i've heard pigs are smarter then most other animals, so i'd do it! but 3k? wtf?
I spent thousands on my dogs and would do it again in a second (granted Adopting is a great option too) so it's not crazy to get a pet that's going to live for 2 decades and is as smart as a dog/cat.
$3000 divided by 15 years= $200/year divided by 12 months= $16.67/month.
Hell, I spend more than that a month on candy bars.