â†µThe story is actually pretty incredible. Olson and his wife run a farm, and the little piglet's mother got sick during the birthing process. After Pig Pig was born, the mother pig fell on her piglet, crushing the little porker in the process. â†µ
â†µâ‡¥"He did the first thing that came to mind, which is mouth to snout," Heidi Olson said. â†µâ†µTo make the story even weirder, Pig Pig is the only surviving piglet of the litter, and the mother pig ended up dying. Pig Pig was nursed with a pack of Red Heeler puppies, and seems to be doing fine. â†µ
â†µThe IronPigs jumped on the story and, in typical minor-league fashion, turned it into a promotion. They sent a package to the Olson family, including an IronPigs sweatshirt, a bottle of Listerine, a tube of ChapStick and tickets if they're ever in the Lehigh Valley, and even released a statement from their mascot, FeRROUS: â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥“On behalf of FeFe and all pigs in the Lehigh Valley, I would like to porksonally say ‘thank you’ to Mr. Olson for going above and beyond the Call of Suey. By risking life, limb and a lifetime of bad breath, little Pig Pig will one day be able to go to the market.” â†µâ†µAnd yes, in case you're wondering, the IronPigs do offer pork products on their menu, including the Porker Sandwich, Nachos Porker and a Pig Stop Carving Station. This is both the most heart-warming and delicious post we'll have all day. â†µ
â†µ(H/T The Last Angry Fan) â†µâ†µ
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