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!