Two Men and a Pig
and cats, and dogs, and rabbits, and sheep, andâ€¦
Esther the Wonder Pig,
Changing The World One Heart At A Time
I connected immediately with Steve Jenkins when he looked at that tiny pig covered with a flannel blanket in a laundry basket and all he wanted to do was hold her, protect her and bring her home. How could he possibly not take this tiny creature into his home, his heart, and not care for her? At that moment she became his and he became hers, it was instant love. And if youâ€™re an animal lover like myself, you can relate to and understand these emotions.
Rescuing and adopting pets can be challenging and life changing to the pets involved and the humans that adopt them. But what happens when this new love of your life is not all that you imagined?
What if this new love is much MORE than you imagined â€“ much, much, more â€“ literally!
What happens if this â€śmini pigâ€ť youâ€™ve agreed to take into your care, into your life, into your heart, into your home, turns out to be anything but mini? Like 600lbs more than mini!
The story of Steve, Derek and Esther the Wonder Pig, is a roller coaster of emotions. Imagine being told that the â€śmini pigâ€ť you rescued is actually a full size commercial pig? Or having to worry that you will be â€śfound outâ€ť and someone will come take your pet away? And if you ever thought training a kitten to use a litter box or potty training a puppy is challenging,Â imagine what it would be like to get a several hundred pound pig to use a litter box?!
I must say I was cautious of where Steve and Derek might take this story. But in my opinion, Steve and Derek are doing it right. They didnâ€™t alienate me by becoming preachy; they understand that for some it takes time to change, and that even small can changes make a difference.
Esther the Wonder Pig is not your average pet rescue story.Â Itâ€™s a story that changed Estherâ€™s life; and quite possibly the lives of other animals like her. After reading Esther the Wonder Pig, I can say thatÂ Steve and Derekâ€™s lives have changed and set them on a path they could never haveÂ imagined.
Today, Esther spends her time with Steve and Derek, at their Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Campbellville, Ontario, where they continue to share their love with other abandoned and abused farm animals.
Esther the Wonder Pig, Changing The World One Heart At A Time, is available for purchase, May 31, 2016
I have not been financially compensated for this post. I was givenÂ the book Esther the Wonder Pig by the publisher, and after reading itÂ I chooseÂ to post a reviewÂ andÂ share with my readers, as I feel this is a book they wouldÂ relate to and might enjoy reading as well.