PIG-A-SUS Homestead


Ms. Daisy decided to Cross over Rainbow Bridge last night after a full day of telling everyone goodbye. She visited almost all huts yesterday with other pigs, eating cookies, and then last night when we went to tuck her in she had decided to spend the night with JoJo and Asmoe in GrandMa’s new hut. Gave them cookies and belly rubs and when we went to check to get all of them up this a.m. she had crossed. She came from Hollywood City Florida in 2004. Came in on a United flight and left with her wings on….

Rest in Peace ole girl and Nana has lots of footprints and a big hole in her heart… Love you.
Dear Mom & Dad,

I just wanted to write and let you know what has been happening with me at the Pig-A-Sus.

As you know, I really liked my friend Chelsea, we would sleep together, eat together and sometimes even not agree on things, but we were always together since I got here.
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Heidi came to live with me when she was 2 years old and only 45 pounds. Within a week I knew she had found a new forever home. It didn’t take her long to bond with Hammy, and now I had two pigs to care for. Heidi went to Hog Heaven and became a guardian angel pig after living with me for 20 years. What a life she led and what stories I have about her in my memory bank!
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Patrick, from Virginia, was born July 4, 2012 and sadly passed away January 31, 2013. He was such a sweet little boy; he was sociable and loved to cuddle. We miss your kisses, giving you belly rubs, taking you for walks, and hearing all your cute voices. Patrick brought so much joy to our lives. It hurts that our days together were cut so short. Our home will never be the same without him. He was happy, well-loved, and always brought a smile to everyone’s faces, even those that didn’t know him. People would stop in their tracks to get a glimpse, touch, hold, or take a pic of him. Though it grieves us that he is not here with us, we are glad that we were the family that got to be in his short life. He will always have a special place in our hearts that we will cherish forever. He is no longer in pain but in a special place. He will be missed greatly.

Lots of love and kisses, Love Mom, G-ma, and G-daddy
Harley, My Man, as he was so often called choose today to cross to Rainbow Bridge, without letting anyone except his 2 close companions know that he was going.  P.Deedie & Buckwheat was with him to the end,  Harley was a “runaway” pig North of Fruita, Colorado in 2001 when we got him and at that time he was between 3 and 4 years old. He loved to be loved, wanted ears scratched more than his belly, and would never refuse a treat of any kind.

May you Run Free, Run Fast, and let all your friends in Rainbow Bridge that are hearts think of them daily.

 “Watch for all the beautiful birds in Heaven” No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it and only God knows why.. RIP, Nanna
Ms. Sassy got her 1st debut in public appearance when she and her brother, Odie, flew from Florida, when they were 7 weeks old. When Ms. Sassy arrived, we knew she was special. She was so outgoing, popular with all the kids, Special Needs groups and her own pen.

After a few weeks of working with her, she became the “Star” of the Pig-A-Sus. Not only was she the star of the Pig-A-Sus, she made her debut in a short story film in Fort Collins, Colorado, about the noted town trolley and child abuse in the early 1900’s.  She and Rocky got to spend the day in the film making.
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Crossed Rainbow Bridge age 20 1991 to 2011
Run Free My little Man, Nana
Hector (Hecky) came from Albuquerque, New Mexico at age 6 in 1997.
He was a “Throw away” by owners.
He became well know at the Pig-A-Sus and was loved by all whom he encountered
On this beautiful fall September 30, 2011, he crossed from Chronic Arthritic Disease. 
He will be sadly missed by all his friends both people and animals including his heart broken Nana and Poppa
Young Hecky was laid to rest along with all his friends at
“Uncle George Memorial Gardens” located at Pig-A-Sus Homestead Sanctuary
Nana Thumper, Pearlie Jo, Diamond + all others he encountered in 14 years of love and devotion

As the wind touches my cheek
My heart feels weak and meek
As the tears roll down my face
I look for a happy place
As the wind blows from the west
I feel my best
With Thumper looking down on my soul
She still sets the goals
The daily love,
I feel for her
My beloved Thumper
Fills my heart so big
With spirit from this wonderful
Potbelly Pig.

Miss Pearlie Jo Hulahanna, also known as Boo Boo, was laid to Rest at the Pig-A-Sus HomesteadSanctuary today, October 14, 2010,  alongside many of her faithful and loving friends in the “Uncle George Memorial Garden,”

Pearlie Jo was a rescue when she was less than 5 weeks old, very sick and not given much chance to live, but strong hearted,  won the heart of everyone involved with her and her life long struggles to have a normal life.  She fought hard to be with us as many years as she did.  For over 9 years, she as well as us, never knew when she breathed, if it was her last.
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Diamond Rio crossed during the night to run free from pain and be with her friends who have crossed before her.

Diamond was born at the Pig-A-Sus and was adopted by Chris when she was a year old. At crossing, she was 13 year years old.

She returned to the Pig-A-Sus this year in February due to needing 24/7 medical care due to seizures.

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The only animal to appear at Country Jam USA representing Mesa County Project P.U.P.S. and arriving by Limo!

She also appeared with Hawaiian dancers for a convention at the Hilton in Grand Junction Colorado where
she even took a swim in the pool.

Over 100 appearances at “special needs” facilities and hands-on programs in Mesa County

Santa’s helper for many years and part of the “Kiss-a-Pig” fundraisers

weighs in at over 300 at the time of rescue at the shelter, when we got he weighs in at 275.
Crossed over in 2007, at 12 years of age.

Miss Piggy was a Grande Lady of the potbelly pig world.  She had quite the social track record, becoming the 
leader of the Potbelly Pig Ordinance in Colorado Springs, Colorado in the mid-nineties.

She remained with her original family until  June of this year, when she came to the Pigasus to live, due to health problems with her humans.

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in a joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….
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