Archival find: An early essay of mine My Pet

Archival find: An early essay of mine
My Pet

I have a pet pig. I named him Jacky
after myself. He was born on our farm
and is quite a big pig now.

My pig was very clever when he was
a baby but now all he does is lie in the
mud and eat.

One day I came to the pig pen. Jacky
was going with the other pigs to another
pen. I picked Jacky up by his tail. You
should have heard him squeal! He is smart
too. He found out a way to get the most
corn. Jacky is very greedy. He can also
run quickly and can dodge very well. I
I think my pig very nice. But I’m sad
because he soon will be butchered.

Jacqueline Dougan
Box 87 Beloit, Wis.  Age 8
(I probably bottle-fed that runt pig – and
probably signed the essay for a Ranger Mac
School of the Air contest but it never got sent.
But you can see I was a practical farm kid.)

©2018 Jacqueline Jackson

Illinois Times has provided readers with independent journalism for more than 40 years, from news and politics to arts and culture.

Now more than ever, we’re asking for your support to continue providing our community with real news that everyone can access, free of charge.

We’re also offering a home delivery option as an added convenience for friends of the paper.

Click here to subscribe, or simply show your support for Illinois Times.

Comments (0)

Add a comment

Add a Comment