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They Thought They Rescued A Tiny Mini Pig But Got The BIGGEST Surprise Ever!

Society & Culture  (tags: pets, mini pig, surprise, animals, dogs, cats, family, family, humans )

- 1396 days ago -
Partners Derek Walter and Steve Jenkins adopted an adorable, tiny piggie named Esther back in 2012, thinking that she would be perfect for their 1,000-square foot home with two cats, two rescue dogs, and a modestly sized backyard.


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Kamia T (89)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 4:31 pm
One of the main reasons that having cute baby pigs as pets is really NOT a great idea.

Judith Hand (55)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 6:03 pm
Noted and thoroughly enjoyed. Esther and family are just so cool!. Shared this immediately.

John B (185)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 6:47 pm
Thanks Carrie for sharing the marvelous link and beautiful photos. Kudos to Derek and Steve for rescuing Esther and continuing to give her a very loving home long after her unexpected 'grow spurt." I do hope their dream for a farm comes true. Read and noted.

S J (130)
Sunday November 23, 2014, 7:34 pm
thanks Carrie

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday November 24, 2014, 12:23 am
Agree with Kamia. . . for the same reason that exotic pet owners should think twice about having snakes as pets.

Ulane V (48)
Monday November 24, 2014, 1:52 am
Great story,thanks

Anne W (11)
Monday November 24, 2014, 3:22 am
It is a lovely story. I have been a "friend" of their page on FB for some time. It's fun to see the earlier pictures though, as Esther was fully grown when I first saw her on FB.

Tanya W (65)
Monday November 24, 2014, 3:36 am
Lovely story about the love for a pig

Nice!!? 🐽

Arild Gone for now (174)
Monday November 24, 2014, 5:08 am
I'm afraid it would have turned into bacon very soon.

Feather W (17)
Monday November 24, 2014, 6:06 am
Esther is a cutie..

Ruth C (87)
Monday November 24, 2014, 6:53 am
She is so sweet, if only everyone would do the same as these two guys and realize that animals have as much right to live as we humans do.

Lona G (67)
Monday November 24, 2014, 10:46 am
Sometimes it takes a pig to change your life. Lovely story. And Ester is some cute piggie.

Bruce C D (89)
Monday November 24, 2014, 11:49 am
The modern version of people living with their livestock. An improvement, but still not advisable.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday November 24, 2014, 12:56 pm
noted absolutely preciouse Esther is bellissima picolina, the owners are awesome ty

Tina F (113)
Monday November 24, 2014, 1:00 pm
Maybe 93 square meters is a wee bit small for a zoo! Thanks Carrie!

Denise Nuno (105)
Monday November 24, 2014, 3:38 pm
I agree with Kamia that as a rule, having a full sized pig as a pet is not a good idea. I have to applaud these folks, however, for the life-style changes they were willing to make in order to keep her as a pet. I hope they get their farm. It will be a much better situation all around and perhaps they will have the opportunity to open it up not only as a vegan store and petting zoo but also as an example of responsible, humane farm animal care and management. Wishing Derek, Steve, Ester and the Rescue Gang the best.

jan b (5)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 2:45 am
The breeders should not lie about the size the pig will grow.....not fair to the pig or owners.

Ilona V (0)
Tuesday November 25, 2014, 3:58 pm
Thanks for sharing Carrie.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday November 26, 2014, 6:20 am
Big or small, she is just way cute!
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