10th January 2009
Christmas is never a good time for a pig. You know all that ham and roast pork, but as I am a very smart pig I knew this so I made good my escape from the pig farm. It took a bit of work, lots of squeezing, hiding and running. Finally I reached the highway. I looked around and blinked in the sunshine, although I had scratches and cuts I felt a million dollars! I took a deep breath and for the first time in my life my lungs filled with clean air, I pushed my snout to the sun and I smelt the fresh air and it ‘tasted’ so good. I trotted a little circle on the grass, the first time my delicate little trotters felt soft grass and it felt like I was prancing on clouds.
For a moment I almost forgot my pain, and then my heart began to ache for my buddies I left behind and so I made them a solemn promise as I trotted to freedom, ‘I will tell your story’.
Racing about the busy highway, no one seemed to care about an escapee piglet so I started to look for somewhere to rest and to find the ‘good folk’ we had only ever dreamt about. The first house I went to had a large dog who chased me. People came out to see what all the fuss was about. ‘ A pig’ they squealed, ‘catch it’. I wasn‛t sure if these people were ‘good’ or ‘bad’ folk and took off just in case. I ran until I was trapped, with thoughts of ham running through my mind I bit the hand that grabbed me. ‘Quick, get a cage’ I heard one roar, and soon my freedom was gone.
I had almost given up hope until I heard someone say, ‘call Edgar’s Mission’. Upon hearing that name, I did a little happy pig dance. Soon I took my first look at heaven on earth as the lady in the hat whispered in my ear that she loved me and I was safe. To repay their kindness I decided to become an Ambassador Pig, in the true spirit of the Great Edgar Alan Pig. I would travel far and wide, showing people what wonderful, happy and intelligent animals pigs are. Now I am retired, I spend my days lazing in the sun, kicking back in my wallow or curled up in my straw bed, oh and taking time out to say hello to my buddies.