Our social experiment has come to a close, as the sun sets on Il Porcellino this afternoon. While things seemed steady for Kate, our other test subject, Matt, was not as lucky. He tells us that since rubbing the boar’s nose his dog passed away.
Whether this can be blamed on the power of the pig remains unclear but it certainly puts a bit of a downer on our results!
For Kate, though, her time with the pig developed into something more profound:
“After a few weeks of missing the pig – I was taking an alternate route to work, and wasn’t walking by him – I have visited him twice a week over the last two weeks. He hasn’t answered my main wish, and life is tracking along as usual, nothing really bad, nothing really amazing.
But I think the pig and I have a silent understanding – he will be a guardian, keeping watch over those who visit him. I think I will continue to visit him, because even without the proven power of the pig, I can still make a small contribution to Sydney Hospital on my trips up and down Macquarie Street. ”