I was just looking at the Happy Trails Facebook page and came across some pictures (or as my brother made up: pigtures) of Pippi shortly after she arrived at the sanctuary. I had forgotten how little she was when she arrived! She’s not any bigger than Gretel and Butler are now in these pictures! It’s so incredible to see how she still makes the exact same expressions as she did as a piglet!

Okay, okay, I’m a pig-mother in love. I can’t help it; my heart went flip-flopping in my chest when I discovered these! Honestly, this pig is the reason Justin and I have pigs, the reason I fell in love with them!

This is such a typical Pippi expression!

The insides of her ears were completely black when she arrived; I used to just sit in her pen with her and pick gunk out of her ears! Cool!

I hope you enjoyed these. And if the volunteer who posted these on Facebook sees this, thank you so so so so much for posting them! You made my week!

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Cap’n Butler

December 13, 2009

Gretel trying to decide if she REALLY wants a brother or not

Make sure to check back tomorrow to see what will surely be adorable footage of the girls meeting their new brother, Cap’n Butler. Butler is a bit younger than Gretel, and will become her roommate until they’re both pig enough big enough to live safely with Pip and Scarlett.

We’re adopting Cap’n Butler from Happy Trails. He ended up there a couple of months ago after he was found barely alive on the Towpath in Canal Fulton, obviously dropped there. The nice ladies who found him took him to Barberton Vet Hospital, and I volunteered to pick him up from there and transport him back to Happy Trails for Annette. When I met him, he was skinny, full of worms, but still the sweetest pig ever. We’re so excited to bring him into our lives, and even more excited for him and Gretel to have each other to play and snuggle with!

Check out the current Happy Trails newsletter to read Butler’s full story!