Don't go to www.pigspeace.org without a hanky. No, seriously. Pigs Peace Sanctuary is a local non-profit created to provide a safe, loving home unwanted, abused or neglected pigs, as well as any other animal in need of some TLC. The pictures of the sanctuary's wards are darling, the stories are heartbreaking and touching, and the work of the agency commendable.
Can you look this little guy in the face without getting a little lump in your throat? Even Samuel L. Jackson would say "that's one charmin' mother f@!^ing pig."
C'mon! Look him in the eye! Don't you want to make sure he has a nice place to romp and play, clean wood chips to roll in, and tasty snacks? Don't you want to hear him squeal in delight?
If you do, there is an easy way to do it without getting your hands dirty and keep your stylish shoes poo-free. Andy Werth and friends will be playing a benefit show for Pigs for Peace at Easy Street Records in West Seattle on 6/5/09, starting at 9:00 PM. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the charity.
Werth and his band have recently completed his first full-length album, Burn the Maps, Bury the Compass, which you can preview and enjoy at www.andywerth.com. Tickets are $5.00, and the show is all ages, but alcoholic beverages will be available. The cafe will also be open with vegetarian and vegan options available.
Do it for the piggies! They should be able to go to market, stay home, have roast beef, have none, or go wee-wee-wee-wee in happiness and safety. Your porcine patronage is appreciated.