Photo: Esther The Wonder Pig
Not only did they keep her, they dedicated their lives to her, and Esther now happily resides at Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, a safe haven started by her dads, to keep her and other rescued farm animals for their lifetimes.
People who take on a pet with the dedication to follow through for that animal's lifetime are sadly the exception and not the rule. Just take a walk through any animal shelter or ask any rescuer, and the reasons people give for bailing on their pet will alarm you. "He barks/oinks/meows too much. He dug up my flower garden. He's too old. He's too puppy/piglet/kitten like. He eats too much. We moved/had a baby/got a new pet. And most often in the case of pigs- HE GOT TOO BIG."
Here is a selection of heartwarming photos of people who love their pig, even when he got too big. Meet Dillon.