Friday, January 04, 2008

The pig is a hero... or the hero is a pig

A traveling salesman was driving through a rural area one day when he passed a farmhouse and barn. Next to the barn he saw a pig pen, and in the pig pen was a very large hog. The surprising thing was that the hog had only three legs; the right rear leg was completely gone.

Spotting the farmer near the driveway, the salesman slowed down and then turned in, tooting his horn. He stopped the car, got out, and greeted the farmer.

"Good afternoon, sir," he said, "I was just passing by and saw your hog there. That's really amazing, I've never seen an animal missing a leg like that. Looks like he gets around okay."

"Yep, he does at that," drawled the friendly farmer, "He does just fine."

"What happened to his leg, sir?", asked the salesman.

"Well now, that there's a miracle pig...yessir...a real hero," stated the farmer. "Six months ago me and the old lady was asleep in our bed, and in the middle of the night or house caught fire and was burning down. That there pig broke out of his pen, ran up to the house, busted through the front door, ran up the steps squealing and oinking like crazy! The commotion woke us up and we were able to get out of the house alive and call the fire department! Yessir, a real hero, that pig is!"

"But I don't understand, did he lose his leg?" the salesman asked again.

The farmer looked over fondly at the pig and said, "After the fire, the wife and I decided...well sir, a hero pig like that...we just couldn't bear to eat him all at one time!"

Thanks Old Master

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