See the gorgeous 250lbs (plus)Hampshire cross pig lying next to me? We couldn’t touch him when he arrived at the Sanctuary in April. He had been through so much trauma many of the professionals we work with use the term PTSD. While we respect everyone’s sense or maybe the need to identify, we feel much more drawn to freedom. Freedom to change.
Today, if we are anywhere insight of him he comes running and flops down exposing his belly for us to rub. The courage to change. Damn! It is Brilliant.
In the fall of 2011, Mike and I moved to a small farm in Central Illinois where we immediately found ourselves rescuing horses. The rescue was not part of our original plan, but we felt the calling while doing a search for a pair of ponies we did plan on caring for on the farm. Since childhood, my entire extended family and I have been horse owners. Mike and I wanted to continue this tradition. Upon searching the internet for a pair of ponies, we were overwhelmed with the number of horses that needed a rescue and/or a home.