Sharon Cuneta names pet 'Bacon' and you'll be surprised what it is

Veteran actress Sharon Cuneta named her pet animal "Bacon," but you will be surprised to find out what it is; you may also find it strange.

"Bacon" is a pig.

Yes, the MegaStar's pet is a cute and healthy pig that is suffering from an "identity crisis." She explains why in a Facebook post dated August 21.

Earlier, the actress said the pig thinks she's a little girl or puppy.

Sharon has been posting lots of throwback pictures in her Facebook page lately following an admission that she is suffering a mid-life crisis due to depression, weight gain, and a lackluster career.

"In my desire to venture into new territory and broaden my world, with the intention of giving you, my fans, supporters, and friends the rest of the best of me that I still had left, I made certain decisions that in the end, turned out to be of the wrong kind," she said in a lengthy Facebook post last August 18.

"I feel that I have let you down. I let myself go, I allowed myself to get fat and stay fat. I became complacent... and I never lost faith in God, and in you, but I ignored the fact that I had lost faith in myself. It was I who let myself become affected by the fact that I had turned forty, not my public," Sharon Cuneta shared.

"I was going through a mid-life crisis, the effects of which I could never have foreseen. My reaction to it was awful; I became rebellious because I hated myself for the way I looked and the time I continued to waste by not focusing and working on bettering my own person...Ignoring that I had gained so much weight and therefore had limited myself to certain movie roles when there was so much more I wanted to do..." the actress added.

Sharon Cuneta
Photo courtesy of Yahoo! Celebrity Philippines
Trying to have fun by posting pictures that are full of wonderful memories (most actually put a smile on the face) is one of the 10 natural depression treatments, according to the WebMD website.

Psychiatrist Ian Cook MD, director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA, says:

If you’re depressed, make time for things you enjoy.

As strange as it might sound, you have to work at having fun. Plan things you used to enjoy, even if they feel like a chore.

When you're depressed, you can lose the knack for enjoying life. You have to relearn how to do it. In time, fun things really will feel fun again."

That's what Sharon Cuneta is doing.