Piglets will soon be trotting to school

Good piggy ... Sonny Hamlin, six, and Molly Pryke, three, with one of the piglets.
Good piggy ... Sonny Hamlin, six, and Molly Pryke, three, with one of the piglets.

THESE little piggies went wee, wee, wee ... all the way home from school.

Pet piglets Rasher and Wotsit will become familiar faces around Boxford over the coming weeks.

Owner Amy Hamlin plans to take the pigs out on leads – and is contemplating the short walk to and from her Boxford home to the village primary school where her son Sonny, six, goes to school and her daughter Molly, three, is at Sunflowers Nursery.

Amy, who brought the Tamworth crosses from local breeder Laura Tebbutt as pets, says they will be old enough in two weeks’ time to be walked on a lead like a dog.

“I have been putting the harnesses on them so they are ready for the leads to go on,” she said.

“The next step is to take them out for a walk on the lead and I am planning to bring them down to school.

“The children love them and are really excited about them coming to school.”

Piglets were the family’s choice of pet for a good reason.

“We would have had puppies but my partner is allergic to dogs,” explained Amy.

“Someone we know breeds pigs and they make good pets; they are a bit like dogs in that they are really friendly and sociable.

“We have even trained them to sit like a dog.”

Rasher and Wotsit are kept in a big outside pen and are not allowed to trot around in the house.

“Too many muddy feet,” added Amy.