Paw-rouette: Dog named ‘Pig’ dances ballet in ‘Mutt-cracker’

In a Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 photo, performing as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Katherine Free, left, dances with Pig, the dog, during the Birmingham's Ballet Mutt-cracker, a rendition of the famous ballet "The Nutcracker," in Birmingham, Ala. Pig was a featured performer, wearing a pink tutu and dancing alone with the Sugar Plum Fairy in Act 2. Born with a condition called short-spine syndrome, the 3-year-old dog hops somewhat like a frog to stand up and has hunched shoulders that make her gait appear somewhat gorilla-like. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Even casual dance fans have heard of the Christmastime classic "The Nutcracker," but what about "The Mutt-cracker?"

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