Ariel, the current queen piggy of the rescue is part of Potbelly Manor's
pet-assisted therapy program. She visits local schools to teach children about being kind to animals and spreads cheer
at nursing homes.
Ariel's story: Ariel came to Potbelly Manor in April of 2009. Her mother
was one of 100 pigs rescued from a hoarding situation in Pennsylvania. Thankfully Ariel was still in her mother's
belly and was spared the ordeal.
Her life is now one of privilege and joy-she's treated like the princess
she is at Potbelly Manor!
Ariel has had numerous appearances:
June 2009: Ariel visited several
schools in the North Kingstown area to teach children about the importance of respecting animals and treating them kindly.
2010: Additional school and nursing home visits-children and adults alike love Ariel! Special-needs
adults and children also came to the farm to visit with Ariel, as well as with Bette Davis the cow.
2011: Ariel visited
Globe Elementary School in Woonsocket, attended a senior presentation at Moses Brown and more.
June 25, 2010:
ARIEL'S TV DEBUT!!
Ariel enters show biz as
a political pig named "Earmark" and falls in love with Uncle Sam! She
and Uncle Sam starred in the commercial "Joy Ride" for the Bender for Senate campaign.
Ariel and Uncle Sam
Ariel poses in the back of a 1960s Monte Carlo, waiting
for shooting to begin (or waiting for someone to deliver her slightly chilled organic carrots with a side of Cheerios)
Ariel takes a bribe from one of the crew to stay seated while
the director contemplates the angle of the shot.
A view of the set as equipment is assembled in preparation
Wait! Mom stole my Uncle Sam! Where's
my manager! I want to renegotiate my contract! Where's my organic carrots! Bring my filtered water!
A normal day hanging around at the farm, contemplating