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Family Devastated After Finding Their Home Destroyed By Wildfire, But Then See Their Pet Pig Waiting For Them
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Family Devastated After Finding Their Home Destroyed By Wildfire, But Then See Their Pet Pig Waiting For Them

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When a deadly wildfire spread across the woods of Tennessee, Rob Holmes knew he had to collect his family and flee immediately. “All hell broke loose,” Holmes told The Dodo. “We could not get the cars out and the smoke was so bad our 18-month son Wyatt was having a hard time breathing.” As he fled with his wife and kids, and his cat and dog, Holmes’s daughter burst into tears – and that’s when they realized they left Charles the pet pig in the flames. It was too late to go back…

The next morning after the nightmarish night Holmes received a call from his neighbor who confirmed the worst – his house was completely burnt down. When Holmes and his family went to see it, they couldn’t believe their eyes – Charles the pig was there, alive and more happy to see them than ever! “Charles had burrowed in the mud to survive. The lord let us keep Charles. How else could he [have] survived 800 degree temperatures.”

The miracle piggy is doing very well recovering from burns and inhaled smoke at the veterinarian hospital, where Holmes and his family go to visit him every day.

More info: Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Rob Holmes thought he lost Charles the pet pig forever when his house got burnt down

The man had to collect his family and flee immediately when the wildfire erupted in Tennessee

As the family fled Holmes’s daughter burst into tears upon realizing they left the pet pig behind

The next morning after the nightmarish night Holmes was informed his house completely burnt down

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When Holmes and his family went to see it, they couldn’t believe their eyes – Charles the pig was there

“Charles had burrowed in the mud to survive. How else could he [have] survived 800 degree temperatures”

The miracle piggy is doing very well recovering from burns and inhaled smoke

The animal is at the veterinarian hospital, where Holmes and his family go to visit him every day

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Melissa Nunya
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So glad Charles made it! I can't imagine what his family went through that night

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Cassie
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

" Sometimes it's dreadful stormy and sometimes it's pretty clear You may work a month and you might work a year But you can make a winning if you'll come alive and try For the whole world over, boys, it's root hog or die. " For centuries, the durability of the pig has been well respected. "Root hog or die" was once a very popular phrase lending homage to the uncanny ability of pigs to survive on their own in rugged and adverse conditions. Even still, it is amazing that anything could survive that. Good on Charlie, a true survivor.

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Natasha L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whoever says that pigs are stupid, insensitive creatures have just been proven wrong. Look at the tender expression he has on his face when his humans are around, and the loyalty he showed by staying put and not bolting and abandoning his family.

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Melissa Nunya
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So glad Charles made it! I can't imagine what his family went through that night

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Cassie
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

" Sometimes it's dreadful stormy and sometimes it's pretty clear You may work a month and you might work a year But you can make a winning if you'll come alive and try For the whole world over, boys, it's root hog or die. " For centuries, the durability of the pig has been well respected. "Root hog or die" was once a very popular phrase lending homage to the uncanny ability of pigs to survive on their own in rugged and adverse conditions. Even still, it is amazing that anything could survive that. Good on Charlie, a true survivor.

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Natasha L
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7 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Whoever says that pigs are stupid, insensitive creatures have just been proven wrong. Look at the tender expression he has on his face when his humans are around, and the loyalty he showed by staying put and not bolting and abandoning his family.

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