Neighbors strolling through Town Creek may do a double take when they see a pig being walked on a leash. That’s Piggy, Claire and Paul Reyes’ appropriately named pet.
“She likes to stop a lot to dig and smell things,” Claire says. “It’s pretty frustrating.”
The Reyes family received Piggy as a gift from Santa Claus for their 10-year-old daughter, Lily.
“The fall before Santa brought her a pig, she had a pretty catastrophic knee injury,” Claire says. “Lily was in a leg brace for nine months as a 10-year-old, which is not fun.”
Lily was benched during club soccer, and Piggy was her reward for being gracious and positive through it all. She wanted a pig because they’re hypoallergenic, and she’s allergic to certain animals.Now, Piggy spends her days eating treats.
“She’s always very hungry,” Lily says. “She really likes oats, carrots and bananas. She just eats the whole banana, peel and all.”