Nina´s New Home

Written by Emily Wilsdon on 24 June 2012

  

Every day, on our regular morning walk, William, Alfie and I stop in to see Nina the pig on our way back up the drive. We open the big steel doors to the old cinema, and walk through the barn towards Nina's enclosure. William 'helps' to scoop out her food, and if we are lucky we have some melons or over-ripe fruit and scraps to give her as well. She welcomes us with enthusiasm, a musical arrangement of grunts echo throughout the barn, and I leave Alfie in charge of William for a moment (I am an excellent parent) while I step over the fence to deliver the goods.

On Friday morning this was a different story. William and I unlatched the doors to the cinema, and much to our surprise, there was Nina standing in the openening directly in front of us! The usual grunts and tummy scratches ensued, but Nina was now a free pig! Splintered wood (the remains of her enclosure) lay strewn about the floor in a dramatic fashion, and several bags of food had been 'accessed', the contents of which were now haphazardly arranged throughout the space. 'Uh Oh,' said William rather poignantly.

Hence, Nina has a new house. In fact it has got to be the most well built pig house on the planet. It has to be- she is one strong pig! Nina watched with curiosity as Harry and Rob spent most of Friday erecting the structure and securing it into place, and as soon as it was finished she happily made herself at home, rustling up the straw and arranging it into her moulded 'pig' shaped bed.

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