Penny, age 4, passed away last night. She was gentle and a good listener, and loved Romaine lettuce with a love that passeth understanding. She instinctively knew that as a sow, she carried within her the future of pigdom, and showed she took that responsibility seriously by spending most of her time hiding under a pile of hay. (We kept her safe from predators and never introduced her to a nice boy pig, so her instincts misled her, but her intentions were good.) Penny is survived by her beloved boy, Coffeekitten, by Mom and Dad, and by the baby, who is blissfully too young to know about such things.
Interment will be late this afternoon, after Coffeekitten gets home from camp.