Friday, 23 July 2010

There are no words to write......

My Beautiful Betty
There are no words to write that would express how I'm feeling right now.
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We gave her a good life she had grass to dig up, mud to wallow in, trees to lie under, freedom, warmth, food, treats (possibly far too many bananas and avocados) and lots of care when she was poorly. She gave us trust, understanding of a wonderful breed of pig and helped us on our way, on our great big learning curve.
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Thank you Betty.
Betty Berkshire (Hewellgrange Stonebow 338)
9th November 2008 - 23rd July 2010.
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There will be lots of tasty pork and sausages coming from the butchers next week, I'm glad I don't eat meat!!
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My only consolation is that she had such a good life with two owners who loved her and treated her with respect, and her life although short by many standards, was a year longer than most meat pigs get.
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Sue xx

9 comments:

  1. Betty was one beautiful pig!!!!!

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  2. Aah that must be really hard
    What a lovley pig she was
    Sue x

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  3. I know exactly how you feel Sue. But I also feel comforted by the fact that our pigs have a good life, are fed well and get plenty of attention and belly rubs.

    I do eat meat and our pork is the tastiest I've ever had.

    Suzy x

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  4. Aaahh look how cute she looks in that first photo!
    (I'm glad I don't eat meat either.)
    Love
    Alison
    x

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  5. She was indeed beautiful! She gave her people a great gift of food.

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  6. I do eat meat, but I can imagine how you must be feeling.

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  7. Thank you for all the lovely comments and emails, I'm just a big softy....as you must have gathered by now!!

    Sue xx

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  8. It must have been hard Sue. You gave Betty a good life, as you said.

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  9. Gosh Sue, am just catching up and although I knew this post would be here, it's still difficult. You are such an inspiration in your realistic-with-an-emotional-edge to small holding.
    Charlotte
    xx

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