Eleanor Pigby, a unique pig, is a regular companion on mountain hikes, joining other animals in enjoying the beauty of nature.
In the town of Nyack, located in New York State, everyone knows this extraordinary group of animals—two goats, two dogs, and a spotted pig.
Eleanor Pigby, the pig, is the beloved pet of a 35-year-old woman named Anna Sicari, who works at a therapeutic boarding school for children.
Together, these animals play a role in assisting with the therapeutic activities for the children.
Whenever they take a stroll through the streets, whether it’s the mailman, people taking out the garbage, drivers, or passers-by, everyone greets them.
People often stop to engage in conversation and give the animals some affectionate pats.
“Eleanor grunts and oinks as she struts down the street,” Anna laughs.
Currently, Eleanor is 7 months old and weighs 80 pounds, but she could potentially grow up to 300 pounds!
The pig has a special fondness for going on hikes with the children at Summit Therapy School, where Anna works.
It all began four years ago when Anna started taking the schoolchildren on outdoor excursions.
“Who wouldn’t want to go hiking with a pig? She’s like the school’s queen. Everyone adores her,” Anna remarks.
Eleanor Pigby eagerly approaches people, hoping for a treat, and lies on her back, inviting them to scratch her belly.
Initially, they attempted to walk Eleanor on a leash through the city streets, but she disliked it—apparently, sidewalks are not her cup of tea.
Subsequently, they took Eleanor on a hike to a nearby mountain, and the pig thoroughly enjoyed it.
Since then, she has been accompanying people through mountains and forests, leaping from one stone to another, and swiftly descending.
In addition to her role at the school, Eleanor has recently been taken to a nursing home to bring joy to its residents.