For treats of course!
She knows her own self worth!
Why don't we?
Why don't we?
We have this adorable little pig sanctuary on the outskirts of town called Hearts On Noses. The lovely owner and operator Janice takes in pigs that have been abused, abandoned, neglected and surrendered. A beautiful busy women with a heart as big as Canada! These piggies (LOVE) her! When she comes to their pens their little tails wag as quick as can be. All lined up just to hear her call their name and she does talk to each and every one of these sweet piggies.. calling each by name and complimenting them on something she sees within their dirty scrunched up faces. Their little eyes you can barely see on some of the little potbellied piggies.. like a chubby baby wrinkling their face up in a bigger then life smile.. their little eyes all squinty before a little snort of delight escapes their heart. She started the Hearts on Noses Sanctuary in 2002 when she moved into her new home and discovered little Willie abandoned and wandering alone.I went with my children yesterday and had a wonderful time. I shed a couple of tears for these sweet animals and trust me.. they are beyond sweet! They all have such unique personality! Like Comet! An adorable pink pig (as my daughter called him.. the pink pig) that makes baby sounds on my leg! I offered him a marshmallow if he would make baby sounds on my leg and squealed with excitement and surprise when it tickled so much. Janice made it look like nothing! lol Comet bounced away, slightly startled.. glanced at his ever watchful Mom and then came in for a nose to nose touch with me.. that I missed by a hair! Next time! lol I should also mention that for a moment looking into Comet's eyes.. I could swear I was looking into a human's eyes.
And, huge Rose who seemed to clearly understand my little son's nervousness at the great beast of a piggie sniffing around him for food. Her big rowdy boyfriend was out earlier and as we were standing near Rose's pen, he came snorting around for some food and my son had alot of fear towards him.. no doubt I would too if I was that little.. but Rose knew it and she sticks up for the little guys.. taught good manners this girl. She went over for a little snort at her big boyfriend and off he trotted. I happen to know in my heart, she was telling him to buzz off you big brute.. the little ones are scared of his confident self. She came out later on and somehow my son wasn't nearly as frightened of her gentle ways.
Then Pepper.. for Peppermint Paddy but I keep thinking Penny.. like PennyLane.. and the song keeps coming into my head for this girl as well.
There beneath the blue suburban skies I sit,
and meanwhile back."
Pepper has a tumor growing and at this point hopefully starting to shrink upon her tummy. It hangs quite low and she's quite sweet. I poke my head inside her sleeping room and introduce myself. I tell her that I would like to offer her some good energy for her tummy to help it feel better. Pepper stands up wagging her tail and turns sideways for me, opening her heart and offering herself to my help. Again.. I know this piggie named Pepper knew what I was saying and could sense what I was doing. I fell in love with Pepper and her warm and gentle heart. May you be showered in Health and Wellness and many blessings Sweet Pepper!
This is Winnie. She's the kind of pig the doesn't need to be mauled and pet and goo-gagaed over and will give you the feeling that sais.. hey.. I'm busy here! But, her and my daughter seemed to hit it off really well. Maybe Winnie just prefers the company of children?
Janice gets no government funding and rely's soley on the help of volunteers. She's a gift and a blessing in their world and our world to have someone like her in it. Her heart is bigger then anyone's I have ever come across without a word of exaggeration! All her pigs get wonderful medical care when they need it and most of all positive energy and lots of love.
Some great pig movies!
"'Some pig!' muttered Lurvy in a low voice.
'Some pig!' whispered Mr. Zuckerman.
They stared and stared for a long time at Wilbur.
Then they stared at Charlotte."
"Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
'Pooh!' he whispered.
'Nothing,' said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. '
I just wanted to be sure of you.'"
Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
"This is a tale about an unprejudiced heart, and how it changed our valley forever. There was a time not so long ago when pigs were afforded no respect, except by other pigs; they lived their whole lives in a cruel and sunless world. In those days pigs believed that the sooner they grew large and fat, the sooner they'd be taken into Pig Paradise, a place so wonderful that no pig had ever thought to come back."
The movie Babe (1995)
By the way Hearts On Noses has an easy and convient way to donate through paypal on their site here Hearts On Noses.
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