Wilma, Whiskey and Willi
Three pigs in luck
For the birth of his son, a farmer was given three pigs. However, the veterinary office determined that the farm was not suitable for keeping pigs. The new pig owners approached Gut Aiderbichl with a request to take in the animals, but unfortunately we had to cancel for capacity reasons. The official veterinarian did not give up and approached Gut Aiderbichl again. It turned out that Dieter Ehrengruber could agree to take in the animals.
Three live "lucky pigs" as a gift
In Europe, the pig was considered a symbol of prosperity centuries ago. Since that time, the pig has been known above all as a fertility symbol and good luck charm. An old tradition has it that one should eat pork on New Year's Day for good luck in the New Year.
Where does the saying "Lucky!" come from? If someone has "lucked out", then the person has just been lucky again in a certain situation. For example, the last or the worst in a competition got a pig as a consolation prize, the so-called lucky pig. The saying "lucky" probably comes from the Middle Ages.
Giving animals as gifts is not a good idea. It may be a sensation for people, but where does the animal end up if the recipient owns a flat or, as in the case of Wilma, Whiskey and Willi, has no authorisation to keep pigs?
Wilma, Whiskey and Willi are happy at the Pig Palace in Henndorf
Pigs want to move around at least as freely as a dog. They need comrades to play with and also to scold. Yes, scolding. There is a very strict hierarchy among the pigs and if this is not respected, then it gets noisy around the area of the pig palace.
Wilma, Whiskey and Willi have been in Henndorf since July and will probably soon be released into the open air with all the other pigs. The acclimatisation phase is important so as not to provoke any scuffles among the pigs.
Bernadette, Roberta and also Bables, Pumba or Frieda like to walk to the enclosure of the three and have a chat with each other. Our donkeys Marie and Donna Anna and the baroque donkeys Andi and Valentin also pay Wilma, Whiskey and Willi a visit every now and then. The donkey legs are longer, but that doesn't matter.
Being given away as an animal usually ends in a dead end. The three pigs Wilma, Whiskey and Willi were once again "lucky", because attempts were made to place the living birthday present elsewhere. The alternative, as for many other animals, would have been killing.
Animals are my friends and I don't eat my friends
(George Bernard Shaw)
And...I shouldn't give them away either.
Sincerely, your Gisela