The following tale was told to me quite some time ago. Thought you might like it too.
A guy is driving down a country road one day when a pig bolts in front of his car and stops right smack in front him. The guy slams on his breaks and comes skidding to a halt just inches away from the pig. As his does this, a large tree falls across the road about fifty feet in front of his car.
As he takes in what's just happened, he realizes had the pig not have run in front of his car, he would have surely been crushed by the falling tree. After a few moments of sitting and collecting his composure, his sees the pig trot off towards a nearby farmhouse, but what really catches his eye is that the pig is missing its left hind leg.
The guy is amazed. Not only did this pig save his life, but it did it by running on only three legs. Still in awe, he sees a man outside of a barn near where the pig is heading. Feeling compelled to share the heroic tale of this life saving pig, the guys pulls his car off to the shoulder of the road and follows his guardian angel to where the man is.
When he gets to within ear shot of the farmer, he hollers out, "Excuse me sir, is that your pig over there?"
"Yep, sure is." the guy replies.
"That's one amazing pig you've got there mister. He just saved my life!"
"He did it again huh?"
Puzzled the guy says, "You mean he's done that before?"
"Yep, happens all the time with that pig."
Now the guy is really intrigued. "What do you mean?" he asks.
The farmer proceeds to tell the stranger, "Well ya see, bout three years ago we had us a twister come thru these parts in the middle of the night. That pig there busted out of its pen and come running over to the house a squealin' and a stompin' its hooves on the front door till it woke me and the misses up. We done got everybody including that pig down into the cellar before that big ole' twister come barrelin right over the top of us. We done lost the house and everything, but that little pig saved us all. That's when we knew there's somethin' special bout that critter."
"Holy cow! That's incredible!" the guy exclaimed. "You said he dose this all the time. You mean there were other times too?"
Again the farmer tells him, "Yep, like I said, he does it all the time. One other time he woke us all up when the back of the house was on fire. Me, the misses and the kids got out in time,but as we was standing on the front lawn we realized our four year old daughter wadn't out there with us. Bout that time that pig come runnin' out of the house with her. He'd grabbed her by the scruff of he PJ's and drug her out just in the nick of time."
The guy was totally floored at this point. He had never heard of such an amazing animal in all of his life. For a farm animal to have saved some one's life once was something in itself, but to do it at least three different times was nothing short of miraculous.
"Sir," he said, "that's the most incredible animal I've ever seen in my life. I am curious though, how come he only has three legs?"
Without missing a beat the farmer replies, "Boy, you don't think we'd eat a pig like that all at once do ya?"
Hope you're having a great weekend!