April 16, 2024

This Dᴇᴀꜰ And Bʟɪɴᴅ Pink Puppy Is Inspiring Kids to Dᴇᴀʟ with Dɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇs

A pink pooch named Piglet ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ have much luck at the beginning of his life. Piglet was born both ᴅᴇᴀꜰ and ʙʟɪɴᴅ in a home crowded with 37 other dogs. However, things started looking up for him once he was ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ from the hoarding situation and was placed in a lovely foster home, now very happy and living ‘like a little prince’.

The ‘Piglet Mindset’, which is inspired by Piglet overcoming his ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛɪᴇs and continuing to prosper. All began when vet Melissa Shapiro fostered the dachshund-Chihuahua mix from a litter of 37 pups and took him back home to Connecticut. While she never intended to become his full-time mom, after two months with Piglet, Shapiro couldn’t imagine the dog living anywhere else. Shapiro said:” It was quite a decision to make. He is a lot of work and he is like a full-time job, taking care of a little ᴅɪsᴀʙʟᴇᴅ baby. But he’s so cute, and we couldn’t give him away at that point.” Now Piglet enjoys his new life being well taken care of and surrounded with 6 other canine friends, however his new mom says it took time for him to adjust. She said:” Piglet was so ᴀɴxɪᴏᴜs, he was sᴄʀᴇᴀᴍɪɴɢ constantly. He would play, then go to sleep, but when he wasn’t doing either of those, he was sᴄʀᴇᴀᴍɪɴɢ. I couldn’t leave the house the first month I had the dog here.”

But Piglet’s story doesn’t end here. It’s evident that the puppy was set to do great things all along. With the help of a third-grade teacher in Plainville, Massachusetts, Piglets’ story is now inspiring kids to overcome their Dɪꜰꜰᴇʀᴇɴᴄᴇs and occurring challenges. Shapiro wrote:” Piglet was so inspiring to the children that they decided as a class to use Piglet as their growth mindset role model and face each day in a ‘Piglet State of Mind’ to grow as students and individuals. When problems arise at home, the children’s parents describe their kids asking, ‘What would Piglet do?’ The students sent beautiful hand-drawn cards with messages to Piglet which left us speechless.” This initiative turned into a program that is now used by other schools around the world.

In the future, Shapiro hopes to expand into more classrooms and eventually create a non-profit to give more to ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇs. Shapiro added:” It makes a lot of people really happy to know him.”