A pool party just for pigs

Person wearing a hat reaching down to feed some watermelon to a pig in a small yellow pool
Pigs at the Sanctuary make a splash and have a blast at a summertime soiree just for them.
By Best Friends staff

When the temps soared this summer at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, the caregivers at Marshall’s Piggy Paradise came up with a way to make a splash for their favorite residents: They’d throw them a pool party.

The day featured something for everyone, including all-you-can-eat watermelon slices and almonds that were tossed in the water for a game of almond bobbing. Human attendees got to test their knowledge with a game of pig trivia.

“We love our pigs and wanted to celebrate them in a really fun way,” says Rosalie Wind, lifesaving and care specialist at the Sanctuary. “It was super cute to see them splashing around in the water and enjoying some special snacks.”

After a day of pool play, there was nary an almond to be found, and the watermelon slices (even the rinds) had been polished off, too. The pig participants were all tuckered out from the games that provided lots of mental and physical stimulation. Everyone had had an absolute blast — especially the pigs.

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