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Meet Hamlet, The Piggy Who Saved My Life

I’m frequently asked why I have a pet pig. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in college. A week after I got married, I went from having one or two seizures a year to eight to ten a day. Daily activities became like climbing Everest to me. My husband wanted a companion for me, but he is extremely allergic to dogs and cats. I showed him a video of a mini pig playing with a dog and he was sold.

Hamlet came to me in a seemingly hopeless situation. She never left my side on my worst days and was always ready to play. She’s the reason I took up photography. I wanted to capture all of our silly adventures and share her amazing personality.

Hamlet saved me. My epilepsy taught me how frail life can be. Hamlet taught me that life is a beautiful gift despite its frailty. I hope Hamlet’s photos bring you as much joy, laughter, and love as she’s brought me.

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Meet Hamlet, my little pet pig

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I’m frequently asked why I have a pet pig

Actually, Hamlet came to me in a seemingly hopeless situation

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In college I was diagnosed with epilepsy

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I had from eight to ten seizures a day

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Daily activities became like climbing Everest to me

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My husband wanted a companion for me, but he is extremely allergic to dogs and cats

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That’s when Hamlet came into my life

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Hamlet saved me

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She never left my side on my worst days and was always ready to play

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My epilepsy taught me how frail life can be, Hamlet taught me that life is a beautiful gift despite its frailty

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I started photographing Hamlet in the hope that her photos bring you as much joy, laughter, and love as she’s brought me

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