Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Panicked Pig Snorts At Staff And What They Find Is A HUGE Surprise.

The Gentle Barn

The Gentle Barn

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Ellie Laks had a dream at just seven years old to help animals, and that dream came true when she reached her early 20’s and founded The Gentle Barn. She loved animals and children so much that she decided to make it her bread and butter. Although Ellie was a lover of animals, she never expected to have a mystery on her hands after the adoption of two rescue piglets.

Horton and Henry

Horton and Henry

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Let’s backtrack a little, The Gentle Barn was known for taking in and helping rescue animals. That is why, when these two little piglets were brought through their doors, the team was ready to help. Starting off as two very neglected piglets who were skinny and malnourished, Ellie took them under her wing and set them on their road to recovery. But this is when she started noticing that things were a little odd with piglets, Horton and Henry.

Steps to Recovery

Steps to Recovery

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Let’s fast forward a little bit into their recovery. After having being treated for their rather rough state when they were piglets, Horton and Henry found their feet and started enjoying their life at the Gentle Barn. However, we did notice that Henry developed a bit of an aggressive side. Henry often got into fights with other animals. However, Horton, was always exempt from the outbursts of Henry’s vile behavior. Which astonished Ellie.

Henry – Quite Feisty

Henry – Quite Feisty

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Ellie found this behavior very peculiar as Horton and Henry should be fighting with one another to assert dominance of some sort. However, all of the scraps Henry was getting into was with the other animals. Yet, aggression is a trait that can be found in pubescent pigs. So, despite these surges of aggression, Ellie continued the recovery process with the two pigs. Until things seemed to get too weird to ignore.

This Not So Little Piggy

This Not So Little Piggy

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After taking care of and rearing these piglets since they were dropped on her doorstep, Ellie thought that she had seen it all in terms of animal behaviorism and what to expect from recovery animal patients. But she did not expect for these pigs to get so strong and so big, so quickly. In fact, she was quite surprised at the alarming size that Horton had reached.

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