And this little piggy ran all the way….. to the Horse Rescue Centre!
Those of you familiar with Easy Horse Care Rescue Centre will know that they not only have rescued equines, but they also have a myriad of other rescued animals like pigs, so here’s the story of The Three Little Pigs.
For a long time Isadora, or Princess Isadora as she’d prefer to be called, a rather large black pot bellied Vietnamese pig, has lived a life of quiet peacefulness amongst the chickens and peacocks. Of course these avian creatures have adorned Isadora with the respect she deserves, but not so long ago all hell broke loose – Rupert arrived!
A volunteer came running into the stable yard one morning shouting, “Help, help there’s a pig outside!” Low and behold there was a huge pink and black pig wanting to come into the yard. On getting this very young swine into a stable surrounded by the other animals it became evident that he was not so keen on that. You would think naturally that he would be happier with his own kind – Isadora.
Are you kidding? Isadora was having nothing to do with this loud boisterous porcine and actually Rupert didn’t want anything to do with her either. It turns out that he is fascinated by humans. This is surprising, as the day after his arrival, Rupert’s owner turned up with a rope and a big stick demanding him back. On dragging him off, he told EHCRC that he had a date with the slaughter house. Everyone was so distressed that one of their kind volunteers negotiated a price with the owner to literally ‘save his bacon’.
Now living in the lap of luxury with his own private paddling pool, Rupert can really chill out and enjoy all the attention from kind humans and especially the volunteer who bought him and the Co-Founders who frequently have him in their house for a spot of lunch.
Hang on! This is the story of Three Little Pigs! Yep you guessed it! Shortly after Rupert’s appearance another piggy arrived! This time it was a tiny terrified pigmy pot-bellied Vietnamese pig who turned up on her own too, but this time there were no previous owners hot on her tail. This miniature pig has been called Penelope. She is a petrified little thing and scared of everything. Guess what? Isadora and Rupert want nothing to do with her! Although this makes life more complicated, Rod and Sue Weeding are catering to the needs of all three pigs. Isadora has her exclusive apartment, Rupert makes the most of the garden and the house of course and Penelope has a secluded enclosure giving her some peace and quiet, allowing her time to become more confident.
Obviously someone has been watching Babe or maybe flicking through the pages of George Orwell’s Animal Farm – the pigs are rising!
If you would like to see our latest additions, the next Open Days are on Sunday 1st September or Sunday 6th October from 1-4pm.
If you would like to support EHCRC in their work to continue helping abused, neglected and abandoned equines then please check out their website below with all the details of visiting, volunteering, donating financially or donating good quality furniture to their Charity Shops