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Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Say Hello to Emma Sue!
First of all, I should probably warn McCain -- there's no lipstick on this pig and he'd better check his past statements before he jumps Obama! or Emma Sue!
My friend, Colleen, sent me this web site along with this picture. Now you have to know that we can’t be all bad when we have a rescue farm for pigs. Pigs Peace sanctuary is in Stanwood, WA. Their website is http://www.pigspeace.org/. According to my friend and her husband, it is a treasure and is a fun place to visit. The tour is easy to navigate for everyone and the pigs seem very happy and calm. Apparently, according to Colleen, the place is beautiful although she never thought she would say that about a pig farm! They got to feed them carrots and peanuts and take lots of photos – like this one.
The little pink pig is 4 months old, named Emma Sue, and she's just like a puppy. She ran around, trotting here and there, nudging my friend’s ankle, tried to flip her cane around, then got tired and laid down for a nap while Colleen sat near here in a lawn chair. There was a black pig named Priscilla and, like most of the pigs there, she had come from a horrible home and was fearful of humans as a result. Two months later, she's a happier girl and Colleen’s husband, Roland, was the first stranger she had allowed to touch her. It was a special moment for the caretaker and for Colleen and Roland! They’ve been calling Roland the "pig whisperer" ever since.
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He settles into his chair, sitting very straight, looking out the window, Bushy white eyebrows and distinguished, well groomed white beard. He’s the perfect, argus-eyed professor-knight with eyes alert and aglow. Perhaps a pince nez for a final touch, well, maybe that’s a bit too weird, Keeping watch, guarding, protecting me and our small, cozy castle. Men and women, young and old, dogs and cats and birds, friend or foe, None are ignored or given passage without a menacing growl. But as the light fades and the shadows deepen he leaves his post, and with a sigh ruffling his beard, he curls up at my feet as I fall asleep.
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.