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Let Me In: Piglets At Wimpole Hall

piglets at Wimpole Hall
Piglet in among the others at Wimpole Hall

I owe this one to Tamara, who spotted the pink one clambering in to get its spot. It pushed its way in forcibly, no timorous beastie, and settled in.

Timorous beastie

Timorous beastie – from a line from the Robert Burns’ poem: To a Mouse: on Turning Her Up in Her Nest With the Plough.

Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie, 
O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! 
Thou need na start awa sae hasty, 
Wi’ bickerin brattle! 
I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee 
Wi’ murd’ring pattle! 


  1. Love your most apt title!

    Ah, “Rabbie” Burns and that stellar poem of his and his sympathy for the poor, little mouse: Such an admirable humanist he was.


  2. Joan E. Miller says

    So cute! And I love that Burns poem. What interesting coloring the piglets have, all from one litter.


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