Touching stories about pets are always a pleasure to read.
One was rescued, and another itself came and stayed, in general, it is very interesting to know their stories. An agonizingly cute pink, deaf and blind puppy called Piglet is inspiring young students to never give up.
He was born from a cross between a Dachshund and a Chihuahua, which had a spotted color. Their baby appeared in an unusual pink color but turned out to be blind and deaf. It was Piglet’s parents that provoked deafness and blindness. They both had this gene.
Piglet was born in an overcrowded Georgia home, formerly living alongside 35 other puppies. He’s Shapiro’s seventh dog, and while he’s now living ‘like a little prince’, the transition into the family wasn’t without its challenges.
As it often happens, animal defenders saved the baby from an unfavorable life. At this time, he weighed only 680 grams and was already overcoming the first difficulties.
Melissa and Piglet first met when he was just two pounds in weight, fostering him with the intention of finding him a safe, forever home later on. Melissa, who is a veterinarian, worked hard with the excitable puppy to train him up to be the perfect companion, using techniques such as tapping and helping him into a routine.
It was quite a decision to make. He is a lot of work and he is like a full-time job, taking care of a little disabled baby. But he’s so cute, and we couldn’t give him away at that point.
He was so anxious, he was screaming constantly. He would play, then go to sleep, but when he wasn’t doing either of those, he was screaming. I couldn’t leave the house the first month I had the dog here.
Shapiro has chronicled Piglet’s extraordinary journey on Instagram, where the little guy has attracted more than 116,000 followers.
From his beginnings as a cowering, panicked pup, Piglet is now a brave boy – meeting new people with plenty of excitement and sniffing confidence.
Thanks to this beautiful journey the two shared, Melissa fell for Piglet – affectionately known as Piggy – and decided to keep him herself. We’re so happy he has found such a loving, caring home!
It took Piglet a very long time to get used to the new family. But now he loves to hug and enjoys playing with other dogs.
His owner is a veterinarian and he often goes to her workplace. They are glad to see him everywhere! He especially loves going to the bank and pet stores. This is not surprising. But recently Piglet has a real mission.
Inspired by Piglet and his incredible resilience, Melissa has now put Piglet’s story on paper, releasing a novel for the world to read. Piglet: The Unexpected Story of Deaf, Blind, Pink Puppy, and His Family is available as a hardback book, eBook, and audiobook on Amazon, Piglet’s website, or from other good booksellers.
Piglet is also a social media star in his own right, so to follow along on his journey make sure you go and check him out on Facebook or Instagram. If looking at photos of cute animals makes you smile, make sure you check out these photos of adorable animals playing with pumpkins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
The story of Piglet was the beginning of a series of lessons in one of the schools, where they tell the story of the dog and his incredible desire for life.
They tell the children that only a positive attitude helped Piglet overcome life’s difficulties. Using the dog as an example, children are taught empathy and the important skill of accepting others as they are.