Once again Kevin & Francis gave me a warm greeting when I visited them yesterday. They emerged from the trees and trotted up to the fence, making happy(?) grunting noises – I’m not exactly a pig whisperer yet. They greeted me again by sniffing and biting me with their muddy mouths (Note to self: don’t wear thongs again or white pants when visiting the pigs).
They followed me around the entire time I was there. When I ran from one end of the enclosure to the other, they galloped (or cantered? Clearly not a horse whisperer either) along behind me. I was surprised to see how quick their little legs can move. Whenever I stood still though, their snouts were instantly buried in the dirt.
I was starting to think that they weren’t quite as interested in me as I was in them. They were constantly rooting around in the ground and not paying me any attention. Am I really less interesting than dirt? I wondered if they were just following me around, hoping that I knew where the food was. It wasn’t until I left that they ran over to the fence and for the first time ceased their food foraging. Their ears pricked up and they were looking at me and making a different kind of grunt than I had heard previously (last scene of the video). It seemed to be saying, “Come back”. How could I resist?