File under “only in the Adirondacks”:
A pet Vietnamese potbelly pig owned by the Gallaher family in Jay decided to go off on an adventure recently, only to be quickly rounded up thanks to the help of concerned neighbors.
An item in the Jay Community News email news digest on Jan. 9 spoke to the quick actions of getting “Frank the Lady Pig” back home safely:
“THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO LOOKED OUT FOR FRANK THE LADY PIG!
We just wanted to send a HUGE thank you out to everyone, especially Bobby Meconi, who called, texted, and spread the word (so quickly!) and Gary Dreiblatt who posted here on JCN that Frank was wandering off the property today.
She was home quickly and safely, and other than a very tired set of short legs, is perfectly happy and healthy.
We’re so thankful for the community and everyone’s level of care and support for ALL of our family members! Frank sends her love!
~~Heather, Patrick, and Brody Gallaher, and all of the animals at Vagabond Farm.”
According to Heather Gallaher, Frank got her name from Gallaher’s son, Brody. “When we first got her we thought she was a boy, but quickly discovered otherwise – but 6 year old Brody said her name was a keeper. We have her a full proper name of Francine Josephine Gallaher, but she prefers Frank,” Gallaher said. Frank made a cross-country move with the family from California and is currently 5 years old.
According to Gallaher, Frank’s moment of freedom was short-lived, and was only away missing for about 20 minutes. She hustled during that time though, walking almost a half mile though. “Amazing for her short little legs,” Gallaher said.
Frank the lady pig, owned by the Gallaher family in Jay, escaped and was running at large, until a neighbor found her and posted a notice in Jay Community News email newsletter. Photo courtesy of Heather Gallaher.