Boots

From the Daily Mail which wraps more Brit fish’n chips than any other news paper.

You can’t get much happier than a pig in muck, or so we are told.

But when this little piggy arrived in the farmyard she showed a marked reluctance to get her trotters dirty.

While her six brothers and sisters messed around in the mire, she stayed on the edge shaking. It is thought she might have mysophobia – a fear of dirt.

Owners Debbie and Andrew Keeble were at a loss, until they remembered the four miniature wellies used as pen and pencil holders in their office. They slipped them on the piglet’s feet – and into the mud she happily ploughed.

Now she runs over to Mr Keeble so he can put them on for her in the morning.

The couple, who run the award-winning Debbie and Andrew’s sausage company in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, named the young saddleback Cinders after Cinderella and her magical glass slippers.

They are using her to front a campaign to give a better deal to pig farmers.

Fortunately for five-week-old Cinders, she will not end up in one of their sausages. Although they were pig farmers for 20 years, the Keebles keep them only as pets nowadays.

‘I don’t know what will happen as she gets bigger,’ said Mr Keeble.

‘Hopefully she will grow out of her phobia of mud before she needs a new set of boots.’

So now we have grunters in boots –

Hey – just add New York, Manolo and heels. We ‘ve got Sex in the City – – –

7 responses to “Boots

  1. Oh, did I say the wrong thing? I honestly had no intention of upsetting my female readership! Truly.

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  2. ….. and do you know why it wraps fish and chips more than any other newspaper? ……… well, it’s the only paper that doesn’t shed it’s ink when handled. We use it when packing up to move ……. it’s about all it’s good for anyway ………

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  3. I hate to say this but I can’t help it….She’s sooooo cuuuute!

    (OMG, I’ve been taken over by my 15 year old self.)

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  4. AAAAAGGGGHHHHHHHH – I’ve pushed the “cute” button – when will I ever learn 😉

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  5. Gawd – I’ve “cutified” another reader 🙂

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