Can We Own A Micro Pig in the District of Columbia?

Owning a Micro Pig in the District of Columbia?


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Photograph: Geoffrey Robinson/Rex Features

DC Law provides that:

No person shall import into the District, possess, display, offer for sale, trade, barter, exchange, or adoption, or give as a household pet any living member of the animal kingdom including those born or raised in captivity, except the following: domestic dogs (excluding hybrids with wolves, coyotes, or jackals), domestic cats (excluding hybrids with ocelots or margays), domesticated rodents and rabbits, captive-bred species of common cage birds, nonpoisonous snakes, fish, and turtles, traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes, and racing pigeons (when kept in compliance with permit requirements).

As much as you insist that pigs really are clean, please remember: “Keeping, herding, and feeding of hogs, in pens or otherwise, within the District shall be considered a nuisance injurious to health.” Cows, horses and mules are okay, but only if kept in a stable, and only if the city’s Department of Health is notified.

So Unfortunately I am going to have to report back to my clients that they will not be able to own a micro pig in the District of Columbia.


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Tout De Sweet Bethesda Coffee and Pastry Shop

Tout De Sweet – Bethesda Coffee and Pastry Shop

tout de sweet sign

This is my first blog so I want to write about my favorite french bakery/coffee shop located in Bethesda, Maryland.   I was so excited when our offices moved right up the street from this very special cafe.  Tout de Sweet opened about 2 years ago and has quickly established itself as one of the finest bakeries in the DC Metropolitan area.   From their french macarons, to their amazing desserts, cupcakes, croissants and muffins, you feel like you are back in Paris.  If you have never been to France, then you can come to this beautiful little bakery in April and feel what it is like to sit outdoors in Paris while eating a french confections with your cappuccino, latte or tea. I have been frequenting Tout de Sweet since they opened and still can not figure out the best Sweet on their menu. The menu changes depending on what’s in season, so there are always some surprises. 

Dave King for a Day

In France on the Eve of Epiphany which fell on the 6th of January (12 days after Christmas), people eat the Galette de Rois “king’s cake” a puff pastry with almond cream, which usually has a porcelain figurine of a king hidden inside.  The person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket inside becomes “king” for a day.  I brought a King’s Cake to our office this past week andDave Groberg, one of our agents, was the lucky winner.  Everyone in our office had to be really nice to Dave that day.  

If you are ever in Bethesda, you don’t want to miss a visit to Tout de Sweet. Come by the Buyer’s Edge and we can go together for sweets and coffee.

Tout de Sweet Macarons



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