plane.

    • Samantha Escobar

      I have so many feelings of agreement towards your comment, I don’t know where to start.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      20 years ago I had a job interview with PETA, traveled all the way to Virginia just to find out that the job they were offering was basically dressing up as a hot dog and protesting the Oscar Meyer weinermobile. They lost my membership right then and there. As for Miley (and Kim and Kanye and so on) if all of them would stop wearing fur and come out against it, I wouldn’t feel a need to comment so harshly on them sometimes.

  • Samantha Escobar

    What I hope is that she doesn’t ditch the pig (who is totally adorable, as all pigs are) when she (presumably a she?) grows up. Pigs get to be enormous, which I think a lot of people don’t realize, and while they’re actually pretty effing clean and intelligent, they are not the teensy tiny cuddly creatures they are as piglets forever.

    • Elizabeth Aspen

      This is where I give George Clooney some props – he had a pet pig that he kept until she passed away. That’s a great pet companion.

    • Samantha Escobar

      Agreed! Pigs are wonderful buddies and they really care about the people who take care of them, just like cats and dogs and rats, but it bums me out how so many people think they’re just going to stay tiny forever but ditch ‘em when they get big :(

  • fantasymother

    Bubba Sue… a pig named Sue?

    Hopefully she checked the zoning for the land her house sits on…

  • http://gabrielle2lastnames.tumblr.com/ Gabrielle Hanson-Moore

    Miley LITERALLY grew up on a farm. If there’s one person PETA doesn’t need to be fussing over its Miley Cyrus and the same goes for everyone else acting like she’s gonna treat the pig like shit… You know, because she clearly hates all of her animals and treats them like garbage, right? Geez.

  • shadow

    Now she has got a pet that represents her better.