Porky sisters start a new life

TWO pigs are settling in to their new home with the owners who saved their bacon.Pot-bellied sisters Pork Pie and Pork Chop were the subject of an appeal in the Evening Star's sister paper, the East Anglian Daily Times, last month and as a result they have now moved on to a new life.

TWO pigs are settling in to their new home with the owners who saved their bacon.

Pot-bellied sisters Pork Pie and Pork Chop were the subject of an appeal in the Evening Star's sister paper, the East Anglian Daily Times, last month and as a result they have now moved on to a new life.

The nomadic six-year-old pigs have spent the last week settling in with Wayne and Sally Greenlaw at their home in Rattlesden.

And in case the pair find it hard to adapt to the new surroundings, they can rely on an old hand for help as the Greenlaws already own a nine-year-old pot-bellied pig called Alice, with whom they will share a stable.


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There is, however, likely to be one significant change for the pair – Mrs Greenlaw plans to rename them because she does not like their current food-related titles.

"I have been given a few ideas for new names but I think I'm going to wait and see what they are like," she said.

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"Being moved has been quite traumatic for them and so they have actually been sleeping an awful lot since they got here less than a week ago.

"I thought being female pigs and being adults they would be good company for Alice, whose sister Betsy died a few years ago. We are lucky enough to have the room to offer them a home and hopefully some new friends as well."

She added that one of the attractions of keeping pot-bellied pigs as pets was the animals' character.

"I think they are very intelligent animals and they are very clean, contrary to popular opinion. They are very much individuals."

The pigs were staying with Otley College's physical resources manager Georgina Owen after being moved from the college as a precautionary measure because of the swine fever and foot-and-mouth epidemics.

They were originally given to the college by an Essex couple.

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