*I need to come up with a general all-purpose warning label. Since I frequently write about things that need to come with warnings. So, just be aware that the following may be unsuitable for those who are afraid of doctors, those affiliated with PETA, those who love pigs, and anyone with a delicate stomach or frequent fainting spells.
Last Friday they had career day at the Jr. High. They asked various people to come in and give a talk or demonstration about their chosen vocation. The students signed up to hear about different professions they might be interested in. So, the school counselor called Brian (Mr. Smoothpebble) to come in and talk about being a physician. Last year when he did this he took all the necessary supplies to put a cast on someone’s arm. This year he thought it would be interesting to arrive with several pigs’ feet and all the supplies necessary to put in stitches. The students that participated were each given a split pig’s foot, needle and thread, and instructions on how to repair the split with stitches. So, that evening when I opened up the refrigerator there were the pigs’ feet, because Brian thought our children would enjoy doing this little activity as well. I even put in a couple of stitches myself. (warning *** here come the pictures!) Please note also that we did not harm any pigs ourselves. The pigs’ feet were purchased at the grocery store.