Therapy Pig Who Provides Comfort To Hospital Patients Gets Some Of Her Own From Rescue Dog
Not only is Blue a therapy pig that provides comfort to hospital patients, she is also a beloved pet. Her owner, Jahaira Zamora, says the two-year-old pot-bellied pig is so popular for her knack of helping people that she will begin to help in different areas as well.
“She shows them all of her tricks and brings them lots of joy,” Zamora told The Dodo. “She will hopefully also be visiting nursing homes and our local courthouse to help kids who have to go to court for hearing cases, but may be a little nervous.”
After Blue’s job is all about others, Zamora says when Blue is home she is used to getting whatever she wants whenever she wants it. So, when Zamora found an abandoned puppy on the side of the road, she knew she had to bring it home but she was worried on how Blue would react.
During the first meeting between Blue and the puppy, which would later be named Peach, Blue was very unsure of the new animal. Zamora decided to keep them apart until a vet could prove that Peach was healthy enough to be around other animals. Once she was given the OK, she let the two get a bit closer. What happened next completely surprised the animal lover.
“To our surprise, Peach laid right next to Blue and Blue rolled over on her side and they fell fast asleep,” Zamora said. “Next thing I know, when I go in to check on them, Peach is sucking on Blue trying to nurse and Blue was loving it! They were inseparable from that day on and that is when I knew we had to keep Peach and give her a forever home with us.”
It’s true, the duo really is inseparable. They play together, nap together and share an incredible bond that can never be broken.
You can keep up with all of Blue and Peach latest adventures by following their official Instagram page, @bluethepigofficial.