"Our mommy didn't want us?"
It's a sad thing when it happens. These two piglets were rejected by their piggy mom. And now, they're having to be raised by humans, and somehow learn all the things a pig is supposed to know – from people with only two feet! (And very strange, small noses.)
For Holly and Nick, the separation happened naturally when their mom simply didn't want to look after them. But many, many pigs go through the exact same thing for unnatural reasons. They get taken away from their pig moms to be sold!
So Holly and Nick are representing a lot of piglets out there, struggling to grow up without a real piggy parent.
Pig moms actually teach their babies a lot of manners and critical habits. So piglets without a mom are a real handful! They don't know what to do or how to behave, and chasing them around is a full time job!
So little Nick and Holly have come to the Guardian Angel program, where the folks looking out for them may not have curly tails, but they definitely have love! And with a little luck and a lot of caring, Nick and Holly may someday be ready for a loving home – even if their person isn't a marathon runner! Welcome, Nick and Holly!