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Swine-sational! Meet Norbert, the Adorable Skateboarding Pig [Video]



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  • Norbert, a skateboarding pig from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, has become a local sensation with his unique talent.
  • His adoptive owners, Vince and Alicen, nurtured Norbert’s talents and helped him learn to skateboard in just a week.
  • Norbert’s intelligence and quick learning abilities, combined with his love for unsalted peanuts, have made him a “pig-ture” perfect love story and a beloved member of his family.

Hello there, my lovely readers! It’s Joy Love here, and I have a heartwarming and oink-tastic story to share with you today that will surely bring a smile to your face. We’re going hog wild in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, over one of its most popular residents who has a unique and adorable talent. Meet Norbert, the skateboarding pig!

Now, you might think you’re seeing a “pig-ment” of your imagination when you spot Norbert cruising down the sidewalk on his skateboard. But let me assure you, it’s as real as can be! Norbert’s owner, Vince Baren, and his wife Alicen, adopted him three years ago from a farm in southern Michigan. And ever since then, Norbert has become quite the sensation in town.

Vince, who is a skateboarding fanatic himself, knew that pigs are considered one of the smartest animals, ranking fourth or fifth behind elephants, dolphins, and primates. So he decided to see if Norbert could learn some new tricks, and boy, was he right! It only took about a week for Norbert to pick up all the right moves and start shredding on his skateboard.

“I had the skateboard in a crack so it wouldn’t slip out from underneath him and I brought a treat so he got his hooves on there. Got him comfortable, doing that a few times. Started introducing the commands like ‘on your board’ or ‘on your skateboard’ and sure enough, I started letting the skateboard roll a little bit,” shared Vince.

And now, Norbert is a pro skateboarder, showing off his skills and bringing joy to the residents of Buffalo Grove. He’s definitely not your typical pet, but he has stolen the hearts of the entire town with his unique talent and charming personality.

“He’s super, super smart. We don’t have any kids, but our whole house is baby proofed. It’s also kind of their way or the highway a little bit,” chuckled Alicen, Norbert’s loving owner.


Not only is Norbert an expert skateboarder, but he’s also the boss of the house! But with a face as cute as his, who can resist giving him some unsalted peanuts, his favorite high-value reward?

As a humanitarian and animal lover, I can’t help but admire Vince and Alicen for adopting Norbert and giving him a loving home. It’s a “pig-ture” perfect love story that shows how powerful the bond between humans and animals can be. Norbert’s story is a testament to the incredible intelligence and adaptability of animals, and how they can bring joy and laughter into our lives in the most unexpected ways.

In a world filled with conflicts and negativity, Norbert’s skateboarding skills are a refreshing reminder of the simple joys in life. His infectious positive energy and unique talent are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face, and I can’t help but feel inspired by his story. Norbert is a true ambassador of kindness, spreading joy wherever he goes, and showing us that even a small, unlikely creature can make a big impact.

So, let’s take a moment to appreciate the heartwarming story of Norbert, the skateboarding pig, and the love and happiness he brings to Buffalo Grove and beyond. Let’s keep spreading positivity and celebrating the extraordinary in the ordinary. And remember, even on the roughest days, there’s always something to smile about. As Norbert would say, “everything’s swine” when you have a little joy in your heart and some peanuts in your pocket!

I hope Norbert’s story has brought a smile to your face and brightened your day. Stay tuned for more heartwarming and feel-good stories on my blog, where we celebrate the goodness in the world and spread joy, one story at a time.

With love,
Joy Love

Watch Norbert’s swine-sational moves in the video below:


Source: Fox32 Chicago