For many April 20th is just another page to be flipped in the diary, however, for me, it is so much more. For on this day in 2010, I kissed for the last time his hairy ear, and rubbed for the last time his portly belly, as I whispered the words, “I’ll love you forevermore and one day longer” and Edgar Alan Pig closed his magnificent eyes for the last time. And I knew that there was something I had to do, and that was complete his mission of kindness for all animals.
It gives me great heart knowing that today Edgar still watches over me from the vantage point of a beautiful gum tree at the entrance to the sanctuary. A poignant reminder that finding one’s way to an entire new world of kindness can be guided by a gentle pig.