A reader writes:

You are right about the protuberant nipples.  I grew up on a small family hog farm.  Nipples on a pig are not an indication of sex, especially if it is a young male pig deprived at an early age of his - ahem - manhood, which I presume Ralph to be.  Hence, the term my dad always used:  “Worthless as teats on a boar hog.”

The more important indicator of Ralph’s true sexuality can be seen between his worthless nipples about three-quarters of the way back toward his hindquarters.  He is quite elongated in that postcard shot but I think I can just make out the only thing visible in that picture (and most likely, the only thing visible on poor emasculated Ralph) which determines that Ralph, is, actually a Ralph. Odd that in the Hallmark Goo post, even that has been erased.  Poor Ralphie.

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