This little piggie slipped quietly away when no-one was looking

Bubble, one of the runts I thought deserved a chance in life, died earlier this week. She was fine one evening but the following morning she could barely stand up and slipped away quietly in the early afternoon.

You wouldn’t have thought that such a small piglet could leave such a big hole in your life but that little runt had enough character for a whole herd of fully grown pigs, which is possibly why she lived so long. Looking back, she should have died when her litter brother did, at just a couple of days. She never grew and would have been a very weak and sickly adult. But she had more than her fair of fight and kept up with the others, even when they became twice, three times, four times her size.

Little Bubble will be sorely missed but, as B and Jennie keep pointing out, her life may have been short, but we gave her the best possible chance and in return, she gave us much enjoyment and pleasure and will never be forgotten.

Forgive the length of time it’ll take to load this post, but here are some (!!) photos, all of which show her character and determination to get along.

You’ll note the photos of her getting a belly rub – her favourite activity in the world. You couldn’t hold her without her turning onto her back and stretching her legs out so that you didn’t miss a spot!

Bubble takes on her brother, Curly - 20 September 2008

Bubble takes on her brother, Curly - 20 September 2008

Bubble tucks in - 24 September 2008

Bubble tucks in - 24 September 2008

Bubble sure loves her mamma's milk - 25 September 2008

Bubble sure loves her mamma's milk - 25 September 2008

Scrumpy, Squeak and Bubble - 30 September 2008

Scrumpy, Squeak and Bubble - 30 September 2008

Bubble tackled everything head on - 1 October 2008

Bubble tackled everything head on - 1 October 2008

Jennie and Bubble - 19 October 2008

Jennie and Bubble - 19 October 2008

Snipe with Bubble and Fergie - 28 October 2008

Snipe with Bubble and Fergie - 28 October 2008

Bubble gets a belly rub - 28 October 2008

Bubble gets a belly rub - 28 October 2008

Bubble gets a kiss - 28 October 2008

Bubble gets a kiss - 28 October 2008

The battle for the dog bed - 8 November 2008

The battle for the dog bed - 8 November 2008

The battle for the dog bed - 8 November 2008

The battle for the dog bed - 8 November 2008

The battle for the dog bed - 8 November 2008

The battle for the dog bed - 8 November 2008

Cuddles with Snipe - 8 November 2008

Cuddles with Snipe - 8 November 2008

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by welshpurpletree on 14 November 2008 at 12:29 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bubble. It’s amazing she lasted as long as she did, and she must have had the best life any little piglet could have. The pics are fab especially the one of them cuddled up with Snipe.

  2. Still absolutely gutted that she didn’t make it. You’re right about the hole she has left – I obviously had much less to do with her than you and yet I’m still missing her. Being at the farm yesterday without her there was just odd. The boys are very sad as well, and it’s going to take a while to get used to her not appearing through the electric fence when I walk through the field! Still, I’ve got lots of lovely photos of her as well (an extremely poor not-even-substitute) and her strength of character will stay in my memory for years to come.

  3. Poor little thing, but seeing those wonderful pictures and hearing how much you all loved her, it’s good to know she had such a good life while she was here.

  4. I love you guys and this blog. You have heart – pure heart.

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