Friday, July 28, 2017

Separation Anxiety

I've mentioned before that I'd be giving my wife's papa a piglet as a bonus for all the help he's been with the pigs. When I drove out to the property to bring fruit for the pigs this afternoon, I discovered that he had already culled his piglet from the group and put it in another pen.

Pigs are intelligent animals, and I'm sure they can express emotions. The expression on the face of the lone piglet is not a happy one. I believe it is experiencing separation anxiety being away from its siblings. The lone piglet was making a terrible squeal; it was very upset.

For better or worse, it'll have to get used to being alone until the day my wife's papa decides to have it slaughtered.

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