Dumplin – Crime-fighting porcine pet extraordinaire

Dumplin – Crime-fighting porcine pet extraordinaire

It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s Super Pig!

Sneak thieves abound in every city. Indianapolis is no exception.

However one eastside mom, who asked to remain nameless, isn’t bemoaning losses after a break-in last week in which her home could have been looted. She’s singing the praises of Dumplin – the family’s adult-sized pet porker who kept her property safe amid a spate of burglaries that saw three homes targeted.

Nothing was taken from Dumplin’s family. Not even peace of mind. Nobody got hurt after all.

“The officers were guessing when the person broke in they were probably surprised I had a pig and were like, ‘We don’t want to deal with this,'” the mother of four told FOX59. “The cop was like, we definitely think they got in and made it to where Dumplin was and thought, ‘Nope. We don’t want no part of this.'”

Who wouldn’t be taken aback by a full-grown pig rooting around to see just who broke a window and beat in the back door? Thankfully nobody but Dumplin was in the house at the time. One thing is certain, however, it appears the most prized possession left at home that day was Dumplin himself.

Check out the video clip of one thankful pet owner extolling the porcine protector:

The homeowner told Fox59, “She was just relieved the full-grown pig didn’t get hurt during the incident, and said she wishes more people would adopt pet pigs – even if they won’t always keep criminals away.”

Although that’s a pretty fine side benefit. And in case you’re wondering, “There are tons of pigs in shelters that don’t have homes and they’re great animals.”

Saved from a rescue shelter earlier this year, maybe Dumplin was just “returning the favor”!



Fawn (Pexels copyright-free image)

A kiss from a fawn saved from the grave

While California burns and people and property are threatened, an unexpected rescue brought hope to many.

The following video clip gives us a taste of the devastation of the Carr Fire and a subsequent spark of hope at about the 1.05 mark. Check it out.

Despite being busy with the obvious, CHP San Francisco Sergeant Fawson didn’t ignore a call for help.

“This one month old fawn, was located by Cal Fire without a mother,” CHP-Redding posted on Facebook, according to Yahoo. Abandoned and alone thanks to the 80,000 acre Carr firestorm, the fawn would surely have died if not rescued and delivered to a wildlife rescue.

Here’s to many more saves and fewer losses.



Chicken-leg socks

Don’t be chicken – or maybe go ahead

Looking for that funky gag gift? Something to shock the kiddies? An unusual why-not to break up the boredom?

Check out the funky-chicken wear by Blue Crate – dedicated to “Improving Every Day in a Hilarious Way” – or better still, what donning such hennish hosiery can do to a fully grown woman:

Animal “paw” socks are also available, but caution is advised. The side effects of such gag-wear may have debilitating effects. Sexy chickens legs indeed.



Baby bear cub (Pexels copyright-free image)

All God’s creatures great and small – not always cuddly pets

Think baby bears are sweet and cuddly? Ever want to squeeze a shaggy little lion cub or snatch some wild beastie and take it home where you can savor its adorable fuzzy cuteness 24/7? Most humans have been tempted at one point, even those who deny it. (We know you have!)

And with tales of grateful fawns licking their rescuers or portly piggies defending their human family from marauding sneak thieves, that desire is often steeped. Wouldn’t it be great if the lion actually could lie down with the lamb in real time? “Can’t we all just get along,” as Rodney King, police brutality victim, once said after his videotaped beating spurred the L.A. riots of 1992?

Sadly, the answer is often “no,” no matter how much we’d like, at least where animals are concerned. Animal nature is hard-wired for survival. Instinct often wins out despite our fondest hopes that all will be well. (Like the human instinct to do what we will instead of what’s prudent that results in these horrible tales.)

Check out these scary cautionaries in the following video clip:

In the case of “poor” Andre, starving one’s pets when said pets are a pack of dogs is pretty foolish.

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