updated 04/16/2013 AT 12:15 PM ET
•originally published 04/16/2013 AT 6:05 PM ET
Life’s a beach for Ziggy J Piggy, a Queensland, Australia, porker who’s not afraid to dip his toes, er, hooves, in the sand. Yup, the 5-month-old miniature pig prefers the shore over the farm any day.
His owner, Jan Leader, has found a constant companion in this four-legged friend. “I take him everywhere with me,” Leader says. “He just sits in the car, and after half an hour, he sleeps the rest of the way.”