Blossom came from a factory farm, and she was destined to be killed against the thumping wall. She was the runt of the litter, probably trapped the wrong side of mummy in the farrowing crate. She had not suckled properly and was suffering from severe complications due to calcium deficiency. Her hips were deformed and she was covered in abscesses. Blossom arrived when she was just ten days old. The vet arrived within a couple of hours to start her lengthy process of rehabilitation. She needed several surgeries, extensive physiotherapy and unconditional love.
Blossom has grown into an athletic, intelligent person, but remains bashful and easily intimidated by the other pigs. She is always the first to come up for a cuddle but always the first to run away when the others become too boisterous. She is our problem-solver and escapee. Presented with a new lock or gate, she takes great pleasure in scaling the obstacle within half an hour. All gates have to be triple locked, with one lock out of sight. Even so, Blossom is still capable of jumping over four feet. In fact, you can watch a video clip of Blossom unlocking a gate on our Facebook page.
You have our deepest gratitude for choosing to support our sanctuary and helping us to care for our precious residents. Thank you for being one of ‘the best people’!