Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

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

Pigs Being Piggish

Pigs Being Piggish

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Considering the sheer size of both of these pigs, it was even easier for Henry to swing his weight around when he got into a tussle with the other animals. We had all noticed that Horton was getting increasingly lazy, but that is what pigs do. Pigs are known for their messy and lazy nature. But quite contrastingly, Henry never seemed to slow down, with his energy and menacing attitude, this pig strutted around like he owned the place. Until one day, the workers noticed something odd about Horton.

Poor Horton

Poor Horton

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The staff at Gentle Barn had noticed that Horton was struggling to walk, after the two pigs were about a year old. The problem was that his legs were struggling to support his massive weight. Apparently this issue has become quite common among unnaturally large pigs that are raised for food. Laks mentions that "Horton's size coupled with his bad conformation turned into mobility issues." It was time to get Horton some help, and quick!

Springing into Action

Springing into Action

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Horton had surgery and was put on anti-inflammatory medicine to help his condition. While he now feels better, he still spends most of his days on “bed rest”. His condition seems to be bettering every day but for now he is enjoying the sun and his safe environment, with limited mobility. His time playing outside with Henry is unfortunately limited too. But that's when they noticed something about Henry, too.

Troublemaker

Troublemaker

One day after cleaning the barn out, one of the workers called Ellie to see what Henry was doing. Ellie was sure she had heard it all when it had come to the boisterous nature of this pig. But what she saw made her jaw drop. Henry was stealing food from the other animals and going off to hide it somewhere before coming back for more. It was quite amusing to see. But they had to find out what was going on.

The Plot Thickens

The Plot Thickens

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After Henry picked up his last mouth full of food, he started retreating to go and hide it. Ellie followed shortly behind him. She had no idea what this pig could be getting up to without his accomplice brother to keep him out of mischief. When Ellie discovered what was going on, it absolutely melted her heart.

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