Hello everyone, it’s been a month since my pig bro GG left us. The house seems very empty without him & I have had to comfort huMom a lot because she gets sad when she thinks of him.
We wanted to do something to honor GG’s memory. So we are sponsoring a pig called Pumba, who lives at the Ruby Ranch pig & Farm Animal Sanctuary. It’s run by huMom’s friends Sherry & Bob.
It’s not good that Sanctuaries for pigs are necessary but I’m glad there are humans like Sherry & Bob. People get fooled into thinking micro or teacup pigs are real. They aren’t. Pot Bellied pigs like GG can be smaller than pigs like Esther, but still, GG was about 150 lbs. On top of that, pigs are not like dogs or cats. They are more like small humans, not fully able to reason with but well able to demand. Far too often humans get a pig not understanding that they will get big, are very intelligent & will be a 15 – 20 year commitment.
With our monthly donation we will help cover the cost of Pumba’s food & shelter throughout his life. There are many pigs at Ruby Ranch so any help is always welcome. Shelters for pigs have become like shelters for dogs & cats in that they are often stretched to the limit. Too many pigs are being surrendered by humans who didn’t do their due diligence.
Perhaps you would like to sponsor a pig. I bet there is a pig rescue near you that could use help. GG would be pleased.
CEO Olivia ❤
In my last blog post I touched on the growing need of sanctuaries for pigs. My late pig bro Miggy came to us from Ruby Ranch Sanctuary so today I’m going to talk about them.
Ruby Ranch Sanctuary began in 2004 with a rescued pot bellied pig named Ruby. In 2008, the owners, Sherry & Bob sold their home in the city & moved to a 12 acre farm in Arthur, Ontario, Canada. They currently have 22 pigs. 18 potbellies & 3 farm pigs.
They have taken in all they can manage. But Sherry says that there isn’t a week that goes by that she doesn’t get at least one email, phone call or message on Facebook from someone needing to re-home a pig. It’s worse just before Christmas when people don’t want to deal with a pig in there home while celebrating with guests. Also at the start of summer because people want to go on holidays, & just before winter because people don’t want to winterize for them. I got to say these people don’t seem very responsible.
Ruby Ranch is not taking in any more pigs. Caring for so many is very demanding physically & emotionally. Sherry says, “We’re not getting any younger & this is a young person’s thing”.
If you would like to help, Ruby Ranch is always in need of blankets, hay, straw, pink insulation, plywood, dog houses, fruit, veggies or cash donations. You can become a monthly sponsor for one or more pig if you wish.
It’s a sad state that these sanctuaries are needed, yet I’m very grateful for people like Sherry & Bob’s selfless devotion to these wonderful pigs.
CEO Olivia ❤
My sweet pigbro Miggy left this world this morning.
It was a great shock to all of us. Yesterday we successfully moved both MiG & GG to our new home. MiG has moved several times & seemed like a pro. He walked into the trailer with little help & he came out of it eagerly to see his new home.
Once we arrived, he did a quick patrol of the fence perimeter with his pigbro GG, ate his dinner & settled in as he always does.
This morning he tossed around a few times in bed as usual & he in no way showed any discomfort. He passed away while he was cuddled up to his pigbro GG.
Miggy will be forever loved & always missed ❤
❤ nose nudges ❤
MiG’s sister Olivia
Ouff Ouff my sweet pigbro ❤