When Leslie Giles bought her first pig from a pig breeder, she had no idea how much it would impact her life.
“I’d always wanted a pet pig, and in 2004 we bought Winston Peanut”, Giles said as she remembered the day they welcomed Winston Peanut into her life.
The breeder told Giles and her husband that Winston was a “teacup pig” – an unhealthy trend that encouraged many people to buy what is actually just a baby potbellied pig. Thankfully, Giles and her husband didn’t listen to the breeder’s advice that overfeeding him would result in him growing too much.
They fed Winston steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, baby porridge and anything/everything else that their piggie wanted. It wasn’t long before Winston grew to weigh several hundred pounds, but Giles loved him no matter what shape or size he was.