According to Laks, this isn’t an uncommon behavior in pigs. As highly emotional animals, they thrive on social interactions with others — and form deep bonds with family, friends and human caretakers.
“Pigs have a highly developed language,” Laks said. “They’re always communicating through their different snorts or grunts. Henry especially loves people, too. He’s always up for a belly rub and some veggies.”
While lunch is definitely an important part of the day, keeping Horton comfortable is also a priority for Henry.