Unlikely pig owners Steve and Derek got a whole lot more than they bargained for when the designer micropiglet they adopted turned out to be a full-sized 600-pound sow! In the best-selling tradition of pet memoirs such as Oogy, Dewey, and Giant George, the story of Esther the Wonder Pig shows how families truly do come in all shapes and sizes.
In the summer of 2012, Steve Jenkins used to be contacted by an old friend about adopting a micropiglet. Though he knew his partner, Derek, wouldn’t be enthusiastic, he agreed to take the adorable little pig anyway, thinking he could deal with her himself. Little did he know, that decision would change his and Derek’s lives without end.
It turned available in the market used to be nothing “micro” about Esther, and Steve and Derek had in fact signed on to raise a full-size commercial pig. Within three years tiny Esther grew to a whopping 600 pounds. After some real growing pains and numerous pig-size messes, it became clear that Esther needed a lot more space, so Steve and Derek made another life-changing decision: They bought a farm and opened the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, where they could deal with Esther and other animals in need.
Funny, heartwarming, and utterly charming, Esther the Wonder Pig follows Steve and Derek’s adventure – from reluctant pig parents to farm-owning advocates for animals.
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