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Roger the teacup pig working wonders

Posted Mar 30 2010 7:05am

"It's amazing how a little pig can change the world." No, this isn't a quote from Charlotte's Web. It's a quote from Amy Twyman, executive director of SharonBrooke assisted-living community in Newark, NJ.

Residents at SharonBrooke recently selected a 16-pound teacup pig named Roger to be their pet. And Roger is working wonders.

Roger is reported to have a therapeutic effect on many residents who spend hours with him. He also has a knack for drawing the withdrawn residents out of their rooms.

Teacup pigs like the one in the photo grow to be 25-30 pounds when full-grown, and average around a 20 year lifespan.

Read more from the Newark Advocate.

Image source: dec18girl

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