A piglet called Lowrie has become a real life “Babe” and a Facebook hit after being spared the chop and adopted as a family pet in the Shetland Isles .The two week old piglet was the runt of his litter and had to be hand-reared indoors by his owner Heather Davidson, from Wester Quarff .
Lowrie has charmed his way away from the butchers as Mrs Davidson admitted she “could never eat him now”The diminutive piglet left his brothers and sisters in the pigsty and now enjoys the luxuries of Mrs Davidson’s sitting room in her croft.
The animal has now become an internet hit, garnering almost 3,000 fans on Facebook, the social networking site.
Mrs Davidson said she originally set up the Facebook fanpage for the piglet “for a laugh” so her friends could see him.
But as word of the piglet spread people signed up to the group from all over the world including Australia, New Zealand and Canada.