Carol Platt Liebau: <i>Another</i> "Terrific" Pig

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Another "Terrific" Pig

Once again, a pig named Wilbur has been reprieved from certain death.

In other of that fact, here's a lovely discussion of the classic children's book Charlotte's Web.

The book concludes on what, as a child, struck me as the perfect elegiac touch (although I didn't then know the right word to describe the feeling):

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.

May so much be said of all of us.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dittohead said...

Hey look someone put a pair of glasses on a pig. Now isn't that funny. Oh sorry, it is just Karl Rove.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

What was that, dittohead? Did you say, "Oink"?

4:37 PM  
Blogger suek said...

>> Once again, a pig named Wilbur has been reprieved from certain death.>>

Read the article...pretty dumb, I think. So ok - pig will live a life of leisure because it played the part of a pig who was "saved"...
1) PETA will love this one.
2) the farmer was well paid for the pig's part, and he expects further benefits will be forthcoming
3) it doesn't cost all that much to construct a separate "single occupancy" pig pen, and one pig looks pretty much like another.

An adult pig - depending on breed, of course - is likely to weigh somewhere between 600 and 800 lbs.

10:58 AM  

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