Ben is hard at work, sleeping. He wouldn't even grunt his greeting to me as I meandered over to take his picture. I told him he would not be getting a belly rub with that sort of lackadaisical attitude. No response. No belly rub. That is the price you pay for snubbing me, Benjamin. And yes, it is true - pigs love belly rubs. More than any other creature on earth. They are more tactile than dogs, reveling in physical contact.