Hot off the News Press: “Runaway Piglet!”


I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with hearing and reading the news these days. Between the shenanigans going on in the Republican race and the senseless bombing around the world, I’m definitely experiencing media overload. So imagine my delight when I uncovered this article from NBC Bay Area News about a runaway piglet.

Snatching this from the headline, which reads: “Runaway Piglet Rescued by Friar in Mission District Heads to New Home in Sonoma”

It happens that this little piggy, which ran wildly among cars and brought traffic to a halt in San Francisco’s mission district, has traded in city life for the country.

The piglet, who was renamed Janice, drew a crowd of good Samaritans on March 8, leading them on a chase up and down Dolores Street. Finally, Brother Damian with the Society of Saint Francis was able to scoop her up and get her to safety. If it had been me, I would have named her Francisca after Francis, the Patron Saint of Animals.

A shout out to the San Francisco Department of Animal Care and Control, who managed to have the wayward piglet adopted by Al Wolf, the director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue. Not quite sure if pigs have an affiliation with reptiles, but I wish Janice a happy life in the country.

Something that you didn’t know about me is that I would love to own a pig, a Juliana pig to be exact. The Juliana pigs are miniature and known for their painted spots. As Winston Churchill said: “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

Now, all I have to do is convince my husband!

Jennifer

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14 Comments

  • Suki
    April 1, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    What a cute pig. Is this a Juliana pig?

  • Lisa
    April 2, 2016 at 1:08 am

    That is the best story of the week!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • martha
    April 2, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I LOVE this little pig!!!!!!!!!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    April 2, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Thanks Lisa. It’s my happy story!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    April 2, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Yes, I think it is! I wish I could have adopted it….

  • Anonymous
    April 2, 2016 at 4:44 am

    Best April Fool’s Day story ever! Oh, please, please let Jenners have a piggy Eric! 🙂 KT

  • Sheila
    April 2, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Great story Jennifer!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    April 4, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Thanks Sheila! Can’t wait to see you in Nantucket.

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    April 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks KT for your support!!!!!!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    April 4, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Why don’t you get one for your backyard!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    April 4, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks Lisa for following along!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    April 4, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I think you’re right. It looks like a Juliana pig!

  • Ann
    May 4, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Just getting around to reading this post! Love it. Maybe we could share a pig. I was really into adopting a miniature donkey, but I think a pig suits us better. Thanks for the great story, Jen.

  • Cindy
    May 6, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    What a wonderful story! They are very loyal pets as long as there is only one. And they are very smart.

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