This spring, Tara Swennen, a Hollywood stylist, drove to Los Angeles International Airport to pick up her new family member, a miniature pot-bellied pig.
"She came from Idaho," Swennen said a couple of months later at her home as her pig and her pug, Pepper, played in the yard. "I really didn't know what to expect. ... It's just like having a dog."
And what's this pig's name? Sprinkles, named after the cupcake brand.
"That was my 5-year-old's choice," said Swennen, who's known for styling Billie Lourd, Ashley Benson, Kristen Stewart and Julie Bowen. "She loves her. It's the cutest thing ever. ... Jordan has a preschool she just graduated from, and (Sprinkles) was a big hit."
Swennen said the once-pintsize pig has quickly fit into the family. "She'll cuddle," Swennen said. "She'll stay under the blankets when we watch Netflix. ... You can see, she's pretty chill."
She's been spayed, microchipped and potty-trained.
"She can kiss. She can sit. She can up," Swennen said. "If you just give her a couple of little kernels, she'll do tricks."
It might not be a polite topic to ask about in Hollywood circles, but just how big will Sprinkles get?
Around 100 pounds. "I would say she's even 40 right now," Swennen said. "She has doubled in size. ... She's just going to get wider and wider. When those little paws step on you, in your lap, it's no joke."
The reason Swennen decided to get a pig goes back to her years growing up in Washington, D.C., when she visited her friend's family farm in Virginia.
"We'd play with the piglets," said said. "And I fell in love."
Swennen said she's doing her part to educate clients and friends about vegan clothing brands, and many of her friends have fallen for Sprinkles.
"She goes on walks in the neighborhood, and all of the neighbors are mesmerized by her."